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Testosterone undecanoate and ACNE: I was told by my

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testosterone undecanoate and ACNE: I was told by my urologist that at my age 938) I should try taking 1 shot of testosterone undecanoate once or twice a year... It's been 2.5 weeks and I seem to have ACNE on face and scalp... face is mild but scalp is a bit more aggressive... do i just treat this with doxycycline and then after 4 months my skin will go back to normal? or what?
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how old are you? it says 938 in your post

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ok. so yes, testosterone replacement can increase acne for a short period of time.

You can either use topical cleansers, benzoyl peroxide or if your doctor has already prescribed the doxycycline, you can use the doxycycline for 1 month and then stop and see if that helps your acne.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
the acne stays active during the whole effect of the testosterone injection? Or just a few weeks in the beginning?

Usually the acne should occur for the first month or so, but with your formulation of testosterone, you might notice the acne last a little longer.

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