As the vibrant hues of fall approach, so does the much-anticipated Laser Season! It’s the perfect time to explore advanced skincare techniques and embrace the wisdom of naturopathic doctors for a holistic approach to skin care.
Discover the world of laser treatments! From laser hair removal to skin resurfacing, we offer various treatments options that can help treat: wrinkles, scars, uneven texture/pigmentation, sun/brown spots, rosacea, cellulite, skin tightening, unwanted hair
We have also launched new treatment options: Spa facials and micro-needling.
Get ready to be enlightened by our naturopathic doctor who specializes in skin health. Learn about the importance of a balanced diet, herbal remedies, and natural skincare routines. Explore how to integrate these practices with laser treatments for the best results.
Discover the synergy between mindfulness and skincare. Learn techniques to reduce stress, improve sleep, and boost your overall well-being. Our experts explain how a serene mind contributes to glowing skin during Laser Season.
Explore a selection of naturopath-approved skincare brands that align with holistic principles. From organic ingredients to eco-friendly packaging, these products are designed to nurture your skin and the planet.
Get ready to glow this Laser Season with insights from nature-inspired skincare routines and laser treatments.
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*Disclaimer: This newsletter is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Consult with qualified professionals before starting any new skincare or treatment regimen.*
Venous insufficiency is a medical condition that occurs when the veins in the legs are unable to effectively transport blood back to the heart. Normally, veins have one-way valves that help prevent the backward flow of blood. However, when these valves become weakened or damaged, blood can pool in the veins, leading to venous insufficiency.
There are several factors that can contribute to the development of venous insufficiency. The most common cause is chronic venous hypertension, which occurs when the pressure within the veins increases due to prolonged standing or sitting, obesity, pregnancy, or a sedentary lifestyle. Other factors that can increase the risk of venous insufficiency include a family history of the condition, aging, hormonal changes, and a history of blood clots.
The symptoms of venous insufficiency can vary in severity, ranging from mild discomfort to significant impairment in daily activities. Some of the common signs include aching or heaviness in the legs, swelling (edema), cramping, itching, and the development of varicose veins. In advanced cases, skin changes may occur, such as skin discolouration, thickening, and the formation of venous ulcers.
To diagnose venous insufficiency, healthcare professionals may perform a physical examination, review the patient’s medical history, and order additional tests such as doppler ultrasound, which uses sound waves to visualize the blood flow in the veins. It’s important to seek medical attention if you suspect you may have venous insufficiency. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can help alleviate symptoms, prevent complications, and improve your quality of life.
Conventional treatment options may include compression stockings, lifestyle modifications, medications to manage symptoms, and in some cases, minimally invasive procedures or surgery to repair or remove damaged veins.
Incorporating naturopathic care, as a complementary approach, may provide additional support in managing venous insufficiency. By combining conventional medical interventions with naturopathic treatments, individuals may have a more comprehensive and holistic approach to their overall well-being.
Here are some commonly recommended naturopathic interventions:
- Herbal Remedies: Certain herbs, such as horse chestnut, butcher’s broom, and gotu kola, have been traditionally used to support vein health and alleviate symptoms associated with venous insufficiency. These herbs may help reduce swelling, improve blood flow, and strengthen blood vessel walls.
- Nutritional Support: A well-balanced diet rich in nutrients, particularly those with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, can aid in managing venous insufficiency symptoms. Foods such as berries, leafy greens, fatty fish, and citrus fruits may help reduce inflammation and support vascular health.
- Lifestyle Modifications: Adopting certain lifestyle habits can also contribute to the management of venous insufficiency. Regular exercise, especially activities that promote leg movement and strengthen calf muscles, can enhance blood circulation. Additionally, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding prolonged periods of sitting or standing, and elevating the legs when possible can provide relief and prevent worsening of symptoms
Aesthetic treatment is also offered at Beachealth, we use IPL (intense pulse light) to reduce the appearance of small visible spider veins.
If you suspect you have venous insufficiency book an appointment with our Naturopathic Doctor Matthew Pace to get a personalized plan.
Discover the ultimate facial treatment! We understand the importance of healthy, radiant skin, and our experts are here to help you achieve just that.
Our wide range of customized facials are designed to address your own unique skin concerns, whether you’re seeking deep cleansing, hydration, or anti-aging solutions. Our skilled professionals will tailor each treatment to meet your specific needs. We use locally handcrafted “Eaune” products, all natural, small batch skin care products. Facials may include a facial steam, LED light treatment, and facial massage.
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin. It stimulates collagen and elastin production, improving the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. This safe and effective treatment enhances skin texture and absorption of skincare products.
Cellulite, often characterized by dimpled skin on the thighs, buttocks, and hips, can be a common concern. But worry not, as we’ll explore natural remedies and an innovative treatment option using radio frequency to help combat this issue.
What Is It? Cellulite is a condition where fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin, resulting in a dimpled appearance. It can affect people of all shapes and sizes, and contrary to popular belief, it’s not solely related to weight or body fat percentage. Factors like genetics, hormones, poor circulation, and a sedentary lifestyle can contribute to the development of cellulite.
Natural Remedies for Treating Cellulite
While there’s no magic cure for cellulite, several natural remedies can help reduce its appearance and promote smoother-looking skin:
1) Maintain a Healthy Diet: Focus on eating a balanced diet that includes lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Limit your intake of processed foods, sugary snacks, and sodium, as they can contribute to fluid retention and exacerbate the appearance of cellulite.
2) Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body well-hydrated and flush out toxins. Proper hydration helps improve skin elasticity and overall appearance.
3) Exercise Regularly: Engaging in regular physical activity can help tone and strengthen the muscles in your thighs, buttocks, and hips. Combine cardio exercises like running or cycling with strength training exercises targeting those specific areas to help improve muscle tone and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
4) Dry Brushing: Dry brushing involves gently massaging your skin with a natural bristle brush. This practice can stimulate blood flow, promote lymphatic drainage, and exfoliate dead skin cells, potentially reducing the appearance of cellulite over time.
5) Massage and Essential Oils: Regularly massaging the affected areas with firm pressure can help improve circulation and break down cellulite. You can enhance the massage by incorporating essential oils like grapefruit, juniper berry, rosemary, or cedarwood, which are believed to have properties that promote skin health.
Treating Cellulite with Radio Frequency
If you’re looking for a more advanced treatment option, radio frequency (RF) technology can be an effective solution. RF treatments utilize targeted energy to heat the deep layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity. This process can help minimize the appearance of cellulite and tighten the skin in the treated areas. During an RF treatment, a handheld device is used to deliver controlled heat energy to the skin. The procedure is generally comfortable and non-invasive, with no downtime required. Multiple sessions are usually recommended for optimal results, and the effects can be long-lasting when combined with a healthy lifestyle.
Before considering any treatment, it’s important to consult with a qualified professional to determine if radio frequency or any other cellulite treatment is suitable for you.
Remember, embracing your body and practicing self-love are essential parts of your beauty journey. While cellulite may be a concern for many, there are natural remedies and advanced treatments available to help you feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin.
To find out more book an appointment with our Naturopathic Doctor Matthew Pace.
Acne can be a frustrating and sometimes painful skin condition that affects people of all ages. However, as a Naturopathic Doctor, I have seen firsthand how natural remedies and lifestyle changes can greatly improve acne symptoms without the need for harsh chemicals or prescription medications.
One of the main causes of acne is inflammation, which can be triggered by a variety of factors such as stress, poor diet, hormonal imbalances, and environmental toxins. By addressing these underlying causes, we can often see a significant improvement in acne symptoms.
Here are some natural remedies and lifestyle changes that can help:
Diet: A healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean protein can help reduce inflammation and support overall skin health. Avoiding processed foods, sugar, and dairy may also be helpful for some individuals.
Supplements: Certain supplements such as zinc, vitamin D, and probiotics have been shown to improve acne symptoms. However, it is important to work with a qualified healthcare provider to determine the appropriate dosage and ensure safety.
Stress management: Chronic stress can contribute to inflammation and acne. Incorporating relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing can help manage stress and improve skin health.
Skincare: Choosing gentle, natural skincare products and avoiding harsh chemicals can help reduce inflammation and prevent further damage to the skin.
As a Naturopathic Doctor, I also utilize a variety of holistic treatments such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and food sensitivity testing to help support the body’s natural healing process and improve overall health.
We also offer laser services to treat the active acne or acne scars.
It is important to work with a qualified healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs. Book with Dr. Pace, ND to find out more.
Nanofractional Radiofrequency (RF) is an innovative and minimally invasive skin resurfacing treatment that offers a number of benefits for patients seeking to improve the look and feel of their skin. RF energy is delivered to the skin in a fractionated manner, allowing for precise and controlled heating that stimulates collagen production, improves skin texture and tone, and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
Nanofractional RF works by using tiny, micro-sized pins to create a grid of micro-channels through the skin. These RF energy heats the skin to a precise temperature and stimulates the production of collagen. The heat also helps to tighten and tone the skin, resulting in a more youthful and radiant appearance.
One of the key benefits of Nanofractional RF is that it is a minimally invasive procedure, which means there is no downtime or extensive recovery period required. Unlike other skin resurfacing treatments that require a long recovery period, Nanofractional RF only requires a few days of post-treatment care. This makes it a great option for patients who want to improve the look and feel of their skin but do not have the time or desire for a long recovery period.
Another benefit of Nanofractional RF is that it is safe for all skin types and can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and more. This versatility makes it a popular choice for patients who want to address multiple skin concerns in a single treatment.
In addition to its benefits for the skin, Nanofractional RF is also a fast and convenient treatment option. Depending on the size of the treatment area, a Nanofractional RF session can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, making it a great option for busy individuals who want to improve the look and feel of their skin without taking time out of their busy schedules.
To prepare for a Nanofractional RF treatment, patients should cleanse their skin and avoid using any topical creams, lotions, or other products that can interfere with the procedure. After the treatment, patients should avoid exposure to direct sunlight and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect their skin and promote optimal healing.
Overall, Nanofractional RF is a highly effective, safe, and convenient skin resurfacing treatment that offers numerous benefits for patients seeking to improve the look and feel of their skin. Whether you are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and tone, or address other skin concerns, Nanofractional RF is an excellent option that can help you achieve your desired results.
We are currently offering 50% off treatments until Feb 14th which makes it the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone!
Book your complimentary initial consult now with our Naturopathic Doctor Matthew Pace. Beachealth.janeapp.com or 416.546.4887
We all hope you had an amazing summer. Did you put that sunscreen on diligently? Did you sometimes forget and now you are seeing signs of sun damage: wrinkles, brown spots, freckles, red/blotchy skin, rosacea flares?
IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a proven and effective treatment for turning damaged skin into radiant younger looking skin. IPL improves texture, tone and color of your skin.
At Beachealth, we have the latest technology of IPL with cooling system to ensure comfort and safety. The machine delivers light deep into the skin which is absorbed by the target tissue without damaging the surrounding tissue. This ensures no downtime and allows you to return to your daily routine right after the treatment.
We provide a complimentary initial aesthetic consult where we determine if you are a good candidate to receive IPL treatments. If interested please book online at beachealth.janeapp.com or call 416.546.4887
We also offer Hair removal, skin resurfacing, body contouring and skin tightening treatments.
Acne forms when a hair follicle becomes plugged with oil or dead skin cells. The most common locations are on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. The main causes of acne are excess oil, dead skin cells, bacteria and inflammation. There are many triggers that can cause acne. Hormonal changes especially during puberty or menopause cause more oil production which leads to more clogged follicles. Certain medications can also lead to increased oil production. Diet and stress can also play a huge role in exacerbating acne.
Acne can range in severity:
- Whiteheads, blackheads
- Papules (Red and tender bumps)
- Pustules (Papule with pus)
- Nodules (Large painful lumps under skin)
- Cystic (Painful pus filled lump under the skin)
Untreated or improperly treated acne can increase the risk of complications. The most common complication of acne are scars. Severe acne can leave long-term scars even after the acne has healed. Another complication is changes to skin color, after the acne has healed the skin may be lighter or darker than the surrounding skin.
There are many different treatment plans available and if you have tried over-the-counter products for a couple of months with no success you should see a professional before your acne becomes too severe or you cause damage to your skin. The professional will make a plan to help control your current acne, reduce the risk of scars or make current scars less noticeable.
All treatments plans are based on severity and medical history. The most common treatments given from a professional will include topical (retinol or antibiotic based) and oral medications (accutane, antibiotics or oral contraceptives). Other common treatments include: light therapy, chemical peels, drainage or injections.
There are many other treatments one should consider under the supervision of a professional. Many lifestyle changes can help such as: diet changes, proper cleaning (too much can cause irritation), avoid irritants, avoid picking and taking certain supplements and herbs.
If you have scars from past acne you can get IPL or microneedling procedures, apply topicals or take certain supplements to improve the appearance of the scars.
Dr. Pace, ND does full intakes to provide you with your personalized treatment plan to control your current acne, he also provides aesthetic treatments to decrease the appearance of acne scars. Book an initial Naturopathic appointment or a complimentary aesthetic consultation with him.