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J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2009 Dec;2(12):16-22.

Hormonal treatment of acne in women.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
20725580
PMCID:
PMC2923944

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