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The Ultimate Sunscreen Guide - Every single patient on YoDerm is recommended to apply sunscreen daily by her dermatologist, regardless of her skin-type, conditions, or treatments. The Doctors and Care Coordinators on YoDerm receive dozens of questions everyday about sun protection. Since we like to … Continue reading
Beautiful young woman talking on mobile phone The Top 5 Most Commonly Overlooked Causes of Acne - The true source of a break-out can often be difficult to pinpoint.  Maybe you’ve been diligent with your skin-care routine.  Perhaps you’ve received an online consultation from YoDerm in order to discover the root-cause of your acne.  Still, you continue … Continue reading
Dr. Pimple Popper Logo Dr. Sandra Lee, AKA Dr. Pimple Popper, is America’s favorite Dermatologist! - If you’re a fan of things that go ‘Pop!,’ you are going to love this. Los Angeles-based Dermatologist, Dr. Sandra Lee, has discovered internet fame after her Youtube videos, which feature her popping her patients’ pimples, cysts, and blackheads, went … Continue reading
upload a photo download a prescription Are Online Consultations Better Than Their In-Person Counterparts? - At YoDerm, our dermatologists use photos to diagnose and treat acne online. Patients upload photos of their skin and answer a handful of medically relevant questions. The doctor examines the pictures and information, and creates a prescription treatment plan for … Continue reading
misconceptions-about-acne 3 Huge Misconceptions About Acne - We love talking about acne. And we get to do that with people everyday on YoDerm with mostly well-informed people. But through hundreds of these conversations I’ve noticed a couple of patterns of misinformation. I figured that I would share these … Continue reading
How Topical Retinoids Work How Topical Retinoids Work - The dermatologists in our network are very fond of prescribing topical retinoids, like Retin-A. These creams and gels are very effective acne treatments, yet have relatively mild side effects. Many YoDerm patients ask how these treatments actually work, so we’ve … Continue reading
acne-vs-ingrown-hair The Difference Between Acne and Ingrown Hairs - We work directly with new patients every day to help them clear their skin. After looking over some recent consults, there were a handful of misconceptions that repeatedly came up. One of them in particular was that patients were mistaking … Continue reading
Salicylic Acid and Acne Salicylic Acid and Acne - Most experts recommend benzoyl peroxide as an the over-the-counter acne treatment. However medications containing salicylic acid are a more popular option. Salicylic acid is skin-friendly, but weak, so it is often used by those who suffer from mild acne rather than … Continue reading
getting-the-most-out-of-your-benzoyl-peroxide-thumbnail Getting the Most Out of Your Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment - Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) can be a very effective treatment for mild to moderate acne, but only if you use it correctly. Here’s what you need to know about getting the most out of your benzoyl peroxide treatment. When should I … Continue reading
benzoyl-peroxide-and-antibiotics-for-acne Benzoyl Peroxide and Antibiotics for Acne - For decades, doctors have prescribed antibiotics as a core treatment for acne. Today they are still considered a powerful treatment to quell breakouts, however the combination of benzoyl peroxide (BPO) and antibiotics is considered even more effective as well as … Continue reading
Benzoyl Peroxide and Acne Benzoyl Peroxide and Acne - Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is a key ingredient in the most commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) acne-treatments as well as some prescription medications. One of the first proven treatments for acne, it is often the first choice for those suffering from mild to … Continue reading
vitamin-c-for-acne Vitamin C for Acne - Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that can do much more than boost your immune system during cold and flu season. Vitamin C can rejuvenate your skin and act as a barrier against blemish-causing toxins. If you’re considering adding vitamin … Continue reading
How-To-Wash-Your-Face How to Wash Your Face - How often should I wash my face? The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends that you wash your face once in the morning, once at night, and once after you play sports or work up a sweat. Washing after you … Continue reading
Minocycline Prescription Minocycline Acne Treatment – Antibiotics for Acne - Everything you need to know about minocycline acne treatments: Minocycline is an antibiotic that is primarily taken orally as a pill. It is in the tetracycline group along with doxycycline, another common antibiotic prescribed for acne. When taken properly, these … Continue reading
< image > Tea Tree Oil for Acne < image > Tea Tree Oil for Acne - The truth about tea tree oil for acne: Tea tree oil has grown in popularity as a treatment for mild to moderate acne. Some consider it a natural alternative to expensive medications while others dismiss it as ineffective. So what … Continue reading
< image > Acne Or Rosacea < image > A comparison of Acne Vulgaris vs. Acne Rosacea - Acne or rosacea? Acne vulgaris and acne rosacea are two commonly confused skin conditions. While it is possible to experience both acne and rosacea simultaneously (and some remedies do help both congruently), it is important to determine your exact skin … Continue reading
< image > Vitamins And Acne < image > Vitamins For Acne - Vitamins are good for your skin. No one can argue with that. The real question is: how good are they? Is there a vitamin out there that can make me blemish-free? We’ve compiled a list of the major skin-helping vitamins and … Continue reading
Acne-and-Birth-Control Acne and Birth Control | Does the Pill Help the Pimples? - Hormones affect your complexion. In particular, your sex hormones (called androgens) have the greatest effect on your sebum levels than any other hormone. Therefore, taking oral contraceptives can indeed clear up your skin, but it’s no guarantee. How does birth … Continue reading
When and Why You Should See A Dermatologist For Acne When and Why You Should See A Dermatologist for Acne - Some people experience the occasional breakout that they spot treat or ignore. Many others deal with a constant struggle to keep their skin clear of acne. This latter group can find some salvation in over-the-counter products, but many consider getting … Continue reading
Pop Bubbles. Not Pimples. How To Pop a Pimple - If your pimple is ready, popping it by hand can expedite the healing process. If the pimple is not ready, you will not only induce more acne in the pores surrounding the pimple, but you can cause permanent damage to … Continue reading