Can anyone recommend a treatment regimen to have in place before one stops taking birth control for acne?
I'm 37 years old and have been taking birth control for acne since my early 20's. (My moderate acne developed into nodular cystic stuff when I was 22 years old.) Due to health risks, I want to stop taking the Pill but would like to have at least some form of plan in place before doing so.
About 7 years ago, I stopped taking the Pill for 9 months, which was as long as I could withstand the breakouts. I began breaking out in various areas, including my arms and legs; of course, my facial skin became much more "active" in terms of cystic acne. I broke at the 9-month mark, going back on the Pill.