Hormonal Acne

Acne or clogged pores affect over 85% of teenagers will face acne on their face, neck, shoulders, chest, back, and/or upper arms mild to severe.

Causes of Acne:

  • Hormonal alteration at Puberty & Perimenopause
  • Excess androgens or imbalance of estrogen to androgen ratio
  • Triggers for hormonal imbalances:
  • Puberty & Perimenopause
  • Pregnancy
  • Change in Oral contraceptives
  • Causes that worsen acne:
  • Sweating & Humidity
  • Oily hair products
  • Facial cosmetics
  • Stress

Treating Acne:

  • Over the counter:
  • Salicylic acid
  • Glycolic acid
  • Azelaic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Prescription medications:
  • Antibiotics
  • Certain OCP
  • Retinoids
  • Steroids
  • Spironolactone
  • Isotretinoin (Accutane)

Female hair Loss

It’s normal to lose around 60-100 pieces of hair a day, but women can lose twice or even three times that number when the hair is washed.

Causes of Hair Loss:

  • Heredity
  • thyroid problems
  • Anemia & Iron deficiency
  • Polycystic Ovarian disorder
  • Excess of vitamin A
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Stress
  • Some Antihypertensives & antidepressants
  • Psoriasis
  • Scalp infections​

Treatment options for Hair loss:

  • Spironolactone: An antiandrogenic medication that can reduce hair loss.
  • Rogaine (minoxidil): only about 10-15% report new hair growth.
  • Supplements: Biotin, Iron, and Zinc
  • Hair Replacement