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What is Functional Dermatology?
At Newbridge, we offer a unique, natural, and holistic approach to skincare that incorporates conventional and alternative strategies to address a wide range of skin conditions. Within the core principles of functional medicine, we recognize everything that happens within the body as being interconnected. Each individual’s unique biochemistry, gut microbiome, age, hormone profile, and diet and lifestyle will impact how symptoms and diseases progress. In Functional Dermatology, we focus on understanding the whole person and the interplay of all these factors underlying skin conditions.
What Conditions Do We Commonly Treat?
- Bullous Pemphigoid
- Hidradenitis suppurativa
The Power Of Functional Dermatology
In Functional Dermatology, we understand many skin conditions are a result of physiological imbalances within the body. We strive to identify and address those imbalances causing chronic inflammation. Most conventional approaches to skin conditions artificially block inflammatory pathways with pharmaceuticals, which may cause harmful side effects. However, our functional and integrative approach to skincare supports the body’s ability to naturally regulate inflammation to alleviate physical symptoms. We adopt a more holistic approach that incorporates diet, environment, and lifestyle, to encourage healing from within.
Heal With Newbridge
We emphasize treating the whole person. Instead of just treating the symptoms at the surface of the skin, a functional approach will look deeper for the root cause underlying the symptoms and work to heal from within. After taking a careful and detailed history, your Newbridge practitioner will create a personalized wellness plan that fits well with your lifestyle.
Treatment plans for skin conditions typically blend addressing, gut health and nutrition, possible environmental exposures to toxins, molds, and heavy metals, and supporting detox pathways and healthy lifestyle choices.
Individualized skin care wellness plans could include:
- Clinical nutrition and dietary changes
- Specialized and personalized lab testing
- Clean beauty products and proper sun protection
- Incorporating herbal products
- Nutritional supplements and probiotics
- Restorative and regenerative sleep
- Stress management strategies
- Encouraging supportive relationships