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This online clinic is making dermatology accessible and affordable

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In an age where we’re taking more interest in general skin health, going to see a dermatologist has never been more popular.

With the general interest in skin care and skin health sky rocketing, more and more people are seeking out the help of private dermatologists (and following them on Instagram) in order to help them understand and treat their biggest concerns, as well as being prescribed specific products and routines that’ll eventually lead to glowing skin.

The one major problem, however, is the price of appointments. A single consultation alone can be cost upwards of £200, sometimes more depending whereabouts in the country you are. 

While there’s no denying that it really is money well spent and there’s nothing better than face-to-face time with a derm, it’s not always feasible.

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Now though, thanks to a brand called Dermatica, it’s possible to send photos and have an online consultation with a qualified dermatologist who can assess your skin and prescribe products tailored to you and your concerns.

In short, Dermatica is the UK’s first online online dermatology service that provides tailored, expert, and – importantly – regulated skincare advice and customised medicinal products.

The best thing about it is that it costs just £19.99 per month (+ postage), and the price includes an online consultation and unlimited support, a personalised treatment plan, topical prescription-strength products delivered to your door the next day, daily skincare advice and guidance, and for an additional cost, antibiotics can be prescribed for acne sufferers. There’s also a 30-day money back guarantee.

The Dermatica team is headed up by consultant dermatologist Dr Natalia Spierings, and speaking to Stylist about the service, she said, “It’s an online pharmacy that aims to bridge the gap between the GP and the NHS consultant dermatologist. It provides effective, prescription-based skincare or treatments for people who have acne, anti-ageing type concerns like melasma and pigmentation, and we dabble in lash growth too.”

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The other great thing is that, along with a team of dermatologists, there’s also a team of pharmacists who make the products that have been prescribed. “Dermatica is a brand in itself and creates prescription-compounded products that are sent out to customers,” explains Dr Spierings. “There are certain medicines that are used topically and are prescription-only, and what we do is combine those topicals into one, personalised product.”

That means that prescriptions are completely personalised and each product is made for you on the day of your consultation and is shipped within 24 hours. Each one is around 15g so they fit through your letterbox and, generally speaking, will last around a month.

Getting hold of effective, prescription-strength products that actually work and deliver real results has never been easier – and we’re here for it. 

For more information and to sign up, head to dermatica.co.uk

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Lucy Partington

Lucy Partington is Stylist’s beauty editor. She’s obsessed with all things skincare, collecting eyeshadow palettes that she’ll probably never use, and is constantly on the hunt for the ultimate glowy foundation.

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