Birth control ( help.)

So I just started using birth control. If I want to skip my period do I just keep taking the active pills and not take the nonactive pills? So I would take the active pill for 3 weeks and toss the week 4 away which is the sugar pills and start on a new pack? Or does skipping the period has a different types of pill that the doctor have to prescribed me? I’m new to birth control so I don’t know.