Oral Contraceptives and Cyproterone Acetate in Female Acne Treatment

  title={Oral Contraceptives and Cyproterone Acetate in Female Acne Treatment},
  author={C. Beylot and M. Doutre and M. Beylot-Barry},
  pages={148 - 152}
  • C. Beylot, M. Doutre, M. Beylot-Barry
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • The sebaceous gland is a target of androgens, and hormonal influences play an important role in the multifactorial pathogenesis of acne. In both men and women, acne may be related to an excessive hypersensitivity of the sebaceous end organ to androgens. However, in women, the ovarian and adrenal production and the plasma transport of androgens may be implicated, particularly in late-onset or persistent acne or with associated hirsutism. Many reports have shown that females with acne frequently… CONTINUE READING
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