First of its kind – Instant dermatology at your fingertips with Dr. Derma

Instant dermatology at your fingertips with Dr. Derma
Instant dermatology at your fingertips with Dr. Derma

Johannesburg, 23 July 2021: The good news your skin has been waiting for! Introducing Dr. Derma a practical, convenient and innovative virtual consultation service that allows you to keep your skin in great shape, anytime, from anywhere with the guidance from an expert dermatologist. Circumstances in today’s world can often prevent you from having a direct physical visit with your dermatologist. Dr. Derma has evolved to overcome this problem, providing the necessary assistance in the “new normal”, so you can now connect from your device to safely contact and have a consultation with an expert who will help you from a distance via this web application.

Developed by dermatologists for dermatologists, the application was launched in May 2020 and is the first of its kind in South Africa, allowing patients to receive safe and convenient online treatment. This system has proved to be hugely successful, with incredible stats to prove it. The numbers speak for themselves – since its introduction, Dr. Derma has allowed 10,000+ patients to consult with more than 60 expert dermatologists! If that’s not enough to convince you, check out these incredible figures: 97% of users have received a successful diagnosis, of which 90% have successfully obtained medical scripts, and an impressive 85% of patients have given the service a 5 out of 5-star rating. This service is more than skin-deep. Take it at face value!

Designed for all users and to make life easier, the Dr. Derma application offers an array of appealing features. It can be accessed on any device (iOS or Android) and uses a familiar, user-friendly interface that takes advantage of SMS messaging capabilities. Other noteworthy elements include an AI chat feature, the ability to upload photos or videos, a voice note function and the chance to enjoy in-person consultations. To top off all these bonuses, one receives treatment rapidly, can fulfil scripts and even claim from their medical aid. Consultations can be held via video consultations done through the Dr. Derma video platform.

How does it work, you ask? Nothing could be easier! The prospective patient requests an invitation from the practice via SMS or visit the Dr. Derma website and select an expert dermatologist to assist with their skin needs. Upon receiving a reply, the individual will complete a quick consultation process (5-10 minutes) by providing all the necessary information, such as their medical history, details of their condition, and uploading a photo or even a video to be studied by the dermatologist. Within a short period, the doctor will provide a complete diagnosis which the patient can view at their leisure and then download any applicable scripts and/or treatments. Should a patient require an urgent face-to-face consultation, Dr. Derma will schedule an in-practice appointment.

Looking after your skin is fundamentally important – it is, after all your body’s biggest organ! And now you can do it from anywhere in the country from the comfort of your own home. This revolutionary concept is available to all, is essentially cost-effective, and is now available in South  Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. The most modern technology strictly and securely protects all information, data and payments. So don’t delay and join Dr. Derma for some well-deserved face time!