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Naturopathic aesthetics: the application of naturopathic medicine to skin health and beauty

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Naturopathic aesthetics: the application of naturopathic medicine to skin health and beauty

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Open to: 
students, NDs, health-care practitioners
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Course description

This course provides a detailed overview of how Naturopathic therapies can be used in Aesthetics. The course will review the topical, dietary, and lifestyle-based approaches in the maintenance of healthy skin; prevention & reduction of skin photo-aging; and in the management of various dermatological and aesthetics concerns.

This course will benefit Naturopathic practitioners currently utilizing aesthetics therapies such as cosmetic acupuncture or mesotherapy or those working in, or seeking work in, a medical-spa or fitness facility. It will also be relevant for those managing a high degree of dermatological conditions or those simply looking to add an aesthetics element to their clinical practice.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore the various applications of Naturopathic Aesthetics to one’s clinical practice
  • Appreciate the integral role of the skin barrier in the treatment of various dermatological & aesthetics concerns
  • Review the clinical and aesthetic applications for various topical cosmeceutical products
  • Identify key ingredients used in the formulation of topical moisturizers and skin cleansers
  • Identify cosmeceutical ingredients, key diet and lifestyle approaches in the management of: oily skin, dry skin, facial redness/blotching, hyperpigmentation, skin photo-aging, cellulite, scar & wound management, among others
  • Identify how naturopathic medicine can enhance the effectiveness of various Medical-Spa/dermatological services and devices
  • Understand the protocol used for treating melasma with acupuncture
  • Identify the two key types of sunscreen ingredients
  • Understand and apply key dietary approaches to support healthy skin

Dr. Rob Ayoup, ND - Instructor

Dr Rob Ayoup, ND, completed his B.Sc. in psychology from McGill University. He then attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto and graduated in 2002. The bridge into naturopathic aesthetics began soon after graduation. Upon completing additional training in cosmetic facial and cellulite acupuncture, Dr. Ayoup soon found a strong interest in his patient population for less invasive and natural approaches to skin health and beauty. This was accelerated by the recognition that this realm of natural-based cosmetics and cosmetic techniques was underexplored in the naturopathic field. As Dr. Ayoup studied and integrated these therapies into his practice, he quickly realized how much naturopathic therapies, and especially our approach, can offer in the arena of aesthetics medicine. Working within various medical spa and fitness facilities has provided a wonderful opportunity to share naturopathic aesthetics with a wide population. Building on his passion for constant learning and teaching, Dr. Ayoup is eager to educate his fellow NDs as to this exciting application of naturopathic medicine.

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