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Does Birth Control Cause Acne Breakouts? Featured in Singlecare

Singlecare asked various Dermatologists including Dr. Michele Green about the cause of acne in those using birth control.  Overall it depends on the method of birth control used though, for instance, some hormonal options can help reduce acne, while some Birth control injections, Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs), Subdermal Implants and Progestin pills can increase the risk of breakouts.

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There are of course other factors that can lead to acne, such as age, genetics, lifestyle, hormones, androgens, excess skin contact and other drug usage (especially hormonal based ones).  Find out more at

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