My skin is awful and my doctor recommended me to take this pill for my skin. does it treat acne well or does it cause severe acne instead?
Birth control pills such as Lo Loestrin FE 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.
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