Israeli app seeks to treat acne using selfies


Israel-based MDAlgorithms says it has found a solution to acne, the pimply skin condition that affects 500 million people around the world.

Its MDacne application for mobile phones allows users to get a real-time image analysis of their skin by filling in a questionnaire and taking a selfie.

An algorithm created based on data from hundreds of acne patients then processes the info within the phone, and a customized plan is offered to the user including food and hygiene tips and recommended medications.

The app also offers a monitoring system — or a “selfie tracker” — to check progress.

The user can download the app for free and is able to get an analysis on the severity of the acne and receive a customized and free acne management plan, in addition to a variety of acne treatment options.

MDacne also offers an optional paid premium subscription plan that gives users more features, including dermatologist video tutorials, daily treatment reminders, tips and checkups to monitor and maintain treatment commitment.

 

SHOSHANNA SOLOMON, THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

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