CHOOSING THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOUR SKIN CONDITION
We are lucky to live in a time where there are many treatment options for chronic skin conditions. The first step in the treatment of a chronic skin condition is to have it diagnosed, and this is best done through your GP or Dermatologist. Once it is diagnosed your GP or Dermatologist may offer you one of many different treatment options, including topical therapies, UV therapy and/or immunotherapies. But what can you do if these treatments are contraindicated and/or ineffective?
Integrative Dermatology is a practice which recognises the benefits of a holistic approach to chronic skin conditions and comorbidities, and utilises evidence based, natural treatments in addition to diet and lifestyle therapy in order to address both symptoms and triggers. Being integrative, it can safely work in and around existing medications.
A specialist practitioner in Integrative Dermatology is trained to assess the skin condition as well as identify and address the driving triggers behind the condition, which can include diet, stress, allergies, infection and medications to name a few.
How to ensure you are getting the best holistic treatment for your skin condition?
Holistic Dermatology is a complex field which requires specialist training.
There are many complementary practitioners offering skin treatments, however not all complementary practitioners specialise in dermatological conditions.
It is important when seeking a holistic approach to your skin condition to ensure your practitioner has sufficient experience with your condition. Skin is a signalling organ for adverse reactions to medications and this can include natural medications. Therefore seeking treatment at a knowledgeable clinic can help avoid potential reactions and worsening of your symptoms.
What makes the Psoriasis Eczema Clinic Unique?
Our Bayside and Melbourne Integrative Dermatology clinics have proficient and highly knowledgeable practitioners who have a minimum bachelor qualification in Health Science, Nutritional and Herbal Medicines. Clinic founder, Professor Michael Tirant, is also a Full Professor of Dermatology and has dedicated his working life to the research of chronic skin diseases and developed an evidence based protocol to treat a number of conditions including eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne. All practitioners at the clinic have received specialist training in Prof. Tirant’s protocol and are involved in ongoing research and development to ensure patients are receiving the best treatment possible for their skin.
The Psoriasis Eczema Clinic believes in an integrative approach between both holistic and conventional therapies and will support you to find the best, safest and most effective treatments for your skin.