With such a wide array of topical products on the market directed toward acne management, it can be challenging for healthcare professionals to know where to begin regarding their integration into a treatment plan for their patients. Although a Naturopathic and Integrative approach allows us to effectively coordinate acne care using numerous internal-focused therapies, such as diet and oral supplementation, familiarity with the topical options for acne, many of which include various nutraceutical and herbal agents, is still underexplored. Growing amounts of research demonstrate a key role played by such topicals in acne care, including the appropriate selection of cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens, and cosmeceutical ingredients embedded within such products. While the previous Beyond the Textbook: Managing Acne Vulgaris course* explored the research behind what topical cosmeceuticals can be used in acne management, this course builds upon that information by exploring how to integrate such cosmeceutical products in the form of protocols for various clinical scenarios commonly encountered in acne care.
*NOTE: This course was designed to build upon the information reviewed in the Beyond the Textbook: Managing Acne Vulgaris course. Although it is not required to first take the Managing Acne Vulgaris course, it is highly recommended to do so as a means of obtaining the full breadth of information reviewed.
This course is designed to provide Naturopathic Doctors, Naturopathic students, and healthcare providers with in-depth and easy-to-integrate topical product-based protocols for managing various aspects of acne.
Key aspects reviewed include:
· An overview of key elements and topics relevant to topical acne care
· Topical-focused protocols to be used as adjunctive support to one’s standard Naturopathic/Integrative treatment plan
Each protocol integrates the following:
Who might benefit from this course?
Any healthcare provider who:
(Or 3 payments of $50)
(CDN, GST/HST free)
Approved for 6.0 Category A credits
(via College of Naturopaths of Ontario)
Naturopathic Doctor in British Columbia?
This course is assumed to qualify for Category C credits
(please see CNPBC's CE Requirements webpage for further details)
*Outside of these areas?...
Approval via reciprocity may apply for various jurisdictions; Please verify with your local licensing body if taking this course for CE credit
Student & Early Practice Rates Available
Please send an e-mail to Dr Rob Ayoup ND from the Start Page for further details if you are a Naturopathic student or are in your first three years of practice
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