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Just wanted to let you guys know, Yasmin birth control pills cleared up my face completely! I have had acne for over 20 years, starting at age 8 or 9. I am 31 now and, until I started treatment with Yasmin, my acne seemed to be getting worse and worse each year. I was experiencing large, painful cysts all over my jawline and neck... not to mention the many smaller pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads dotting the rest of my face, back, and chest that had carried over from my youth. I would even break-out on my stomach!

But back in April, my gynecologist suggested that I try Yasmin to help clear up my face. This was basically a last resort before I moved on to Accutane, as none of the other prescription solutions, creams, or pills were helping my problem. Not even Ortho Tri-cyclen, which had been prescribed to me before. But about 3 months into my treatment with Yasmin, a miracle happened. My face started clearing up! I've been taking it for nearly 6 months now, and my skin is completely soft, smooth, and acne-free! Mind you, I don't even REMEMBER the last time that my skin looked or felt like this... I was probably in the third grade. I do have some dark marks left over from all the cysts that I had before, but they are fading fast.

So for any of you chicks out there who have just about given up, please consider trying Yasmin. It will take a few months before it starts working, but believe me, IT DOES.

Oh yeah, I also take the active pills consecutively. Meaning, I don't take the white ones. When I finish with the active pills, I just move on to the next pack. My doctor told me that this would help my acne even more, as I will experience less hormonal flux throughout the month. And a nice bonus - I'm not only acne-free, but I'm period-free. Woo-hoo!!!
[B]Ksaguy[/B] - Yeah, birth control pills are pretty much just for women. Although the anti-androgen properties that some of the pills have can do wonders for acne, that same effect will likely produce undesirable side-effects in men. Although I've heard that Propecia, a medication developed to treat mild to moderate male pattern hair loss, also has some anti-androgen properties... and obviously they prescribe that to men. So who [I]knows[/I] what's on the horizon for male acne sufferers?

[B]Evey 55 [/B] - Defininitely encourage your daughter to switch to Yasmin. From what I understand, Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo generally isn't used to treat acne... although Ortho Tricyclen (regular) is. The Tri-cyclen Lo has a lower concentration of female hormones, so it isn't able to suppress androgens (the acne-causing hormones) as well. My gynecologist told me that Yasmin is "the least androgenic of them all". So in women whose acne is caused by these hormones, it tends to work very well. I was using Tazorac cream and taking Minocycline 100mg twice a day before the Yasmin's effects kicked in. A few months later, I was able to discontinue both.

[B]Xismybaby[/B] - I don't remember having an initial break-out when I started the Yasmin. My skin had been SO BAD, that I probably wouldn't have noticed any additional pimples anyway. I do remember feeling discouraged at first, because I wan't seeing a difference immediately. But my doctor told me to be patient and to give it 3 or 4 months to work. At 3 months I started noticing that I wasn't getting any new cysts. The few pimples that I did get were much smaller and closer to the surface. By 5 months, I saw that the old cysts were healing quite nicely and no new pimples were appearing. At 6 months, I'm still waiting for the marks on my face to fade... but they ARE fading. Any new blemishes that appear are few and far between. Even when I do get one, it's usually just a superficial blackhead or whitehead that can easily be treated.
[QUOTE=Jade4u;1924054]Just wanted to let you guys know, Yasmin birth control pills cleared up my face completely! I have had acne for over 20 years, starting at age 8 or 9. I am 31 now and, until I started treatment with Yasmin, my acne seemed to be getting worse and worse each year. I was experiencing large, painful cysts all over my jawline and neck... not to mention the many smaller pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads dotting the rest of my face, back, and chest that had carried over from my youth. I would even break-out on my stomach!

But back in April, my gynecologist suggested that I try Yasmin to help clear up my face. This was basically a last resort before I moved on to Accutane, as none of the other prescription solutions, creams, or pills were helping my problem. Not even Ortho Tri-cyclen, which had been prescribed to me before. But about 3 months into my treatment with Yasmin, a miracle happened. My face started clearing up! I've been taking it for nearly 6 months now, and my skin is completely soft, smooth, and acne-free! Mind you, I don't even REMEMBER the last time that my skin looked or felt like this... I was probably in the third grade. I do have some dark marks left over from all the cysts that I had before, but they are fading fast.

So for any of you chicks out there who have just about given up, please consider trying Yasmin. It will take a few months before it starts working, but believe me, IT DOES.

Oh yeah, I also take the active pills consecutively. Meaning, I don't take the white ones. When I finish with the active pills, I just move on to the next pack. My doctor told me that this would help my acne even more, as I will experience less hormonal flux throughout the month. And a nice bonus - I'm not only acne-free, but I'm period-free. Woo-hoo!!![/QUOTE]


DID u still have horrible acne for the 3 months that u were on yasmin. Like..did it start clearing up on ur 4th pack/end of 3rd??





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