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Do Hormones Cause Acne?

By July 30, 2004

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Treatments for Hormonally Influenced Acne
For some female patients, treatment-resistant acne is caused by excessive production of hormones called androgens.
Comments
November 18, 2006 at 6:29 am
(1) Sue Read says:

The pill is the only thing to clear my daughters acne- desperate situation as it also gives her heart problem and weight gain- tried homeopathy for months, chinese acupuncture said cant help, on anti biotics (small dose) but permanenly, not helping-diet, vits and supplements inc B5 – still a problem any help-also had blood test for hormone problem and it came back normal! Any help?

August 25, 2007 at 8:53 am
(2) Brandi says:

The depo prevera shot is the only thing that has stopped my acne, I am 27 years old. What is the reason that this stops my acne, because birth control pills does not, and the depo shot has caused me to have bone loss! Help me please!

November 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm
(3) Holly says:

DHT causes excess sebum production, which causes acne. I’m going to try beta sitosterol (a derrivitave of saw palmetto). It blocks the formation of DHT from testosterone.

August 22, 2010 at 1:20 am
(4) MAX says:

Holly, how is the saw palmetto working??

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