Hormonal acne in women is multifaceted:
There are several areas that need to be addressed.
Unfortunately the conventional medicine approach to female acne is typically a bombardment of antibiotics or birth control or a superficial approach with topicals that doesn't address the underlying cause of cystic acne.
The current one-size-fits-all paradigm of treating all women with contraceptives for various disorders such as female cystic acne, PCOS, hot flashes, dysmenorrhea needs to change. Through hormone analysis, functional testing and an understanding of plant and herb medicine as well as modern pharmacology an individualized approach is possible.