ZappedSkin raises funding for online dermatology service

Charles Wheeldon
May 25, 2022
Dr Ali Jomaa, ZappedSkin
Dr Ali Jomaa

London-based online dermatology start-up ZappedSkin has raised £220,000 from Jenson Funding Partners.

ZappedSkin is a Care Quality Commission-registered teledermatology platform, which provides acne sufferers with video and text consultations with UK-trained consultant dermatologists. Medications and tests are delivered to customers, with treatment options including topical medication, oral antibiotics and isotretinoin.

Launched in 2020 with nine dermatologists, ZappedSkin has undertaken nearly 2,000 consultations and says it doubled its turnover in the first six months from launch.

The healthtech stated it will use the funding for hiring and marketing, for providing remote acne consultation and treatment, and to expand its service to cover the full spectrum of treatment from topical, personalised skin care products, to oral prescription medication, and finally post-Roaccutane aftercare skin maintenance packages, via a subscription model.

Dr Ali Jomaa, co-founder of ZappedSkin, said: “Without the ability to quickly and easily see a dermatologist, patients often go for months or even years without receiving proper treatment for acne, which can have a huge impact on emotional and mental health as well as the risk of causing permanent scarring. Typically, their treatment journey begins with online research, with resources varying in reliability, before trialling over-the-counter skin care products, which are not sufficient in a lot of cases.

“Our mission at ZappedSkin is to help patients get the correct treatment they need much quicker by making the experts easily available to them. We are with our customers throughout their entire journey to acne recovery, as a place they can go to for support, advice, credible information and the treatment of acne.”

Jeffrey Faustin, chief investment officer at Jenson Funding Partners, said: “ZappedSkin has demonstrated a fantastic product-market fit by quickly garnering a large customer base, who were looking for a better way to receive skin care treatment. We are proud to support this team, who are already making a big difference in people’s lives. The platform has a huge amount of potential to expand to other conditions and help even more people with access to the best experts and treatments available.”

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