Yes, definitely. Premenstrual breakouts are very common in women. Stress that affects both men and women also change the body’s hormonal balance and can cause acne breakouts. 30 year-old hormonal changes in women, as well as 50 year-old menopausal hormone changes, can also affect the oil glands and increase acne breakouts. In male teenagers, there can be an increase in testosterone during growth periods, and testosterone stimulates the oil glands. Any hormonal stimulation of the oil glands results in more oil and, combined with bacteria, produces acne breakouts.
Routine treatments for acne breakouts include an antibacterial soap like the Bussell Skin Care Antibacterial Soap, topical or oral antibiotics, and topical drying agents such as the Bussell Skin Care normal to dry and oily skin cleansers, as well as in-office acid peels, incision and drainage of breakouts, and injections into the breakouts with anti-inflammatory medication. In addition to these routine treatments, we also may recommend various oral medications to regulate hormone production. It should be remembered that acne breakouts can be caused by multiple factors and therefore respond to varied treatments. In my office, we individualize the treatment to the patient.
– Dr. Bussell
Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants
433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-550-7661