Hormonal acne, also known as adult acne, affects adults between the ages of 20 and 50. Acne is a common skin condition that affects individuals of all ages, but it is particularly prevalent among women. While several factors contribute to the development of acne, hormonal imbalances play a significant role, leading to what is known as hormonal acne. In this article, we will delve into the causes and treatment options for hormonal acne in women. And we will introduce a revolutionary new treatment option, AviClear. Unlike most traditional acne treatments, AviClear is free of harmful side effects, free of chemicals and toxins, and safe for all skin types and tones.

Causes of Hormonal Acne

Hormonal acne is primarily caused by fluctuations in hormone levels, particularly androgens such as testosterone. These hormonal changes can trigger an overproduction of sebum, an oily substance that lubricates the skin. Excessive sebum production, combined with the shedding of dead skin cells, can clog hair follicles and create an environment favorable for the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Common causes of hormonal acne include:

  1. Puberty: During puberty, hormone levels surge, leading to increased sebum production and subsequent acne breakouts.
  2. Menstrual cycle: Many women experience premenstrual acne flare-ups due to hormonal shifts that occur before menstruation. This is commonly known as menstrual acne.
  3. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): PCOS is a hormonal disorder characterized by irregular menstrual cycles, excess androgen production, and the formation of cysts on the ovaries. Women with PCOS often experience severe hormonal acne.
  4. Pregnancy: Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy can cause acne outbreaks in some women. However, for others, pregnancy may actually improve their acne.
  5. Perimenopause and menopause: As women approach menopause, hormonal fluctuations occur, leading to changes in sebum production and an increased risk of acne.

Treatment Options for Hormonal Acne

If you struggle with hormonal acne or stubborn acne, if have most likely tried many of these options:

  1. Topical treatments: Over-the-counter creams, gels, and lotions containing ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or retinoids can be effective in treating mild to moderate hormonal acne. These products work by reducing inflammation, unclogging pores, and promoting skin cell turnover.
  2. Oral contraceptives: Birth control pills that contain estrogen and progestin can help regulate hormone levels and reduce hormonal acne. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the most suitable contraceptive option.
  3. Anti-androgen medications: In cases of severe hormonal acne or PCOS-related acne, doctors may prescribe medications that block the effects of androgens. These medications can help regulate hormone levels and reduce sebum production.
  4. Antibiotics: In some cases, oral or topical antibiotics may be prescribed to control acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation.
  5. Isotretinoin: This powerful medication is reserved for severe and persistent cases of acne. It reduces sebum production, shrinks oil glands, and prevents acne formation. Isotretinoin requires close monitoring due to potential side effects. Health experts warn not to take isotretinoin if you are pregnant or think you may become pregnant.

New FDA-cleared Laser Acne Treatment: 

AviClear is safe and non-toxic, treating acne at the source. This revolutionary laser treatment uses wavelengths to target and down-regulate the sebaceous glands selectively, which is similar to the way Accutane works. Three years’ worth of data shows that AviClear’s effect endures for most patients.

Here’s one more great thing about AviClear – because the laser specifically targets the sebaceous glands and not the skin surface, ANY SKIN TYPE is a candidate. In all complexions, there were no adverse effects or pigmentary changes, even in the darkest ones.

AviClear Results

AviClear offers patients an alternative treatment option for acne medications like isotretinoin (Accutane) and oral antibiotics, which can come with far more serious side effects.

The treatment has a high patient satisfaction rate, with 9 out of 10 of clinical trial participants reporting that they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the improvement in their skin ONE MONTH after their very first session. AND, over 90% of patients were looking better after their third session.

AviClear offers the first effective long-term solution to acne without all the usual issues and in only 3 sessions.

Center for Aesthetics is proud to be the FIRST to provide AviClear in Jackson and the surrounding area. This is a life-changing treatment for patients struggling with acne.

For optimal results, an individualized treatment plan should be developed with an experienced medical professional. With proper care and regular follow-up treatments, AviClear laser can help to reduce active acne and improve skin complexion for an overall healthier, more youthful appearance.

If you’re looking for an effective acne treatment, AviClear laser acne therapy may be right for you.


Hormonal acne in women can be a frustrating and persistent condition. Understanding its causes and treatment options is crucial for effectively managing breakouts. By adopting a comprehensive approach that addresses hormonal imbalances, follows a proper skincare routine, and seeks medical guidance when necessary, women can successfully manage hormonal acne and enjoy clearer, healthier skin.

Your Partner Through the Journey

At Center for Aesthetics, we promise to be your guide and personal cheering section through the years, counseling you on the best ways to prevent and address age-related concerns. We pride ourselves on personalized service, and we pledge not to “sell” you any treatments just because we own the technology. We love the lifelong relationships we’ve forged with so many of our patients – and want to build that trust with you too. Contact us for a consultation, and let us help you get started on a self-care journey you’ll love.