Acne Treatment – Birth Control Pills

Acne Treatment – Birth Control Pills


Birth control and acne are an important subject to think about. We know that testosterone receptors, enzymes that make testosterone
active in the tissue is critical, and we know that certain birth control pills are helpful in blocking these
androgen receptors. There is lots of controversy recently about Yaz and Yazmin, which are these birth control pills
that have progestrone, which blocks the testosterone receptors. The controversy about this is that there is a class action lawsuit
in the United States about an increased risk of clotting. We know that the birth control pill has a small risk of
DVT (deep venous thrombosis) clotting on the calves. Why is that important? Because some of those clots can
spread into the lungs, and can be fatal. The risk is incredibly low. There are genetic factors that
runs in families that show an increased risk in clotting. We know that individuals who have been on a birth control
for a number of months and haven’t had any clots, are very unlikely to have clotting problems if they continue use.
The normal acne pill have 5 episodes of DVTs per 100,000 women as opposed to these newer drugs like Yaz and Yazmin which have
9 per 100,000-years. So yes, there is an increase but it’s all very manageable, and I think that we find them
to be very effective, especially in adult women who have acne. Another thing that I’d like to comment on: Mothers particularly
are terrified about Accutane-isotretinoin. Frequently they don’t know why they’re fighting about it, but
there’s this aura that this is a bad drug, that their child should not even consider using. I think it’s a drug that has
to be followed closely, it has to be used appropriately by people who are experiened in using it. It’s a life-changing
medication with very low risks if monitored carefully.

3 Comments

  • Lilli K says:

    Do the patches treat acne too?

  • skinexpertstalk says:

    At skinexpertstalk, we sometimes cover specific treatments or drugs. These are general overview, and not an endorsement. As with any treatment, outcomes will vary from individual to individual. On the internet, comments tend to skew towards extremes–the very best and the very worst of outcomes. While these perspectives are valuable, typical or most likely outcomes can sometimes be overlooked. If you are considering treatment, we strongly suggest visiting your doctor and asking for further information.

  • Zara Carr says:

    I hear many people keep on talking about Fopobiacne Secrets. But Im uncertain if it is good. Have you ever try this popular natural acne remedy?

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