Behandeling tegen acne

Acne

Acne is a common skin condition and can be significantly reduced with our IPL, laser and fractional method. Our treatment inhibits the production of sebum and bacteria in the skin. As a reaction to this treatment the pores refine, the production of collagen is stimulated and we see a considerable improvement of acne scars.

Acne

Bacteria and a high production of sebum cause inflammation in the skin. This inflammation can be expressed in the form of pimples, or in other words, acne. Acne is most common during puberty (acne vulgaris), but can also express itself at later stages in life (acne retard). Acne can generally express itself on the face, neck, arms, back and shoulders.

Acne can also cause scars. These scars can leave behind permanent red and brown pigmentation and irregularities in the skin.

Our answer

Active acne can be reduced with our skin treatments. The scars left behind by acne can also be significantly improved with these methods. Although we can seriously soothe and improve the skin we cannot take away the cause of acne. This means that active acne requires maintenance.

Pimples dry out, the redness fades, and the acne scars improve.

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 inspects the skin and acne. Because every type of skin and acne 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.

For an intake we charge € 35,-. In most cases we can plan an intake with a treatment directly after, if so desired and requested in advance.

Unique faces ask for unique, customized treatments.

Treatment

Both the active acne and the acne scars can be treated with several methods (click to expand and read more):

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.

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. Avoid sun tanning and tanning beds during the 3 to 4 weeks before the treatment. Any tanning cream (bronzer) needs to be avoided 1 week before the treatment.

Aftercare

After a treatment with the IPL the following matters apply:

  • 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.

Pigmentation spots worsen by sunlight and tanning beds. In case you are sensitive to pigmentation disorders we advise you to be careful with the sun throughout the year, and use a proper sunscreen every 2 hours when in the sun. 

Results

The light of the IPL and lasers is absorbed by the skin and transformed into heat. This causes the pigmentation to fade, red veins to fade, the pores to refine and the skin texture and tone to improve.

External factors such as the sun can damage the skin again. Ageing will also keep reducing the quality of the skin. As such, new ageing effects, including pigmentation spots, may appear over time, and will require maintenance treatments. 

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 fractional therapy we create regular minuscule holes in the skin in a controlled manner. This forces the skin to renew itself and form new collagen. For this method, our laser specialists use the Erbium Yag laser, Venus Viva, Morpheus 8, Tixel, or Ydun laser.

Pre-care

Before this treatment can take place the following practical matters apply:

  • 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.
  • In the case of active acne the skin cannot be treated with this method.
  • Please inform the laser specialist if you occasionally have cold sores

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. The recovery time after an Erbium Yag treatment is about 7 to 10 days.

Venus Viva

The Venus Viva relies on a method called fractional needling, or micro-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. The Venus Viva also creates heat in the skin through radiofrequency, stimulating the production of collagen and fibroblasts.

A Venus Viva treatment can also be combined with a PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment, to further boost the rejuvenation of your skin, or the growth of your hair. The recovery time after a Venus Viva treatment is about 5 to 7 days.

Morpheus 8

Another option to rejuvenate the skin is offered by the Morpheus 8. This treatment also combines microneedling along with radiofrequency. However, the needles of the Morpheus 8 penetrate the skin slightly deeper, stimulating the production of elastin and collagen. This treatment can not only be done on the face, but also on other parts of the body. If desired, we can numb the skin in advance with a cream. The Morpheus 8 is a good treatment to rejuvenate and invigorate the skin, and to reduce fine wrinkles and large pores. Also for stretch marks and scars the Morpheus 8 can help. Stretch marks will never vanish, but they can become less visible.

Directly after the treatment the skin will be red and swollen - this can be camouflaged well with a foundation. It may be that some dark dots become visible on the skin in the days after the treatment. These can be camouflaged well and will disappear by themselves. The recovery time for the face and neck is about 4 to 7 days, but is slightly longer for the belly and legs.

In general three treatments are required with recovery periods of 4-6 weeks in between. After these initial three treatments, an occasional treatment will do.

Tixel

The Tixel makes use of thermal skin rejuvenation. The skin is warmed through miniscule tips that generate heat. This forces the skin to rejuvenate and form new collagen.

The recovery time after a Tixel treatment is about 5 to 7 days.

Ydun

The Ydun uses a fractional laser beam to rejuvenate the skin. The skin is forced to form new collagen in its deeper layers. This causes the connective tissue to recover and smoothens the surface of the skin. The recovery time after an Ydun treatment is about 7 to 10 days.

Number of treatments

For optimal results multiple (three) treatments are advised. In between each fractional treatment needs to be a period of at least 4 weeks. The exact treatment plan will be compiled by the laser specialist, based on your skin.

Aftercare

After a fractional 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.
  • The skin may flake. This process will take about a week.
  • Sports, sauna, and swimming are discouraged during the first 24 hours after the treatment.
  • No sun or tanning bed for at least 3 to 4 weeks. A proper sunscreen (factor 30 or higher) is advised at all times.

Results

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

An optimal result is achieved through multiple treatments. During the consultation, our laser specialist will compile a treatment plan based on your skin.

LED therapy

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.

The LED Mask will be placed onto your face for 20 minutes. During this time the mask radiates several wavelengths of LED light, depending on the goal of the treatment. This treatment can also be combined with a hyaluronic acid mask, which restores the moisture levels in the skin.

Number of treatments

With acne the skin is generally calmer after 1 treatment already. For skin rejuvenation and healing usually multiple treatments are required.

Pre-care

There is no pre-care required for a treatment with the LED Therapy Mask.

Aftercare

Directly after the treatment the skin may feel warm and appear red. This usually disappears the same day. There is no further aftercare required for this treatment.

Results

The result will become visible within a few days. The skin will be tighter, any redness will be reduced, and with acne the inflammation will be reduced as well.

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

Generally the acne calms down after 1 or 2 treatments. It is however unpredictable when the acne becomes active again. For the improvement of acne scars we usually need about 4 to 7 treatments for optimal results.

Although our skin treatments reduce redness and inflammation, these methods do not take away the cause of acne. Often nutrition, hormones, or a mineral deficiency can be a cause of acne.

The quality of the skin improves with each treatment.

Over 25 years of experience

It is important that acne is treated by a skilled specialist in order to safely achieve optimal results. We have over 25 years of experience with acne and scars and thus have treated a wide variety of skin and acne. As such our laser specialists are more than qualified to customize and perform the most effective treatment.

Result

With our methods we soothe the skin by reducing the inflammation. The redness fades and pimples dry out. The pigmentation of the acne scars also fades and the irregularities improve.

For optimal results the treatment of acne requires a tailored approach.

Improved skin quality

The positive side effect of the treatment of acne is that the skin quality improves. The production of collagen is stimulated, the pores refine, the skin strengthens and becomes more elastic, wrinkles are reduced and the local blood stream is stimulated. As a result the skin appears fresher and smoother.

Acne products

Apart from the treatments, it may be desired to also treat your acne at home with the help of our creams and serums. During your consultation, our specialists can advise which of our products best fit the needs of your skin.

Price

Acne treatments start at € 75,-

The exact price and treatment are customized during the intake with the laser specialist. For a consultation we charge € 35,-. In most cases we can plan an intake with a treatment directly after, if so desired and requested in advance.


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