NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE

Dr. Belinda Capera Naturopathic Physician  – Aesthetic Medicine Injectables

Dr Belinda Capera is a Naturopathic Doctor licensed in British Columbia. She obtained her diploma of Doctor in Naturopathic Medicine at Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Her previous experience and skills as a medical doctor in Colombia and her passion for Aesthetic Medicine made her to pursue and resume her practice after obtaining her training with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine holding certifications for Injectable fillers, Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin, Mesotherapy for fat reduction and body contouring, PRP for face and hair restoration, Chemical peeling and micro-dermoabrasion. Also because of interest in injectables, she obtained the certification for IV therapy and Advanced Injections Therapies ( Prolotherapy, Neural therapy, trigger points, PRP for joints: shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle)

She believes that combining different therapies helps you to achieve your health and wellness goals having a balance inside and  looking great outside!

Dr Capera is a registrant of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) and a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

“Make your appearance reflect how good you feel inside”

 

Introduction

 

Naturopathic medicine is the practice of thoroughly enquiring, and medical check up, with the purpose of identifying and treating the root causes of a disease and dysfunction rather than covering up symptoms.

Besides Naturopathic doctors  teach patients the skills and therapeutic practices and tools , to maintain an optimal health state . This empowers patients to take control over their health and wellbeing. Through the use of natural therapies and remedies, naturopathic doctors are able to treat a multitude of acute and chronic health conditions effectively. Dr. Belinda Capera has special interest in the following conditions and treatments:

  •  Skin & Hair : Eczema, psoriasis, warts, (fungal) skin infections, acne, acne rosacea, wrinkles, hair loss, pigmentations
  • Digestive disorders: Constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, gastritis, Celiac disease, food intolerances, SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) 
  • Women’s/Men’s Health: Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), perimenopause/ menopausal health concerns, hot flushes, menstrual migraines, vaginitis, infertility, vaginal dysplasia, urinary tract infections, painful periods, prostatitis, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Bone, joints and muscle difficulties: Arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, pain management. Prolotherapy, Neural Therapy, trigger points. 
  • Antiaging Medicine: Cosmetic Botox, Dermal fillers, Platelets rich plasma for face and hair restoration, Mesotherapy for Body contouring, chin fat reduction, sclerotherapy for spider veins.

 

Naturopathic Services

Naturopathic Consultation

 

The first appointment is so important! Your naturopathic doctor will take a comprehensive and holistic health history in order to understand your condition thoroughly and will set up your personalized treatment plan accordingly. 

This appointment includes a thorough assessment to identify the root cause of your condition, your level of toxicity and inflammation and any organs and systems that are affected. We suggest that you prepare for your visit ahead of time by taking some time to fill out The Initial Intake Form before your visit. By doing this you will save time during the appointment and you will get the most out of your time with your naturopathic doctor. Alternatively, you can arrive 30 minutes before your appointment and fill out the intake form  at the clinic. We also ask that you please bring all medications and/or supplements you are currently taking. Finally if you have any other relevant information available such as blood work reports and/or imaging please bring this with you as well. Naturopathic Doctor will order laboratories such as Comprehensive Hormone panel, Food IgG sensitivity test, Neurotransmitter testing Comprehensive Stool analysis, prescribe supplements , advice about nutritional recommendations.

IV Therapy

Intravenous (IV) therapy is the slow infusion of a liquid directly into the bloodstream through a vein, being one of the quickest and most efficient ways to provide vitamins and minerals but also medications and fluids to your body. Bypassing the digestive system and liver, increasing the absorption and delivering to the cells and tissues of the body. Even with small discomfort caused by the puncture of the needle, it is just for a few seconds. After that, you can relax and enjoy the time you are taking care of yourself.

Different nutrients and combinations are made for giving antioxidants, supporting the liver and metabolism, boosting the immune system, and energizing.

Some indications are Migraines, Chronic infections, illnesses, Chronic allergic problems, Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Depression, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis and Chronic asthma to name some.

IV Therapy may help to boost the immune system, support detoxification pathways, assist recovery, healing process and relieve pain.

Usually IV therapy is recommended once or twice per week at the beginning, then weekly or every other week. Usually you need four or five treatments consequently. Then it can move to  monthly or when the symptoms get worse or the energy decreases.

 

MIC -Lipotropic injections

Lipotropic injections are a combination of vitamins and nutrients that support  and optimize fat metabolism. MIC may help to reduce adipose tissue because the ingredients are involved in the homeostasis of energy production from the fat. Intramuscular injection increases the bioavailability. Injections can be administered up to twice a week. Usually it should be a part of a supervised weight loss program that involves diet and exercise.

Pain management

Pain management refers to a therapy that is directed at ameliorating pain and suffering and improving health-related quality of life in patients with pain. It includes analgesic, anxiolytic and non-pharmacological treatments.

Perineural injection therapy

Prolotherapy

Neural therapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance coverage

Blue Cross

Sun Life Financial

Manulife Financial

Great-West Life

Maximum Benefit

Johnston Group Inc.

Johnson Inc.

Industrial Alliance

Desjardins Insurance

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance

CINUP

Cowan

First Canadian

…and other insurance providers

Direct billing

 

FACIAL REJUVENATION THERAPY

PRP/PRF

Cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial Rejuvenation is a leading edge cosmetic procedure to naturally reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne, photo-damage and scars and improve the tone, texture and firmness of your skin and hair. Cosmetic PRP uses platelets and growth factors derived from your own blood to stimulate production of healthy new skin cells, new collagen and elastin, blood vessels . to help reverse the signs of aging. When applied into the scalp stimulates hair growth. 

Areas to treat: Hairline, around the eyes, around the mouth, chin, neck, hands

Patients with a history of : Heavy smoking, drug and alcohol use, thrombocytopenia or low platelets, clotting or blood issues, autoimmune disorders, acute/chronic infections, cancer, uncontrolled metabolic diseases are not good candidates for PRP. All patients must have a naturopathic consultation to pre-determine candidacy.

On the day of treatment, Dr Belinda Capera  will perform blood draw , obtain the platelet rich portion  after processing the blood, and apply back into the areas of concern after numbing with local anesthetic for patient’s comfort.  The entire procedure takes approximately 45 minutes. Swelling, bruising and redness are expected which last for 48 hours up to a week. A follow-up is required after  two weeks. Results of the Cosmetic PRP can typically start to be seen within the first two to three weeks. There is a gradual improvement in texture, tone and softening of wrinkles and fine lines over the next 6-12 months. Three sessions are recommended one month apart and then one every 6 or 12 months. PRP can be combined with Dermal fillers to enhance the results.

Mesotherapy

Belkyra (Deoxychicolic acid)

Belkyra or deoxycholic acid, is a molecule naturally found  in the body for breaking down the fat and facilitating absorption. When Deoxycholic acid  is applied into the fat under the chin, the fat cells are targeted, destroyed and naturally eliminated by the body. Belkyra is administered by multiple injections into the fat under the chin. Treatment session is typically 15-20 minutes. Local anesthetic is applied previous to the injections. Usually 3-6 treatments are required, performed 4 weeks apart based on the results and patient’s desires.  The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, tenderness, numbness, redness that may last up to 1 week. Belkyra very rarely can lead to serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause a temporary uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. Patients will begin to see results in the following 6-8 weeks after their treatment.

 

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect For The Individual
  • Unconditional Gratitude
  • Commitment To Excellence
  • Zero Excuses And 100% Responsibility
  • To Go Above And Beyond For Best Service Possible