Functional Dermatology

We use an integrative, holistic approach to chronic skin conditions that will help you achieve healthy, clear skin for good.

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How we can help

Empowering You To Heal

At Whisper Health, we combine 25 years of dermatology experience with a natural, whole-body approach to healing. Through our integrative, comprehensive approach, we can help you restore your skin and regain your confidence.

According to the *American Academy of Dermatology, as many as a quarter of Americans, including children, have some sort of skin issue that requires treatment. Managing chronic skin conditions often is a tricky and unfulfilling journey. But when it comes to skin concerns, be it big or small, we can help. Utilizing both traditional and alternative treatment options, we treat you from the inside out to help you achieve lasting results.

** Statistics pulled from https://www.ifm.org/functional-medicine/

Who We Help

If you’ve tried conventional treatments for your skin concerns and are still suffering, functional dermatology may be right for you.

Adults

You may have endured your skin problems for most of your life, or more recently had a sudden, unexplained emergence of acne or rashes. No matter how long you’ve been suffering, there are options to uncover the true reason why your skin is reacting and to provide solutions for long-term relief.

Kids/Teens

Children and teens are increasingly likely to experience chronic skin conditions such as eczema or severe acne. Without clear answers, parents often lose hope that healing is possible. We specialize in helping parents through this difficult journey. Working meticulously to discover the root cause of your child’s skin condition, we guide you through the process of helping them heal. Learn more about our pediatric approach here.

 

Common Conditions

  • Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne (Teen or Adult)
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Alopecia
  • Vitiligo

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How Can Functional Medicine Help?

Chronic skin conditions aren’t just skin-deep.

As our largest and most visible organ of the body, the skin’s condition can reveal internal inflammation going on below the surface. Conventional dermatology treats the surface.

Rather than addressing why the skin is reacting, it focuses on merely blocking the symptoms of disease.

A variety of steroids, creams, or oral medicines attempt to soothe the irritation or artificially block the body from creating inflammation.

 In functional dermatology, our emphasis is on figuring out the root cause of the disease.

We go below the surface, analyzing your unique genetics, previous exposures, potential allergies, gastrointestinal system, hormones, and nutrition to find imbalances. Then we focus on eliminating negative factors contributing to the problem. This can allow the body to heal itself.

Your body is one beautifully interconnected system. In functional medicine, we recognize how the specific interplay of your personal history, DNA, environment, diet, stress, and emotions creates your physical health. We treat you as the person, not the disease.

Our Treatment Plans

Every patient is unique and functional dermatology reflects that. Our patient-centered care means we tailor your treatment to you and your circumstances to provide you with the best outcomes possible.

Together, we will analyze your symptoms along with your personal history, gut health, diet, stress levels, and possible exposure to environmental toxins

While it won’t be an overnight fix, the recommended nutrition and lifestyle changes can make radical changes in how your body functions.

As inflammation decreases, the biological processes can return to normal. No longer in a state of fighting off perceived intruders, the body can heal and restore itself.

Whisper Health Treatment Plans Typically Include:

Thorough examination by a practitioner with nearly 25 years of conventional dermatology experience
A full assessment of your potential inflammation triggers from diet, gut health, lifestyle, stress levels, skincare products and more
Follow up testing for endocrine function, allergies, sensitivities, or nutritional deficiencies
Personalized diet and nutrition counseling
Supplement recommendations
Education on clean skincare options

We know that many patients come to us wishing to avoid being prescribed immunomodulating drugs for their skin conditions. You’re in the right place.

While we acknowledge that conventional drugs and biologics have their place for extreme cases, we strive to prevent that scenario if at all possible. While there will be steps forward and back, we will be by your side the entire time helping you work to heal from the inside out.

Start your journey to achieve healthy skin today. Book your complimentary consultation to discuss how we can help.

The Importance of Nutrition

Our treatment plans are designed to help you clear your skin by healing your gut. Known as our “second brain,” the intestinal microbiome needs a delicate balance to remain healthy. Overconsumption of inflammatory foods and unidentified allergens throw off this balance, which in turn throws off your entire system. At Whisper Health, we believe that nutrition is the make or break element for skin conditions.

To put it plainly: what you eat matters.

Our bodies often cannot handle the internal strain caused by processed and inflammatory foods. We understand that making nutrition changes can be daunting. We will take the time to coach you through the necessary changes to help you find the right balance for your unique body.

Pediatrics

 As cases of significant skin concerns in children are rising rapidly, parents are often left feeling desperate and helpless to relieve their child’s suffering. We want you to know that at Whisper Health, you’ll have a supportive ally ready to work with you to tackle your child’s skin condition head on. If you’ve seen little to no success with over-the-counter lotions or prescription ointments, you might fear that healing is out of your reach.

But there ARE options.

We will work with you to identify your child’s unique situation: the potential allergies, environmental factors, or nutritional deficiencies that form the root cause of the disease. From there, we focus on an action plan to get your child healing as quickly as possible. You will receive detailed advice, specifically tailored for your family, on diet, supplements, and household products we recommend to alleviate symptoms.

Working directly with your child on an age-appropriate level, we also help them understand the need for any diet or lifestyle changes. Our aim is to motivate your child to fully participate in their own healing and to eliminate power struggles for you at home. We know that change isn’t always easy, but we will be your guide. On a journey this profound, there will be ups and downs, progress and setbacks. However, we fully believe that the body has an amazing, innate ability to heal itself once we remove what it doesn’t need and give it what it does. As parents, one of the hardest things we go through is seeing our children suffer, especially when it comes to their health. With the compassionate and focused care at Whisper Health, your child will begin their journey of healing.

Our treatment plans are designed to help you clear your skin by healing your gut. Known as our “second brain,” the intestinal microbiome needs a delicate balance to remain healthy. Overconsumption of inflammatory foods and unidentified allergens throw off this balance, which in turn throws off your entire system. At Whisper Health, we believe that nutrition is the make or break element for skin conditions.

To put it plainly: what you eat matters.

Our bodies often cannot handle the internal strain caused by processed and inflammatory foods. We understand that making nutrition changes can be daunting. We will take the time to coach you through the necessary changes to help you find the right balance for your unique body.

Pediatrics

 As cases of significant skin concerns in children are rising rapidly, parents are often left feeling desperate and helpless to relieve their child’s suffering. We want you to know that at Whisper Health, you’ll have a supportive ally ready to work with you to tackle your child’s skin condition head on. If you’ve seen little to no success with over-the-counter lotions or prescription ointments, you might fear that healing is out of your reach.

But there ARE options.

We will work with you to identify your child’s unique situation: the potential allergies, environmental factors, or nutritional deficiencies that form the root cause of the disease. From there, we focus on an action plan to get your child healing as quickly as possible. You will receive detailed advice, specifically tailored for your family, on diet, supplements, and household products we recommend to alleviate symptoms.

Working directly with your child on an age-appropriate level, we also help them understand the need for any diet or lifestyle changes. Our aim is to motivate your child to fully participate in their own healing and to eliminate power struggles for you at home. We know that change isn’t always easy, but we will be your guide. On a journey this profound, there will be ups and downs, progress and setbacks. However, we fully believe that the body has an amazing, innate ability to heal itself once we remove what it doesn’t need and give it what it does. As parents, one of the hardest things we go through is seeing our children suffer, especially when it comes to their health. With the compassionate and focused care at Whisper Health, your child will begin their journey of healing.

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