Acne before and during menstruation. What extra skincare can be done?
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Spironolactone for Hormonal Acne (Acne during Menses/Period)
The key to treating hormonal acne is Spironolactone. Period. Uber effective, safe, addresses the problem at the root, inexpensive... The other things can help, but until the underlying hormonal element is addressed, you will likely be underwhelmed with the results. Good luck. Dr. Myers
Acne with Menses
Acne with menses may be associated with a hormonal problem or treatment. I would suggest a formal consultation with a board certified dermatologist for possible treatment with an oral contraceptive or Spironolactone. Best, Dr. Green
Acne with menses
It appears you are doing all the correct measures. Be careful with the steroid injections. I've seen atrophy with these and this is hard to fix. Consider chemical peels and laser for the acne as well.
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