Earlier this month, during a yearly check up, I asked for a bc that would help with acne and possibly facial hair, even though I was too afraid to address that. I love my ob Dr. He is the type that goes straight for the best medicine, for pain (after labor of course) sleeping problems, and even Chantix to stop smoking. When I asked for a bc for acne I automatically assumed he would give me Yaz or Yasmin.
Nope. My Dr. insisted all low estrogen bc's work the same. Upon further research I realized higher estrogen bp's like Yaz or Yasmin, work better for acne :0 He did however, give me a sample of Loestrin 24 FE. Unfortunately, the prescription I received through insurance was Junel 1/20. Its a cheaper generic and that's okay. But my Dr. said to ask the pharmacist if it was available in the 24 active pill pack. The pharmacist said I could get it but what I wound up with was the 21 day pill pack. I may call the Dr. next month to have that changed.
Since I trust my Dr. I'm not questioning his judgement on this bp yet without giving it a few months.
Other regimen includes:
St. Ives Green Tea Wash 2x a day
Credentials 10% glycolic acid Skin Retexturizing Gel in a.m.
Olay Regenerist Serum 2x a day
Olay Complete SPF 15 moisturizer in a.m.
Oxy pad in p.m.
Philosophy Help Me Retional cream p.m. (occasionally)
Ponds B3 Clariant in p.m. *when skin is drier
MUAC 30% Glycolic Peel 1x a week (on 7th week)
1000mg of B3 + Fish Oil
PCA Skin lightening gel (spot treat)
Clinique Spot treatment
Bactroban on cycstic acne (not often at all)
Mario Badescu Silver Powder
Cramping and back pain
Ran out of B3 on day 4.
Edited by happyfacelady, 27 June 2011 - 09:17 PM.