Hormonal Acne?

Patient

Q: I have been breaking out with acne for the past few months now and am not exactly sure why. I feel that it is hormonal because it is on my jawline, chin, and lower cheek area. I have been one Ortho Tri Cyclen birth control for almost 3 years now, and it had helped with acne in the past. I had to stop taking my birth control for about 2 weeks back in the summer and around that time is when I started breaking out. Is it possible that my birth control is breaking me out now? If so, what can I do about it?

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