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Hey everyone.

I'm really confused; with hormonal acne, is it excessive estrogen or excessive testosterone that causes acne?

I always thought that it was testosterone, but after researching hormonal acne online, excessive estrogen seemed to cause people problems as well?

Any replies would be greatly appreciated.(:

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Testosterone itself will never cause acne.

the test converts to 2 compounds : DHT and Estrogen - both can cause acne if the balance to the testosterone is off...

too know for sure, ull have to get tested for DHT Levels,Estrogen,DHEAS and Free Testosterone, too see if something is out of balance..

From there you can see what u can do...i.e. lower the estrogen via aromatase inhibitors or reduce dht levels via 5ar-blockers (dutasteride for exampel .. finasterid/propecia does not work for acne)

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high estrogen levels in men causes men to break out.

high testosterone levels in women causes women to break out.

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