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What causes acne in women?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Excess testosterone
All women have male hormone, testosterone, in their bodies.
An excess can cause acne. This is oftentreated with estrogen, commonly in oral contraceptives. In the bloodstream are compounds called sex hormone binding globulins. Estrogen increases these elements. When sex hormone binding globulin attaches to testosterone, the testosterone is inactivated, ergo less acne.

In brief: Excess testosterone
All women have male hormone, testosterone, in their bodies.
An excess can cause acne. This is oftentreated with estrogen, commonly in oral contraceptives. In the bloodstream are compounds called sex hormone binding globulins. Estrogen increases these elements. When sex hormone binding globulin attaches to testosterone, the testosterone is inactivated, ergo less acne.
Dr. Michael Flax
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Dr. Lara Devgan
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many things
Hormones, genetics, hygiene. See your doctor.

In brief: Many things
Hormones, genetics, hygiene. See your doctor.
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