New App ‘Spruces’ Up Mobile Acne Resources

New App ‘Spruces’ Up Mobile Acne ResourcesA new app called Spruce allows people to seek dermatology treatment via their mobile device.

The app has raised $2 million in seed funding since its launch two months ago.

The telemedicine app, which recently scored some precious digital ink courtesy of Entrepreneur, is free to-download and connects users to a board-certified dermatologist.

For now, it’s only available for California, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania residents.

Users take pictures of affected skin areas and share them with the dermatologist. After answering questions about your current skin condition, acne medication history, medical history, and medication history you pay with your credit card. Within 24 hours you will receive a step-by-step personalized treatment plan with appropriate prescriptions. If you have any questions you can use the app to ask your care provider.

Though the app is free to download the doctor “visit” costs $40 and Spruce does not accept health insurance, so it is out-of-pocket. If you are prescribed medication you are responsible for paying for it at your local Spruce-contracted pharmacy.

Users must also agree to the fine print privacy policy which includes you being at least 18 years old and understanding Spruce is not for 911-worthy medical emergencies.

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