SkinHappy MD telemedicine platform for skincare

Please help us offer customized online affordable care and Rx treatment for 6 common skin conditions that affect thousands daily!

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Project Description

 

SkinHappy MD offers mobile and web applications for skin education, as well as subscription based platform for consumers to receive selective disease consultation, supervision and treatments.   With the eCommerce delivery of SkinHappy MD branded Rx and non-Rx skin care products customers are provided convenient, affordable, customized care. 

The skin care market is fiercely competitive, confusing and misleading.  Major customer confusion: which skincare products are BEST for their particular needs?  How can these be gotten conveniently, affordably, and with trusted professional oversight? 150 Million Americans are afflicted with common skin conditions and over half of US consumers use skincare products daily.  As a society, we are rapidly discovering the many deficiencies of our healthcare system, and are no longer tolerant of the inconveniences, ambiguities, and corporate discrepancies that are being unveiled, particularly when it comes to the costs of prescription drugs. 

 

WHAT MAKES SkinHappy MD DIFFERENT?

 

Professional Oversight  With online care, you receive an AAD board certified dermatologist with 20 years of experience designing your program.  I am not only a very qualified and experienced dermatologist, but I have a PhD too, and unique skills to create products to fit the needs and desires of my patients.  I have also been at the forefront of offering tele-dermatology services, having served as a doctor in the Army providing digital skincare advice to soldiers around the world. Now I’m virtually here for you too!

 

Superior Prescription Medication  I often tell my patients that much of the reason I can get them better is that I have a giant “tool chest” at my fingertips.  Unlike other online platforms, which give you over-the-counter or limited low level prescription ingredients, I customize sophisticated prescription regimens that are targeted to your needs and cost a fraction of what it would cost through insurance or typical pharmacy. I have proudly partnered with a registered 503b drug outsourcing facility, that prepares custom medications within a strict quality controlled environment to guarantee quality, potency, and purity.

Now that’s QUALITY you can’t get anywhere else!

 

Information and Ongoing Education  We live in an information age, and desire to know what we are getting and why.  It has always been my belief:  if a patient knows the basics about their condition and the medications I have chosen for them, they get healthier better and faster.  At SkinHappy MD, we provide ALL of our patient’s basic information, and provide ample access to additional nuggets of information you may choose to access anytime.  There’s nothing like an informed consumer!

 

Service and Partnership. We not only provide you online access for your prescription medications, and deliver these to your doorstep, but we follow your progress, with very specific follow up time points and expectations. We also care about you as a person- and help you manage the mental as well as physical aspects of our skin conditions.   This kind of service cannot be found anywhere else!  In person OR online!

 

Accountability  When you jump onboard with SkinHappy MD, you enter into an actual medical encounter.  You are provided with medical records that are kept and maintained over time.  We take extraordinary measures to ensure the privacy of your health information.  Not only do our doctors access the records, but you can too, though a secure portal accessible only to you.  Private information is PRIVATE, and we provide you the mechanism to keep it this way. 

 

Now THAT’S trusted medical care.  That’s SkinHappy MD.”

 

* Should you be deemed to not be eligible for our online services (some conditions are too severe or need testing done in person), we will direct you to a board certified dermatologist for you to see in person. We will be honest with our patients regarding our abilities to get them better. 

We are seeking funding for the creation of our application platform, which will initially be designed to target acne.  We all know and care about the social anxiety created by uncontrolled skin conditions.  Starting with acne is so important to us because of the devastating toll that acne can have on not just on the physical body but on the emotional side as well.

Our team includes: Dr. Julie Kenner, MD PhD, CEO, founder, and medical/scientific director; Susan Bancroft, web and technology lead; Wendy Brickman, marketing lead.

 

Thank you to all the many supportive patients and friends alike who have encouraged us to reach a wider audience with our services and effective treatments!  We are so grateful for your contributions one and all and look forward to serving your skincare needs!

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long will it take to create the app?   The "beta" version of the app will take 6-8 weeks,  and the follow on.  The native mobile app will take another ~2 months, depending on funding and number of hurdles identified during the beta testing.  The complexity and importance of securing privacy of health information is critical and shortcuts will not be taken.
  • Will the app be available in all States? We will start business in California and Hawaii initially, and then move on to do business in all 50 states.
  • Will the app be available for international clients?  Yes, the app is being built to service national and international clients.
  • I understand you will be starting with treating acne, but when will the final product be ready for the other skin conditions (rosacea, aging, balding, dandruff, facial pigmentation)?  We will move into our other offerings after acne in succession, progressing to rosacea and balding initially, then dandruff, facial pigmentation and finally aging.

 

 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

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2 Supporters
Contribute
$25
Digital Guides from Julie!

Pick your topic: Acne, Sunscreens, Rosacea, Facial Pigmentation, Skin Aging, or How to help your children maintain healthy skin for a lifetime.

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$50
1:1 Virtual Coffee Date

Ask the Dermatologist Anything! Discuss your personal skin care needs over the phone with Dr. Kenner (20 minutes) 

26 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Summer Ready Package

Sunscreen + Lip treatment + Digital Guide on how to treat your skin /understand sunscreens

28 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
4 month subscription to the Acne App

30% savings for signing up in advance!

60 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$150
The Eyes Have It

Nia24 Eye Repair Cream + Lash Enhancing Serum + Guide on how to keep eyes "looking" their best!

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$200
Join the Fight to Combat Emotional Scars

Help promote early treatment of acne to prevent lifelong physical and self esteem scarring; get acknowledged on the SkinHappy MD website! 

3 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
The Body Package

When you work on repairing and rejuvenating your skin, don't forget the skin outside of your face!  For this reward, we have for you a world class moisturizer with alpha hydroxy acids, designed to gently remove dead surface skin, improve the skin pH, and enhance follow-on products.  The follow-on product we include in this package is a unique silky smooth oil emulsion of vitamins A, C, and E, which serves as the skin "fertilizers" to encourage the growth of new collagen and elastic tissue to tighten, and remove skin pigmentation to lighten.  Protect these powerful skin stimulators from the sun, with a sunscreen formula specially picked by Dr. Kenner.  Now get back the neck, arms, hands, and chest you remember!

 

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$350
Hydrafacial MD treament

Hydrafacial MD treatment at the SHMD facility in Monterey, OR an Environ Roll-CIT (Cosmetic Induction Therapy) Needlilng Device plus Hydrading Oil Capsules

7 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$350
The Sporting Man's Skincare Kit

Breathable quick-dry sun cap, a powdered sunscreen that men love and won't get hands greasy or slippery, a specialty cream to combat bruising on arms, and a man-friendly face rejuvenating gel.

3 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$425
Rejuvenation Jumpstart Kit

Great for those who can't come to the SHMD facility! Zoom Cosmetic Consultation session with Julie +Environ C-Quence Youth Essentia- Level 1 (recipient of the 2018 International Top Medical Skin Care Award ), + highest biologically active Vitamin C in the world, + Revival Skin Masque + Hydrating Oil Capsules

6 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$750
BRAND NEW Super Micro-needling

A new painless treatment for acne scarring or rejuvenation that outperforms laser!  Treatment + Homecare Kit + Follow up session with Julie* note- must be able to visit SkinHappy MD clinic!

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$650
Travel the world with lovely skin!

Reward includes a kit filled with the essentials to keep your skin healthy and beautiful where ever you go!  Convenient travel sizes to keep you on the go without compromising quality! This kit includes Environ Hydrating Oil Capsules, Environ body treatment set, Elta sunblock, Nia Cleansing cream, Nia Intense Recovery Complex, Environ Revival Masque, Nia Eye Gel, SHMD Age Expression Eliminator, Beautiful Unisex Travel Kit, Silk Eye Pillow. All products within TSA size regulations, and all compact and ready to go, while not skimping on skin product ingredients or rejuvenation care!

2 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,000
Jawline Rejuvenation with Radiesse

The new extraordinary minimally invasive treatment to combat jowling and marionette lines. A savings of 36%!

2 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward