See below. Generic or brand name ocps may help treat acne.
Yes. If you're a candidate for the oral contraceptive pill, this may be sufficient to clear your acne. However, other options are available. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best friend and may be enough. If not, your physician may be able to add a second rx, topical or systemic, that will clear you. Acne's manageable though you must wait till it self-cures. Best wishes.
Not likely. Most combine birth control pills (containing both an estrogen and a progestin) improve acne for most women. Some hormonal birth control options (progestin-only options like the shot, the implant, and occasionally, the hormonal iud) can make acne worse. General drugs are chemically the same as brand names, and thus are no more or less likely to cause acne.
Definitely. There are several oral birth control pills that have been proven to be very effective for acne. Ortho-tryclen is one of the best for this, and is now quite inexpensive. Especially if your acne worsens around your periods, this can be a really good option for you.
Most with estrogen. 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.
Three Months. It may take three menstrual cycles (three months) for benefits to be observed using oral contraceptive pills. It is unlikely that all of the lesions will resolve. Other types of acne treatment may be necessary for complete clearance of the blemishes.
My birth control switched generic brands. Been on new generic for 3wks. Experiencing increase appetite and acne. Will these side eff. Go away? Kurvelo
May go away. Sometimes different generic bcp can vary regarding how much hormone is in one generic vs another, and that can cause a woman to have different side effects when a different generic bcp is given. Sometimes the new side effects go away, sometimes they don't. If they don't speak with your pharmacist or doctor about a different generic.
Estrogen. Hormonal acne is caused by high levels of androgens (male hormones like testosterone). The estrogen in bit control pills increases the production of sex hormone binding protein which binds these androgens making them unable to cause acne. Hope this helps.
Hi Iam just wondering what can clear acne forever do creams or pills and what does birth control help with thanks?
Quite a few options. For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. Birth control pills help some women, by altering hormones.