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Innovative Microbiome Dermatology


Advanced Functional Medicine offers cutting-edge microbiome dermatology for San Diego, CA, and surrounding areas. Our customized treatment solutions effectively address and remedy many dermatological conditions and problems. We take a holistic approach to dermatology and skincare, providing personalized serums based upon the individual’s unique skin microbiome, to improve the skin’s look and feeling and patient happiness and well-being. You can rely on us to establish a personalized treatment ideal for your skincare needs and goals.


What is Microbiome Dermatology?

Microbiome dermatology explores the skin’s microbiome and its impact on dermatological wellness. This involves studying the microorganisms living on the skin, which are vital for sustaining skin health and immune function. Imbalances in the skin microbiome can contribute to various dermatological conditions like breakouts, blemishes, redness, skin aging, and skin sensitivity. Many of our patients have had great success in alleviating the following conditions through microbiome dermatology:


  • Signs of aging
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Sun damage
  • Inflammation
  • Discoloration

The Eight Skin Microbiome Types

Customized serums based on your results treat and enhance the following skin microbiome types.


Prone to frequent blemishes and breakouts.


Often dries out or becomes red or inflamed.


Occasionally experiences breakouts and inflammation.


Frequently experiences itchy, sensitive, and dry skin.


Minor inflammation, signs of aging, and skin damage.


Often has a weakened skin barrier.


Prone to occasional skin dullness, breakouts, and blemishes.


Often lacks full skin color and struggles with inflammation and dryness.

How Our Microbiome Improvement Process Works

Testing and DNA Sequencing

Our testing involves a quick skin swab to be sent to the lab to determine your skin microbiome. Also, a blood test to determine any food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, or nutritional deficiencies.

Review Results

We’ll incorporate some proven dietary changes and supplementation to begin the process as we await results. Results usually take about three weeks to return so that we can customize your serum.

Create a Customized Plan

After reviewing the results, we’ll customize your serum and put you on a treatment plan that includes diet, nutrition, and supplements based upon your lab results. You’ll follow the plan independently for 2-3 months for the best results.

Is Microbiome Dermatology Right for You?

Microbiome dermatology has been shown to provide long-lasting and effective results for patients suffering from acne, skin damage, aging, and other dermatological issues. The all-inclusive, self-performed treatment plans help to cost-effectively fully enhance skin health and beauty. During your first appointment with Advanced Functional Medicine, we’ll review and discuss your skincare history and goals. This will help us determine if microbiome dermatology suits you and allow us to take the next steps toward achieving the skin you want and deserve.


Look Better.  Feel Better.  Function Better.