Healthy Skin Solutions is committed to not only treating the symptoms of their patients’ skin conditions but treating the underlying cause of the condition as well. These include aspects of health like diet, immune system function, digestion and stress levels, to name a few.
Owner and practitioner Luke Clews says that focusing on the broader health picture, while also treating a patient’s symptoms, helps to effect long-lasting benefits. He says the “body is a complex system”, which requires a comprehensive approach to treatment.
“We take the time to actually treat the individual patients; there’s no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ treatment with us.”
Luke says coming into winter, conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis can flare up in the cold, dry Canberra climate. Stress is a significant factor for flare-ups of skin conditions, too.
“The cold and dry Canberra weather really triggers these conditions, but there’s a lot that can be done for it,” he says.
“In terms of staying at home, COVID-19 has certainly worried some people, and that stress can cause certain people’s conditions to get significantly worse. Stress is probably the number one trigger I see.”
Healthy Skin Solutions use natural treatment options for their patients, with a strong focus on education for maintaining progress.
“Our medications are made from natural ingredients; we very rarely see side effects, and if we do, they’re minor,” says Luke.
“I put a strong emphasis on educating my patients. At the end of it, they know more than enough of how to treat and maintain their skin condition so that they don’t need us – they can go out and do it themselves and that’s a good thing.
“It’s their body, their skin, their health, and it’s important that a person be able to look after themselves. It’s empowering; they don’t feel like a victim of their own bodies anymore, they can regain control.”
Healthy Skin Solutions
49 Jardine Street, Kingston ACT
T: 6295 6040
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