Synthetic progestin. If you are not able to use
the hormone estrogen, talk to your doctor about using progestin shots or pills
for part of your cycle. The progestin makes your endometrial lining build up
and shed, similar to a menstrual period. This monthly shedding is what prevents
Eflornithine (such as Vaniqa) is a prescription skin
cream that slows hair growth for as long as you use it regularly. Talk to your
doctor about whether it is right for you.
Treatment for acne includes nonprescription and prescription
medicines that are applied to the skin (topical) or taken by mouth (oral). For
more information, see Acne.
Combination hormone pills
may improve acne that is related to high androgen levels.4
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