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Re: YAZ users - ???
Jan 12, 2009
[QUOTE=savemeplease;3845190]just an update. i really think the 3rd pack is the trick. i started the 3rd pack on monday and my skin has gotten alot better. so for all you who are on the 1st and 2nd pack and are feeling discouraged, don't worry. just stick it out, things will get better soon.[/QUOTE]

Hi, your message is really encouraging. I almost felt like giving up. I am like on the edge with my acne. I've tried eeeeeeeeeeeverything. (doxcycline, retin a, differin, clindamyzin, benozmycin, chemical peels, kiehls, clean and clear crap, cetaphil, purpose, neutrogena, hydrating masks, extractions, omg I can go on and on). I even eat super healthy, four to five bottles of water a day, tons of leafy greens, fruits, nuts, soymilk, teas rich in antioxidants. When NOTHING seemed to improve my face I turned to YAZ. I just started my second pack and my face broke out in a few painful pimples. It started when I began taking YAZ. I'm just hoping that it clears my skin by the third month because I am on a verge of a breakdown. It's comforting to know that others are in my position. So far so good with Yaz (PROS: bigger boobs, lighter periods, weight loss, mood is more calm) although i did start my period day 3 of the white pills and I got severely bad cramps that I was kneeling over most of the time at my job trying to mend the pain. I just started month 2 and im still on my period but it seems to be fading. I take vitamin b-complex twice a day in order to restore my vitamin B because YAZ depletes it which explains the mood changes in most women. I am also taking alpha lipoic acid 300mg for my acne scarring and it seems to be fading the red marks. Anyways, I'm just praying that my face gets better because I've tried everything!
Re: YAZ users - ???
Jan 30, 2009
I know it is extremely bad for your skin and health but does anyone go tanning and if so, has it helped or made your acne worse. I definitely tan in the summer outside and at the tanning salon and my skin is great but in the winter it's gross and was wondering if tanning would help. I have gone since i was on yaz and have broke out with a few the next day but i dont know if its from the yaz (cuz since i've started i've broken out with at least 2 everyday) or tanning.
Re: YAZ users - ???
Feb 15, 2009
[QUOTE=savemeplease;3882200]Thanks guys!

I went to the derm. today and I got a glycolic peel (30) to help with the surface marks. I also got a sample IPL (Intense Pulse Light) because I had been worried it would be painful, but it was very tolerable. So I'll see if that helps with the redness in that area she did, and I'll probably get that done later on.

Yaz has improved my skin this month (4th pack), although it wasn't very consistent and still not too great, just 'improvement'.

I had also been taking doxycycline, but that hasn't seemed to be working at all so im switching to Bactrim tomorrow. It's a more potent antibiotic.

Hopefully that will do the trick, and I hope you all the best.[/QUOTE]

Hey savemeplease,

The third month on yaz has been the trick! My face has improved dramatically and I only get about one small pimple. But, the only thing is that I still have bad scarring so I went to a Medical Spa and got a micropeel ( consisted of a 20-30% glycolic peel and cryogenic therapy). I was planning on getting a microderm but the aesthetician recommended the peel and then the microderm later. It has made my skin dramatically smooth and fading my scars! It also did not make me peel and make my skin incredibly dry! I'm so happy and my confidence has boosted compared to a couple of months ago. So, hopefully I can finally defeat my acne and continue to feel confident! Doxycycline works only for a short period of time and sometimes u might need a higher dose in order for it to work. Let me know how the peel and light therapy worked.
Re: YAZ users - ???
Mar 19, 2009
Hey everyone - an update on my experience thus far with Yaz and my acne...

I start my 2nd pack tonight. My face is actually a lot better already! It is clearing up a whole lot, I would say it's almost completely clear, and any new spots that show up don't get really bad and heal within a few days. The only things I've been using aside from Yaz are a w-itch hazel toner about once or twice a day, sometimes I'll skip a day, and every few days I'll put a little moisturizer in problem areas (like around my nose).

Also - I'm not having any problems with my skin getting too oily anymore... woo!!

I will update again whenever I see any other significant changes... but it looks like Yaz may be my skin's saving grace! :D

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