Skin rejuvenation

Ageing causes a number of visible changes to the skin. Often the skin shows fine wrinkles, decreased elasticity, and a coarse texture. The skin can also show pigmentation and unsightly veins (couperose).

There are several methods through which we can significantly counteract these ageing effects. The skin will rejuvenate, the pores will refine, and the skin will strengthen and refresh.

Skin ageing

Once we have reached 30 years of age, the skin will no longer form new collagen by itself. As such the skin will visibly age. The skin slackens, grows thinner and becomes less elastic. The fat tissue also decreases. Sunlight and smoking accelerate the ageing of the skin.

Our answer

Our laser specialists can improve and rejuvenate the skin with a variety of methods. All treatments stimulate the production of collagen in the skin and thus counteract the skin’s ageing.

With our methods we rejuvenate, refresh, and strengthen the skin and refine the skin texture.

Intake

The first step is always an intake with our laser specialist. During this consultation our exact method, your wishes and the realistic possibilities are discussed.

Customized treatment

During the consultation the specialist examines your skin in order to customize the most effective treatment. Often a combination of treatment methods delivers the most optimal results. Every treatment is tailored to the face, skin, and the degree of ageing.

Because every type of skin is different we need to customize each treatment for optimal results. The exact price and the number of treatments required therefore also differ for each person.

Honest advice

Although we can considerably improve and rejuvenate the skin with our skin treatments, these methods cannot deal with all signs of ageing. For example, deep wrinkles are not affected enough by these treatments and might need Botox® or fillers, possibly combined with one of our skin treatments. Of course these treatments are also not capable of achieving the same lifting effects as a facelift. As such it is important to discuss your wishes and the realistic results we can achieve with these skin treatments during the intake.

The intake provides honest advice about the best possibilities for improving and rejuvenating the skin.

For an intake we charge € 30,-. These costs will be deducted from the eventual treatment costs. In most cases we can plan an intake with a treatment directly after, if so desired and requested in advance.

Treatment

Our laser specialists can rejuvenate the skin with the following methods:

IPL

The Ellipse IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) sends out bursts of intense light. The skin absorbs the energy of these flashes, causing redness and pigmentation to fade, the skin texture to refine and active acne to be reduced.

Radiofrequency (RF)

A radiofrequency treatment stimulates the production of collagen and thus counteracts the effects of skin ageing. The skin tightens and strengthens.

Fractional

A treatment with the fractional method is a good way to renew the skin. Fine lines, slacked skin, and irregularities such as acne scars can significantly be improved with this method.

LED

LED light stimulates the production of new cells and repairs skin tissue. The blue LED light kills the bacteria that cause acne.

Peeling

LED light stimulates the production of new cells and repairs skin tissue. The blue LED light kills the bacteria that cause acne.

IPL

The Ellipse IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) sends out bursts of intense light. The skin absorbs the energy of these flashes, causing redness and pigmentation to fade, the skin texture to refine and active acne to be reduced.

With the IPL we can considerably rejuvenate and refresh the skin. The pores refine and the skin tone improves. The production of collagen is also stimulated, causing the skin to strengthen and rejuvenate.

Veins, redness, and pigmentation spots - including those visible in scars - all fade by treating the skin with the IPL. The IPL’s flashes also kill bacteria, causing pimples to dry out and further reducing redness.

Pre-care

In case you decide to let your skin be treated with the IPL it is important that the skin is as light as possible. As such it is wise to avoid exposure to the sun and tanning bed during the 3 to 4 weeks before the treatment. You also need to avoid the use of any tanning cream (bronzer) during 1 week before the treatment.

Aftercare

After a treatment with the IPL the following matters apply:

  • The skin will feel warm and look sunburned for some time.
  • The treated pigmentation spots and red veins may show some darker discolourations and scabs. This is the sign that the pigmentation and red veins are being broken down and will slowly fade with the renewal of the skin. The discolourations and scabs usually disappear within 1 to 2 weeks. It is important to leave the scabs alone - they need to come off by themselves.
  • No sun, tanning beds, or tanning cream (bronzer) for the first 4 weeks after the treatment.
  • A proper sunscreen (factor 30 or higher) is advised at all times.

Radiofrequency (RF)

Electromagnetic radio waves generate sensible heat in the skin. A radiofrequency treatment stimulates the production of collagen and thus counteracts the effects of skin ageing. The skin tightens and strengthens. Our laser specialists use the Accent XL and the Venus Viva for this treatment.

Pre-care

There is no pre-care necessary for a radiofrequency treatment.

Accent XL

The Accent sends out electromagnetic radio waves (bipolar and unipolar) that pass energy on to the deeper layers of the skin, up to 20 mm deep. By rotating the water molecules in these layers, the skin quickly warms to 40 degrees Celsius. In reaction to this heating the collagen of the skin contracts, becomes thicker and shorter, and new collagen is formed. Repeated treatments result in a more compact and firmer skin.

The unipolar setting on the Accent uses higher energy levels to warm a large amount of tissue up to 20 mm deep - for example the area under the chin, the cheeks, or the jawline. The bipolar setting is used for areas with thinner tissue, such as the neck and the forehead.

Venus Viva

The Venus Viva combines radiofrequency with magnetic pulses and thus stimulates the production of collagen. The Venus Viva also allows for the treatment of the skin with fractional therapy.

Aftercare

After a treatment with radiofrequency the skin may appear red and swollen. This generally disappears within a day. There is no further aftercare necessary.

Fractional

A treatment with the fractional method is a good way to renew the skin. Fine lines, slacked skin, and irregularities such as acne scars can significantly be improved with this method.

With this method we create regular minuscule holes in the skin in a controller manner. This forces the skin to renew itself and form new collagen. Our laser specialists use the Erbium Yag laser and Venus Viva for this method.

Pre-care

For this treatment it is important that the skin is not sunburned. Therefore you need to avoid sun tanning and tanning beds during the 2 weeks before the treatment.

Erbium Yag

The Erbium Yag evaporates the upper skin layers using a fractional laser beam. When a laser beam is fractionated it is divided into many smaller laser beams. As such the fractional laser creates tiny holes in the skin, forcing it to rejuvenate and renew itself.

Venus Viva

The Venus Viva relies on a method called fractional needling. It creates tiny holes in the skin using many very thin needles. This method goes less deep into the skin than the Erbium Yag, causing the downtime to be shorter.

Aftercare

After this treatment the following practical matters apply:

  • The skin will appear irregularly red and somewhat swollen for the first few days. This is normal and will disappear by itself. The skin can also feel dry and tight.
  • No sun or tanning bed for at least 2 weeks. A proper sunscreen (factor 30 or higher) is advised at all times.
  • The skin may flake. This process will take about a week.

The skin is generally healed from the treatment after 7 to 10 days. After this healing process the result will become visible. The skin keeps producing collagen and thus keeps rejuvenating in the months to follow.

LED

The LED Therapy Mask was originally developed by NASA to accelerate the healing of wounds. LED light stimulates the production of new cells and repairs skin tissue. The blue LED light kills the bacteria that cause acne.

LED light is very suitable for the rejuvenation and general improvement of the skin. LED Therapy can also be used in combination with other facial treatments for an accelerated effect. The LED Therapy Mask also increases the permeability of the skin, which causes nourishing creams and serums to work more effectively.

This treatment can be combined with a hyaluronic acid mask, which restores the moisture levels in the skin.

There is no pre- or aftercare required for a treatment with the LED Mask.

Peeling

A peeling improves the structure of the skin. It refines the skin tone and reduces irregularities. With peelings we eliminate old superficial skin cells, forcing the skin to renew and rejuvenate. Active acne can be cleansed with the help of peelings.

Pre-care

The skin cannot be sunburned. We therefore advise to avoid sun tanning and tanning beds for 2 to 3 weeks before the treatment.

Treatment

First the skin is cleaned. Then the skin is covered with a fluid - the peeling. This process is practically painless. The skin may however feel tight and sting a little during the treatment. A treatment of the face takes about 20 minutes. As result the pores refine, pigmentation fades, and impurities such as acne are cleansed. The production of collagen is also stimulated, causing the skin to rejuvenate.

Aftercare

After a peeling it is important to avoid the sun and tanning bed for 2 to 3 weeks. A proper sunscreen (factor 30 or higher) is advised at all times. Generally the skin will flake and peel in the first 5 to 7 days. Do not touch the peels, they need to come off by themselves. After 1 week the new skin is usually visible.

Number of treatments

With the IPL, fractional, and peeling method we generally see good results after 2 to 4 treatments. For optimal results more treatments are however advised. In between each treatment needs to be a period of at least 4 weeks.

Generally multiple treatments are necessary before the results of radiofrequency and LED therapy become visible. We advise to maintain the skin about every 6 months.

Result

Besides stimulating the production of collagen, our treatments also stimulate the local bloodstream in the skin. Waste materials are drained faster and better and the skin receives better access to oxygen and nutrients. After the treatment the skin will also keep on producing collagen for a few months, thus extending the rejuvenation process.

Apart from our treatments it is important to protect and take care of your skin in daily life as well.

Our advice

External factors such as smoking and exposure to sunlight can damage the skin again. Hereditary factors and the regular ageing of the skin will also keep playing a part. In order to maintain the improved skin quality we advise a regular follow-up treatment. The use of nourishing creams and serums, in combination with sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) shall also counteract the ageing of the skin.

Over 20 years of experience

It is important that the skin is treated by a skilled specialist in order to safely achieve optimal results. We have over 20 years of experience with the rejuvenation and improvement of the skin and thus have treated a wide variety of skin and ageing symptoms. Our laser specialists work with the latest Ellipse IPL (Nordlys), the Venus Viva, the Q-Switched Ruby, the Q-Switched YAG, the Erbium YAG, the Accent XL, the LED Therapy Mask, and several peelings. As such they are more than qualified to customize and perform the most effective treatment.

Price

Skin rejuvenation starts at € 70,-

LED Therapy starts at € 40,-

The exact price and treatment are customized during the intake with the laser specialist. During this consultation they will examine the skin and advise you about the most suitable treatment methods.

For a consultation we charge € 30,-. These costs will be deducted from the eventual treatment costs. In most cases we can plan an intake with a treatment directly after, if so desired and requested in advance.


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