Patch and Acne?


Hi @Dr_Paula

I’m currently suffering with acne and want to start birth control to try and help with this. As the patch uses both oestrogen and progesterone, similar to the combined pill, will it likely help with this?



Hi @Freya

Yes, it should do. It would certainly be worth a try. If it does not help then the you have more choice of combined pills and more options to try different ones - you would need an oestrogen dominant pill. But I think it would be very reasonable to try the patch first as it has the advantage of not having to do something every day.

Many thanks