Dermatology Mobile Apps: How Do They Work?

The Global Beauty & Wellness Awards Team is constantly searching for innovations and industry best practices to inspire like-minded professionals and curious consumers. Now, in this post, we have compiled a few dermatology mobile apps and their uses, which might be interesting to you.

In the current digital era, it is not a surprise that technology is taking over our lives. Further social media and entertainment, smartphones are becoming essential for some other processes and practices, and when it comes to dermatology and skincare, there have been several innovations in making our life easier and more practical.

In dermatology, there has been a huge growth in mobile applications. According to a study published in 2017, there was an 80.8% percent growth from 2014, which is quite understandable. With these innovations and a fast internet connection, databases, disease guides and orientation from health care professionals are just a tap away from us.

What these dermatology apps usually do is provide a guide based on the patient’s symptoms. They can offer an instant diagnosis or assessment using smart algorithms or a professional’s advice. The methodology varies depending on the app, so we will give you a few examples of them, and hopefully, you can find the most convenient for you.

  1. iDoc24

This dermatology app provides you with a service in which you can ask an online dermatologist about any concern regarding your skin. All you have to do is snap a picture of your concern, fill out your symptoms, and wait 24 hours until a specialist responds. The medical consultation is completely anonymous and it ensures industry-grade security standards. With offices in the USA and Sweden, iDoc24 offers its service in more than 160 countries and it’s available in 7 languages.

  1.  First Derm

The First Derm app enables you to screen for 43 types of skin diseases and gives you an answer within a second. It offers an interface when users can upload an image and get an instant answer on what type of skin disease they have.

All you have to do to use this app is take two pictures of the affected area, fill out your information, pay the case fee, and save your case number. Your case will be sent to a licensed professional and he will carefully review it anonymously. You will receive an answer within the next 24 hours with the possible identity and treatment choices for your skin condition.

3.Cureskin

Cureskin can diagnose six types of common skin conditions: pimples, acne, scars, dark spots, pigmentation, and dark circles. It has a similar method as the previous ones, as you must take a photo of your problem, a personal dermatologist will review it and you will get a recommended skincare routine tailored to your skin needs. What is different about Cureskin is that it pays attention not only to your skin but also your lifestyle. Moreover, once you are satisfied with the eight-week skin regimen designed for you, you can get it delivered all the way to your home.

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January 8, 2015
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