Medically reviewed by Aimee Paik, MD
Written by Annie Lam
Last updated 9/4/2021
Here at Apostrophe, we’re proud to make expert care easy and convenient for all of our patients. Every patient receives personalized treatment plans crafted by board-certified dermatologists. Our goal is to increase access to expert care without sacrificing quality. If you haven’t heard of teledermatology, we’re going to talk about what it is and how dermatologists are able to safely (and effectively) treat your skin online.
Teledermatology is a virtual dermatology service. Telehealth and the idea of seeing doctors online has expanded exponentially due to the COVID 19 pandemic. However, teledermatology has been around for years.
While in-person dermatology visits are important, it can be difficult to access them, especially in rural areas. Telehealth allows patients to get expert treatment for their skin concern from the comfort of their own home.
The advances of teledermatology allow doctors to provide the same care as a regular in-person dermatology provider. At Apostrophe, we are able to expand access to dermatologists to provide expert care to patients nationwide. We are also able to provide affordable treatment options for patients who do not have health care insurance. Technology has come a long way, and we truly believe that teledermatology is the future.
Here’s a derm’s take on teledermatology: “there is a huge access issue when it comes to board-certified dermatologists with long wait times being very common. Through the efficiencies and benefits of teledermatology, we have been able to bust open the door to expert dermatologic care and affordable and effective medications.”
If you’ve ever wondered “how does teledermatology work?” here’s what you need to know. Skin concerns like acne and rosacea can be easily identified and treated virtually through a telederm consult. Our board-certified derms are very well trained in skin and have completed significant medical education. They are able to identify the best treatments for your acne or rosacea.
In their telederm visit, all of our patients submit information about their skin concerns, medical information, and photos of their skin. This information allows our derms to provide a proper diagnosis and create a custom treatment plan that’s right for each patient.
While acne and rosacea are well-suited for the applications of teledermatology, there are other more complex skin concerns that may be better treated with an in-person office visit. Some of these include eczema and skin cancer checks, or another skin issue that may require additional testing. Safety is our top priority, so our dermatologists will refer patients to in-person care if they cannot be safely or effectively treated through our teledermatology service.
If you’re looking for quick, professional, virtual care for a skin condition like acne and rosacea, you’ve come to the right place! All Apostrophe patients receive customized treatment plans crafted by a board-certified dermatologist. We use science-backed ingredients in all of our formulas to ensure your skin concerns are being treated safely and effectively.
At Apostrophe, we offer ongoing support and encourage patients to check in regularly to ensure they’re on the right path. The best part? If you have any questions, you can message your doctor anytime through your patient account!
Skip the waiting room. If you are unable to see a dermatologist in-person or are looking for an easy way to get expert treatment for your skin, look no further. Start your online teledermatology consultation with Apostrophe today for the low cost of $20. We're excited to help you feel confident in your own skin.
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