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it took you til your 7th pack to improve to that level?
my acne has been like through all the different types. it all started in about 4th grade, it was tolerable but it was still a little embarrassing being the like only one in my grade to have skin problems, you know. and then i started wearing makeup around 6th grade and my skin would always get really shiny(oily) and so that became another insecurity. now the acne is mainly on my jaw line but ever since iv started yaz it seems to be on my cheeks more. iv been really depressed with it, feeling like im never going to have clear skin since its been an issue for so long and i cant take it any more.
i just finished my second pack of yaz so im hoping good improvement starts to be evident this month, im really counting on it.
what kind of acne did you have and when did you start seeing improvement? thanks so much, i really appreciate it
Believe30, I feel like were in the same boat.

I'm currently on Yaz, Doxycycline, and Retin a micro.

I'm starting my 3rd Yaz pack on Monday (Jan 5th). During the first month I just felt like my skin was getting worse and the second month wasn't much better.

I'm also getting acid peels at the derm once a month (3 total) and I think they may have been responsible for my skin worsening as well (the purges afterward). But in the long run I think they will help alot by getting all of the existing acne out now instead of later. I got one yesterday and my face is looking a bit better and so far, no purge this time :) . Maybe you could consider mentioning the acid peels to your derm, exfoliation is a key to improving acne.

But as far as Yaz goes, I've heard that 2 1/2 months is a popular time to start improving alot so im really counting on that being the case for me, and hopefully you as well. I know many people say 6 months but I'd like to be optimistic. And I believe 6 months was when they became clear? so improvement is all I need right now to start being more hopeful about Yaz, because honestly, I've been feeling a little doubtful...

Keep me updated, I'd love to know how you're doing.
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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 26, 2009
[QUOTE=savemeplease;3855507]Has anyone been having any luck with Yaz?[/QUOTE]

Hi!
I just started Yaz six days ago and I am definitely breaking out more. I decided to start taking Yaz after another winter is tearing up my skin. I went through this last winter and then in the summer my skin was perfect. I have been on every type of medication you can think of, spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars but nothing can stop it in the winter. I've dealt with acne for about 11years. It's hard to give it some time when all you want is results!! When has everyone been seeing results?
Re: YAZ users - ???
Jan 27, 2009
I'm on the last week of my third pack. My skin has been so much better this month. During the first 2 months my skin defiantly got worse. I was getting a bunch of cystic acne on my jaw line and my cheeks broke out a lot. Recently my cheeks and jaw line have cleared up, I still break out, but they are a lot less in number and much smaller. It's much more tolerable now and I can't wait for it to get even better, hopefully with the next pack. The first 2 months might make you feel really doubtful, but from about mid 3rd pack and on it should only get better. I hope it goes well for you! And if you don't already, drink lots of water and try to eat healthier...you can never go wrong there.
Re: YAZ users - ???
Jan 28, 2009
[QUOTE=savemeplease;3864407]I'm on the last week of my third pack. My skin has been so much better this month. During the first 2 months my skin defiantly got worse. I was getting a bunch of cystic acne on my jaw line and my cheeks broke out a lot. Recently my cheeks and jaw line have cleared up, I still break out, but they are a lot less in number and much smaller. It's much more tolerable now and I can't wait for it to get even better, hopefully with the next pack. The first 2 months might make you feel really doubtful, but from about mid 3rd pack and on it should only get better. I hope it goes well for you! And if you don't already, drink lots of water and try to eat healthier...you can never go wrong there.[/QUOTE]

Thanx! I'm gonna try to hang in there! It's definitely hard especially when you have to get up and go to work everyday and face the world.
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 - ???
Feb 17, 2009
I definatly did, but that was also during the first 3 months. I believe after a little more time it is decreased tremendously. Most girls on Yaz claim to still get a little pimple or two during their period, nothing upsetting.

Although, my acne has been around a long time and is very stubborn so I am now off of yaz, starting yesterday, and only taking Bactrim. After 2 months of Bactrim I'm going to take Yaz again.

I hope it goes well for all of you.
Re: YAZ users - ???
Feb 22, 2009
Hey everyone,

I just started my first pack of Yaz. I have mild acne and I'm not really sure what the cause of it is. So far it isn't any worse or better as far as I can tell (which is to be expected, I'm only on the 4th pill tonight).

I've tried many things (Purpose, AcneFree, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Clearasil, etc.) but nothing has worked completely. My skin is very odd, anything I clean it with seems to leave it with that tight feeling, and dry but it gradually gets more and more oily until I wash it again. Maybe I shouldn't use anything on it at all besides warm water, I don't know. I've also got redness in the skin on the apple of my right cheek that I can't seem to get to go away. It just showed up within in the past year-year and a half I think. Any advice?

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Yaz will do the trick for me, only time will tell though!!





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