Bausch Health Companies Inc and its dermatology business, Ortho Dermatologics, announces the launch of a new telemedicine platform on

The enhanced website will offer patients the ability to consult with a health care professional, order and potentially receive a prescription on-demand for many of the branded dermatology products available in the program, according to a media release from the company.

“At Ortho Dermatologics, we understand that patients with certain skin conditions, particularly acne and fine lines and wrinkles, can face multiple barriers to getting the skin care treatments they need,” Bill Humphries, president, Ortho Dermatologics, says in the release.

“By providing an on-demand solution where patients can conveniently consult with a medical professional online, order our clinically proven medicines directly, and receive prompt delivery, we believe we can deliver the best possible experience and access for patients.”

To use the new telemedicine service on, patients are required to submit a photo of their skin-related need and other information on their health, medical history and lifestyle via their mobile device or desktop. Once the submission is placed, which takes approximately 3 minutes, the patient will receive an email confirmation stating that their submission is being reviewed by a health care provider.

Typically within 24 hours, the health care provider will either provide the patient with a prescription for one of the company’s branded prescription products available on the site, based on the assessment by the health care provider, or recommend the patient visit a board-certified dermatologist if the skin condition warrants an in-person consultation.

To help these patients connect directly to a board-certified dermatologist, the site will feature a direct link to the American Academy of Dermatology Association’s Find a Dermatologist locator, the release continues.

[Source(s): Bausch Health Companies Inc, PR Newswire]