What is functional dermatology?

What is functional dermatology?

At Newbridge we offer a unique, natural and holistic approach to skin care 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 is interconnected. Each person’s biochemistry, gut microbiome, age, gender, and lifestyle choices impact how symptoms and diseases progress. In functional dermatology, we place a special emphasis on understanding the whole person and the interplay of diet, environment and lifestyle on skin conditions. 

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, but can cause harmful side effects. However, with an integrative approach to skin care, we strive to support the body’s ability to naturally regulate inflammation to alleviate physical symptoms. We adopt a more holistic approach that incorporates many facets including diet, environment, and lifestyle and encourages healing from within. 

Heal with Newbridge

We emphasize treating the whole person. Instead of looking at a healing just the symptom, an integrative and functional approach will look for the root cause. After taking a careful and detailed history, the practitioner will create a personalized wellness plan that fits well with your lifestyle. Treatment plans for skin conditions typically blend addressing gut health, environment, UV damage, mold exposure, toxins and heavy metals, and supporting detox pathways, and healthy lifestyle choices. 

Individualized skin care wellness plans could include:

  • Clinical nutrition and dietary shifts  incorporating anti-inflammatory foods
  • Clean beauty products and proper sun protection
  • Incorporating herbal products
  • Nutritional supplements and probiotics
  • Personalized lab testing
  • Restorative and regenerative sleep 
  • Stress management strategies such as mediation and mindfulness
  • Encouraging supportive relationships

What Skin Conditions Do We Treat?

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis 
  • Acne
  • Rosacea 
  • Bullous Pemphigoid

Our Functional Dermatology Nurse Practitioner

Our Functional Dermatology Nurse Practitioner

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Tina Vison, CNP
Functional Medicine
Tina is a functional medicine nurse practitioner who specializes in dermatology with over 8 years of experience.  

Book an Appointment

Our functional dermatology nurse practitioner has years of experience with treating underlying skin conditions. Book an appointment with her today to see how she can help you!