We have many years of experience in the art of aesthetics and can carry out all the treatments that help both men and women “look their best”. We are experienced in laser treatment, injections, peelings plus many other procedures. The first consultation consists of a thorough introduction to all the possible therapies that can be successfully utilised, and we will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and precise cost estimate so that, with your agreement, we can begin treatment. These treatments are not covered by the normal Krankenkasse (health insurance) system, but there are possibilities that the cost, or at least some of the cost, can be recovered from additional insurances. This should be determined before treatments begin.

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Described below is the range of aesthetic treatments available at the derma competence center. All treatments have been chosen to minimise discomfort and ‘down time’. If there are treatments not listed, do not hesitate to contact us so that we can offer further advice from our long-standing knowledge and education in aesthetics.

Aesthetic body forming and cellulite therapy (e.g. fat reduction injections, radio frequency/magnetic pulse and cryolipolysis*)

Aesthetic body forming procedures are designed to reduce fat levels in areas that prove difficult to reduce by diet or targeted training activities alone. A number of advances in treatment have occurred in recent years, that we in the derma competence center can undertake in conjunction with other partners.

Lipolysis injections – minimally-invasive injections (fat-dissolving injections)
With this procedure, difficult-to-shift stored fat can be significantly reduced in such areas as the chin, knees and stomach without resorting to an operation. This fat reduction occurs by injecting AQUALYX®, a synthetically produced bile acid into the treatment area. The acid cleaves the fat into components that are absorbed into the body and eliminated. The best possible results, depending on the thickness of the fat layer and its location, can be achieved with between 2 – 4 injections spaced at approximately four-week intervals. Improvement will clearly be seen normally two months after the last injection.

Multipolar Magnetic Pulse Technology (MP) ², Venus Freeze Concept:

Treatment with the Multipolar Magnetic Pulse Technology (MP) ² is the combination of magnetic pulses and Multipolar RF (Radio Frequency). Both energies complement each other in order to achieve optimal treatment and best results, without a risk of side effects. This homogeneous heat generated matrix on and in the skin induces collagen synthesis, fibroblasts will stimulated broken fat cells and enables efficient skin tightening. This results in the face to wrinkle reduction and improvement of contours (example jawline). You may also be applied to tighten the skin on the neck. Allows a reduction of sagging and shoot sender skin on the upper arms. Abdomen, legs and buttocks are tightened significantly reduces the size and improves cellulite. There are usually 6-8 sessions in intervals of 1-2 weeks required to achieve the desired result. These are not painful, even perceived as pleasant and relaxing.

Cryolipolysis* – non-operative procedure to reduce stored fat using extreme cold treatment:
CoolSculpting® is a treatment new to Switzerland, and is a non-operative safe treatment to reduce stored body fat. This highly developed cryogenic technology utilizes a vacuum applicator to target and destroy fat cells while leaving the surrounding, skin, nerves and blood vessels totally unaffected. The procedure is pain free, and fat reduction levels of up to 40% are achieved, leading to a highly visible natural effect. Positive results will be seen by most patients in 1 – 3 months after only one treatment.

Ultra-sonic lipolysis* – non-operative fat reduction using ultrasound:
Liposonix® is a non-invasive procedure that utilizes a highly focused ultrasound wave to penetrate up to 3 – 4 cm into the body, causing the development of heat. This heat damages fat cells that are then absorbed by the body and eliminated. This procedure has been described as causing slight pain. Positive results can be seen after two months.

*CoolSculpting® and Liposonix® are carried out as an outpatient procedure in cooperation with the Dermatology and Laser Medicine Institute of the Hirslanden Clinic in Meggen. The preparation and pre-consultation will be carried out at the derma competence center.

Anti-aging advice and treatment

The goal of anti-aging treatment is to prevent the normal aging of the skin. It requires the development of a uniform therapy regime through a targeted discussion, body examination and a controlled blood analysis (especially oxidant, free radical and vitamin levels) to understand which substances are required by your body to prevent aging. Together with any treatment required, we will develop, together with you, a specialised eating plan to supplement the required substances in your body.

Carboxytherapy

The introduction of medical CO2 into areas such as the stomach, legs or buttocks causes the destruction of fat reserves in a similar fashion to the injection of lipolysis. The fat is degraded and eliminated. The increased blood flow has the added effect of reducing the water content of the tissue and results in the reduction of cellulite. Carbon dioxide therapy can be undertaken in a number of sessions, at 2 – 4 week intervals, until the desired result has been achieved.

Cryogenic lypolysis* (non-operative procedure to reduce stored fat using cold treatment)

CoolSculpting®, a treatment new to Switzerland, offers a non-operative and safe treatment to reduce stored body fat. This highly-developed cryogenic technology utilizes a vacuum applicator to target and destroy fat cells while leaving the surrounding skin, nerves and blood vessels totally unaffected. The procedure is pain free and fat reduction levels of up to 40% are achieved, leading to a highly-visible natural effect. Positive results will be seen by patients in 1 – 3 months after only one treatment.

Ultra-sonic lipolysis* – non-operative fat reduction using ultrasound:
Liposonix® is a non-invasive procedure that utilizes a highly focused ultrasound wave to penetrate up to 3 – 4 cm into the body, causing the development of heat. This heat damages fat cells that are then absorbed by the body and eliminated. This procedure has been described as causing slight pain. Positive results can be seen after two months.

*CoolSculpting® and Liposonix® are carried out as an outpatient procedure in cooperation with the Dermatology and Laser Medicine Institute of the Hirslanden Clinic in Meggen. The preparation and pre-consultation will be carried out at the derma competence center.

Cryogenic treatment

Successful removal of haemangioma or age spots can be accomplished by spraying or applying liquid nitrous oxide to the treatment site, a procedure also used for the removal of benign tumours. This leads to an inflammation reaction and the removal of the small lesion.

Eyelid Lifting without operations

Plasmage® is a new technology. Developed for precise eyelid lifing but also wrinkles (especially on the upper lip) and benign skin changes such as e.g. Xantelasmen can be treated with this technology very effectively but very gently .

 

The superficial tissue will be tighten controlled and gently by very small plasma points, surrounding or deeper tissue will not be affecte. The result is immediately visible and the side effects are very small.

 

Traces of treatment disappear completely after a few days. There is only minimal downtime for the patient. Even the typical pain after the treatment is neglectable, so your everyday life is not affected.

The great advantage is that the treatment with Plasmage does not require a cut, no blood flows, and scarring is excluded. Depending on the patient and the area, slight swelling can develop, which subsides after a few days.

The treatment results are very natural, over corrections or dangerous operations are a thing of the past.

Face lifting using highly-focused ultrasound procedure (ultherapy®):*

This technique has been authorised and carried out in Switzerland for many years. It is a safe and effective procedure to develop firmness and lifting of the skin without use of the scalpel. The special highly-focused ultrasound waves cause the skin and the underlying tissue to tighten. This leads to a firming of the facial cheeks, chin and neck, lifts the eye brows, reduces any drooping of the eyelids and improves the wrinkles in the décolleté. The results of one treatment session will become visible in 2 – 3 months. In principle, a repeat procedure can be undertaken after 6 months.

*ULTHERAPY® is carried out as an outpatient procedure in partnership with the Dermatology and Laser Medicine Institute of the Hirslanden Clinic in Meggen. The pre-consultation and pre-examination will take place at the derma competence center.

Lipolysis injections, mimimally invasive injections (so-called fat disolving injections)

With these procedures, difficult-to-reduce stored fat can be significantly reduced in such areas as the chin, knees and stomach. This fat reduction occurs by injecting a special solution into the treatment area. The acid breaks down the fat into components that are metabolised and absorbed by the body and eliminated. The best possible results, depending on the thickness of the fat layer and its location, can be achieved with between 2 – 4 injections, spaced at approximately four-week intervals. Improvement will clearly be seen normally two months after the last injection.

Non-ablative fractional laser treatment

Fractional laser therapy, using an erbium: glass laser with high precision optics, can be used to direct highly accurate light impulses into microscopic channels in the deep layers of the skin. The corneal skin layer (surface layer), is unaffected by the treatment, which does not wound the skin or cause bleeding. At the treatment site, new connective tissue and collagen will be produced that improves the structure and firmness of the skin. The skin texture will appear finer, with fewer creases. Pores will be finer and the skin will have a more uniform pigmentation. The procedure should be repeated at monthly intervals and is relatively painless. A slight reddening of the skin and minimal swelling will occur directly after the treatment, but this usually disappears quickly, causing minimal disruption to your daily life.

Permament hair removal (laser treatment, various other treatments)

Many different instruments can be used to permanently remove unwanted hair through the destruction of hair follicles (where the hair is formed). In the derma competence center we use the ‘Gold standard’ methods to permanently remove unwanted hair. Even after the first session, a clear difference will be seen, and after 6 – 8 sessions, in 4 – 6 week intervals, a total reduction of 95% will be achieved. The therapy may cause slight pain and a minimal reddening of the skin.

Photo dynamic therapy (PDT)

To reduce areas of redness, such as pigmentation variation on the neck and décolleté, anti-aging photo-dynamic therapy has been shown to be a very effective treatment. A light-sensitive cream is applied to the affected area and protected by a light and air impermeable plaster for approximately three hours. The affected area is then exposed to a specific wavelength in the red spectrum for a number of minutes. This instigates the rejection of the activated cells and agglomerates the fine blood vessels that cause the redness, allowing them to be metabolised by the body and eliminated.

Pigment spots (freckles, melasma, chloasma)

Dark pigment spots (melasma or chloasma) often occur on adolescent female faces. Various treatments are available to lighten the affected skin areas. These include laser treatment, specific lightening creams and skin peeling techniques. Often a combination of treatments will lead to a more satisfactory result. The best results will also be achieved when the treatments are combined with cosmetics tailored to the individual’s skin type and appropriate protection from the sun.

PRP, Vampire Lift or the cell renewal treatment for your skin!

PRP refers to therapy using platelet-rich plasma. This plasma is derived from the patient’s own blood by means of centrifuge and then injected into the skin with ultra-fine needles. The growth factors enriched in the Platelet Rich Plasma stimulate connective tissue cells and the production of collagen and elastin and the entire tissue regenerates. The injected PR-Plasma in addition, attracts stem cells that also stimulate regeneration with collagen production. The body’s own production of hyaluronic acid is stimulated, thereby more water is bound and the skin is naturally hydrated and looks fuller. The method is medically safe, because the body does not regard the plasma of the autologous blood as a foreign substance. Occasionally, tiny bruising or redness may occur from the injections directly after treatment. To achieve the desired effect, usually 3-4 treatments in 3-4 week intervals is reasonable. Likewise, the regeneration phase for the skin’s structure to achieve the final and desired results take time.

Using a special procedure, there is the possibility to enrich the autologous platelet rich plasma with an additional natural hyaluronic acid which significantly improves results.

This therapy is also well-suited as an “add-on” treatment prevent wrinkles and lax skin, making it ideal for younger patients. For more mature skin, PRP in combination with other therapies, for example, hyaluronic acid injections, carboxy therapy or laser therapies, is even more successful.

 

 

PRP refers to therapy using platelet-rich plasma.

This plasma is derived from the patient’s own blood by means of centrifuge and then injected into the skin with ultra-fine needles.

The growth factors enriched in the Platelet Rich Plasma stimulate connective tissue cells and the production of collagen and elastin and the entire tissue regenerates. The injected PR-Plasma in addition, attracts stem cells that also stimulate regeneration with collagen production. The body’s own production of hyaluronic acid is stimulated, thereby more water is bound and the skin is naturally hydrated and looks fuller.

The injection works faster than serums or other cosmetic applications. It works like a cell-renewal therapy and just after a few weeks, the regeneration phase, the skin is regenerated, healthier and firmer. A further innovation to this therapy is the application of a natural hyaluronic acid in addition to the platelet rich plasma. With this combination, the desired results, natural youthfulness, are achieved even faster and last longer.

 

But as well as for hair loss, for both men and women, the injection of PRP directly into the scalp produces amazing results by significantly stimulating hair growth.

The method is medically safe, because the body does not regard the plasma of the autologous blood as a foreign substance. Occasionally, tiny bruising or redness may occur from the injections directly after treatment.

To achieve the desired effect, usually 3-4 treatments in 3-4 week intervals is reasonable. Likewise, the regeneration phase for the skin’s structure to achieve the final and desired results take time.

This therapy is also well-suited as an “add-on” treatment to prevent wrinkles and lax skin, making it ideal for younger patients. For more mature skin, PRP in combination with other therapies, for example, hyaluronic acid injections, carboxy therapy or laser therapies, is even more successful.

Plasmage® – Eyelid Lifting without operations

Plasmage® is a new technology. This uses the ionization of the surrounding air (especially oxygen and nitrogen). The resulting plasma, applied precisely to the point, tightens the superficial skin layers without damaging the deeper skin layers. This results in a sustained tightening of the treated tissue and in a reduction of excess skin, such as, for example, in the case for eyelid lifting, a reduction in wrinkles (lower eyelids and wrinkels on the upper lip), but also benign skin tumors, e.g. Xantelasms on upper lids can be carefully removed.

What is the procedure of Plasmage® treatment?

• In a first comprehensive consultation session, your practitioner will discuss with you your goals and expectations in order to agree with you a realistic result of the PLASMAGE® treatment.

• the plasmage Treatments is an minimal invasive treatment, it is sufficient to apply an effective anesthetic cream.

• The treated areas are disinfected and cooled for a few minutes.• Smallest plasma points are applied in the area to be treated.

• The treatment is as good as pain-free, also a following wound pain is not to be expected.

• A light scab forms, which heals naturally after about 3-5 days.

• For 2-3 days, mild to moderate swelling may occur.

• For an optimal result and to avoid sun damage, a strong sun protection with light protection factor 50 is necessary and sunglasses, hats or caps are recommended.

for more Information: http://www.plasmage.de/

Removal of tattoos (including red and green tattoos) and permament make-up (all available wave lengths):

Scar-free removal of tattoos and permanent make-up can be achieved using specialist laser treatment. Short impulses of laser light destroy the coloured pigments that will then be further degraded and removed by the body’s immune system. Due to the different coloured pigments used in tattoos, laser treatment will use laser light with three different wavelengths. The derma competence center possesses a number of different laser systems that can deliver all different wavelengths that can be used against almost all ( 95% ) tattoo pigments, including the difficult red and green pigments, without leaving scars. Removal of tattoos will require a number of sessions.

Scars and strech marks

Scars from medical operations or accidents can often be unsightly, itchy, painful and have a negative influence on daily life. Classically, the scar’s appearance has been improved using liquid nitrogen (cryogenic therapy) and by the injection of cortisone into the scar tissue. New techniques, such as laser technology, have been developed that can improve the appearance of the scar. Carbon dioxide treatment is a cost-effective method to improve the elasticity of the scar and a less complex method to improve stretch marks. To obtain the best results, a combination of various methods and a number of sessions will be required.

Skin rejuvination (skin peeling, radio frequency/magnetic pulse, prp-/ vampire-lifting, mesotherapy):

Together with you, the derma competence center team will develop a personal program based on your skin type, to help reduce the effects of skin aging caused by wrinkles, skin pigment changes, acne, oversized pores, and tired pale skin tones. Skin rejuvenation can be achieved using various methods:

Mechanical skin surface peeling using micro-dermatological abrasion techniques. These highly effective micro-exfoliants clean the skin and remove unsightly blackheads, improving the skin’s strength, colouration, and appearance. A number of sessions will be required to obtain optimum results.

Fruit acid peeling is a gentle medically-approved skin peeling technique that is highly effective. The treatment will be matched accurately with your skin type. This treatment is used to clean the skin, remove blackheads and infected acne and improves the skin formation around the pores. Skin tone and fine wrinkles will also see marked improvement. A cosmetic consultation should be carried out before and after this treatment and a number of peeling sessions with three-week intervals will be required to obtain best results.

The extremely effective TCA-peeling (trichloracetic acid) is a powerful and deep skin peeling process, designed to thoroughly clean the skin and treat unsightly acne, acne scars, fine and deep wrinkles and to improve the skin pigmentation and tone. Normally, optimum results are achieved with four sessions at weekly intervals.

Multipolar Magnetic Pulse Technology (MP) ², Venus Freeze Concept:

Treatment with the Multipolar Magnetic Pulse Technology (MP) ² is the combination of magnetic pulses and Multipolar RF (Radio Frequency). Both energies complement each other in order to achieve optimal treatment and best results, without a risk of side effects. This homogeneous heat generated matrix on and in the skin induces collagen synthesis, fibroblasts will stimulated broken fat cells and enables efficient skin tightening. This results in the face to wrinkle reduction and improvement of contours (example jawline). You may also be applied to tighten the skin on the neck. Allows a reduction of sagging and shoot sender skin on the upper arms. Abdomen, legs and buttocks are tightened significantly reduces the size and improves cellulite. There are usually 6-8 sessions in intervals of 1-2 weeks required to achieve the desired result. These are not painful, even perceived as pleasant and relaxing.

Platelet rich plasma, vampire-lifting or the fresh-cell cure for your skin. These terms are mean the therapy with platelet rich plasma. This plasma is collected from the patient’s blood by centrifugation and injected back into the skin with tiny small needles. The growth factors enriched in the platelet rich plasma and the buffy coat stimulate the connective tissue cells, the production of collagen and elastin is stimulated and the entire tissue regenerates. The injected PR plasma also attracts stem cells, which also stimulate regeneration with collagen reformation. The body’s production of hyaluronic acid is stimulated, which means that more water is bound and the skin is tighter. The method is medically safe, because the body does not regard the plasma from the blood as an impurity. Only the injections can result in the least bruising or redness, directly after the treatment. In order to achieve the desired effect, however, usually 3 to 4 sessions at intervals of 3-4 weeks are sensible and after the regeneration phase, the structure of the skin, you have to wait for the final and perfect results. This therapy is also very good as an “add-on” treatment to prevent wrinkles and weak connective tissue, therefore ideal for younger patients. In the elderly, the combination with other therapies, e.g. Hyaluronic under-injections, carboxytherapy or laser therapies shows perfect results

Mesotherapy is the introduction of active substances into the skin. These substances (e.g. hyaluronic acid, anti-oxidants and carbon dioxide) stimulate the connective tissue in the skin, and improve the blood flow, helping to alleviate the influences of modern-day life on the skin. Repeated treatments will dramatically improve the skin’s appearance, making it look fresher and cleaner. The skin will be more elastic and firmer, and wrinkles will be reduced.

Skin wrinkle treatment (prp-/ vampire lifting, hyaluronic acid fillers, botulinum and radio frequency/magnetic pulse)

Platelet rich plasma, vampire-lifting or the fresh-cell cure for your skin! These terms are mean the therapy with platelet rich plasma. This plasma is collected from the patient’s blood by centrifugation and injected back into the skin with tiny small needles. The growth factors enriched in the platelet rich plasma and the buffy coat stimulate the connective tissue cells, the production of collagen and elastin is stimulated and the entire tissue regenerates. The injected PR plasma also attracts stem cells, which also stimulate regeneration with collagen reformation. The body’s production of hyaluronic acid is stimulated, which means that more water is bound and the skin is tighter. The method is medically safe, because the body does not regard the plasma from the blood as an impurity. Only the injections can result in the least bruising or redness, directly after the treatment. In order to achieve the desired effect, however, usually 3 to 4 sessions at intervals of 3-4 weeks are sensible and after the regeneration phase, the structure of the skin, you have to wait for the final and perfect results. This therapy is also very good as an “add-on” treatment to prevent wrinkles and weak connective tissue, therefore ideal for younger patients. In the elderly, the combination with other therapies, e.g. Hyaluronic under-injections, carboxytherapy or laser therapies shows perfect results

Deep and so-called mimic (static) wrinkles can be treated with botulinum injections or fillers such as hyaluronic acid, with excellent results. The substances are injected just under the skin using a very fine needle with minimal discomfort.

Botulinum Toxin A (botox) has been used for many years and is fully authorised in Switzerland for use in aesthetic medical procedures and has minimal side effects. It has proven to be an excellent treatment in dealing with mimic wrinkles in the glabella (between the eye brows) and to reduce wrinkles around the eyes (laugh lines). The results of the treatment can last up to 12 months. We very carefully carry out the treatment to preserve a natural and relaxed look.

Hyaluronic acid is an ideal treatment to add volume to the face, especially in the lip area, and for the treatment of deep and fine wrinkles and knitted brows. Synthetic hyaluronic acid is identical to that produced by the body. Depending on the type of wrinkles, the hyaluronic acid is injected safely under the skin with a fine needle or a blunt cannula. The resultant reduction in wrinkles will last between 4 – 18 months. Swelling and redness of the skin will be experienced directly after the treatment, but will rapidly recede.

Multipolar Magnetic Pulse Technology (MP) ², Venus Freeze Concept:

Treatment with the Multipolar Magnetic Pulse Technology (MP) ² is the combination of magnetic pulses and Multipolar RF (Radio Frequency). Both energies complement each other in order to achieve optimal treatment and best results, without a risk of side effects. This homogeneous heat generated matrix on and in the skin induces collagen synthesis, fibroblasts will stimulated broken fat cells and enables efficient skin tightening. This results in the face to wrinkle reduction and improvement of contours (example jawline). You may also be applied to tighten the skin on the neck. Allows a reduction of sagging and shoot sender skin on the upper arms. Abdomen, legs and buttocks are tightened significantly reduces the size and improves cellulite. There are usually 6-8 sessions in intervals of 1-2 weeks required to achieve the desired result. These are not painful, even perceived as pleasant and relaxing.

Spider veins and birth mark treatment (disruption and laser therapy)

Spider veins are expanded blood vessels, primarily on the legs, which can occur at any time of life, and are often associated with pregnancy. Spider veins cause no medical problem but can be unsightly. The small veins can be easily treated with either the injection of a product to destroy the offending blood vessels (sclerotherapy) in micro-foam or liquid form. Both treatments cause a small, but unnoticeable, inflammation of the affected site that leads to the destruction of the problem blood vessels that are then absorbed and eliminated by the body. A successful outcome can be achieved in a small number of sessions separated by 3 – 4 weeks. Use of these technologies avoids the use of compression bandages.

Treatment for age-related skin changes (age spots, age warts)

Benign changes to the skin are part of the skin’s aging process. These changes include age spots (lentignes) on the face and the back of the hands, age warts (seborrheoic warts) and haemangioma (angioma). All these skin changes can be successfully treated at the derma competence center utilising a number of possible therapies. Scar-free removal of age spots can be achieved using high quality Neodym-Yag or ruby laser technology. Haemangioma can be treated with pulsed Neodym-Yag laser light. Raised knotted changes in the skin are removed, scar free, using an erbium: Yag laser. If laser treatment is not suitable or desired by the patient, other therapies such as curettage, electro-cauterisation, cryogenic treatment or skin shaving techniques may be used.

Treatment for dark circles under the eyes and tear ducts (carbon dioxide therapy)

Classical treatments for dark circles under the eyes and tear ducts have proven difficult, and the results are often less than optimal. Alternative methods, using carbon dioxide treatment on its own, or combined with fractionated laser treatment, have delivered excellent results. The safe introduction of CO2 into the skin around the eye, results in an increased blood flow which causes the skin to swell and the dark colour to fade. To obtain optimum results a number of sessions will be needed spaced 2 – 4 weeks apart. The patient will experience a slight increase in pressure around the eye, virtually no pain and very limited ‘down time’ using laser technology.

Treatment for enlarged small blood vessels and birth marks (laser therapy)

Changes to blood vessels and birth blemishes (e.g. birth marks, haemangioma) and other blemishes that occur throughout life (such as angioma and spider veins), can be reduced in the derma competence center through laser therapy. We have various laser systems that can be used in this treatment to generate a reaction in the blood vessels to be handled, that will reduce the skin changes without injuring the surface of the skin, leaving no scar. This procedure, under a local anaesthetic, is pain free.

Ultrasonic lipolysis* - non-operative procedure to reduce fat levels using ultrasound:

Liposonix® is a non-invasive procedure which utilizes a highly-focused ultrasound wave to penetrate up to 3 – 4 cm into the body, causing the development of heat. This heat damages fat cells that are then absorbed by the body and eliminated. This procedure causes slight pain. Positive results can be seen after two months.

*CoolSculpting® and Liposonix® are carried out as an outpatient in cooperation with the Dermatology and Laser Medicine Institute of the Hirslanden Clinic in Meggen. The preparation and pre-consultation will be carried out at the derma competence center.

* CoolSculpting®- und Liposonix® werden in Kooperation mit dem Ambulatorium für Dermatologie und Lasermedizin der Hirslanden Klinik in Meggen durchgeführt. Die Vorbesprechung und Voruntersuchungen finden im derma competence center statt, lediglich die einmalige Therapiesitzung findet nicht in unseren Räumlichkeiten statt.

Here you will find an overview of the therapy and instruments available in the derma competence center. We only operate with equipment that is safe, minimally painful, with CE certification and authorised for use in Switzerland and where the treatments have been scientifically proven to be effective.

Alexandrite-laser treatment (Epixan®)

EpixanThe Alexandrite laser is acknowledged as the “gold standard” laser used for the removal of unwanted hair. Its operational wavelength of 755 nm is ideal for the epilation for skin types I – IV. Its power, reproducibility, flexible pulse and energy density offer optimum treatment parameters. With additional cooling, the treatment is almost painless, with limited side effects. As with all laser therapies, more than one session will be required to achieve the required result.

AlexLazr ® - q-switch alexandrit- laser

xalexlazr_mth44464_200_200_jpg_pagespeed_ic_7yTWdlKaSLThe short pulsed (q -switch alexandrite laser (AlexLazr®) allows the removal of colored pigment. It is mainly useful for the removal of tattooing pigments and in the removal of brownish pigmentation (e.g. age spots ). The wavelength of 755 mn is one with the deepest penetration into the skin and this is able to treat resistant and also green and lightblue tattoos in several sessions. In other pigmented lesions (age spots) usually already one session is enough . For further information www.syneron-candela.com/de  www.syneron-candela.com/de

Carboxytherapy CDT-Light®

Carbon dioxide therapy is a highly versatile method, widely used in cosmetic dermatology. It is an effective treatment for cellulite (oCDTrange-peel skin), stretch marks, dark circles under the eyes, tear ducts, double chins, slack skin under the lower jaw, neck and decollété, and small deposits of stored fat. Medically sterile gaseous carbon dioxide is delivered via an extremely fine needle into the fatty tissue, which results in oxygen deficiency in the tissue. The body reacts by increasing blood flow in the affected area, which, in turn, increases lymph drainage. The automatic resulting increase in collagen production delivers firmer and smoother skin. The improved metabolism helps to quickly dismantle fat cells. Usually, 4 – 6 sessions, separated by 1 – 3 weeks, will be required to give satisfactory results. The therapy can be repeated after 6 – 12 months to maintain the improvement. This treatment is also available in the summer months.
Further information can be found at :www.carbossiterapia.it

Cryolipolysis, Coolsculpting Zeltiq®

CoolscCryolipolysis is a non-invasive technique that can be used to reduce unwanted stored fat in the stomach, underarms and hip areas. The area in question is cooled to a very low temperature, which sometimes requires the assistance of an applicator. Fat cells are much more sensitive to cold than the surrounding tissue, and through the cooling, the fat cells are so damaged that they are dismantled by the body’s immune system within 1 – 2months, and eliminated. The treatment leaves the surrounding tissue and skin undamaged. The patient will experience no down time, and generally one session will be enough to gain a satisfactory result. Information about this treatment can be obtained through consultation with the derma competence center. The actual treatment will be conducted in cooperation with the Hirslanden Clinic in Meggen.
Further information can be found at: www.coolsculpting.com

Diodelaser treatment (LightSheer®)

Ligt sheerThe LightSheer® diode laser was first developed in the USA IN 1994, and was the first diode laser to be approved by the FDA (The American Food and Drug Aministration) for medical use. The instrument operates with a wavelength of 800 nm, and has been proven through many years’ experience to be the “gold standard” therapy for the removal of unwanted hair, and was approved by the FDA as a treatment for ‘pseudofolliculitis barbae’ (a condition generally associated with men’s faces). Further developments of the equipment have made the treatment a perfect addition to our permanent hair removal treatments. The laser light is cooled via a sapphire glass water-cooling system, and additional cooling is provided with a pre-cooled laser gel to minimise pain. More than one session will be required to obtain maximum results.
Further information can be found at: www.lightsheer-haarentfernung.de

Diodelaser treatment (MeDioStar XT Pro V®)

The MeDioStar XT Pro V is the perfect addition to the lasers already in use for hair removal in derma competence center. The MeDioStar XT Pro V, a product from Asclepion, the renowned and experienced German laser manufacturer, is a diode laser system with a wavelength of 808nm, which can cover larger areas and has a special integrated skin-cooling system to pre-cool the treatment area. This treatment has been clinically proven for years and is also recognized in the medical community as the “gold standard” of lasers for hair removal. The MeDioStar laser model was developed in the 1990s in Germany, approved for permanent hair removal and constantly improved with technical innovations. This depilatory laser is thus a proven therapy option for unwanted hair. Several sessions are also necessary with this therapy, however, the integrated skin-cooling system allows for maximum comfort for the patient. Further information: www.asclepion.de

Erbium: glas-lasertreatment „Fraxel“ (Sellas EVO ®, non ablative fractional-laser)

fraktional_laserThe Fractional – Laser is used in facial rejuvenation, for treating wrinkles and the improvement of skin surface and also in scar and stretch mark therapy. The treatment creates- so called- mirco coagulation columns – circa 100 to 1 cm2 in the lower layers of the skin, without hurting upper layer of skin. Therefore there are no wounds and also no significant downtime for the patient after the treatment. This minimal injuries leading to a new synthesis of collagen and after several sessions, in about 4 week intervals, to an object improvement of the skin structure of the area which were treated. These improvements can be recognised mostly after the second application, the end result will be seen about 3 months after the last treatment, because the collagen structure will need this time to improve.

Erbium: yag-laser treatment (Asclepion mcl 30 dermablate® ablative erbium-laser)

erbium_laserThe Asclepion MCL 30 Dermablate®-Erbium-YAG-laser offers an exact and controlled removal of the surface layer of the skin without injuring the adjacent tissue, thus allowing the removal of small areas of skin change without resorting to operative or curettage methods. The new skin growth will be smooth, even and scar free. A single session will be sufficient, and will be relatively painless as the treatment site is cooled with a stream of air. A local anaesthetic (cream or injection) may sometimes be used if required.
Further information can be found at: www.asclepion.com

FL – Phosphatidylcholine

With this procedure, difficult-to-reduce stored fat can be significantly reduced in such areas as the chin, knees and stomach, without resorting to an operation. This fat reduction occurs by injecting FL – Phosphatidylcholine a solution of of  soja with 5% phosphatidylcholin and  2% deoxycholate  into the treatment area. The acid dissolves fat that is then absorbed by the body and eliminated. The best possible results, depending on the thickness of the fat layer and its location, can be achieved with between 1 – 4 injections spaced at approximately four-week intervals. Improvement will clearly be seen normally within one month of the last injection. Further information can be found at: http://medsab.info/fl-phosphatidylcholine

KTP-Laser (Asclepion , QuadroStar +®)

The long pulsed KTP laser (Kaliumtitanylphosphat-Laser) from index Asclepion (QuadroStar +) has with its specific pulse duration and the wavelength of 532nm the haemoglobine in the red blood cells as a target. The light energy of this green laser is absorbed there and makes a selective, mild and lasting closure of the treated blood vessel.

It is particularly well suited, with its scanner application, for the treatment of very fine vessels, such as couperose (red cheeks), birthmarks or angiomata. But also connective tissue lesions, such as fibroids, warts and Xanthelasmen (fat deposits around the eyes) may be removed without scarring.
The treatment is practically painless, is rather unpleasant, downtime is not created and the patient can immediately rejoin the everyday happenings. Usually only one or a few sessions are needed to achieve the desired result.

Plasmage® – Eyelid Lifting without operations

Plasmage® is a new technology. This uses the ionization of the surrounding air (especially oxygen and nitrogen). The resulting plasma, applied precisely to the point, tightens the superficial skin layers without damaging the deeper skin layers. This results in a sustained tightening of the treated tissue and in a reduction of excess skin, such as, for example, in the case for eyelid lifting, a reduction in wrinkles (lower eyelids and wrinkels on the upper lip), but also benign skin tumors, e.g. Xantelasms on upper lids can be carefully removed.

What is the procedure of Plasmage® treatment?

• In a first comprehensive consultation session, your practitioner will discuss with you your goals and expectations in order to agree with you a realistic result of the PLASMAGE® treatment.

• the plasmage Treatments is an minimal invasive treatment, it is sufficient to apply an effective anesthetic cream.

• The treated areas are disinfected and cooled for a few minutes.• Smallest plasma points are applied in the area to be treated.

• The treatment is as good as pain-free, also a following wound pain is not to be expected.

• A light scab forms, which heals naturally after about 3-5 days.

• For 2-3 days, mild to moderate swelling may occur.

• For an optimal result and to avoid sun damage, a strong sun protection with light protection factor 50 is necessary and sunglasses, hats or caps are recommended.

for more Information: http://www.plasmage.de/

Platelet rich plasma, vampire lifting or the fresh cell treatment.

Natural hyaluronic acid boosted by the growth factors of your own platelets (PRP, platelet-rich plasma) – the new wrinkle therapy, the new Vampire Lift!

The so-called vampire lift is a revolutionary innovation in aesthetic medicine which combines 2 established treatment methods to achieve natural results.

As of now, Dr. Hero Schnitzler, Head Dermatologist at the derma competence center in Zurich, has brought this revolutionary innovation in aesthetics that combines two treatment concepts for natural results into his dermatology practice in Zurich. This combination of hyaluronic acid and thrombocyte rich plasma, a Swiss innovation, sets new standards in wrinkles treatment and skin rejuvenation with the Vampire Lift. This combination also achieves good aesthetic results in the treatment of cellulite and stretch marks.

New and Successful:
The «new» and «successful» with this method, developed in Switzerland, which dermatologist Dr. Hero Schnitzler in Zurich Enge is offering, results from the combination of hyaluronic acid (well known for wrinkle filling and volume building effects “the liquid lift” in wrinkle treatment) and the effective platelet rich plasma. These two methods complement each other through their individual effects. The results are significantly better than with a standard Vampire Lift or an ordinary treatment with non-cross linked Hyaluronic acid for wrinkle therapy and skin rejuvenation.

The dermatologist, by means of a special procedure, uses the platelets from the patient`s own blood. They contain important growth factors that contribute to the generation of new collagenous connective tissue. They increase circulation and thereby promote the supply of oxygen and nutrients. At the same time, the additional use of hyaluronic acid in the skin leads to a strengthening of the existing collagen and a significant hydration which contributes to moisturizing the skin.

The Result:

The result is a clear tightening of the skin, a reduction in wrinkles and a fresh, youthful appearance.

The procedure is carried out by the dermatologist in Zurich in two major steps. During the first consultation, blood is drawn from the patient and anesthetic cream is applied to the problem zones to be treated. During the numbing time of the anesthetic cream, the patient’s blood is centrifuged and the valuable and important growth factors are separated into a concentrate. When the skin is sufficiently anesthetized, the blood extract with hyaluronic acid and rich growth factors is at hand.

At this time, the dermatologist injects the platelet rich plasma with an ultra-fine needle into the top layers of the skin where it’s effects takes place. This is very gentle and relatively painless.

Alternatively, if injections are not desired, the dermatologist can use a laser therapy (fractional laser) to open the pores so that the growth factor rich plasma can equally penetrate into the skin and start to work.

The procedure does not require more than pretreatment with anesthetic cream and at the end of the treatment, it is seldom that small bruises may occur. There will be a reddening and slight swelling of the face, which subsides in less than 48 hours. Dermatologist Dr. Schnitzler in Zurich Enge and his colleagues recommend three treatments in three to four week intervals, and if necessary, a yearly refresher treatment.

This new form of the Vampire Lift is also suitable to enhance other aesthetic treatments such as laser therapies, radiofrequency and carboxy therapy. In combination with botulinum toxin (Botox®), the therapy achieves fantastic results.

Also as before, PRP Therapy is effective for hair growth. The procedure for treatment for hereditary hair loss in women and men is the same as for wrinkle therapy and skin rejuvenation. The dermatologist simply omits the additional hyaluronic acid.

Q-switch and long-pulsed Neodym:byag-laser treatment, Quanta Q-plus®:

quanta_laserThe derma competence center’s Quanta Q-plus Laser® offers the possibility of using different wavelengths of concentrated light and pulse duration to obtain optimum results. The short, so-called q-switch pulse offers the possibility to remove tattoos and skin pigmentation. 1064 nm is an ideal wavelength to destroy dark pigments, while 532 nm can destroy red pigments. Best results will require more than one session spaced at four-week intervals. Layer by layer, the pigment will be damaged by the laser, and degraded by the body’s immune system. In the long pulse mode, the goal is to remove small damaged blood vessels (e.g. spider veins, couperose skin and haemangioma).
Further information can be found at:
: www.quantasystem.com

Ruby-laser-treatment asclepion RubyStar®

rubin_laserThe short-pulsed (Q-switch) ruby laser is used to remove dark pigments and is particularly for the treatment of tattoos and age spots. The wavelength of 694 nm can penetrate deep into the skin and is highly effective at removing green pigments that can be completely removed after a number of sessions. Age spots may be removed in just one sitting.
Further information can be found at:
www.asclepion.com 

Ultherapy®, Facelift mittels Ultraschall

UltheraUltherapy ist eine neue Art der nicht-invasiven Behandlung von Gesicht, Hals und Dekolleté durch hoch-fokussierten Ultraschall; welcher dazu beiträgt, den körpereigenen Heilungsprozess anzuregen und zu beschleunigen. Der Haut hilft sie somit sich selbst zu straffen und schlaffe Hautpartien zu festigen. Das von der FDA zugelassene System sowie das Verfahren selbst nutzt die bewährte Energie von Ultraschall aus, um die tiefen Strukturen der einzelnen Hautschichten – einschließlich derjenigen, die typischerweise in einem chirurgischen Facelift erreicht werden, zu behandeln, ohne die Oberfläche der Haut dabei zu schädigen. Es ist nur eine Sitzung nötig, welche zwar ein wenig schmerzhaft sein kann, aber keine Ausfallzeiten nach sich zieht. Endergebnis ist aufgrund der natürlichen Straffung erst nach ca. 3 Monaten zu erwarten, die Therapie kann aber, wenn gewünscht, nach 6-9  Monaten wiederholt werden. Die Aufklärung und Untersuchung findet im derma competence center statt, die Behandlung selber aber in Kooperation mit der Hirsalanden Klinik Meggen. Weitere Informationen unter: www.ultherapy.de

Venus Freeze­ Concept® - Multipolar Magnetic Pulse Technology (MP) ²

UnbenanntTreatment with the Multipolar Magnetic Pulse Technology (MP) ² is the combination of magnetic pulses and Multipolar RF (Radio Frequency). Both energies complement each other in order to achieve optimal treatment and best results, without a risk of side effects. This homogeneous heat generated matrix on and in the skin induces collagen synthesis, fibroblasts will stimulated broken fat cells and enables efficient skin tightening. This results in the face to wrinkle reduction and improvement of contours (example jawline). You may also be applied to tighten the skin on the neck. Allows a reduction of sagging and shoot sender skin on the upper arms. Abdomen, legs and buttocks are tightened significantly reduces the size and improves cellulite. There are usually 6-8 sessions in intervals of 1-2 weeks required to achieve the desired result. These are not painful, even perceived as pleasant and relaxing.

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