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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Best birth control pill for acne?

Best birth control pill for acne?

Trial and error: There is no one best bcp for acne. It used to once be considered orthotricycline and it was recommended for this purpose but many other bcp's have this effect. Spironolactone is also occasionally used for hormone responsive acne. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Will taking Vitamin A supplements cure/control my acne?

Will taking Vitamin A supplements cure/control my acne?

No: But there may well be individuals selling vitamin A who have a firm belief that it can control acne. Retinoids used in the treatment of acne are vitamin A derivatives. These are prescription drugs that are used with great care; they can cause birth defects. ...Read more

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What are the best birth control pills for acne?

What are the best birth control pills for acne?

Depends on your acne: Topical tretinoin, oe adapalene are good for black comedones. Topical antibiotics are good for white comedones. If the combination of topicals are not effective and adding an oral antibiotic does not help either, consider Accutane which is oral isotretinoin ...Read more

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Are birth control pills taken for acne like Estelle 35-ED/Diane 35-ED just as effective for birth control as other combination pills ?

Are birth control pills taken for acne like Estelle 35-ED/Diane 35-ED just as effective for birth control as other combination pills ?

Yes: It's perfectly effective as a birth control due to the estrogen. The main difference is that the other hormone is typically a Progesterone in other combination pills. The second hormone in Estelle-35ED is an anti-androgen hormone called cyproterone acetate which decreases the level of androgens you are exposed to/able to respond to and thereby decreasing oily skin and acne. ...Read more

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Have people tried birth control for acne control?

Have people tried birth control for acne control?

Acne: There are several birth control pills that have an indication to be used for treatment of acne. The birth control pills are similar to female hormones and many women get acne breakouts due to a higher level of male type hormone in their system. Taking the pill helps increase the female hormone effect and reduce the acne. It can be another thing to try for acne treatment. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control pills help clear up your skin...Especially acne of the face? Im currently on a low hormone birth control?

Does taking birth control pills help clear up your skin...Especially acne of the face? Im currently on a low hormone birth control?

Yes: Birth control pills will increase a protein in your blood wich wil bind up the free testosterone in your blood. This decrease in free testosterone decreases acne. Certain pills also contain the abillity to block the conversion of testosterone to its active form in the skin further enhancing the anti-acne effects. ...Read more

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Suggestions for alternatives to birth control pills for menstrual regulation?

Suggestions for alternatives to birth control pills for menstrual regulation?

Few options: The pill is the first choice for cycle control and regulation. Another option is cyclic progesterone - less effective but appropriate for someone who cannot tolerate estrogen containing pills. ...Read more

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I take doxycycline for acne. I also take birth control, does taking this antibiotic make my birth control ineffective?

I take doxycycline for acne. I also take birth control, does taking this antibiotic make my birth control ineffective?

No: This question was raised 20 years ago. It was determined that the antibiotic does NOT make any birth control less effective. This was settled many years ago. It is distressing to see that this question is still out there. However the OC pill you take might make acne better or worse depending on the progesterone. Also, SPIRONOLACTONE is much more effective, cheaper, and better tolerated than doxycy ...Read more

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Do birth control pills help with acne?

Do birth control pills help with acne?

Often times they can: You need a work up of the acne, at your age you should usually not be having that problem, more common in younger pts, you need blood work to check testosterone nad dheas levels and other tests, but teh pill can bind much if the free circulkating testosterone so it doesn't egt to teh skin to help cause acne and at your age u should be on loloestrin the lowest dose pill 10 mcg estrogen- safer. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control pills help clear acne?

Does taking birth control pills help clear acne?

YES YES YES: Over time, this is a very effective way to clear acne, control heavy cycles, prevent ovulation or cyst pain, eliminate PMS (or PMDD), even decrease risks of ovarian cancer if taken over 5 years, and oh yeah...... Prevents pregnancy!! Definitely consider it and good luck. ...Read more

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Do chasteberry supplements work for birth control?

Do chasteberry supplements work for birth control?

Not effective: I wouldn't count on it. If you don't want to become pregnant, much more reliable methods are readily available. ...Read more

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Will reclipsen birth control pills help with acne. I have moderate (annoying) acne. Yay.....

Will reclipsen birth control pills help with acne. I have moderate (annoying) acne. Yay.....

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. ...Read more

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Whats a good birth control for acne?

Whats a good birth control for acne?

Acne & birth control: In most cases, I do not treat acne with birth control pills. It's unreliable and varies so tremendously among women that it's really not worth the effort and total physical changes which birth control pills can cause. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How do birth control pills help with acne?

How do birth control pills help with acne?

Multiple ways: Research shows that these pills can clear acne by slowing down overactive oil glands in the skin. Sometimes, bc pills are used along with a drug called spironolactone to treat acne in adult females. This medication lowers levels of the hormone androgen in the body. Androgen stimulates skin's oil glands. Additionally, the estrogen helps bind testosterone and decrease its effect on the skin/glands. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more