I’ve mentioned this a few times in the past but lately, my skin has been terrible. I suffer from acne on my face and have dealt with eczema on my body since I was a baby. I’ve seen a dermatologist maybe two or three times in my life but never consistently. I wanted to go to a dermatologist because my eczema was getting out of control but the one I’ve gone to in the past was in New Jersey and right now I go to school and work in New York City. It’s annoying to have to go back to NJ (almost 4 hours round-trip) just for a 15 minute appointment. I was about to book an appointment with my normal dermatologist when YoDerm reached out and offered me a free consultation in exchange for an honest review. The concept of an online dermatologist was intriguing and extremely convenient so I decided to try it out. Read more for my YoDerm review + experience!
So, what exactly is YoDerm? YoDerm charges $59 for an online consultation with a real board-licensed dermatologist. All I had to do was input my information and upload a couple photos of the trouble areas of my skin. I did my face (acne) and my hands, back and neck for eczema. After you submit, you wait for the dermatologist to respond with your recommended treatment.
I heard back after a couple of days. YoDerm was really good for my because I already knew the prescriptions I wanted – Differin for acne and a cream for my eczema. You’re able to request prescriptions that you want and if it’s a good fit, the dermatologist will prescribe you them. That’s exactly what happened in my case so it was a pretty seamless experience.
I didn’t want to spend the time or money going to a dermatologist so YoDerm was exactly what I was looking for. It is particularly helpful for getting prescriptions if you already know what you want. I will say, however, that there is not much feedback on your skin itself, just a treatment plan of prescriptions. If you’re looking for more of a back and forth conversation, a traditional dermatologist would be better suited for you. My main concern was just getting prescription medication that I didn’t have access to otherwise so I didn’t mind.
Can an online dermatologist take the place of a real one? In my opinion the answer is yes, but it does depend. With cases like acne and eczema, I believe that it can. These skin conditions are easily identified through pictures and can easily be treated with prescriptions. I hope you found my YoDerm review helpful! I was offered a free consultation in exchange for a honest review. If you’re interested in YoDerm, you can use this link to get $10 off your first consultation!