San Francisco, CA, March 05, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- First Derm, the teledermatology app that allows patients to receive an opinion on any skin ailment directly from board-certified dermatologists in only 24 hours, 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. Nearly 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.
Dr. Alexander Börve, the app’s creator, is a leading mobile health innovator. Börve’s app is a dual Mobiley Award recipient, which recently landed him at the White House to present on the topic of advancing mobile healthcare.
“We’ve empowered the consumer to take a proactive step towards good health, starting with the body’s largest organ, the skin,” said Börve. “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.”
First Derm’s milestone falls concurrently with the company’s presence at this week’s 2015 LaunchFest held at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. First Derm is one of only 45 companies presenting and chosen by the PayPal Blueprint Program to be featured on the product hunt stage.
The app and parent company, iDoc24 are headquartered in San Francisco. First Derm is available for free download for both iOS and Android.
About First Derm
First Derm leads the mobile health revolution by empowering users to submit skin aliments anonymously to board-certified dermatologists with photos and a description from anywhere in the world. First Derm provides triage service, yielding an information-based response and suggested course of action. Since the app can be accessed any time, users receive a reliable review of their ailment directly from a board-certified dermatologist even on holidays and weekends. For more information, please visit http://www.FirstDerm.com.