During the first intake we will determine whether your skin and the desired spots are suitable for this treatment and what the expected result may be. There are a few conditions that we will discuss with you:
- 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.
- All treatment methods are generally well tolerated. If you find the treatment sensitive you can anesthetize the skin beforehand with EMLA cream. You can get these on prescription from your doctor. You should apply the cream thickly 45 minutes before the treatment. For an optimal effect of the cream, you could cover it with cling film. You can also take a painkiller an hout before the treatment.
We ask that you do not wear any camouflage creams on the skin area to be treated on the day of the treatment. We will choose the right treatment method, tailored to your skin type. The treatment may be sensitive, it may feel warm.
After the treatment the skin is sometimes cooled to remove the heat from the skin. The skin may be red and locally swollen the same day. A very superficial scab remains on the treated skin, which generally heals quickly without scarring. It is important not to soak or scratch the scabs because of scarring and infection. Handle the skin gently as it is very fragile afterwards. Leave the skin alone as much as possible. Careful washing is allowed, but make sure that the skin is patted dry. Often the skin is somewhat pink in color for 2 to 3 months, this will disappear on its own. You can optionally use Alhydran; a cream that ensures good recovery of the skin. For the face we have make-up that camouflages the treated area with SPF30. It is important to protect the skin against sunlight for 6 weeks with a sunscreen with a minimum protection factor of 30. Preferably several times a day.
Several days after the treatment a superficial scab will occur, which generally heals within a few days. After the scab has healed, the skin bump will be flat. In time however it is possible that new bumps will appear on the skin, this cannot be avoided.
The number of required treatments depends on the type and the amount of skin imperfections. In many cases you'll need only 1 to 2 treatments. Often we can remove up to 25 spots within 1 treatment. The skin therapist will discuss this with you during the first intake.
For all treatment options there is a treatment frequency of 6 weeks. This again depends on the type and amount of skin imperfections.
In general, the removal of facial skin imperfections is 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.
If you have any other questions feel free to contact us!
BEFORE AND AFTER RESULTS REMOVAL OF SKIN IMPERFECTIONS