Birth control pills for acne?

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Birth control pills for acne?

Question

I have acne that doesn't clear up when I use medications or creams. Could birth control pills help?

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Answer

Yes, birth control pills (oral contraceptives) may improve acne in women. Birth control pills for acne are typically considered when acne doesn't respond to other treatments, such as prescription medication.

Last Updated: 2011-09-22
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