Acne vulgaris holds a unique place in the realm of cosmetic dermatology, as it is often experienced as much more than simply a ‘skin’ concern, but rather that of an aesthetics concern. As such, outside of managing the signs of skin aging, acne treatment is one of the most sought-after services in an aesthetics practice. Our goal in this course is to complement, yet extend beyond, the standard ‘textbook’ Naturopathic approaches to managing acne.
With a primary focus on topical therapies, this course is designed to provide a variety of unique facets for acne care in your Naturopathic Aesthetics practice, including:
-Assessment tools to establish and monitor acne lesion severity, sebum severity, clinical photography tips, and patient-experience measures;
-To determine those acne-appropriate types of skin cleansers, moisturizers, serums, toners, spot-treatments, and oil-absorbing products;
-Recommendations for frequency of skin cleansing;
-To explore the acne-related research behind, and methods to maintain, an optimal skin barrier, skin pH and skin microbiome;
-A detailed review of both established cosmeceutical ingredients (including retinoids, salicylic acid and tea tree oil), as well as emerging cosmeceutical ingredients (including ceramide-based topicals, niacinamide, topical probiotics, and Vitamin C) for acne treatment;
-A review of unique oral supplements to consider (including probiotics and green tea).
This course will also provide a series of quick-reference charts outlining those cosmeceutical ingredients to consider for managing: skin oiliness; reducing inflammation; preventing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (at the spot of previous acne lesion); and in managing skin erythema and sensitivity.
Offers a video preview of course
Build-Your-Own Bundle with other courses
Includes 'As a Thank You' donation
Accredited in certain Canadian & US Jurisdictions:
Approved for 3.5 Category A credits
(via College of Naturopaths of Ontario)
Approved for 3.5 General credits
(via Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine)
Accreditation for Naturopathic CE credits (US states and/or Canadian provinces) will vary with each site courses are available on. Each site sets the general and promotional pricing (if offered) in $USD or $CDN. Please verify details with each of the sites.