my doctor told me to take the allesse pill, i have been reading things on line saying it made people break out even more! i am kinda scared to take it now but has it cleared any of your acne or breakouts?
Birth control pills such as Alesse may improve acne. Birth control pills for acne are typically considered when acne doesn't respond to other treatments, such as prescription medication.
Birth control pills for acne work by reducing the amount of sebum (an oily substance that lubricates your hair and skin ). Because the pills target only one cause of acne — excess sebum — it's best to use them with other acne treatments, such as medicated creams containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. You may need to take birth control pills for several months before noticing any results, and your skin may get worse before it gets better.
- Alesse Information for Consumers
- Alesse Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Alesse (detailed)
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