Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Cystic Acne Birth Control Pills

Low-dose birth control pills (Yaz) may be used to treat acne in females who have started having menstrual periods. The treatment of acne with birth control pills is reserved for females who have not responded to topical acne medications and oral antibiotics.

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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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