Have you tried everything, but your face, or even your back and chest, break-out in pimples, pustules, and cysts? Does your skin show signs on scarring and pigmentation?
+ Does Traditional Chinese Medicine really work better than prescription drugs?
Most pharmaceuticals cover-up Acne symptoms. Often, they only last a short period of time because they ignore the root cause of your Acne. Patients usually see their Acne symptoms return -sometimes worse- once they stop taking the conventional prescription drugs.
Herban Dermatology uses herbal medicine that rebalances your body while addressing the root cause of your Acne. Our goal is to bring your skin back to a stable and healthy state that leads to lasting positive change. Each herbal formula is customized to your unique self: addressing your constitution, lifestyle, diet, mental well-being, and your environment. All these factors reflect in your skin and your Acne lesions can tell us a lot about what is going on internally. Pustules can indicate a very different pattern than cystic nodules! A woman with pimples on her chin will receive a different treatment compared to a man with pimples on his forehead. Once we identify the patterns of disharmony, a personalized herbal formula as well as herbal topicals (often herbal washes, oils, masques, and creams) will be administered. The ingredients in your formula will change as the Acne resolves.
+ Why treat my Acne holistically?
Holistic medicine works. The treatments are designed to heal your body from the inside-out, leading to highly effective treatments that last. When the entire body is addressed and balanced, an individual's pattern of Acne resolves -along with other symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, menstrual problems, digestive issues, and many more.
Many people seek alternative treatments for their Acne because the conventional pharmaceuticals prescribed by their MD have not worked and make them feel terrible while taking them. Common Acne medications often cause serious side effects. Isotretinoin (also known on the market as Accutane, Myorisan, Amnesteem, Claravis, Absorbica, and Zenatane) frequently causes rashes, abnormal peeling, photosensitivity, hair loss, and joint pain. Some patients also experience symptoms like depression, inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), and the well known side effect of birth defects in pregnant women and miscarriage. Herban Dermatology works with many patients that are transitioning from Isotrentinoin to an herbal treatment. We work to clear lingering side effects, like hair loss, while treating their Acne.
In some cases, Acne sufferers are prescribed longterm antibiotic regimens to address their lesions which can lead to side effect symptoms such as discoloration of the skin, dizziness, and poor digestion as the antibiotics kill crucial gut bacteria while working to kill the problematic bacteria. With antibiotic resistance becoming increasingly common, patients are turning to natural alternatives to treatment that have few -if any- side effects. Chinese herbal medicine effectively kills the bacteria that leads to Acne, Propionibacterium acnes (P. Acnes).
+ How long will my Acne treatment take?
+ How much herbal medicine will I be taking
+ Will I need Acupuncture?
+ How much will my Acne treatment cost?
+ How do I get started?