Regenerative dermatology

Overview of our diagnostic approaches and treatments

According to the relevant legislation and case law, none of the conditions mentioned below are considered to be illnesses and these treatments therefore cannot be invoiced to health insurance providers. For legal reasons, we cannot publish “before and after” photos of successful treatment on our website, as this would constitute an inadmissible promise of a cure. In reality, results can vary considerably from patient to patient.

The current trend in medicine is to treat age-related skin changes and other imperfections using non-aggressive treatments, which often only have short-term success but, where possible, stimulate the body’s own regenerative processes for lasting results. The choice depends on each individual situation.

Scars and stretch marks

Medical treatment of hard, prominent scars with cortisol infiltration and cold therapy results in flat, white scars. To then blend these with the surrounding skin texture, or to treat stretch marks (caused by pregnancy or rapid growth), Fraxel laser treatment, microneedling or PRP treatment can be used to further improve the skin’s appearance.

Microneedling and Fraxel laser treatment

In a microneedling procedure, we use tiny needles to puncture the surface of the skin. The resulting micro-injuries stimulate the body’s wound healing processes, triggering the production of collagen, which then reduces the appearance of fine lines, shrinks pores and improves the general structure of the skin. An alternative option is Fraxel laser treatment; we often combine both methods so that our patients can enjoy the slightly different benefits of both options.

Photodynamic therapy for sun-damaged skin without skin cancer

We refine the structure and complexion of sun-damaged skin by “heating” it from the inside with high-energy red light following the application of a light-sensitising cream. We recommend two treatment sessions, one month apart. Unlike microneedling and Fraxel laser treatment, the benefit of this procedure is that it simultaneously treats any precancerous skin cells that are not yet identifiable.

“Vampire therapy”/PRP (platelet-rich plasma)

In this treatment, blood is drawn from a vein in the crook of the arm, placed in a centrifuge machine in order to enrich the platelets (thrombocytes) and separate them from other blood cells, before being injected into the skin using tiny needles. These platelets contain numerous growth factors that promote wound healing,

which are released over the following days and stimulate regenerative processes in the skin. We recommend three to four treatment sessions at monthly intervals.

For skin regeneration: PRP triggers skin regeneration and renewal, and tightens the skin by prompting the processes of cellular differentiation and collagen stimulation. Patients will notice an improvement in skin structure after one month, but the process can take up to three months. PRP is generally used to tighten eyelid skin
and to fill in stretch marks and acne scars.

For hair loss: In addition to medical therapy, which offsets the predisposition to hair loss, PRP can stimulate hair growth by extending the growth phase, inhibiting involution triggers and stimulating hair stem cells. This stimulating effect must be regularly maintained after the initial treatments, usually two to three times per year

Thread lift and regeneration

These treatments use soluble “sugar threads” to achieve a discrete yet noticeable lifting effect in sagging areas of the face. The resulting wounds also trigger natural healing processes with collagen stimulation, which further tightens the skin. Face lifting threads are thicker and are used to actually mechanically lift the skin, while skin regeneration threads are thinner and are used to smooth out the skin and stimulate the production of collagen. The effects last for approximately one year.

Botulinum toxin

Using botulinum toxin to relax over-active muscles can help to smooth out prominent mimic wrinkles (caused by facial expressions) in the upper part of the face, especially worry lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. The treatment takes effect after 10 to 14 days and lasts for three to six months. By “unlearning” the excessive facial movement, the effect can be made to last longer and longer over time. “Relaxing” the muscles instead of “paralysing” them results in a natural appearance, instead of a rigid, blank facial expression. Unlike in the past, animal testing is no longer required to produce botulinum toxin.