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Eyelid surgery - Blepharoplasty


Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is an operation that seeks to reverse the drooping of the eyelids and may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat. Over time, the eyelids stretch and the muscles that support them lose firmness. This is why an excess of fat can accumulate in the upper and lower part of the eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping of the upper eyelids and bags in the lower part of the eyes.

Blefaroplastia mínimamente invasiva

Blepharoplasty without surgery is performed with carbon dioxide laser technology. This is responsible for destroying the keratinocytes of the skin, which generates a skin tightening instantly, achieving an effect ""lifting ”of eyelids without surgery.

According to the experience of Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra, removing skin from the upper eyelid generates in most patients a decrease in the eyebrows, creating a sad, tired and aged look. Eliminate excess Skin and scarring on the lower eyelids produces in many patients functional and unsightly deformations.

This is why, the Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra developed in 1995 a technique that rejuvenates the eyelids using laser technology without surgery, which does not leave scars and does not remove skin. This avoids the unnatural results and complications of conventional surgeries.

Solution to droopy eyelids without surgery

To treat lower eyelid pouches an incision is made in the conjunctiva, and on the other hand, that of the upper eyelids Through a small incision in the inner corner of the upper eyelid, it does not require suturing.

Blepharoplasty transconjunctival laser 

Skin rejuvenation is performed with a Micro Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser (Firexel) . This tool has a skin analyzer that allows us to adapt the parameter to each type of skin. Transconjunctival laser-assisted blepharoplasty does not dry out skin and avoids many of the unwanted effects seen with the conventional technique. This laser-assisted operation rejuvenates the eyelids, preserving normal anatomy and leaving a fresh, natural look and without surgical stigmas.

Alexandra Pedroza

Hace 2 semanas tuve la oportunidad de ser intervenida por segunda vez me realice un lift-endoscopy de frente y la primera vez fue en el 2019 fue una blefaroplastia me… Read more “Alejandra Pedroza”

Alexandra Pedroza


Dr. Carolina Stella was very detailed, kind and professional, she performed micro and macro ultrasound focused on the eyelids.

Barbara Cattáneo


Dr. Hoogstra treated me, operated on my eyelids. I was very satisfied, I recommend it.

Gabriela Basaldella

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty

Me realicé una blefaroplastia en párpados superiores. Debo decir que lógicamente en la previa a la decisión de someterme a dicho procedimiento, mis inquietudes fueron escuchadas y pausadamente me encaminé… Read more “Blefaroplastía de párpados superiores”

Marta Alicia Pérez

Eyelid surgery

Excellent attention. I had an eyelid surgery with the Doctor, I recommend it.

María Luján Guidi

Eyelid surgery and liposuction

Me hice una blefaroplastía y quedé excelente. Sin cicatriz y además el trato del doctor super profesional. Luego regresé por una liposucción de piernas y abdomen y también los resultados… Read more “Cirugía de párpados y liposucción”

Natalia Givonetti

Liposculpture and eyelids

Me hice una lipo de abdomen y un levantamiento de cejas y párpados y estoy muy feliz de haberme animado, el Doctor Hoogstra me da mucha confianza y la recuperación… Read more “Lipoescultura y párpados”

Graciela Castellani

Operation of droopy eyelids

Today we also use Ultrasound for tighten the skin of the eyelids and the rest of the face, neck and neckline. HIFU produces results that can be seen immediately after the procedure is performed without skin damage and without recovery time. But the most significant results occur as time passes, reaching its maximum effect 60 days after the procedure.

How does the carbon dioxide laser work in the eyelid lift ?.

The light energy of Firexel removes superficial layers of skin aged by sun damage and over the years. On the surface of the skin it eliminates spots, dark circles and wrinkles. In the depth of the tissue it produces a heating and stimulation of the elastic and collagen fibers, producing a tightening effect on the skin.

Carbon Dioxide Laser-assisted eyelid surgery requires a new type of operator training. Hoogstra Medical Centers offers refresher courses to national and foreign doctors who want to enter this field.

Ultrasound allows us the following advantages:

  1. Leaves no scars.
  2. Always natural result.
  3. It does not damage muscle structures like the conventional technique does.
  4. Ultrasound and Carbon Dioxide Laser rejuvenates all the skin on the eyelids.
  5. Less edema.
  6. Fewer bruises.
  7. Quick reintegration into work.
  8. It does not lower the eyebrow as the conventional technique does.
  9. It improves the expression of the gaze.

Advantages of carbon dioxide laser for eyelid rejuvenation

  • Conventional eyelid surgery is based on the resection of a very small portion of eyelid skin while the rest is left untreated.
  • He Firexel Micro Fractional Dioxide Laser It allows a comprehensive rejuvenation of the skin of the upper and lower eyelids and if necessary the rest of the face in the same operative act.

Alternative procedures for the rejuvenation of the eye and its contour.

Sometimes, excess skin on the upper eyelid is the result of drooping eyebrows, in which case the indication could be the use of Botulinum toxin or a Endoscopic lift of the forehead, nose and eyebrows.


The intervention is performed with local anesthesia and sedation. The patient wakes up immediately after completing the procedure and retires to his home a few hours later.  All interventions are performed with local anesthesia and sedation, which provides safety and comfort. Sedation is performed by the anesthesia manager at Hospital Fernández or another doctor on his team.

Duration of the procedure

The residence time in the Clinic is approximately 3 to 4 hours. The duration of procedure is approximately 30 minutes. Surgery and postoperative are not painful. This surgery, in addition to leaving no visible scars, produces fewer edema and bruising than traditional eyelid surgery. Patients traveling from the interior of the country or abroad must be the day before surgery and may return 48 or 72 hours after surgery. Patients from all over the world travel to Argentina to undergo surgery with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra.

Postoperative blepharoplasty

  • You can resume normal activities the day after surgery.
  • You can resume physical activities, such as running or yoga, one week after surgery.
  • You can resume intense fitness activities such as weights or high-impact cardiovascular exercise 4 weeks after surgery.

Eyelid surgery prices

The cost of it is u$d 3.000 (IVA no incluido) . El Valor de la consulta es de $30,000 pesos. Si decide realizar el tratamiento se descontará este valor del monto total.

Blepharoplasty: before and after

These are the results of some of our patients.

Procedures facilities and security

In addition to having state-of-the-art medical equipment, we have a complete surgical unit and recovery and hospitalization rooms. The modern surgical room It is equipped with high-level technology and assisted by nurses and instructors specialized in this type of intervention.

The clinic has the approval of the Secretary Public Health.

Opiniones de pacientes

Cientos de pacientes de Argentina, España, México, Colombia, Brasil, entre otros, ya nos han visitado y estos fueron sus resultados.

  • Hola Dr. Ricardo. He estado sufriendo 6 años de una rosacea papulo-pustulosa, com brotes de picor, quemazon baja auto-estima, etc. Cansada de antibio... Read more
  • Un excelente profesional el Doctor. Junto a su equipo, que siempre están ahí acompañando a cada uno de sus pacientes. Me estoy realizando una ciru... Read more
  • Excelente el doctor y todo su equipo! Me arregló una cicatriz vieja y quedo perfecta!!!!! Vengan con toda confianza, yo recorrí varios profesionale... Read more
  • Me realizaron una cirugía para eliminar una lupia y un pequeño angioma, ambos en cuero cabelludo. A los 15 días me extrajeron los puntos de la sutu... Read more
  • Muy contento por el tratamiento láser para la extracción de un lipoma que tenía en la frente. Gracias por su increíble trabajo, no sólo para desh... Read more

Comentarios de profesionales

Doubts and queries

If you have any medical questions, send an email to [email protected]  . In this mail Only medical consultations will be received. Inquiries about shifts, payments and administrative issues are not attended.

If you have questions about the amount of the surgery You can send an email [email protected]  Or by WhatsApp: 0054 9 11 5037 9821

To coordinate operative dates send mail to Josefina Nuñez [email protected] or a whatsapp  005491169459535

By phone on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.

  • 0054 11 4 901 6690
  • 0054 11 4 904 3434
  • 0054 11 4 904 0880

Schedule consultation

Book a consultation at our medical centers located in Caballito, Belgrano and Pilar

Cellulite and flaccidity treatment with ultrasound


What is cellulite?

This generally female condition can also occur in men. It is located in the deep layer of the skin. It usually appears on the skin of the abdomen, lower extremities, and pelvic region, and is usually occur after puberty.


When the microcirculation of a certain area does not work as it should, the fat reserves present in the dermis become more difficult for the body to use and gradually accumulate, compressing the small blood vessels.

This compression action causes worsen circulation and a transfer of plasma on the walls of the capillaries. Plasma begins to overflow and tends to infiltrate between cells. Causing an inflammation of the adipose tissue over time.

This generates a edematous, swollen and heavy feeling. Very fine fatty nodules are formed that give an "orange peel" appearance (fibrous cellulite).

A bad habit is, pFor example, exercising and not eating properly. When this occurs, the body releases fatty acids from adipose tissue and uses it as an energy source, but does not discriminate if it is taken from the buttocks, breasts, abdomen, etc. Generally, there are more resistant areas and many patients become emaciated, thin areas that they do not want to lose weight, and instead the unwanted fatty deposits remain intact.

Cellulite treatment with ultrasound

Ultrasonic devices emit millions of tiny high-frequency sound waves that are sent directly to the skin. These waves generate friction heat which passes through the deeper layers of the skin, facilitating the metabolism of the skin (the activation of collagen rejuvenates the skin and reduces the accumulation of fat). The thermal, vibratory and osmotic effects generated by ultrasound make it easier for fat cells to be destroyed.

This treatment also decreases fluid retention as it promotes the movement of interstitial fluids. That is, the fluids that are between the cells.

By breaking down fat cells with sound waves, this liquefied fat substance is then naturally collected in the bloodstream and removed from the body along with other bodily wastes.

Ultrasound: the best treatment for cellulite

This system eliminates localized fat, cellulite and those extra centimeters that annoy so much. Hoogstra Medical Centers has the most modern ultrasound technology on the market and the only one that comes with 13, 9 and 6 mm heads with which we can reduce adipose tissue. On the other hand, the 4.5, 3 and 1.5mm heads we allow skin tightening.

The thermal effect destroys the adipose tissue with results that can be seen immediately after finishing the treatment and that are durable in time.

After the treatment has been carried out, we ask the patient to drink plenty of water and take brisk 30-60 minute walks.

What happens when I destroy adipose tissue with ultrasound?

The adipocyte is formed in its 95% by Triglycerides. A triglyceride is made up of one molecule of Glycerol and 3 molecules of Fatty Acids. When we destroy the adipocyte we are releasing the interstitium, intracellular space Triglycerides and Fatty Acids.

The body does not differentiate where this fat comes from, whether it is from food or tissue damage. The fatty acids that are the lightest pass into the blood, bind to a protein that is albumine, reach the liver and are used for energy.

Triglycerides bind to a Lipoprotein called Chylomicron and pass first to the lymphatic system, then to the blood. These triglycerides can re-form fat in another part of the body, build muscle, and only in 20% is it used as energy.

Reduce cellulite is possible

Combining the power of our advanced ultrasound technology plus your commitment to physical activity and taking care of your diet, we can help you improve your physical appearance, freeing yourself of those fatty accumulations, but at the same time improve your health. So you can look and feel better.

For all this, it is very important to add your commitment to the work of shaping your body.

If you walk every day for 30 to 60 minutes you are helping to consume the Fatty Acids and Triglycerides removed from the fatty tissue. Also without a correct diet you will be forming fat again.

How to eliminate cellulite?

Patient testimonials


I thank both Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra and Dr. Lorena Trodler for the warm attention and professionalism they have always provided me.

Valeria Prina

Body hifu

I was treated by Dr. Stella Carolina, a specialist in dermatology, and I had an ultrasound in the thigh area, in the center located in the pillar. I recommend it a thousand times.

Laura Mariani


Dr. Carolina Stella was very detailed, kind and professional, she performed micro and macro ultrasound focused on the eyelids.

Barbara Cattáneo

Focused Micro and Macro Ultrasound

I am in treatment with Doctor Lorena Páez with UF by prescription of Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra at Calasanz headquarters. Both excellent professionals. Many thanks.

Elsa Wittmann

Hifu and radiofrequency

I did two treatments at the Caballito branch, one of radiofrequency with microneedles with Dr. Bennesch, of whom I highlight her attention and dedication. And many months after Ultraformer with Dr. Hoostra, the result was very good! I recommend them.

Analia Civale

Treatment cost

The cost of the intervention is made with prior evaluation of the Dr. Hoogstra. The query value is $30,000 pesos which are reimbursed in the total amount of the procedure."

Doubts and queries

You can call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(011) 4901-6690     (011) 4904-3434     (011) 4904-0880

You can send an email to Andrea: [email protected]   or a WhatsApp + 54 9 11 4079 3779

Schedule consultation

Book a consultation at our medical centers located in Caballito, Belgrano and Pilar

Frequent questions

  • Where is the treatment performed?
    The treatment of localized adiposities with ultrasound is performed in the office, it does not require a surgical unit.
  • Should we carry out previous studies?
    They are not necessary.
  • Is it a painful treatment?
    It is a treatment well tolerated by the patient, it does not require anesthetic cream or prior preparation.
  • How long does the treatment last?
    A body area like the waist usually takes around 90 minutes, since several passes are made with almost all the heads, to treat different depths.
  • When do I see the result?
    The result can be seen immediately after finishing the treatment, and continues to act for 120 days
  • Is the result lasting in time?
    Once the adipocyte is destroyed, the fat does not return to that region. If you. Weight gain will spread throughout the body, but will not return to the treated area.
  • Will I have sagging on the skin of the treated tissue?
    Remember that Ultrasound technology not only decreases localized adiposity, it also tightens the skin.

Reference links


Breast Prosthesis


Dr. Hoogstra performs a novel video endoscopic technique for the placement of breast prostheses that has the following advantages:

  1. Menor tiempo operatorio (30 minutos).
  2. Rápida recuperación.
  3. Menos hematomas y edema.
  4. Unnoticeable scars.

Breast Prosthesis placement price

We currently use Mentor or Nagor brand prostheses.

El costo total de una cirugía mamaria aumentativa es de U$D 4.500 + IVA.

The value of the consultation with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra is $30,000 pesos. If you later decide to carry out the treatment, this value will be deducted from the total amount.

Si Ud. Vive en el interior del País o en el extranjero puede enviar fotos al correo [email protected] .Sera evaluado por el Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra. Los estudios previos los puede realizar en su lugar de residencia y viajar con una fecha ya establecida.

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Nagor Enhance: Lifetime Warranty for Nagor Breast Implants.
Nagor Enhance offers an innovative and comprehensive coverage guarantee. The Nagor Enhance program is available at no cost to all patients who have chosen any of the Nagor breast implants.

Nagor is the only British company dedicated to the specialized design, manufacture and supply of high-quality breast prostheses. Our commitment to excellence and confidence in the quality of our products allows us to offer a guarantee of such wide scope.
For more details of the Nagor Enhance program visit

Inscripción automática al plan de garantía para pacientes implantados 100% gratuito. Reemplazo del producto de por vida

Before and after images

Experiences of our patients

See our photo gallery with the various sizes to choose the most suitable for you and our YouTube channel on Breast Prosthesis

Patient testimonials

Breast prostheses

I had a breast surgery, excellent treatment with Doctor Hoogstra. Extremely grateful.

Maria Gloria Zingoni

Breast prosthesis

Excellent care, very satisfied with my breast prosthetic operation. Thanks to Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra for his professionalism, knowledge and all the team that accompanies him.

Claudia Margarita Valenti

Breast prostheses and facelift

Dr. Hoogstra has been my plastic surgeon for over 25 years. He was the one who performed the first breast implant surgery until he replaced them this year. 22 years with them!
He gave me a face and neck lift that nobody notices the operation and I feel fantastic. More than an excellent professional and an incredible human being.

Sandra Moras

Breast prosthesis and lipolysis

Dr. Hoogstra is the best professional! And the doctor's team also appreciate all the patience and good treatment!


Frequent questions

Can breast prostheses cause cancer?

So far, all studies show that patients who have prostheses are less likely to have cancer. It must be understood that this is not due to the prosthesis itself. Simply, when a patient requests to wear a prosthesis, we previously do studies and check-ups to see that her breasts are healthy and these studies must continue regularly over time.

Do I have fallen breasts?

If the breasts are small and a little saggy, surely with the placement of prostheses the two problems are solved, volume is added and they rise.

Can you bring my breasts closer together?

Yes, it is possible that they are more together because having more volume with a soutien will see more together. But if we evaluate the breasts without soutien, they will have more volume (with prostheses) but with the same direction or axis that they had before surgery.

Is it better to place the implant behind the pectoral?

At Hoogstra Medical Centers we use the subfacial route (under the fascia of the pectoral muscle). This new route combines the advantages of the submammary and submuscular routes, reduces the unwanted effects of the previous ones and the patient recovers more quickly and with less discomfort. We use video endoscopy, which helps us control hemostasis and dissection of the sub-facial plane.

"Round" or "drop" prostheses?

My suggestion is the round one. There are works that show that the drop-shaped prosthesis can be rotated. The textured prosthesis, high profile and round shape, are for me the most suitable. I use the gout ones in patients who have had their mammary glands removed and have to undergo reconstruction.

Smooth or rough prosthetics?

I started to put prostheses in 1984 and at that time we only had smooth prostheses, the percentage of encapsulation (hardness and breast deformation) represented 60% of the treated patients. For more than 10 years I have been using only textured prostheses and the encapsulation index is less than 3%.

Are the implants definitive?

Breast implants do not have an expiration date once placed. Doing their corresponding medical checks they have no indication to change.

Can they break?

Prostheses can be broken by a sudden blow like a bone can break. Spontaneous ruptures have also been seen but this is very rare. The current prostheses have evolved markedly in their manufacture, they are made with stronger outer layers and filled with cohesive gels. If a person has a prosthetic break, it is advisable to remove it as soon as possible and place new prostheses.

What type of anesthesia will I receive?

The ideal is to perform the surgery with anesthetic sedation (where the patient is asleep under induction). Always assisted by an anesthesiologist and in an authorized center.

Where will I put the prosthetics?

The most used routes are the peri-areolar, submammary and axillary. The choice of the surgical route will depend on the anatomy of your breasts and your areola.

Will you leave me drains?

They are not necessary.

What will I feel after surgery?

The postoperative period is very well tolerated, with moderate pain relievers. You should sit a few hours after surgery, if you don't, at night your back will hurt more than your breasts. It is normal to feel a burning sensation under your breasts as if you had done many abdominals. It is alleviated by placing cold packs.

Do I stay hospitalized or do I go home?

Most of the patients stay in our center approximately 5 hours after surgery.

When can I take a bath?

The day after surgery.

Will I use compression girdles?

No, just anatomical bras.

When can I start working?

At approximately 72 hours.

When can I start doing gymnastics?

Walk on the treadmill gently at 48 hours. Strong gymnastics may start a month.

When can I breastfeed, does having a prosthesis influence?

The placement of prostheses does not influence breastfeeding. If you plan to have a family soon after the placement of a prosthesis, it is recommended that you have a family first and then have surgery.

Doubts and queries

If you have any medical questions, send an email to [email protected]  . In this mail Only medical consultations will be received. Inquiries about shifts, payments and administrative issues are not attended.

If you have questions about the amount of the surgery You can send an email [email protected]  Or by WhatsApp: 0054 9 11 5037 9821

To coordinate operative dates send mail to Josefina Nuñez [email protected] or a whatsapp  005491169459535

By phone on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.

  • 0054 11 4 901 6690
  • 0054 11 4 904 3434
  • 0054 11 4 904 0880

Schedule consultation

Book a consultation at our medical centers located in Caballito, Belgrano and Pilar

Intimate female surgery: Labiaplasty


In the vagina, the labia majora cover the labia minora at the edges of the vulvar cleft.

Excess labia minora protruding from the labia majora can occur from childhood (rarely), with development in adolescence (more frequent) or after delivery (more common).

The labia minora, which are normally small and are covered by the labia majora, acquire greater dimension, laxity, protrude, this causes aesthetic and functional alterations:

  • discomfort or pain when walking and / or playing sports
  • discomfort or pain when wearing tight clothing
  • dispauremia (pain and discomfort with vaginal intercourse)

Whatever the cause and the age at which the problem becomes evident, the way to correct the enlarged labia minora is through a small intervention.

What does laser labiaplasty consist of?

At Hoogstra Medical Centers we carry out this type of intervention with Laser technology. The technique of Laser Labiaplasty It makes the patient feel comfortable and improves the aesthetics of the vulvar region.
This procedure is performed by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra under local anesthesia and sedation or sometimes only under local anesthesia.

The intervention lasts 20 minutes, the patient immediately continues with his normal life. The intervention is not painful, nor is the post-treatment. There are no points to score. Control is performed two weeks after the procedure.

Patient testimonial

We invite you to watch the videos on our YouTube channel with the account of patients who have received this treatment.

Labiaplasty before and after

Who could perform this procedure?

Candidates for a Laser Labiaplasty are those patients with large labia minora, who find it uncomfortable or painful when wearing a tight garment, a swimsuit, playing a sport or having a sexual relationship.

Currently a lot of attention is paid to the aesthetics of the genitals, and due to the fashion of hair removal, the extrusion or protrusion of the labia minora becomes more evident. The discomfort that this causes women has made this type of visit every day more common in the plastic surgery consultation.

Our goal is to improve not only the beauty but the health of our patients, so in many cases the treatment is not only aesthetic, but functional with treatments to activate the pelvic floor that improve urinary continence and sexual relations.

Laser Labiaplasty Prices

Reduction of the Labia Minor with Laser: u$d 1,400 (VAT not included).

Aumento de los Labios Mayores con Ácido Hialuronico Voluma: $120.000.

This treatment is carried out by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra in Hoogstra Medical Centers Caballito branch.

Hoogstra Caballito Clinic, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Doubts and queries

If you have any medical questions, send an email to [email protected]  .

Inquiries can also be made through WhatsApp in the number +54 9 11 5503-5126 

By phone on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.

  • 0054 11 4 901 6690
  • 0054 11 4 904 3434
  • 0054 11 4 904 0880

Schedule consultation

Book a consultation at our medical centers located in Caballito, Belgrano and Pilar

Scars produced by Acne


The scars left by acne seem to be a double punishment, first the patient spends his adolescence with acute acne outbreaks, comedones, pustules, nodules etc. These typical acute acne lesions, if not properly treated, end in scars.

The best way to prevent these scars is to effectively treat acute acne.

Our Centers have the latest technology and a team of dermatologists trained to treat acute acne and prevent its sequelae. We invite you to watch explanatory videos and patient stories. here. To reduce or eliminate the scars left by acute acne, we have different treatments, from the least invasive and with immediate recovery to the most intense lasers:

Cost of Radiofrequency Treatment with Microneedles

It is a modern treatment that produces a gradual improvement of the skin, it is performed once a month, it is not painful and the patient can immediately continue with his life without traces. It requires 6 sessions with 30-day intervals between one and the other.

Costo: $60.000 la primer sesión, luego $40.000. La realizan los dermatólogos en los 3 centros.

Cost of Treatment with LOTUS, Erbium Laser

The laser removes the superficial layers, leaves the skin smoother and with less scars.
It is very little bothersome and has a recovery of 48 hours, a period in which the skin is reddened. Several sessions are necessary depending on the degree of sequelae that the patient has.


  • lotus acne $30.000
    Lotus acne with lesion drainage $35.000

la realizan los dermatólogos en los 3 centros.

Cost of Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment

These lasers work at a deeper level achieving better aesthetic results. 

The cost of the intervention is made with prior evaluation of the Dr. Hoogstra. The query value is $30,000 pesos which are reimbursed in the total amount of the procedure.

El procedimiento es completamente indoloro, el tiempo de recuperación aproximado es 14 días.

You will be in the clinic for approximately 3 hours. Anesthetic cream is placed with which it will be for 60 minutes. The procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Then it will be with cold packs.

Ud. Puede tomar su turno vía internet con el Dr.Ricardo Hoogstra

How do I take a shift?

The most effective, safe and practical way to take a shift is via the internet.

Schedule consultation

Book a consultation at our medical centers located in Caballito, Belgrano and Pilar

If you. If you have any medical questions, you can write to us in advance by sending an email to 

[email protected]

Only medical consultations will be received here. This mail does not address inquiries about shifts, payments and administrative issues.

An anesthesiologist performs sedation in the surgical unit.

The procedure is completely painless, the approximate recovery time of 7 to 10 days.

This treatment is carried out by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra in Hoogstra Medical Centers Caballito branch.

Hoogstra Caballito Clinic, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Address San José de Calasanz 176. Height Rivadavia Avenue 5,100 one block from Primera Junta station. The clinic has the approval of the Secretary of Public Health. Complete surgical unit. Recovery and hospitalization rooms.

The modern operating room is equipped with high-level technology and assisted by nurses, instructors specialized in this type of intervention.

All interventions are performed under local anesthesia. Previous studies can be done at your place of residence and travel with an established date.

To coordinate operative dates, andSend an email to Josefina Nuñez:

[email protected] or by WhatsApp at 005491169459535

By phone you can communicate on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.

0054 11 4 901 6690          0054 11 4 904 3434           0054 11 4 904 0880

To coordinate payments You can send an email to Jose Luis:

[email protected] Or by WhatsApp: 0054 9 11 5037 9821

Videos with patient cases

We invite you to watch the videos on our YouTube channel with the account of patients who have received this treatment, entering here: Acne scars

Patient testimonial

Acne with Lotus Laser

Yesterday I started acne treatment with Lotus. I am waiting for the results, but I saw the videos of previous treatments and I am sure it will work. The attention is excellent. I am attending the Hoogstra de Caballito clinic with Dr. Elena Placenti, a very good professional.

Bethlehem Palatnik

Warts and acne

Very good attention, excellent professionals, I was treated for a wart on my neck and it was removed with a laser at the moment and without pain. I also treated myself for a case of stubborn acne on my back and they gave me treatment with antibiotics and lotion that cured me after suffering from this disease for years. I attended at the Belgrano headquarters that is opposite the Plaza de Barrancas. I did the treatment with Dr. Belén Salvaneschi.

Ricardo Maidana

Acne Acne Back and Shoulder Treatment

My name is Veronica, I am 34 years old, I suffer from acne, specifically on my back and shoulders, due to an endocrinological problem. I have hyperandrogenism and that makes my sebaceous glands work harder ... I tried thousands of creams, cosmetics treatments and birth control pills to treat me ... none caused the effect that I am having with the Laser Lotus II

More Information on Scar Acne

Clinical picture:
To better understand how this process is, we must first understand what acute acne is.
Acute acne is caused by obstruction, outflow of the contents of the sebaceous pilo gland. This obstruction generates sebum retention and dead cells.
Dilation of the gland manifests itself on the skin as multiple pimples.
The sebum and dead cells retained in the sebaceous follicle promote the proliferation of bacteria, then infection ensues, the pimples turn red and hot.
Acute acne severity ranges from comedonic acne or blackheads, through pustules to large inflammatory nodules.
These processes affect the skin and subcutaneous cellular tissue to varying degrees, causing scars of varying degrees ranging from small depressions in the skin to large depressed scars.
The inflammatory nodules are usually the ones that leave the scars deeper and more extensive.