The skin, our body’s largest organ, serves multiple crucial functions. It acts as a shield against microbes, helps regulate body temperature, and allows us to perceive the world around us. Comprising three main layers — the epidermis (outer layer), dermis (middle layer), and hypodermis (inner layer) — each layer serves distinct purposes. The epidermis acts as a protective barrier and determines skin color. The dermis produces collagen, facilitates hair growth, provides sensory perception, produces natural oils, and supplies blood. The hypodermis shields muscles and bones from injury while regulating body temperature.

Skin is susceptible to various issues like rashes, dryness, skin cancer, acne, and wrinkles. Internal imbalances can often manifest on the skin’s surface. The condition of our skin significantly impacts how we perceive ourselves and is closely tied to psychological well-being. Nonetheless, self-acceptance and love should not be contingent on appearance.


  1. Acne
  2. Eczema
  3. Psoriasis
  4. Fine Line And Wrinkles
  5. hyperpigmentation
  6. dry skin and scarring


  1. Digestive concerns
  2. environmental factors
  3. autoimmune conditions
  4. diabetes
  5. infections
  6. food allergies
  7. food sensitivities

Naturopathic Approach

The skin is affected by a combination of internal and external factors, including hormone imbalances, environmental influences, digestive issues, stress, inadequate sleep, inflammation, and suboptimal detoxification through the liver, kidneys, GI system, and skin. Naturopathic doctors collaborate with patients to identify the underlying causes of skin issues and assess their impact on other organ systems. The practice of Naturopathic Medicine is centered around uncovering the root causes of diseases and concerns. As you may already know, this approach necessitates a comprehensive investigation involving detailed intake assessments and lab testing.



Dietary Modifications

Functional Foods



Stress Reduction Techniques

Sleep Optimization

Light Therapy

Cosmetic Acupuncture



Frequently Asked Questions

Cosmetic acupuncture, also known as facial acupuncture or an acupuncture facelift, is a non-surgical approach to enhancing the appearance of the skin and reducing signs of aging. Based on traditional Chinese medicine principles, it involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the face and body to stimulate collagen production, improve blood flow, and promote a healthy complexion. This holistic approach considers overall health and aims to balance the body’s energy flow, which is believed to be reflected in the skin’s appearance.

While cosmetic acupuncture offers a more natural alternative to surgical procedures, it requires patience as results are gradual and typically require several sessions over weeks or months. Minimal side effects like temporary redness or bruising may occur. It’s crucial to consult with a licensed and experienced acupuncturist for personalized treatment plans and to manage expectations. Overall, cosmetic acupuncture is a customizable and holistic option for those seeking a non-invasive approach to skincare and anti-aging.

Microneedling is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves using a device with fine, tiny needles to create micro-punctures in the skin’s surface. These controlled injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing process, prompting the production of collagen and elastin, which are crucial for skin elasticity and firmness. This leads to improved texture, reduced wrinkles, and a more even skin tone. Microneedling is often used to address various skin concerns, including scars, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars. It’s considered an effective treatment for hair loss and thinning hair in both men and women.

Supplements can be beneficial for addressing various skin problems. They can complement a balanced diet and provide specific nutrients that support skin health. However, we can tailor a treatment plan that doesn’t include supplements because it’s one of many modalities that we use for treatment

When selecting skincare products, a cautious consumer should consider various factors. They should carefully examine ingredient lists, avoiding known irritants and harmful chemicals. Tailor products to their specific skin type and be mindful of any allergies or sensitivities. Opt for fragrance-free or hypoallergenic options, especially for sensitive skin. Check for adequate SPF in daytime products and be skeptical of overly extravagant claims. Perform patch tests and check expiration dates for safety. Consider ethical and sustainable practices, and consult a professional for personalized recommendations. Finally, balance price with value and rely on trusted reviews and recommendations for informed choices. Remember, individual skin types and preferences play a significant role, so choose products that align with your specific needs.

Breakouts can occur even with a healthy diet due to various factors. Hormonal fluctuations, genetic predisposition, and high stress levels can all contribute to acne, regardless of dietary habits. Additionally, clogged pores, environmental factors, and the use of pore-clogging skincare products can lead to breakouts. While a generally healthy diet is important, specific foods like dairy and high-glycemic options may exacerbate acne in some individuals. Proper skincare routines and avoiding over-cleansing or harsh treatments are also crucial for maintaining clear skin

While specific detox programs may not be essential for optimal skin health, maintaining a balanced lifestyle is crucial. This includes eating a nutritious diet, staying hydrated, limiting alcohol and caffeine, exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep, using sun protection, avoiding smoking and excessive sugar, and managing stress. These habits contribute to overall skin wellness and can help prevent premature aging and skin damage. Remember to consult a healthcare professional before making significant changes to your diet or lifestyle.

Often, patients notice an improvement in skin concerns like acne and eczema once their digestive system starts functioning better. Interestingly, there is something called the “gut-skin axis” which shows an association between microbiome dysbiosis (bacterial imbalance), diet, and skin concerns. The body is interconnected in many ways, so it makes sense that one organ system can influence another.

Yes! for virtual patients, we offer dietary, lifestyle, supplement and topical recommendations of products that have good research backing them up. For in person visits, we offer both facial rejuvenation and cosmetic acupuncture alongside microneedling. Both have been shown to decrease the depth of wrinkles and they also offer other cosmetic benefits.