Hormonal Acne FAQ's in Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire

We here at Skin Perfect Brothers recognize how difficult it can be to treat different types of Acne treatments in Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire. However, we are knowledgeable about the best ways to treat acne! This is the place where all of your Acne FAQs can be answered! Hormonal acne occurs when our skin glands get too oily as a result of touching our face frequently! These bumpy and irritated areas of our skin come in the form of black heads or cystic whiteheads. Not only is acne both hormonal but they are also bacterial. Although acne is unavoidable, there are still several services we offer to help relieve acne breakout and further your skin care routine! Learn more about Acne Treatments for Hormonal Acne Today!

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Treating Hormonal Acne Los Angeles | Acne FAQ's

How do you know if your acne is hormonal based?

  1. Extra oil production further produces hormonal acne
  2. Acne below in the chin and jowl line
  3. New or worsen pimple around the time of menstrual cycle, especially before the period.
  4. Basic treatments such as Retin A or Benzac.

What are the Causes of Hormonal Acne?

  1. Over stimulation of oil glands by testosterone
  2. Imbalance of hormones. Ratio of estrogen and testosterone balance is off.
  3. Before female periods and during menopause and as females gets older, Estrogen Drops. This causes the body to have relatively more, then causing acne through our oil gland.

How do I treat hormonal Acne?

  1. Firstly, continue your basics such as Retin A and Benzoyl Peroxide
  2. Secondly, consider Spironolactone. This is an FDA approved pill for management of blood pressure and certain heart conditions.  However, dermatologists and endocrinologists (or physicians who specialize in hormones)  have been using this medication for years to further treat hormonal acne.

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Spironolactone clears hormonal acne by blocking receptors on the oil gland and by decreasing testosterone level in the body.  It also decreases the inflammation of the pimple, so you see less red and pus.  You need to take it for at least a couple of weeks to see improvement and continue several months until we come up with a topical regimen that controls your acne.  I recommend the Acne Control topical prescriptions available here at the clinic.

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For resistant cases, specialists will add oral contraceptives afterwards that have low androgenic or testosterone effect.  Additionally, some doctors recommend you take a blood test for potassium after 1 month. Then after 2 month, watch for temporary side effects such as breast tenderness and irregular cycle.  The past 5 years, we as a clinic have rarely seen these side effects. We also believe Spironolactone is safer than most antibiotics people take to treat acne.  Spironolactone is also not recommended for males due to its feminizing effects.

For anymore of your Acne FAQs, please contact us at (909) 839 0714

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