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Chateal birth control to treat acne?

Chateal birth control to treat acne?

Good choice: If this medicine is right for you otherwise, it is a very good choice for a trial for acne control. Results with all oral contraceptive pills are variable from person to person.

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Can u use desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control to treat acne?

Can u use desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control to treat acne?

Not the best use: Of an oral contraceptive. Many women do notice that their acne improved on oral hormones. I have seen more women using Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for that which has had some unpleasant side effects surface. Speak with your physician or ob/gyn about this. You may also find that chinese medicine helps a lot more as it works on the core reason or imbalance for your acne and helps repair the problem- not just treat symptoms.

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I have pcos and am on sprintec and metformin. Is sprintec a proper birth control to treat pcos and its symptoms like acne?

I have pcos and am on sprintec and metformin. Is sprintec a proper birth control to treat pcos and its symptoms like acne?

Sprintec is one: Of many useful tools for pcos. It contains a low androgen progestin norgestimate which is useful for women with pcos and androgen sensitivity. Sprintec and tri-sprintec are the generics for ortho cyclen and ortho tri-cyclen. Sounds like a reasonable plan. Give it a try!

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Can Nuvaring be used to effectively treat acne or does the birth control need to be in pill form because of differences in doses, etc.?

Can Nuvaring be used to effectively treat acne or does the birth control need to be in pill form because of differences in doses, etc.?

No.: Nuvaring is not intended to be used as an acne treatment, and is not approved for that use. It can, as a side effect, make acne better, or worse. I've had patients tell me that their acne improved while using the Nuvaring, and others have said that their acne was worse than ever while using it. So it's totally unpredictable. Rather than roll the dice, see a dermatologist for a proper acne regimen.

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Could birth control pills help treat acne?

Could birth control pills help treat acne?

Yes: Most combination birth control methods (combined birth control pills, the patch, and the ring) help acne for most women. Progestin-only methods (the shot, the implant, and sometimes the hormone iud)can make acne worse. Of course there are benefits and risks of all medications that you should discuss with your clinician.

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Is Valette very similar to Diane35 birth control pill? Are both equally effective to treat mild acne?

Is Valette very similar to Diane35 birth control pill? Are both equally effective to treat mild acne?

Depends on person: Acne treatment varies with the individual, no two are alike (this applies to almost any disease and treatment for a disease or condition, otherwise every disease would only have one treatment option). Try and see if the one you have works. It may take a few months. Then consider trying the other if you are not happy with the result. Neither will work as well without good skin care

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Is taking reclipsen/desogen birth control good to treat acne?

Is taking reclipsen/desogen birth control good to treat acne?

Yes: Birth control use is effective at reducing and in some cases eliminating acne. Desogestryl, the progestin component in your pill is one of the preferred, low androgenic drugs that one would see the best response with. Using it continuously without breaks or cycles is the most effective mode of treatment.

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I had an allergic reaction to it. Could you recommend a safe birth control pill that will also help treat my acne?

I had an allergic reaction to it. Could you recommend a safe birth control pill that will also help treat my acne?

What kind: You will need to describe the time it took after taking the bcp before the onset of your allergic reaction and exactly what kind of symptoms did you experience from the bcp. For example is it an itchy skin or something else?

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Would the birth control pill work to treat heavy flow and acne?

Would the birth control pill work to treat heavy flow and acne?

Yes: The pills are great for cycle control, preventing cramps, decreasing acne, preventing anemia from blood loss, and long term decreasing the risk of ovarian cancer.

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Does birth control help acne? If so, how?

Contraceptive pill: The oral contraceptive pill stops the pituitary gland from making gonadotropins that in some women are prone to stimulate androgen production. It's actually more complicated than this or than I understand, but it clears many women and has other health benefits as well as risks. Ask if it's right for you.

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Can junel birth control cause adult acne?

Can junel birth control cause adult acne?

Yes.: It's a possible side effect of the progestin component of the pill, in this case, it's the norethindrone. Birth control medication containing progestins have this possible side effect because of the androgenic properties of this component.

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Could acne medication effect birth control?

Could acne medication effect birth control?

Yes, absolutely: Depending on the acne medication, some of them require you to take a pregnancy test and be on some form of birth control because they are very dangerous to developing fetus (baby). Alternatively, some antibiotics that may be prescribed for acne may alter the liver metabolism and decrease the efficacy of birth control. Therefore, consult your physician with specific questions.

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What is the best birth control for treating acne?

What is the best birth control for treating acne?

Helps acne: Birth conrol pills are helpful for acne only while you are taking them. They do not clear acne completely and the response is variable. Ortho tricyclen is a traditional choice. Other birth control can be used. Topical medications will still be necessary and if it is severe Accutane may need to be considered.

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Will quasense birth control clear up or cause acne?

Clear up: Most combined hormonal contraceptives will clear up acne. This is because oral contraceptives increase the amount of sex hormone binding globulin which then decreases the amount of active testosterone in your body. Testosterone is responsible for acne. Having said that, some women don't find that acne clears when using pills. It definitely shouldn't make worse. May need to see a derm if no imp.

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Can birth control cause acne on the chest and back?

Can birth control cause acne on the chest and back?

Yes: Occasionally you see an outbreak after initiating the BCP. It should get better in time

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Can hormonal acne only be cured by using birth control?

Can hormonal acne only be cured by using birth control?

No: There a many ways to control acne. Hormonal acne is best treated with oral hormonal therapy like oral contraceptives or spironolactone. To this (or if patient dose not wish use of OC), we add the use of a topical retinoid like adapalene, tazarotene or tretinoin, +/- an oral antibiotic. Talk to your cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist specializing in acne treatment to review the best options for you.

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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