Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Acne

Sandy S. Chuan, MD; R. Jeffrey Chang, MD


Skin Therapy Letter. 2010;15(10):1-4. 

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Acne is a ubiquitous condition that is often exacerbated by androgen overproduction in women with PCOS. Hormonal agents targeted at reducing hyperandrogenemia and androgen bioactivity may effectively reduce both hirsutism and acne simultaneously. OCPs are recommended as first-line therapy unless otherwise indicated. Anti-androgens may be added to improve the clinical outcome.


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