Hormonal treatment of acne in women

Tobechi L. Ebede, Emily L. Arch, Diane Berson

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Acne vulgaris is a common and chronic disorder of the pilosebaceous unit. Standard treatment protocols include topical retinoids, topical and oral antimicrobials, and isotretinoin. Hormonal therapies can be added to the regimen in some patients. This article will review the hormonal pathogenesis of acne, discuss the basics of an endocrine evaluation, and provide an overview of the current hormonal treatment options in women

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-22
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


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