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FEMALE ACNE AND HORMONES
by Geoffrey Redmond, MD

Acne is Extremely Common
What Causes Acne?
Acne, the Teenage Years and Beyond
Treating the Hormonal Cause of Acne
Skin Care for Acne
Non-Prescription/Prescription Acne Treatments
Hormonal Treatment of Acne
Acne and Extra Hair
Acne and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
A Final Note

Treating the Hormonal Cause of Acne
If have acne and are reading this article, it is likely that the standard measures have not cleared your skin. Fortunately, treatments directed at the hormonal cause usually work when standard ones have not.

Hereís why:
Hormonal treatments block the stimulating effect of androgens on the oil glands. Because this form of treatment stops acne before it begins, it often gives the best result. Only a few specialists are familiar with hormonal treatment and it requires blood tests, and oral medication. However, these may be well worth it if your acne cannot be controlled by standard measures. Even quite severe cystic acne which has resisted treatment for years often clears completely with properly planned hormonal treatment.

Iíll return to hormonal acne treatment shortly but want to review the standard measures first.
 

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Acne is Extremely Common
What Causes Acne?
Acne, the Teenage Years and Beyond
Treating the Hormonal Cause of Acne
Skin Care for Acne
Non-Prescription/Prescription Acne Treatments
Hormonal Treatment of Acne
Acne and Extra Hair
Acne and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
A Final Note

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