posted 18.05.2021

CONTRACEPTIVE PILL & ACNE

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I often get asked could the contraceptive pill be making acne worse? …. the answer is possibly…

It depends on what type of contraception you are currently on.

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COMBINED ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES often will be used to improve acne ✅

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PROGESTERONE ONLY PILL such as Cerazette can in some cases make acne worse ❌

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IMPLANTS, DEPO INJECTIONS, HORMONAL IUD’s s (such as mirena coil) have also been shown to make acne worse in approximately a third of women.  ??

CONCLUSION 

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If you are acne prone, it’s best to be on the safe side and avoid progesterone contraceptives of you can.

Louise x