Birth Control for Acne Simplified
The most commonly prescribed in this category are:
It is best to avoid the following that are high in androgen activity and low in estrogen:
|Cryselle||Lo-Feminol||Ortho Tricyclen Lo|
|Jolessa||Mirena or Skylar IUD||Triphasil/Trivora|
Only you and your doctor can determine what form of birth control is right for you. The above is just a basic guideline that should be used to initiate a conversation between you and your physician. If you are considering using birth control, it is important to know that it can be associated with a high risk of blood clots, weight gain, nausea, mood changes, depression and breast tenderness. Serious side effects include strokes, digestive issues and embolism.
Finally, it is entirely possible to treat acne without using birth control. If you have no underlying health issues that require you to be on birth control and are considering using birth control only to control your acne, please feel free to talk with one of the estheticians to get some additional perspective on how we can help you with the use of topical products and treatments.
*Although the Paragard/Copper IUD does not contain any hormones, we have observed that it has aggravated acne with our clients.
Content provided courtesy of Face Reality Acne Clinic. Wendy Christman is a Face Reality Acne Specialist providing quality acne treatments to the Olympia, Wa and surrounding areas.