Our Integrative Dermatology Services
Caring for the Health and Beauty of Skin for over 40 years
The skin is the largest organ of the body and if not seen as part of the overall health and wellness of the patient, important parts of a person’s health maybe overlooked. At its core, integrative dermatology means seeing the skin as part of that greater whole which comprises our bodies, and not just as an isolated organ – both affecting and being affected by the perturbations of internal health. Integrative dermatology combines the best of conventional dermatology as well as emphasizing issues of nutrition, life style, environmental and hormonal imbalances.
Frequently Asked Questions
This section is designed to help answer some of our most frequently asked questions. Still, have a question? Always feel free to give us a call and we'd be happy to get you an answer.
-It is the combination of complimentary medicine with dermatology
-The focus is on looking at the person as a whole, not just a skin condition in isolation
-It involves the use of supplements, vitamins, diet and lifestyle changes alone or in combination with traditional medical treatments
-Any skin condition
-Among the most common are eczema, acne, psoriasis, hair loss, skin aging, and other chronic skin conditions
-We have done a lot of research to find the highest quality supplements and vitamins that are made in the US.
-The supplements and vitamins we recommend are pharmaceutical grade, which means that they are tested to make sure they have the correct ingredients in the correct quantities.
-No. You can discuss supplements, vitamins, diet and traditional medicines with the doctor at your appointment
-Yes, in fact our doctors recommend combinations of supplements, vitamins, diet and traditional medication for most patients and most conditions based on individual needs
For the patient whose skin condition is resistant to conventional therapies, or for the patient who prefers to limit exposure to pharmaceuticals, integrative dermatology uses a diagnostic and treatment system based on the principles of Functional Medicine and can offer an alternative focusing on the unique biology of each patient.
“Functional Medicine is a science-based healthcare approach that assesses and treats underlying causes of illness through individually tailored therapies to restore health and improve function.”
Integrative medicine can be applied to many skin diseases. Examples include acne, skin rashes, hair loss, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, itching and many others. Many hormonal imbalances and internal inflammatory states can cause or at the very least contribute to these skin problems. In summary, integrative dermatology looks at many skin diseases as overall health issues - this is where the difference in approach comes in. The Doctors Farah with their unique combination of excellent dermatologic training, advanced compounding skills, and their use of Functional Medicine principles can offer an alternative when appropriate.
Schedule a Consultation
As you start your journey for better skin or a better body you'll need to schedule a consultation with one of our world-class specialists.
See a Specialist
During the consultation, the doctor will review your individual skin or body needs to provide a recommendation for maximum results
Treatments will vary based on your individual conditions and needs. With over 60 years of experience, we will give you the best care possible.
As you start your treatment, follow-ups may be required. Our goal is to ensure we exceed your expectations as your appearance is a reflection of us.