Holistic Dermatology Specialist

Zand Dermatology

Sarvenaz Zand, MD

Dermatologist located in Mill Valley, CA

Through holistic dermatology, Dr. Sarv Zand listens to what your skin is saying regarding your overall health. Dr. Zand's natural dermatology approach addresses the cause of your skin problem, rather than suppressing your skin condition by merely treating the symptoms. For the past 10 years, Dr. Zand has combined research-based medicine with effective ancient remedies to ensure her patients achieve and maintain a natural, healthy lifestyle. Call or book an appointment online with Zand Dermatology in Mill Valley, California to see what holistic dermatology can do for you.

Holistic Dermatology Q & A

What is holistic dermatology?

Your skin is a reflection and manifestation of your overall health. Unlike conventional practices where doctors are often quick to treat the surface problem, a holistic or natural approach entails a deeper evaluation into the underlying cause. It emphasizes complete healing and prevention of future illness by creating change from within your body.

As a holistic dermatology specialist, Dr. Zand appreciates the intimate connection between whole-body wellness, skin health and beauty. She brings a deeper curiosity to evaluating your skin condition, which may be a manifestation of underlying issues. She helps patients understand the connection between internal wellness and skin health, so they can make wise food choices with purpose.

What are natural treatments for skin conditions?

Traditional dermatologists tend to lean heavily on oral antibiotics and topical steroids, which can unfortunately lead to unwanted side effects. Antibiotics can disrupt our sensitive gut biome, which we are learning directly affects our immune system, mood and cognition. Long-term use of topical steroids can cause stretch marks and thinning of the skin.

Dr. Zand utilizes a 360 approach to treating skin conditions by incorporating practical advice on nutrition, meditation, yoga, acupuncture, sleep, and self-care. In addition to cutting-edge western therapies, she can offer natural botanical-based topicals, herbs, and supplements to round out a personalized treatment plan. By utilizing the best of modern medicine and ancient remedies, Dr. Zand helps her patients achieve and maintain healthy skin – with fewer side effects, irritation, and potential risk. 

What is Ayurveda?

Developed more than 3,000 years ago in ancient Persia and India, Ayurveda is based on the foundational belief that your health and wellness depend on the balance of your mind, body, and spirit. If one of the three is in disharmony, you become more at risk of developing illness. Ayurveda seeks to bring your body back into balance so it can heal itself, and in this case, yield healthy, glowing skin.

Several Ayurvedic remedies make a significant difference in ameliorating skin conditions. Dr. Zand can talk to you about incorporating practical advice from this ancient knowledge base into your treatment plan.

Can Natural Skin Rememdies help me?

Dr. Zand’s individualized attention and unique whole-body approach provides her patients with balanced treatment for their chronic skin conditions. Many skin issues are aggravated by stress, and by helping to calm the immune and nervous systems, our patients experience added improvement. Our acne and rosacea patients appreciate that we can avoid oral antibiotics and some of the irritation associated with traditional topical therapies. People with auto-immune disease or inflammatory conditions may benefit from following an anti-inflammatory diet. Dr. Zand can discuss with you the easiest dietary changes that can make the most profound impact. Particularly for conditions like psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, hives, cold sores, warts and shingles, incorporating natural treatments with dietary modifications and supplements can lead to improved outcomes and decreased side effects.

Dr. Zand’s integrative approach is reflected in our Zand Dermatology logo, which symbolizes the union of science, artistry, health, and beauty. The symmetry and precision of the outer design reflect Dr. Zand’s fine skills as a surgeon and scientist. The lotus flower represents health, beauty, and nature. At Zand Dermatology, we pride ourselves on bringing this complementary expertise to our patients. 

Your overarching health and wellness are Dr. Zand’s priorities. Call Zand Dermatology or schedule an appointment online to discuss a dermatological approach that combines leading innovative medical procedures with alternative and natural remedies that are backed by science.