During the first intake we will determine whether your skin is suitable for this treatment and what you can expect as a result. There will be certain conditions which we will discuss with you:
– Before the laser treatment your skin can not be tanned from the sun, sunbeds or a tanning lotion. A laser treatment on tanned skin can cause light or dark spots. After the treatment, it is therefore importent to protect the skin against sunlight for 6 weeks with a sunscreen with a minimum protection factor of 30. Preferably several times a day. This helps to prevent discoloration of the skin. This is of course less necessary when there is little sunlight during the day.
– Some medicines make the skin more sensitive to light, which can cause blisters or scarring. Antibiotica, among others, can cause photosensitivity. It is therefore important to report your medication use.
We ask that you do not apply any camouflage creams to the skin area to be treated on the day of the treatment. These creams block laser beams, making the treatment less effective. You will be given glasses to protect your eyes from the laser light. We choose the right settings, tailored to your skin type and pigmented spots.
With the skinpen treatment it is also important that the skin is properly cleaned. An intermediate substance is applied before starting the treatment. This light gel ensures that the SkinPen can move over the skin without friction or abrasion.
Both treatments can be sensitive, it feels like a warm rubber band hitting the skin like "stings". This is usually well tolerated. The pinpoint bleeding that may occur will recover within 5 minutes.
The skin will feel warm after the treatment. There will arise some redness and swelling of the treated area.
Point bleeding may occur that will recover immediately afterwards. Coolpacks can be used to limit swelling. The redness can last for 1 to 5 days. Small crusts or flakes may develop in the days after the treatment that will come off on their own. You should definitely not scratch these crusts or flakes because it can cause scarring and infection. By applying Alhydran several times a day, they will disappear quickly. After the treatment the skin will be vulnerable and therefore needs to be treated carefully. Leave the skin alone as much as possible. You can carefully wash the skin but make sure to gently pat the face dry. Until one week after the treatment, activities that stimulate the skin circulation (sports, sauna, hot tubs, etc.) are not recommended.
After the laser treatment you can camouflage the skin with our medical camouflage. This may be applied immediately after and also protects against the sun.
After the skinpen treatment you will receive 2 products to take home. You should only use this for the first 2 days. After 24 hours, a camouflage product and a sunscreen may be applied.
The aim of the treatment is to improve the skin texture. The best thing is to do the treatment in a cure in 3 to 6 treatments.
The number of required treatments depends, among other things, on the skin type and the purpose. Usually the desired result is achieved in 3 to 6 treatments.
Usually 4 to 6 weeks are used between the treatments.
Sometimes a fractional laser treatment of the face can be reimbursed by your health insurer from the supplementary insurance. You can obtain information about this from your own health insurer. Huidkliniek Twente is affiliated with the "Nederlandse Vereniging van Huidtherapeuten" and all of our skin therapists are registered in the "Kwaliteitsregister Paramedici". You will always receive a quote in advance during the intake. Click here for more information about reimbursements.
BEFORE AND AFTER RESULTS MICRONEEDLING