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#1 maryamy

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:45 AM

Does anyone have experience with the birth control implant, and whether it causes acne flares?

I have had acne since puberty. Tried the usual treatments of tetracyclines, benzol peroxide, bcp, as well as any fancy treatment system I could get my hands on.

Eventually went on Accutane, which was a godsend. My skin has aged a lot since accutance, and I now have big pores and some scars. But it was worth it: the accutane brought my acne down 95% and was definitely worth it. Since then, I have been on twice daily finacea, which dampens the number of small whiteheads and blackheads I still get. Since I still get flares at irregular points, my doctor has put me on Trimethoprim 200mg/day for 2 months to see if we can tip the balance.

Because of frequent travelling and headaches, I decided to try the birth control implant. I read many user reviews, looked at clinical trial data, and talked to my doctor and gynecologist. My doctors agreed that there was a small chance that my acne might reoccur. I'm still in the "settling in" phase for the implant, and have been told it will take at least a few months for my body to get use to it.
2 weeks in, and no big breakouts yet.

I would really like for this to work, since not having to take a pill every day is awesome. Plus, unlike IUDs, this can't be knocked out of place and doesn't feel uncomfortable.

Does anyone have experience with acne recovery and the implant? Any success stories out there?

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

how is this working for you? i was thinking about getting this inserted.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

Nexplanon is bad news for acne, for most women.


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How to Treat Hormonal Acne

Good and Bad Birth Control Pills and Implants for Acne

How to take Spironolactone

List of Doctors Who Prescribe Spironolactone

Topicals for Hormonal Acne

 

HOW I STAY 100% CLEAR:

Spironolactone (anti-androgen drug)

Betaine HCL with each meal

Avoiding silicones and occlusives in skin/hair products

 

 

 


#4 tracy521

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

good to know green gables. i am trying to figure out the birth control thing with going on accutane. i might just get the copper iud.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

good to know green gables. i am trying to figure out the birth control thing with going on accutane. i might just get the copper iud.

 

I use that myself, I would recommend it. Any implant takes some getting used to though (bad bleeding and cramps first 3 months), but now I don't even notice it's there


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How to Treat Hormonal Acne

Good and Bad Birth Control Pills and Implants for Acne

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Topicals for Hormonal Acne

 

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#6 tracy521

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

thanks for the info and the bad bleeding and cramping are the exact reason i have been so hesitant to get the iud. i am finally to the place where my periods are a lot lighter and i dont get cramps anymore so it will be hard to get used to that.



#7 Graciegrace

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 12:09 PM

Hi,

I have seen a lot about nexeplan implant making acne worse.

I have had cystic acne ( hormone related ) for years now-I had the implant about 2yrs ago and it had the opposite effect on me so don't totally disregard it,my acne got much better and although I did get the odd spot it wasn't really more than the average person.

I also hadn't had a period until about 2 months ago, and then my skin went crazy and has been since.

I'm wondering if it could be my implant is wearing out?

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 03:30 PM

I just want to add to this, I had nothing but perfect skin up until I got the nexoplanon implant in my arm 6 months ago. Since then I've had extreme problems of back acne , and chest acne. Also, period for 6 months. Nexoplanon is bad news !!! Cannot wait to get it out !


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