Monday, August 15, 2016


Today I'm collaborating with YoDerm, an online platform that connects patients with U.S. board-certified dermatologists. I can't be the only teenager who has spent years in and out of the dermatologist office, different prescriptions in hand, none seeming to provide any relief. When I was introduced to YoDerm I thought, why not? I've been struggling with my skin since even before middle school, and needless to say, it's been a never-ending battle for the past 8+ years. I figured I had nothing to loose. 

Shoutout to the shadows for making me look like I have abs

I was immediately intrigued, but very skeptical, about the legitimacy of an online dermatologist. After a little research (a.k.a this Refinery 29 article as well as others) I decided to give it a try. After a $59 consultation fee you are ready to pick your doctor, and begin filling out your medical file. I was assigned to a doctor who then reviewed my profile and prescribed three different medication: one topical, and two oral. The YoDerm team even worked with me to provide coupons to make the prescriptions more affordable for my college student budget. 


YoDerm is the perfect resource for any busy student who is constantly on-the-go. I chose a dermatologist, created a medical profile, and received my treatment plan all with in 24 hours, and all without having to leave my house! I had an overall great experience with YoDerm. 


There is really only one con I can think of, and this is true for any medication prescribed from any dermatologist: check the list of side effects that go along side your prescription! Better safe than sorry. As I'm heading off to college, I decided I wasn't going to take one of the oral prescriptions. There was a long list of side effects associated, as well as necessary blood work to ensure things are working properly. Things I definitely won't want to deal with my first month of college! When I am home for a month over winter break, however, I may reconsider.

Thank you YoDerm for working with me! All opinions are my own. 

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