Birth control and acne treatment in one pill

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There’s a highly effective birth control pill that can actually help clear up your skin — nearly nine out of ten women saw improvements in their skin when taking this birth control pill.
Ortho Tri-Cyclen provides you with a low daily dose of hormones that prevent pregnancy, while actually lowering the level of the hormone in your body that’s likely to cause acne. In clinical tests, Ortho Tri-Cyclen has been clinically proven to help reduce mild to moderate acne—nearly nine out of ten women saw improvements in their skin.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen can be a good choice for women fifteen or over with mild to moderate acne who have reached menstruation, are seeking contraception, have no known contraindications to birth control pills, and are unresponsive to topical acne medication.

How it Works

Just like your natural levels of hormones vary throughout your cycle, so do the hormonal doses in Ortho Tri-Cyclen, delivering three levels instead of just one. You get the right amount of hormones throughout your cycle to prevent pregnancy with a low dose.

As you go through your normal cycle, every 28 days or so, the pituitary gland releases hormones that signal the ovaries to prepare an egg and send it to the uterus to be fertilized.

However, when you take Ortho Tri-Cyclen, which contains two types of hormones (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol), it inhibits this process from occurring and no egg is released. Ortho Tri-Cyclen also thickens the cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. So it’s easy for you to prevent pregnancy.

The Risks of taking Oral Contraceptives

Oral contraceptives are not for everyone. Most side effects of the pill are not serious. And those that are, occur infrequently.

Serious risks, which can be life threatening, include blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks, and are increased if you smoke cigarettes. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects, especially if you’re over 35. Women who use oral contraceptives are strongly advised not to smoke.

Some women should not use the pill, including women who have blood clots, certain cancers, a history of heart attack or stroke, as well as those who are or may be pregnant.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen, or any other birth control pill, does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases

Call for your free ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN information kit. 1-800-317-0999