Acne is not a trivial skin disease: it is a complex inflammatory condition that can be debilitating. I help women and men to live without breakouts in the long-term through a range of holistic naturopathic treatments.
Clear skin = better self-esteem
Acne can be psychologically and physically debilitating, contributing to depression and anxiety. I can help to improve your self-image by treating and managing your acne.
Reduce risk of permanent scarring
Treating your acne through naturopathic supplements and diet and lifestyle changes can significantly reduce permanent scarring and redness which is difficult to treat later.
Treat the root cause of acne
I like to take an inside-out, holistic approach to acne treatment, and employ proven naturopathic techniques to identify and treat the underlying causes of breakouts.
The first step to better skin
Before we meet for the first time, I'll ask you to complete some preliminary health questionnaires and health assessment forms and gather results of any recent medical test results and investigations. This allows me to approach the initial consultation with an awareness of your personal circumstances.
The initial consultation
Our first consultation will dig deep into your overall health to determine the underlying cause of your acne. I’ll explore your period and menstrual cycle, gut health, nervous system and immune system health. I will get a good understanding of your diet and lifestyle and get to know how you live so I can make realistic, achievable recommendations.
We'll have enough time to formulate a detailed plan for the best way to begin right away. We work together to develop a plan that works for you: you'll leave the appointment with some nutritional and lifestyle recommendations to get started on.
Functional testing and treatment plan
Further functional testing may be necessary and I may refer you to your GP for routine pathology if necessary.
Now that you have a treatment plan, you can start implementing my recommendations. I generally allow 3 weeks for this stage, to allow adequate time to see some changes and identify any obstacles. During this time you might need to track your symptoms and menstrual cycle and record a food/lifestyle diary.
Three weeks later we will meet for your first follow-up consultation. By now you will have implemented some of the diet and lifestyle changes and started on naturopathic supplements. We will have the results from any functional testing and can discuss your progress and ongoing goals.
We may need to adjust the prescription of supplements, set new goals for your treatment, and schedule future appointments. I will give you an idea of how long it will take to see results.
While you can expect to see some small improvements quickly it can take time to see the full effects of treatment and complete healing to occur. Unfortunately, acne is not a quick fix and most patients find that they need a good 6-9 months of treatment to resolve it. Significant improvements can be made in the first few months though – with a reduction in severity often seen in the first 4 weeks.
Find your pathway to clearer skin
70 minutes initial consultation – $180
Diet and lifestyle and health assessment
Detailed personalised treatment plan
Functional testing if necessary*
Prescription of nutritional, herbal and therapeutic supplements*
45 minute follow-up consultation – $110
Modified plan for the next stage of treatment
Motivational coaching and education
Adjust or repeat prescription of supplements
Implement the next stage of your treatment.
Additional consultations are available depending on your circumstances. As a minimum, I recommend at least two follow up appointments over three months, but many of my clients continue to work with me for longer to keep working on their health goals.
Maintenance consultations ($39) are 15-minute mini-appointments as needed to check-in, make minor modifications to your treatment plan, re-prescribe, and review pathology / investigations.
*Functional testing and supplements not included in consultation price.
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Acne has many causes, and requires an evidence-based holistic treatment tailored to your individual needs.
If you suffer from acne, it is usually a sign that something is out of balance internally. Clear skin relies on an intricate balance and acne is triggered by an intricate interplay between overactive turnover of skin cells, excess oil production, inflammation and bacteria.
Acne can also be a symptom of hormonal imbalance or PCOS, which is serious and needs to be addressed.
Naturopathic treatment can help you to achieve the clear skin you have longed for
I take an inside-out approach to acne treatment, which means together we’ll find, understand and treat the root cause of your acne. Once I have an idea of potential causes we will apply a methodical range of naturopathic remedies to reduce hormonal symptoms, produce a healthier gut, better manage stress, increase energy and improve moods.
For many of my patients, making dietary changes to support the digestive system, healthy microflora and correct nutrient deficiencies can go a long way in supporting acne. Combining these dietary changes with specific herbs and supplements may help to clear up and resolve acne once and for all!
What you can expect from working with me
Dietary and lifestyle review
We start by reviewing your personal circumstances and providing guidance on making sustainable practical changes that will work for you.
Coaching, counselling and education
I want to help you understand how your body works to get to the root cause of your acne. I see my role as coaching and motivating you to make sustainable changes to get results. You will gain knowledge and resources to enable you to manage your own health and wellbeing independently when our journey together is over.
Nutritional and herbal supplements
Aiming to achieve the best possible outcomes, I often prescribe high-quality, nutritional, herbal, and therapeutic supplements. With deep working knowledge of supplements to address many kinds of health issues, I am familiar with all the major suppliers in Australia.
Functional testing and investigations
Further testing and investigations may help uncover the causes of your symptoms and point us to the best treatment pathways. As a fully qualified and certified general health practitioner, I can refer you for further testing and investigations. I am registered with a range of pathology partners Australia-wide, including Australian Clinical Labs, NutriPath, InterClinical Laboratories, RN Labs, Genova Diagnostics, and MetaBiome.
Personalised treatment plan
Working closely with you one-to-one, we will create a tailored treatment plan with dietary and lifestyle recommendations designed to support your health and reduce your acne.
Empowering women to achieve hormonal harmony through practical natural solutions and holistic education.