A Review of Hylamide HA Blur by Deciem

After reading many positive reviews I had to give this Deciem Hylamide product a try. Deciem is the same company that makes The Ordinary products, and I liked the few that I have tried. This is called a “finisher”, but the description of the product indicates many other ways that it can be used. The overall effect should be a “blurring” of imperfections for a flawless finished look.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I love answering Pre-PA questions. I invite any and all inquiries, and for that reason I do get a lot of them and understandably many asking the same questions. Because it’s time consuming to individually respond to each question and because I often give the same response, I decided to make a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) blog post.

How Family Medicine Prepared Me for Dermatology

I worked as a physician assistant (PA) in family medicine for 3 years prior to becoming a dermatology PA. Dermatology was always my ultimate goal, but I wanted to broaden my knowledge in general medicine before specializing. I thought that family medicine would be a good way to do that, and it absolutely was! And now that I am working in dermatology I can reflect on how it prepared me for this specialty as well.

Glycolic Acid 101

Glycolic acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) that is used for gentle exfoliation of the skin surface. It’s derived from cane sugar. It works by breaking down the cohesiveness of the outermost layer of skin, the stratum corneum, to reveal a newer and healthier skin layer that is smooth and more evenly toned.

PAs Are Creative, Too!

In honor of PA week 2017 and the 50 year anniversary of the field, I collaborated with Medelita to highlight this unique group of individuals and explain the ways in which PAs are creative beings.

New Grads in Family Medicine

This post is for those who are considering a job in family medicine straight out of PA school. I started my first job 3 years ago in family medicine. I spent one year at the first practice, and I have been at my current practice in family medicine for 2 years.

Writing the Personal Statement

Word on the street is that CASPA opens up in a few days! I’m feeling really old because I submitted my applications back in 2011, so I couldn’t tell you much about CASPA.  I do want to help pre-PAs in any way I can though, and writing has always been my forte. So I am going to give some advice about the personal statement.

New Acne Product ALERT!

I recently was snooping around my little sister’s products, and I saw Differin gel, which I always knew to be a prescription-only acne medication. I assumed she saw a dermatologist who prescribed it to her. But she told me that she purchased it at Target!

All About The Pill

Oral contraceptive pills, more commonly known as birth control pills, are a widely used and very effective way to prevent pregnancy. They work by preventing ovulation, which is the time during your cycle when a mature egg is released from the ovary and made available to become fertilized.