Hormonal Spots – What Are Hormonal Acne Spots?

hormonal spots

荷爾蒙斑 are a type of inflammatory acne that appears in areas where oil glands are most active. This is typically the lower half of your face, which includes the jawline, chin and cheeks. These spots are inflamed, red, and do not form a ‘head’ like other types of acne. They may also appear elsewhere on the body, including the chest and neck. This type of inflammatory acne is most common in teenage girls and women in their 20’s. It can occur for the first time at any age and it may worsen as a result of hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy, or when taking androgen-containing birth control pills (like the mini pill or Mirena coil) or as a side effect of hormone replacement therapy.

Demystifying Hormonal Spots: Causes and Solutions

You can tell if you have hormonal acne if your breakouts are located on the chin and jawline, or if they are recurring in the same area each month. Hormonal acne flare-ups often coincide with your menstrual cycle, and can be triggered by specific oral contraceptive medications, hormone replacement therapies or even an underlying medical condition such as PCOS.

When you’re struggling with these frustrating, painful and cystic breakouts, it is important to consult a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green in NYC. She will work with you to determine whether your spots are related to a hormonal imbalance and provide you with an effective, safe treatment plan for beautiful, clear skin that lasts.

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