One of the great success stories of the pandemic was the rise in telemedicine. Telehealth enables patients and clinicians to connect virtually over Zoom or healthcare apps. Patients get the convenience of seeing a doctor without having to take time off work, travel out of their way, or rearrange childcare. And doctors benefit from better appointment attendance, resulting in less wasted time and shorter waitlists.
Telehealth had already been around for several years before the COVID-19 pandemic, but it was during 2020 that it really took off. Many simple appointments and consultations can be held virtually with no negative impact on patient care. In fact, keeping sick and contagious people away from each other by doing away with the doctor’s waiting room can help reduce infections and keep people healthier.
Telehealth isn’t only useful when you need to speak to your primary care physician. It’s also a good way to speak to specialists such as dermatologists. Qyral, the leading personalized skincare brand, realized the potential of telemedicine to provide even more beneficial products for its customers. That’s why Qyral introduced its flagship telederm services, offering customers the opportunity to consult with board-certified dermatologists about their skincare needs and receive custom-compounded, prescription-strength products to tackle their specific skincare needs.
“We’re doing something that’s never been done before. Qyral’s revolutionary approach can effectively diagnose and treat skincare conditions that lack traditional OTC or cosmetic solutions,” says company founder Hanieh Sigari.
The mass-market skincare industry has long followed a one-size-fits-most product methodology. Whether there are four or five or seven or more skin types largely depends on which brand’s marketing campaign you listen to, although most agree that skin can be oily, dry, sensitive, mature, or some combination thereof. Despite this, you don’t have to look far to find consumers disappointed with products that were touted as suitable for their skin type.
The truth is skin is complicated stuff, and caring for it is trickier than matching it to a broad type. Your skin’s needs are based on your genetic makeup and a range of environmental factors. Dry skin needs greater support in arid environments, for example, but that off-the-shelf product doesn’t adjust the formulation depending on where it’s sold.
Qyral does. The company custom formulates its products based on each customer’s skincare concerns — including factors like dryness, oil production, premature aging, and sensitivity — and for environmental variables such as the climate you live in or if you’re pregnant or menopausal. Each formulation is as unique as the person it’s created for, based on their own specific needs. “The great thing about our process is Qyral products grow and change with our customers,” Sigari explains. “We reformulate to match your age and lifestyle, so our products never stop working.”
Now, with the introduction of telemedicine, Qyral is able to offer customized, prescription-strength treatments to common skincare ailments like acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and hyperpigmentation.
Treating these conditions effectively often requires the care and experience of a dermatologist, but the average wait time can span months, even in major metropolitan areas. In rural communities, access to professional skincare clinicians can be almost impossible to find. Even when patients can find a dermatologist, they face an uphill challenge receiving insurance coverage as many insurers class even debilitating skincare conditions as cosmetic, ignoring the significant psychological toll they can take on patients.
Through its telehealth services, Qyral seeks to democratize dermatology and make prescription-strength skincare products available for everyone. Customers get year-long access to a board-certified doctor for less than the cost of an ordinary copay, and Qyral’s compounding pharmacy produces customized prescription products at a fraction of the cost of a traditional pharmacy.
“None of this would be possible without the recent advancements in telehealth technology,” Sigari says. “These developments are helping us to change so many lives for the better.”
To learn more about Qyral’s telehealth services, visit Qyral.com.