Online Dermatology

We’re on vacation, and my 10-year-old has poison ivy on his leg!

My hand has a scaly bump, but the dermatologist can’t see me for two months!

I have a new job – no time for doctors, and my lip has a painful cold sore!

 

Need help now? We’ve got you covered! Our secure app lets you consult the dermatologist on your schedule, using your device, no matter where you are. Just download the DermUtopia™ app, submit your case – day or night – and get answers from the doctor within 48 hours.

About Online Dermatology

Virtual dermatology consultation – also known as teledermatology – is proven to be a successful way to serve patients with non-emergency concerns efficiently and effectively. We created DermUtopia™ so those who need care can connect with a U.S. board-certified dermatologist in a convenient, timely and often cost-saving way.

Our company’s guiding principles are to

  • Extend non-emergency medical care by a U.S. board-certified dermatologist to more people with skin conditions, including acne, rashes, rosacea, shingles, eczema and hair loss;
  • Protect the privacy of patients during online dermatology consultations with a secure HIPAA-compliant application;
  • Improve access to care for patients who do not have a conveniently-located dermatologist;
  • Reduce wait time for consultation with a dermatologist;
  • Provide care to patients in underserved areas where there is a shortage of dermatologists;
  • Offer accurate information and diagnoses that avoid unnecessary medications and procedures;
  • Aid in diagnosing potentially life-threatening conditions early (e.g., pre-cancerous skin lesions or melanomas); and
  • Perform early treatment of conditions that can benefit greatly from early intervention, such as infections, drug rashes and shingles.

Online Dermatology

 

THREE EASY STEPS

We can evaluate and treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, rosacea, hair loss and rashes, as well as concerns about new growths and moles. Our user-friendly application allows you to submit your case for an online visit with a U.S. board-certified dermatologist.

1. Create your account.

Download the DermUtopia app and create an account. Then, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to submit your case.

2. Upload photos and submit your case.

After creating your account, simply upload your photographs and medical history to the secure app to start your consultation with the dermatologist.

Tips for Taking Better Medical Pictures

Use a white background, such as a piece of paper, table or wall;
Choose a room with good lighting;
Check that the lens on your phone is clean;
Stay still when taking the photograph, or have someone else take the picture for you; and Take more than one picture of the same area.

3. Pay online using the payment link. Then, get answers!

You will receive a confirmation email, which includes a link to the payment process. The dermatologist will review your case and respond within 48 hours. And, if the treatment plan includes a prescription, you can pick up the prescribed medicine at your preferred pharmacy.

DOWNLOAD THE APP

After creating your account, simply upload your photographs and medical history to the secure DermUtopia app to start your consultation with a qualified and experienced dermatologist. This hassle-free and user-friendly application allows you to address skin problems online, on your schedule. You can save time and money, too. Get started with DermUtopia today.

DermUtopia app provides access to dermatologists online
DermUtopia app provides access to dermatologists online

Meet Dr. Dintiman

Dr. Dintiman has more than 30 years of experience in medical dermatology and cosmetic procedures. She prides herself on treating patients as individuals, offering a caring environment and the latest in research-based, innovative medicine.

She listens to what a patient is hoping to achieve – whether a small change to a problem area, such as crow’s feet, or a larger plan for overall anti-aging treatment – and recommends only vetted procedures that get results. She likes to discuss with patients the best and safest ways to achieve aesthetic goals from their perspective, so they become the best versions of themselves through their eyes, not her own. Her philosophy is to enhance and preserve unique beauty and attractiveness, not detract from it.

“Dermatology requires listening to and understanding your patients, as well as being committed to clinical medicine and cosmetic treatment,” Dr. Dintiman notes. “I’ve always believed some things don’t go out of style: being on the cutting edge of knowledge and skill, advocating for medical and cosmetic advancements and – most important – giving patients of all ages a truly care-based experience.”

Click  here to read more information about Dr. Dintiman.

Testimonials

Read our client testimonials below:

Dan C.

"I woke up, out of town, with swollen and itchy eyes. This app was recommended to me so I downloaded it and found the steps easy to follow. I completed the questionnaire and sent 3 pictures of my face."

L. S.

"This app was very easy to use and took no time at all to answer the questions and send pics. I used this app to successfully treat a nail fungus that I was unable to get rid of previously. I had tried multiple over the counter meds as well as prescription meds through another derm with no luck and it was always a hassle to get an appt. This was SO much more convenient and simple! Very straightforward treatment and messages from Dr. Dintman. The messages can also be sent to your email address, which was helpful. Will use again!"

Alyssa C.

"Dr. Dintiman has been phenomenal through Dermutopia. She was able to diagnose my condition through pictures alone, where general practitioners had failed in person. I've been able to have thorough online checkups with my dermatologist without the weeks long wait. Prescriptions are immediately sent to my local pharmacy. The price for one consultation is so affordable- and I was not continually charged for each question and concern I had. This is a phenomenal service with outstanding quality care. "

Lhokiet

"I used this app because I had a question about a mole and I struggle to find the time to go see a doctor unless absolutely necessary. It was really easy to sign up and go through the steps for submission!"

BMead555

"This app is awesome! It's great for when you need skin care help and can't wait to get in, in person with a doctor. It's so easy - you simply enter your information/upload pictures and you get the help you need without a long wait."

love2smile1988

"This app was very easy to use and took no time at all to answer the questions and send pics. I used this app to successfully treat a nail fungus that I was unable to get rid of previously. I had tried multiple over the counter meds as well as prescription meds through another derm with no luck and it was always a hassle to get an appt. This was SO much more convenient and simple! Very straightforward treatment and messages from Dr. Dintman. The messages can also be sent to your email address, which was helpful. Will use again!"

REDSKIN88FAN

"I had a terrible rash and no time to go to the derm because I was on business travel. The push notifications made it easy for me to see that my case had been submitted and looked at! I had an answer and meds sent to the pharmacy within 6 hours! The doctor also sent me a message to see if I was getting better. Definitely give this a try! Beats going to the ER or waiting weeks for an appointment."

MYSTERY RASH? WE CAN HELP!

We can use photos like this to understand exactly your condition in a fraction of the time.

Cost and Insurance

How much does a DermUtopia consultation cost?

A DermUtopia online consultation with a board-certified dermatologist costs $69 per consultation. Our service is a qualified expense for health savings accounts (HSAs). Compare this with a typical in-office dermatologist visit, which can cost as much as $200 and can take months to schedule.

Does DermUtopia accept insurance?

DermUtopia does not take insurance at this time, but we do provide the appropriate diagnosis and office visit codes. This means that you can submit your consultation to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA) and/or insurance company. Increasingly, employers and health plans are adding telehealth as a benefit, but that does not guarantee that insurance companies will accept the submission. Check with your insurance provider to be sure.

Is my medication covered by insurance?

Yes. Prescriptions from DermUtopia are the same as prescriptions from an in-person doctor visit. So, if you have insurance coverage for medications, then your prescription will be covered. We also send prescriptions to affordable compounding pharmacies, such as Skin Medicinal and Hair Stim.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why should I use DermUtopia online?

DermUtopia online offers an affordable and efficient way to provide consultations for non-emergency skin-related concerns through a user-friendly and secure application.

What if I have problems submitting my case?

Contact Support@dermutopia.com.

What are the advantages to using DermUtopia online?

If you have a non-emergency, yet concerning skin issue or want a second opinion, the dermatologist can provide a diagnosis and treatment recommendations in a timely way so you can avoid waiting multiple weeks or months for an in-person office visit. The convenience of this secure application also reduces expensive or time-consuming transportation to the office, which increases access for patients and often makes treatment more affordable.

Use DermUtopia online, for example, when

  • You need answers fast;
  • There’s a long wait time until the next available in-office appointment;
  • You’re on vacation;
  • You can’t miss work or school;
  • You need refills for acne medications, cold sore treatment or hair loss treatments;
  • You have no insurance, limited insurance coverage or insurance with a high deductible;
  • Your schedule is overbooked and time is precious;
  • You’re taking care of young children;
  • There’s no dermatologist nearby;
  • You have transportation difficulties or a family member who cannot travel; and/or
  • You want a second opinion on a diagnosis or treatment plan.

Will a doctor evaluate and provide the consultation?

Yes, a U.S. board-certified dermatologist will review and respond to your case.

Is it safe and secure?

Yes, we use a HIPAA-compliant and secure server for DermUtopia. No personal information is saved to your computer or mobile device, allowing you to complete a consultation anytime, anywhere and on any device. Only you and your dermatologist have access through the secure cloud system.

How much does DermUtopia online cost?

The standard consultation fee is $69. If you receive a discount code, you will be able to enter that code at the time of payment.

When do I pay for the online consultation?

After completing and submitting the consultation questionnaire on the DermUtopia app, you will receive a confirmation email saying that your case has been sent to the dermatologist. This email includes a link to the payment process.

Does my insurance cover the DermUtopia online consultation?

DermUtopia does not take insurance at this time, but we do provide the appropriate diagnosis and office visit codes. This means that you can submit your consultation to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA) and/or insurance company. Increasingly, employers and health plans are adding telehealth as a benefit, but that does not guarantee that insurance companies will accept the submission. Check with your insurance provider to be sure.

How long does it take to get an answer to my case submitted online?

Every patient is important to us, and therefore, we examine each online consultation thoroughly before submitting a response. The estimated wait time for a response is 48 hours.

Will I require an in-person visit?

If further evaluation or a biopsy is required, the dermatologist will advise you to make an in-person follow-up appointment with a local physician soon after the consultation.

In this case, we encourage all patients to schedule a follow-up visit with a local dermatologist or primary care physician between 30 and 60 days of the DermUtopia online consultation. The DermUtopia online consultation will be available as a PDF document for each patient to save, as well as take to a local doctor in order to keep medical records current and promote continuity of care.

In some cases, a live consultation will be recommended to better evaluate your skin problems. This live consultation can be scheduled and performed through a HIPAA-compliant live interactive site, at an additional cost.

Do I need to pay for a consultation if I only need prescription refills?

Yes, your initial consultation covers communication and treatment for 30 days. You will need to do a new visit and pay for follow-up. Look for promotional codes on our Facebook page and Instagram account.

Why It Works

With increased wait time for in-office visits, higher gas prices and reduced distribution of specialists throughout Virginia and Maryland, the founders of DermUtopia felt strongly that an innovative telehealth program was essential to offering dermatology care to patients in the metropolitan area.

Our reliable and secure application, along with other live-interactive programs, allow you to consult with a U.S. board-certified dermatologist anytime, anywhere. Just by downloading the app, snapping a picture of a concerning area of skin and uploading all photographs and patient medical history, patients can interact with a qualified and experienced dermatologist. It’s hassle-free, user-friendly, convenient, timely and often saves money, giving you more precious time to go about life normally, without disruptions.

Get In Touch With Us

This form should not be used to relay medical information. It is provided to send NON-MEDICAL QUESTIONS ONLY. All medical questions and information should be submitted after you download the DermUtopia app, register and submit your case on the HIPAA-compliant platform.

If you live in metropolitan Washington, D.C., and would like to make an in-person appointment with Dr. Brenda Dintiman, please call (703) 229-2544. And, for more information about Dr. Dintiman’s practice, visit her website

Dermatology Appointment in Northern Virginia

If you live in metropolitan Washington, D.C., and would like to make an in-person appointment with Dr. Brenda Dintiman, please call (703) 229-2544.

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