Over many decades, women have struggled with adult acne most often attributed to hormonal fluctuations. For these women, managing skin complications, through the use of diet and fluid intake, has become a common strategy to ward off adult acne symptoms. For some women, however, the simple use of specific prescription medications, such as birth control pills, can turn a clear complexion into an acne prone complexion and vice versa. With the FDA’s recent approval of Yaz, a birth control pill, women who suffer from adult acne may now find improvement in skin in a contraceptive.
Yaz, manufactured and distributed by Bayer, has commonly been regarded as a contraceptive birth control providing relief of premenstrual dysmorphic disorder symptoms, PMDD, and was given such approval by the FDA in recent years. Beyond these symptoms, Yaz has now been approved, by the FDA, for use in the treatment of adult onset acne; thereby giving name and recognition to Yaz as triple combination approach in women’s health care.
Dosing of Yaz is made simple through the standard birth control dosing process but, unlike other birth control products, Yaz provides a woman with a 24 day dosing of active hormonal ingredients which boost a woman’s levels of hormone so as to diminish the PMDD symptoms and, now, improve the appearance of skin. This 24 day dosing provides the necessary pregnancy prevention also desired by women followed up with a four day dosing of inactive pills which will, as a general rule, stimulate the onset of menses and then begin a new cycle once again.
As with any birth control pill, the use of Yaz does not come without side effects. Such side effects commonly include nausea, vomiting, changes in weight and headache pain. However, it is important to note these side effects are common in most birth control pills offered on the market today.
For women seeking contraception, a complete medical history is crucially important and birth control pills, such as Yaz, are contraindicated in a specific group of women especially those who smoke and women who suffer from pre-existing liver disorders. As with all FDA approved medications, consultation regarding complete gynecological health history is also required to ensure Yaz is effective as a form of birth control.
For women suffering from adult onset acne, the skin changes are often significant and unfamiliar to a woman who did not previously suffer from acne during adolescences. For women suffering from adult onset acne, which may be induced by hormonal fluctuations, consider the use of Yaz as a viable treatment option, providing a triple combination in women’s health care.