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Acne Treatment- Birth Control Pills

Acne Treatment - Birth Control Pills

Androgens are a group of hormones. Androgens are also called male hormones. These hormones are responsible for activity of the sebaceous gland. When androgens are in excess the glands produce more sebum, which can cause acne. That is why puberty is the time when acne flares up. In women acne may also flare up during menstruation and pregnancy. Birth control pills and other hormones are used to reduce the activity of androgens and reduce sebum.

Oral contraceptives are be of two types. One type contains only progestin. The other type contains progestin and estrogens. The estrogens may be in the form of ethinyl etradiol. This ethinyl etradiol controls the level of androgens and reduces acne.

Different types of progestins are used in the oral contraceptive pills. The type that reduces the level of androgens is best used to treat and control acne.

Oral contraceptives reduce the production of androgens. This reduces the effect of androgens on sebaceous glands and controls sebum production. As sebum decreases acne gets treated.

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