First Derm, a free iOS and Android teledermatology app that lets patients receive an opinion on any skin ailment from board-certified dermatologists in just 24 hours, has reached an epic app store milestone.
According to a statement provided to mHealthWatch, the app has now reached 100,000 downloads.
First Derm has been extensively researched as a dermatology triage tool. Users anonymously upload two photos, one up close and one overview, along with a description of the skin concern without requiring registration or profile creation.
The app makers say that approximately 70 percent of First Derm’s submitted cases “benefit from over-the-counter treatment if needed, resulting in an effective triage service that saves users time and money in unnecessary medical expenses and unnecessary doctor’s office visits.”
“We’ve empowered the consumer to take a proactive step towards good health, starting with the body’s largest organ, the skin,” says Dr. Alexander Börve, the app’s creator. “As a mobile health CEO, I value the user’s safety and privacy, so each submission is anonymous and clearly provides an informational assessment. First Derm isn’t a substitute for the doctor’s visit, it’s a tool that aids users in progressing along the right timeline for treatment.”