Is Birthcontrol More Effective and Safer Than Retinoids and Antibiotics for Hormonal Acne?
- Asked by birdland
- 1 year ago
Treatment of Hormonal Acne
There is no answer to this question as every patient's acne is unique and requires a customized treatment regimen. There are side effects for each medication and everyone has different risk factors for side effects. The best thing you can do for yourself is to see a board-certified dermatologist who will help you effectively and safely treat your acne.
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Hormonal acne treatments
There is no way to answer this question on the internet. Everyone has different risk factors for compliations. For example, if you have a history of blot clots and are a smoker, then birth control pills are high risk and retinoids and antibiotics are better. Sometimes you need spironolactone to control hormonal acne. Each patient is different. Find a great board certified dermatologist who can spend the time with you to create an effective acne treatment protocol tailored to you.
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