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    Old 08-01-2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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    Hormonal Acne..What is it?

    What exactly is hormonal acne? And does Accutane clear it up? My acne is not severe but its consistant, I've dealth with it for about 8 years now. My doctor said I will probably always have an acne problem because of something with my hormones. Does that mean I have hormonal acne?

     
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    Old 08-01-2006, 03:45 PM   #2
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    Re: Hormonal Acne..What is it?

    Get this book...

    The hormonally vulnerable woman by Geoffrey Redmond

    It will tell you all about it. It will also talk about a pill that treats hormonal acne. It's called spiro. I have just started taking the pill. Alot of other people on this board have too.

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    Old 08-01-2006, 05:27 PM   #3
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    Re: Hormonal Acne..What is it?

    I have hormonal acne and one of the reasons I went on birth control was to clear it up. What happens is around the time of the month that you have your period there is a change in your hormonal levels. Usually your hormone levels raise right before you get your period, and one of the things it does is produce more oil and such. So I think it's the combination of the changing hormones, combined with the excess production of oil being made from it causes acne.

    In my personal case I knew I had hormonal acne because I would always get 4-5 large pimples about a week before I started my period every month, and then I would get 1-2 as my period was ending and my hormone levels were dropping back to normal. They were always located on my cheeks and especially my jawline/chin which is where the majority of hormonal acne shows up. I went on birth control which helps even out/balance my hormones and have had great results with it controlling my acne.

     
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    Re: Hormonal Acne..What is it?

    ive tried everything for my acne, BCP's helped but too many side effects. My derm wants me to try Accutane, I think I'm just going to give it a go. I don't break out before my period and I rarely get pimples on my chin or jaw, its usually right below my eye on my cheek close to my nose

     
    Old 08-01-2006, 06:05 PM   #5
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    can males have hormonal acne too? i think i might have this because i started to break out right as i hit puberty. i hope this is the case because my acne will probably go away or calm down once i finish puberty.

     
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