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What is the best birth control pill for combating acne?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
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In brief: Low androgen pill

Androgens are a group of hormones associated with "male traits", acne, hormone-related scalp hair loss, & hair growth in unwanted areas (e.
g. facial) in women. Birth control pills contain a Progesterone (androgen) & often estrogen component. Pills with a low or anti- androgen Progesterone component (e.g. Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Yasmin, etc) are often helpful for hormone-related acne. Consult your doctor.

In brief: Low androgen pill

Androgens are a group of hormones associated with "male traits", acne, hormone-related scalp hair loss, & hair growth in unwanted areas (e.
g. facial) in women. Birth control pills contain a Progesterone (androgen) & often estrogen component. Pills with a low or anti- androgen Progesterone component (e.g. Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Yasmin, etc) are often helpful for hormone-related acne. Consult your doctor.
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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. There is no evidence than any one particular pill is any better than any other for acne.

In brief: 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. There is no evidence than any one particular pill is any better than any other for acne.
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