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Over 20,000 cases answered


Take two pictures of your skin problem and describe your symptoms using the form on our app or web form.


Securely pay the dermatologist fee by credit card. With First Derm your data is completely anonymous and secure.


Within 24 hours a board-certified dermatologist will reply with professional information about your condition.


80% of our users get better with over the counter medication. 20% need further testing, treatment and get a prioritized appointment within a week instead of waiting the average 30 days.


The average wait to see a dermatologist in the US is 29 days. Ask our dermatologists for peace of mind in just hours.

Skin problems are very common with children. Our dermatologists will give you the information you need for next steps and peace of mind as a parent.

First Derm is available wherever you are. Ask our dermatologists when you’re on the go.

Below you can read what some of our users thought was great about the service.

profile3“Rather than dealing with the hassles of seeing a doc in person, I went the app route. The results were…surprising. I think the entire “visit” took about 5 minutes.”

by Rick Broida, CNET. Read more here.


profile3“Your only real option up until now has been to wait it out, hope it goes away or schedule a doctor’s visit if it seems bad. Submit it to a team of board certified dermatologists.”

by Sunshine Dad. Read more here.


profile3“So, is the service useful? In our case, as hovering parents, sure! For a patient who thinks they may have basal cell carcinoma and needs a quick opinion of whether to see a Dr, absolutely! “

by Rick Broida, Healthcare Interoperability. Read more here.


Meet the Dermatologists

First Derm is available wherever you are. Your case will be answered by a top board-certified dermatologist in your area. Together the dermatology team speaks 6 languages and has helped users from 160 countries. Meet a few of them here.

Dr. John Paoli

Dr. Camila Hörfelt

Dr. Brian Matthys

Dr. Vicky Jolliffe

Why use First Derm?

Experts at your fingertips

For many skin problems a visit to the dermatologist is not necessary, but some should be checked out immediately. Our dermatologists will help you decide on the appropriate next steps for your skin issue.

Save Time

The average wait time to see a dermatologist is 29 days. With First Derm you get an answer within 24 hours.

Save Money

Asking a First Derm dermatologist starts at $40, compared to the average cost of $120 for a dermatologist visit.

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