How long were you on your birth control pill before you noticed a decrease in acne?

I just started Yaz this week. I haven't seen (or expected) any changes in my complexion yet, but when should I be able to notice a change? These pimples are driving me crazy!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Everybody reacts differently. I believe your body will adjust to the changes of the hormones within 3 months. Sometime around then (maybe 3-6 months) you'll really notice a difference.

  • 1 decade ago

    I've never heard of "Yaz"...so I dont' know. I used to be on "ortho trycyclin" a year ago, and it didn't do a damn thing. Maybe cause it was genaric (spellling). But I did hear that, that new "three day pill" (forget the name, but it had ads on t.v ALL the time" works WONDERS!!! I dont' have insurace, so I'm not trying it yet, but I do suffer from moderate acne and also would like it to go away. So, my recommendation is to use a "top of the line" birth control pill like "ortho trycylcin"

  • 1 decade ago

    I've been on seasonale since the beginning of November now and havent seen a difference in my acne, but i do have the luxury of only having a period every three months! Since I have started though I havent had a period! But I am hoping for a change acne wise too, good luck, hopefully you'll see a change soon

  • Sara
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    4 years ago

    While it took little less than two months for me to really see a difference, my acne, blackheads and whole lot of other skin problems I had such as eczema had completely cleared! It was totally amazing...

    Get Rid Of Acne Permanently?

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  • 1 decade ago

    I was on birth control for years and never noticed that it helped my acne THAT much.... (maybe cut down on the major breakouts, but not the regular monthly pimples that girls tend to get.) You should find a good 'beauty routine' and follow it religiously to clear your acne--one that includes cleanser, toner and moisturizer. These can be purchased anywhere from the mall to the internet to the local discount dept store. (walmart, for example)

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  • 1 decade ago

    I've also been on the pill for years and it's never helped me. Tryed Ortho Tri Cyclin. Didn't do anything. I've tryed everything. I'm waiting for my insurance to kick in and I'm going to a dermatologist.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    just 5 days u know!i have oily skin..but i when i used birth cntrl pill,1 pill per day,my skin isn't oily anymore..and my pimples also are disappeared!so,gud luck to u..

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