Question by Kiki: Is increased acne normal when you start using birth control?
First and foremost, I have never had a huge problem with acne/pimples. However, I started taking birth control (Loestrin) about a week ago and now my face is a MESS. Is this normal? Should I call my gynocologist and ask her if I should start another brand of BC or should I wait for a few more weeks?
Answer by Azngurl K
Some Birth Control has some kind of side effect on that.
It contains Gaining weight, swing moods, eats a lot. etc.
I’ve gained 15 pounds for 2 weeks. By taking it.
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Body Oasis Laser Aesthetics Announces New Treatment Available for Melasma, Scars, Age Spots and Birth Marks
Prescott, AZ (PRWEB) June 07, 2011
Robin Fleck, MD, board-certified dermatologist, founder and medical director of Body Oasis Aesthetics in Prescott, Arizona is pleased to add new treatments to Body Oasis growing repertoire. Dr. Fleck has recently begun treating several types of skin conditions with excellent results. With expensive, major cosmetic overhauls on the decline in a struggling economy, more affordable, less dramatic solutions such as cosmetic lasers are increasing in popularity. Body Oasis has always been at the forefront of providing the most innovative and advanced skin treatment for its clients in Northern Arizona.
There are many skin and color aberrations that in the past were incurable or only treatable through the use of complicated surgical methods that left a patient incapacitated for a long period of time. Body Oasis is now able to offer better skin treatments, with the use of a laser, that are less invasive and produce faster results.
Melasma is a dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed areas of the face. It is especially common in pregnant women, women who are taking birth control pills and women taking hormone replacement therapy. Melasma is of great cosmetic concern to its sufferers. A blotchy uneven pigmentation is usually seen over the cheeks, forehead, nose, or upper lip. To date, no treatment has been found to cure this condition. Dr. Fleck now treats melasma with the Active FX Fractional CO2 laser. With one easy painless treatment skin will be smooth, vibrant and fresh. Maintenance of the lightened skin is just as simple with treatments of the QYAG laser every six months. Nightly use of the prescription hydroquinone cream ensures even longer lasting results.
Dr. Fleck also recently began treating scars. Scars anywhere on the body can be remodeled without surgery using the Active FX CO2 Laser. The Active FX laser provides uniform clinical effect with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. This laser stimulates formation of new underlying collagen to continue improvement of the scar over time.
Lentigines, also known as age spots, usually clear quickly with treatment by the QYAG laser. QYAG laser is used for removal of brown age spots on the face, chest, hands and arms. QYAG targets aging and sun damaged skin by zeroing in on damaged tissue. This laser targets each individual spot and causes the pigment to turn white and then slowly slough off leaving healthy normal colored skin in its place. Most age spots require only one treatment.
Brown birthmarks such as cafe au lait spots, Becker’s nevus, Nevus of Ota and nevus spilus have also been found by Dr. Fleck to respond to laser therapy. By using short high-powered bursts of energy with fractional laser or QYAG technology, the pigment associated with the birthmarks breaks down and the body can then remove the excess pigment, returning the skin to its normal tone. Some birthmarks may take only 2-3 treatments, while some may take more laser treatments to respond. The laser treatments normally last between fifteen and 30 minutes. Although there may be some discomfort during treatment, there is no down time after the procedures. You will be able to return directly to work.
Because laser surgery does not require any incisions, there are no sutures and no bleeding. Additionally, there is very little pain or swelling involved with the procedure. Laser skin treatments do not require the same amount of healing time as traditional procedures, so you will be able to return to your normal activities much more quickly after your procedure.
“I think more people are choosing laser procedures because the rejuvenation is noticeable and lasting. It doesn’t take long to perform a laser treatment – usually less than an hour and with the latest advances in laser technology, laser treatments are now very safe and effective for rejuvenation and clearing brown and red pigmentation,” explains Maureen Brogan, Body Oasis spa coordinator and laser technician. “For those who may not be ready for invasive surgery or who want to improve their complexion, laser treatments can be a great move.”
“Patients who undergo any type of cosmetic surgeries can require ten days to two weeks to recover,” notes Dr. Robin Fleck, founder and medical director of Body Oasis. “Today, women lead fast-paced lives, and juggle families and careers and often don’t want to put their lives on hold for an aesthetic procedure. Additionally, it can be difficult to be discreet about having work done when procedures require extensive time to heal. Our patients love our laser treatments because it gives them the results they want and the ability to get back to their families, jobs and daily routines quickly.”
By offering advanced treatments such as Q-YAG and Active FX Laser, Body Oasis Spa has once again shown its commitment to provide the latest cosmetic treatments at affordable prices. The medical spa also offers a wide range of specials every month. With excellent online reviews and testimonials, Body Oasis is the top choice when it comes to skin treatments in Northern Arizona.
Cosmetic dermatologist and vein specialist, Robin Fleck, MD is a double-board certified dermatologist and internist, recognized by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is founder and Medical Director of Body Oasis Laser Aesthetics in Prescott, Arizona and is a fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Fleck is also the founder of Southwest Skin & Cancer Institute http://www.rejuvadoc.com/ and Vein Specialties http://www.prescottvein.com/ in Prescott, Arizona.
To learn more about Body Oasis and what our lasers can do to improve your appearance and turn back the clock, please visit http://www.bodyoasislaser.com or call (928) 778-0414.
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Question by seamonkeysandpie: Acne treatments that are ok to take while on birth control?
I am planning on starting to take birth control soon(most likely nuva ring), and I can’t take the acne medication I am currently on because it might interfere. I think I will wait a while and see if the hormones in the birth control help control my acne, but in case they don’t, could someone please suggest some acne medications that would be ok to take while on the nuva ring or any other birth control?
Answer by Brookee BBY!*_
Birth control clears your skin so you dont need a cream(:
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Question by : What kind of acne treatment won’t interfere with birth control?
I’m meeting with my dermatologist to discuss going on acne treatment. The problem is, I’m going to be with my mom, who I haven’t told I was having sex yet. I need to be put on something that won’t interfere with the effectiveness of my birth control. Anyone know of one that actually works? I’m looking for an oral treatment since creams and gels don’t work for me and only dry out my skin.
I’m ON birth control, and it didn’t help.
Answer by starry_eyes11
Birth control should clear up acne.
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