Do acne medications contain hormones?

Depends. Some women see improvement in acne when they take hormonal contraceptives. That said, none of the topically applied creams contain hormones.
No. Most routine anti-acne medications contain antibiotics, sebostatics, or keratolytics. If indicated, a woman may benefit from systemic oral contraceptive pills (hormones) to treat inflammatory acne associated with menstrual irregularity.

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What are the most effective acne medications?

Great Question! The most effective acne medicines are benzoyl peroxide (washes, lotions, gels), Clindamycin (solutions, gels), retinoic acid (gels, creams), Dapsone (topical gel), tetracycline antibiotics (capsules), sulfa antibiotics (capsules), and Isotretinoin (capsules). Also, many "non-prescription" options are available including chemical peels and other great alternatives. See a dermatologist or your pcp.

Is there a new, experimental acne medications routine?

No. A few years ago, a british drug company was investigating a sebum-suppressor that was supposed to be safer than Isotretinoin either for systemic or topical use, but lost interest for reasons that aren't certain -- probably it was a disappointment. A dermatologist can use Isotretinoin and lasers to handle even the most severe acne; this is the 21st century & you should be able to get help.

Can any of the acne medications lighten up my freckles?

Freckles. Lentigines require no specific treatment. A broad-spectrum sunscreen may help to prevent further appearance and darkening of solar lentigines. Several creams may lighten lentigines if applied for a number of months. These include hydroquinone or antioxidants: Alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin c, retinoids, azelaic acid. Liquid nitrogen is also very effective.

Should acne medications be applied on open acne wound?

Yes. Go ahead. I trust you are using scientific acne Rx. It's always manageable today though it's not pleasant.

Are there any acne medications that work as effectively as accutane?

No. A variant on the molecule supposedly with fewer side effects / better safety profile was under development a few years ago but was abandoned. For deep cystic acne, Isotretinoin remains by far the best choice, though antibiotics and topical retinoic acid preparations work well for milder cases.

What're some really good acne medications that you can get a prescription for?

There are many! Most dermatologists agree that the most important acne medication is a retinoid or retinol. There are now prescription topicals which combine 2 different medications into one tube or pump to make it easy for the patient. Sometimes, patients may need a short course of antibiotics, or in the case of adult female acne, spironolactone works very well and is safe for long-term use if needed.

What to do if I have a break out from being exposed to the sun while using acne medications/creams?

Acne out break. We cant give medical advice to a young minor. We don't know your age, gender, medical condition, skin type, extent of acne, type of acne, what medications are being used, etc. Its not magic, its medicine. We can only provide a meaningful response when you provide meaningful information.

Is contratubex effective for chemical burns caused by acne medications?

Contractubex. Contractubex is a compound that is designed to treat scar tissue, I doubt it would be good for active burns unless they have scarred over already. I would discuss this with a Dermatologist before putting anything on my face.