Many men and woman make it through their teenage years acne-free only to be surprised when they start breaking out in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Statistically, almost all acne resolves for males by the age of 25. But, adult women aren’t so lucky.Adult women are especially susceptible to acne breakouts due to hormonal changes around their menstrual cycle, pregnancy, or peri-menopausal years. This type of acne is common on the chin, jaw line, and neck, often characterized by deep, painful, and long-lasting lesions.

Hormonal imbalances caused by androgens directly affect how much sebum (oil) you produce in sebaceous glands, and an overproduction of sebum leads to clogged pores. By regulating your sebum production, we can help restore your skin.

At Clear, we have successfully treated women with oral contraceptives or Spironolactone combined with proper skincare maintenance. In fact, many of our providers are on this "magic skin cocktail." Your provider will discuss with you the best course of therapy, then tailor your skincare management to meet your specific needs.


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Petoskey, MI 49770
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