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Could birth control pills help treat acne?

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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Dr. Paula Hillard
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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Since hormones play a role in the development of acne, regulating these hormone fluctuations with birth control pills can help treat acne.
This is particularly true in women who notice worsen acne flare-ups with their period. Certain birth control brands such as Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and yasmin have specific anti-androgen (anti-testosterone) effects which are quite effective for acne.

In brief: Yes

Since hormones play a role in the development of acne, regulating these hormone fluctuations with birth control pills can help treat acne.
This is particularly true in women who notice worsen acne flare-ups with their period. Certain birth control brands such as Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and yasmin have specific anti-androgen (anti-testosterone) effects which are quite effective for acne.
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dr. Margaret Mann
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