Have you ever heard the phrase "healthy skin starts within"? The ingredients that you put in your body matter as much as, if not more than, the cleansers and cosmetics that you apply topically.
Dr. Liz Orchard works with patients struggling with acne to help them find a combination of diet, supplements and natural skin care products that work well with the whole body. The result is healthier skin as well as enhanced overall vitality.
Her approach is not only gentle and natural but also strives to address the potential root causes of problem skin. She uses her expertise and experience treating various types of hormonal and digestive disorders to help her patients identify key underlying issues that may be causing skin inflammation and acne.
What to Expect:
1) Skin and Health Assessment: The process typically starts with a thorough evaluation of your skin health and overall health (past and present) as well as discussion about current diet and skin care regimen or medications/supplements you are currently taking or have previously tried.
2) Lab Testing: Your doctor will discuss whether or not she recommends any lab testing to better understand the causes of your skin concerns. Food intolerance testing (to look for specific foods that might be triggering breakouts) is often recommended to help determine the ideal diet for your skin. Hormone testing to look for excess or deficiency of key hormones (such as testosterone and DHEA) is also commonly recommended.
3) Your Skin Care Plan: The doctor will work with you to create a Skin Care Plan unique to your body. Your plan will include nutritional recommendations, insights about your topical skin care regimen, and instructions about which natural medicines might be the most beneficial for your skin and body type.
4) Follow Up Care: At follow-up visits your doctor will to monitor your progress, review any newly completed labs, and determine if any changes to your Skin Care Plan are needed for optimal results.
Please see “Naturopathic Care” for visit information and fees.
For an appointment, book online or call (612) 440-7710.