Studies confirm low-dose oral contraceptive treats acne effectively

June 1, 2001

Washington - The results of Phase III clinical trials demonstrate the safety and efficacy of a low-dose oral contraceptive containing ethinyl estradiol 20 mcg and levonorgestrel 100 mcg (Alesse) for the treatment of moderate acne, reported Diane M. Thiboutot, M.D., at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.