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Doctor insights on: Yaz Acne Control

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


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I've been on Yaz for 9 months ago to control my serious hormonal acne. It cleared up pretty well. Can i go off the pill w/out serious acne returning?

I've been on Yaz for 9 months ago to control my serious hormonal acne. It cleared up pretty well. Can i go off the pill w/out serious acne returning?

Try a taper: If it's been only nine months, i'd be surprised if the acne does not return. But it's famously unpredictable. Be ready to resume treatment whenever it becomes necessary. Your physician is your best guide here. ...Read more

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I am taking Yaz for acne and have gained 6 lbs in 2 months. Are there bcps i can take that will help control the acne w/out weight gain?

I am taking Yaz for acne and have gained 6 lbs in 2 months. Are there bcps i can take that will help control the acne w/out weight gain?

All OCP's: Help acne. They do so becuase, when metoabolized they increase a protein that binds to testosterone. As well they decrease endogenous testosterone from the ovary itself. Drospirinone, the progesterone in Yaz, is hypothesized to do it better because of the type of Progesterone but that contribution is minimal. The weight gain, scientifically speaking, is not related to the weight gain. Good luc. ...Read more

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How long does it take Yaz (birth control pill) to help clear acne?

How long does it take Yaz (birth control pill) to help clear acne?

Give it time: I usually advise patients to give "the pill" at least 3 cycles to determine if they will experience clearing of acne. Continue to use topical acne solutions AND take some before and after pictures of your skin to convince yourself that things are better or worse. If you do not experience at least some resolution of acne symptoms discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Yaz birth control pill in treating pcos and acne? In dilemma as to whether I should start or not.

What are the side effects of Yaz birth control pill in treating pcos and acne? In dilemma as to whether I should start or not.

Clotting and emboli: Acne develops after one has periods because of hormonally induced changes to the skin with more oils. Taking birth control pills helps to regulate this and can decrease acne. But even low dose estrogen birth control pills increases the risk of deep venous clots (DVT) and can risk the emboli to the lungs. A family history of clots is a contraindication. Hydration decreases risks of forming clots. ...Read more

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Why did I start getting bad acne as soon as I started yaz?

Why did I start getting bad acne as soon as I started yaz?

Hormones: This is one of the well-known side effects that some people experience. Decide with your physician whether you want to try a different hormonal medication, or (more likely) want to use a 21st century treatment for the acne. A good starter is topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. Good luck. ...Read more

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Jolessa i just started jolessa, switched from yaz, and I am experiencing terrible acne. I know that it isn't the worst thing in the world, but i already went though it once. It is actually painful acne, reminds me of mini boils…anyways, i want to know if

Jolessa i just started jolessa, switched from yaz, and I am experiencing terrible acne. I know that it isn't the worst thing in the world, but i already went though it once. It is actually painful acne, reminds me of mini boils…anyways, i want to know if

Bad acne: Acne of the nature that you are describing can really be a serious issue. It can scar your face and effect your appearance in the future. I recommend that you discuss your diet and skin care with your primary doctor and possibly with a dermatologist so that they can get to the cause of your particular acne problem and get control of it. ...Read more

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Can pill YAZ actually make acne worse? Been taking for month and half. Have the worst cystic acne...

Can pill YAZ actually make acne worse? Been taking for month and half. Have the worst cystic acne...

NO: Figure 3 menstrual cycles to attain result. Probably you will need to add 100mg SPIRONOLACTONE to Yaz for best result. If you are not clear in a few months, ISOTRETINOIN for 5 months will rescue you. ...Read more

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Any side effects for stopping yaz? Been taking Yaz for 10 mo for acne. It actually made it worse but i wanna get on other type of bc for protection

Any side effects for stopping yaz? Been taking Yaz for 10 mo for acne. It actually made it worse but i wanna get on other type of bc for protection

No more than others: Stop your yaz after you finish your last pill as you would stop any other pill. You can start next pill pack after you finish your period. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptive is a medication similar to Birth control pills. Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more