Is There a Way to Get off Birth Control Without Getting Horrible Breakouts?

I first started taking birth control (yaz) to control my acne about 3 years ago. Now I want to stop, but I read online that many people experience very bad breakouts (way worse than before they started) immediately after coming off the pill. Is there a way to stop taking birth control without getting these breakouts?

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Controlling Acne When Going Off Birth Control

It is very common for an individual's acne to flare when going of birth control pills. However, transitioning to other acne medicines such as oral antibiotics or prescription topicals (ie. benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin antibiotic) can help minimize this. I would definitely see your dermatologist before stopping the pill to discuss possible treatment options.

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