First Derm: Online Dermatology

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About this app

Dermatology Online: First Derm offers human-centric insights straight from real dermatologists.

It's a level of personal touch and expertise that AI Dermatologist tools simply can't replicate.

First Derm quickly connects you to a Dermatologist on the go. Address that spot or rash anytime, without the wait or hassle of in-person dermatology appointments.

Our board-certified dermatologists on First Derm not only bring years of hands-on experience but have also undergone over 10 years of specialized training at premier medical institutions. Vetted by a senior medical advisory board, they have attended to a wide range of skin issues, from common rashes to serious skin diseases. This ensures that you receive a level of care rooted in deep expertise and rigorous training. Research shows a Dermatologist is still superior to an AI Dermatologist

How First Derm Works
Simply take a picture of your skin, fill out the form, and send it to our team of board-certified dermatologists. Your information will always be kept anonymous and secured.

A dermatologist will get back to you with
-the likely skin condition
-instructions on what to do next
-over-the-counter medication (if applicable)

Your dermatology consultation starts at $34.95 (€25/ £20)

Capabilities of Online Dermatologist

- Skin & Hair Care: Consultation for all skin types, conditions, and expert advice for maintaining healthy hair
- Bug Bite Identifier: Quick insights to distinguish and manage insect bites effectively
Rash Identifier: Pinpoint the cause of rashes and receive guidance on treatment
- Skin Cancer Detector: Detect worrisome spots for potential skin cancers
- Mole Checker: Evaluation of moles for any signs of abnormality
- STD Consultation: Discreet and professional advice on sexually transmitted diseases and conditions

On average over 70% of cases submitted to First Derm can be treated with over-the-counter medication, potentially saving you an unnecessary visit to the doctor.

For more serious cases, our dermatologists may recommend a face-to-face consultation with a local dermatologist, which could potentially fast-track your visit.

With over 200,000 successfully reviewed cases, First Derm offers expertise on a range of skin concerns.

Skin Conditions & Rashes:
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Contact Dermatitis
Skin rash
Dry skin, chapped skin

Infections & Bites:
Cold Sores (Herpes labialis, typically caused by HSV-1)
Bug bites / insect bite-related rashes
Athlete's Foot (Tinea pedis)
Folliculitis (ingrown hair)

Hair & Scalp Concerns:
Hair loss, alopecia
Dandruff, Seborrheic Dermatitis
Wrinkles and anti-aging skincare

STDs & Related Conditions:
Genital herpes (typically caused by HSV-2)
Other STD (sexually transmitted disease) / STI (sexually transmitted infection)

Serious Skin Conditions:
Skin cancer, moles, changing moles, melanoma, actinic keratosis

Livedo reticularis
Hives (Urticaria)
Intradermal nevus

First Derm - Your telehealth partner in dermatology, not only provides online consultations but also features to locate a dermatologist, pediatrician, or pharmacy near you.

Plus, with an answer from First Derm, our users see a dermatologist two weeks faster than the US average of 32 days.

This dermatology service is globally accessible, with our team offering services in 7 languages and reaching over 160 countries worldwide.

Quick Guide to Using First Derm
-Download the dermatology app: No account creation required! Your identity remains anonymous
-Take two clear photos of the affected area and fill out a short medical intake form
-Pay the case fee based on your desired response time. (8, 24, or 48 hours)
-Save your unique 8-digit case number and use it to read your results

Insights from First Derm’s dermatology experts are for informational purposes only, offering peace of mind and next steps. Since you’re anonymous, it's not a diagnosis or treatment plan.
Updated on
Mar 5, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

198 reviews
March 30, 2021
I've been struggling with a skin issue for 2 years. My Dermatologist is unreachable/expensive, and online searches yielded nothing close to what I was experiencing. FINALLY I got my answer! It's been about a week, and using their recommended treatment, the issue is almost completely gone. So happy I can feel comfortable in a swimsuit. Extra advice though; it might not show your problem has been answered until you click the case file. If you're waiting for an answer, click the file to check!
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jkt vishwanath
March 13, 2024
Really useful app. Best thing is I got a clear and effective guidance from a Dermatologist with just a few taps. Timely and life saving!
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Samantha Oakes
November 16, 2023
It's great for what it is. A little expensive and they don't allow you to upload pictures so, to me, the pictures I had to take through the app lost quality. Quick response though
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iDoc24 Inc
November 21, 2023
Hi. Thanks for your positive review. What our dermatolgosit get at our end is the original image, however it is made smaller in the app. The most important is that the picture is in focus and in natural lighting. We offer 3 price ranges to adapt to our customers, it is very difficult to get dermatologists to answer cases at lower price points. /M

What's new

Fixed payments (5.3.8)
Improvements in design for online dermatology
Compatibility fixes
New security features