May 28, 2012 – Acne is usually associated with the teenagers, and often teenage boys. But more adult women are developing acne. An article in Science Daily states that over 50% of women age 20 to 29 have acne and over 25% of women age 40 to 49 have acne. So what’s the best treatment if you’re an adult woman with acne? The American Academy of Dermotology believes in most cases, hormone therapy works best as an acne treatment for adult women.
Glands in the skin producing too much oil and clogging up pores is often a cause for acne flare-ups. This excess oil production can be caused by too much of the hormone androgen, although women can have normal levels of androgen and still have acne. But if you have noticed a change in your menstrual cycle or an increase in hair growth on your face or body you may want to have your hormone levels checked.
Hormone therapy for women who have acne has to be carefully monitored though. Pregnancy, trying to become pregnant, nursing, a history of breast cancer in your family or having high blood pressure, heart problems or blood clots can be factors that prevent women from being candidates for hormone therapy as an acne treatment.
If you are one of the many adult women affected by acne, find a qualified dermatologist and see if you are a good candidate for hormone therapy as an acne treatment.