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Hormonal Treatment of Acne in Women

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Please read these articles if you're a female taking or considering a hormonal-based treatment for your acne:

Hormonal Treatment of Acne in Women (download PDF)

A review of the hormonal pathogenesis of acne, discussing the basics of an endocrine evaluation, and an overview of the current hormonal treatment options in women.

Examining the use of oral contraceptives in the management of acne (download PDF)

An overview of the use of combined oral contraceptive pills in acne, including their efficacy and safety as well as practical tips on how to start them.

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