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SKIN INJURIES

Burn scars

When the burn has been superficial, the skin usually regenerates and therefore there are no scars or only changes in coloration. For this type of burns, at Hoogstra Medical Centers we only use the Helios laser to improve the texture and color of the lesion.

When the burn has affected the entire skin, there are raised scars and tissue retraction.

How to remove scars?

The word Laser comes from the English Light: it amplifies, stimulates and radiates. This light is transformed into heat, which vaporizes the scars on high, lowering their thickness and aesthetically improving the burned tissue.

The Fractionated Carbon Dioxide Laser produces multiple perforations of the burned tissue resulting in a new generation and tissue remodeling.

The combination of the Carbon Dioxide Laser in its superficial and deep ablative modality, produces surprising changes in burn scars. These changes on the surface are seen as a flattening of the tissue and in the depth as a stimulation and a remodeling.

Recovery

Carbon dioxide laser treatment usually produces redness and edema that last from 2 weeks to a month, depending on the intensity and energy used. We do not see this effect when we carry out the treatment with the Erbium Lotus laser, the patient immediately continues with his normal life.

The Laser Lotus produces a slow and gradual improvement of all raised scars, improving the texture and quality of the tissue.

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Price of the treatment of Scars with Lotus Laser

To calculate the price of the treatment, a prior evaluation with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra is required. The cost of the consultation is $60,000 pesos, which will be refunded if the patient undergoes the treatment.

The number of sessions depends on the extent of the burned tissue and the type of scar that exists. Sessions can be held every 15 days.

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Lipomas

A lipoma consists of a slow-growing lump of fat that usually sits between the skin and the underlying muscle layer. He Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra I develop a technique to remove lipomas through minimal incisions with Laser technology.

¿Qué son los lipomas y por qué aparecen?

The lipomas They are tumores benignos de origen adiposo que se caracterizan por la proliferación anormal de células grasas en el tejido subcutáneo. Aunque su etiología exacta aún no está completamente esclarecida, se cree que factores genéticos, hormonales y metabólicos pueden contribuir a su desarrollo.

Cuadro clínico y manifestaciones

Estos crecimientos suelen presentarse como masas blandas y móviles bajo la piel, con una textura similar a la grasa normal. Por lo general, los lipomas son indoloros al tacto y pueden ser fácilmente desplazados con la presión de los dedos. Aunque tienden a ser de tamaño pequeño a moderado, en algunos casos pueden crecer considerablemente, ejerciendo presión sobre estructuras circundantes y causando molestias.

Localización y distribución

Si te estás preguntando donde pueden salir los lipomas la respuesta es fácil: pueden aparecer en cualquier parte del cuerpo, siendo más comunes en áreas como el cuello, los hombros, los brazos, el abdomen, los muslos y las regiones dorsales. Sin embargo, también pueden desarrollarse en sitios menos frecuentes, como manos, pies, rostro e incluso en la mucosa oral.

Consideraciones diagnósticas y tratamiento

Aunque el diagnóstico de lipoma generalmente se realiza mediante examen clínico y palpación, en algunos casos puede ser necesaria una confirmación mediante pruebas de imagen, como ecografías o resonancias magnéticas. En cuanto al tratamiento, la extirpación quirúrgica solía ser la opción estándar. Sin embargo, en la actualidad, existen alternativas menos invasivas, como la aspiración con aguja fina o la utilización de láseres de longitud de onda específica, que permiten una recuperación más rápida y resultados estéticos satisfactorios.

Differential diagnosis

El lipoma puede confundirse con otros tipos de masas o tumores subcutáneos, como:

  • Sebaceous cysts: Estos son sacos cerrados debajo de la piel llenos de líquido o material semisólido. A diferencia de los lipomas, los quistes sebáceos están llenos de sebo, una sustancia aceitosa producida por las glándulas sebáceas de la piel.
  • Liposarcomas: Aunque son menos comunes que los lipomas, los liposarcomas son tumores malignos del tejido adiposo. Pueden presentar características similares a los lipomas en cuanto a su consistencia blanda, pero generalmente crecen más rápidamente y pueden causar síntomas como dolor o sensibilidad.
  • Fibromas: Estos son tumores benignos formados por tejido fibroso que pueden aparecer bajo la piel. A diferencia de los lipomas, los fibromas suelen ser más duros al tacto y pueden estar asociados con cambios en la piel, como enrojecimiento o engrosamiento.
  • Ganglios linfáticos inflamados: A veces, los ganglios linfáticos agrandados pueden palparse como masas subcutáneas. Estos pueden ser el resultado de infecciones locales o sistémicas, y suelen ser móviles y sensibles al tacto.

Tratamiento con láser para lipomas

El tratamiento con láser representa una opción innovadora, indolora y menos invasiva para la eliminación de lipomas. Este procedimiento utiliza láseres con una longitud de onda específica, como el láser FOX de 980 nm o 1064 nm, para dirigir energía lumínica hacia el lipoma.

Process

Durante el tratamiento con láser, se introduce una fibra delgada, de aproximadamente 1 mm de diámetro, percutáneamente a través de la piel y hacia el lipoma. Una vez colocada la fibra, se emite energía lumínica del láser, que actúa calentando y descomponiendo las células adiposas del lipoma.

Mechanism of action

El láser produce un efecto calórico en el tejido del lipoma, lo que conduce a la transformación de las células grasas en una sustancia similar al aceite. Posteriormente, este material se puede aspirar o drenar a través de una mínima incisión por donde se insertó la fibra del láser.

Advantages of laser treatment

Una de las principales ventajas del tratamiento con láser para lipomas es su carácter mínimamente invasivo. A diferencia de la cirugía tradicional, no se requieren incisiones extensas ni suturas, lo que reduce el riesgo de complicaciones y acelera el proceso de recuperación del paciente. Además, el tratamiento con láser suele dejar cicatrices mínimas o incluso imperceptibles, lo que lo convierte en una opción atractiva desde el punto de vista estético.

Beneficios para el paciente del tratamiento con láser para lipomas

El tratamiento con láser para la eliminación de lipomas ofrece una serie de beneficios significativos para los pacientes:

1. Mínimamente invasivo: A diferencia de la cirugía convencional, el tratamiento con láser requiere incisiones mínimas, lo que significa menos traumatismo para los tejidos circundantes y una recuperación más rápida.

2. Menor riesgo de complicaciones: Al evitar incisiones extensas y suturas, el tratamiento con láser reduce el riesgo de infección, hematomas y otros efectos secundarios asociados con la cirugía tradicional.

3. Resultados estéticos: El tratamiento con láser generalmente deja cicatrices mínimas o imperceptibles, lo que resulta en un aspecto más estético y satisfactorio para el paciente, especialmente en áreas visibles del cuerpo como el rostro.

4. Recuperación más rápida: Debido a la naturaleza menos invasiva del tratamiento, los pacientes suelen experimentar una recuperación más rápida y menos molestias postoperatorias. Esto permite un retorno más temprano a las actividades diarias normales.

5. Precisión y control: El láser permite una aplicación precisa y controlada de energía en el lipoma, lo que minimiza el daño a los tejidos circundantes y aumenta la eficacia del tratamiento.

How is the removal of lipomas?

Price of lipoma treatment without surgery

To send a quote an evaluation of Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra is required. The value of the query is $60,000 pesos

If you later decide to carry out the treatment, this value will be deducted from the total amount.

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 of Public Health.

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

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multiple lipomatosis

What is multiple lipomatosis?

The symmetric multiple lipomatosis It is a rare disease that presents the symmetrical growth of lipomas (fatty tumors) in areas such as; neck, chest, arms and shoulders. The signs and symptoms vary greatly from person to person. In general, the accumulation of fatty tissue increases over time and can lead to difficulties in mobility of the neck and a greater perception of pain. The lipomas they can cause physical deformity and peripheral neuropathy, when they compress a nerve. In most cases, the disease does not cause cancer; however, in very rare cases, lipomas can become cancerous.

It is a condition characterized by the appearance of multiple lipomas on the trunk and extremities. They usually occur in more than one family member. Lipomas, although they are not very painful, aesthetically and functionally affect the person who has them. Patients with multiple lipomatosis generally received some type of surgical treatment and present unsightly scars, which is why they hesitate to continue with the removal of the rest.

Symmetrical multiple lipomatosis treatment

He Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra developed a technique that allows the removal of lipomas leaving minimal scars. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, sometimes associated with sedation.

Many lipomas can be removed in a single intervention, sometimes reaching more than 30. Frequently, the removal of multiple lipomas in a single session is requested by foreign patients who travel to the country for the sole purpose of performing this treatment.

Length of stay in Buenos Aires for this type of procedure: 48 hours. Patients can immediately continue their activity. It is recommended to use compressive lycra garments and elastic bands.

Patient experience: before and after

Treatment price

To send a quote an evaluation of Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra is required. The value of the query is $60,000 pesos

If you later decide to carry out the treatment, this value will be deducted from the total amount.

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 of Public Health.

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

Skin tags

They are benign tumors that form mainly in regions of folds such as the neck, armpits, groin, eyelids, and submammary folds.

At Hoogstra Medical Centers we have several types of lasers that allow us to treat these tumors effectively, quickly, painlessly and with immediate recovery.

What are skin tags?

Skin tags are not warts, they are fibroepithelial polyps or pedunculated papules. They are soft in consistency and can be white or dark and usually present in the 50 % of people over 50 years of age. Skin tags are not viral in origin and are therefore not contagious. The treatment is solely for aesthetic purposes.

What is the cause?

There is not enough research to determine the causes of skin tags. Despite this, they are common with age. They are also common in people who have diabetes and in people who are overweight. They are also hereditary.

Remove skin tags with Erbium Laser treatment

The laser used in our medical centers produces microperforation fractions keeping the skin around these perforations intact. This allows the skin that receives these perforations to regenerate (heal) from the outside to the inside, improving the skin more quickly, and with less risk of deep injury. It enters the skin generating an increase in temperature and, consequently, the production of collagen is stimulated.

In one session many injuries can be eliminated, after each session you can immediately continue with your activity.

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Treatment price

The cost of query dermatological is from $20,000 pesos, if you. carry out the treatment then the value of the consultation will be discounted.

Cost per session for treatment Acrocordones Laser: $90.000 the session.

This procedure is performed by dermatologists at the 3 centers. You can take your turn online with the dermatologists at any of our branches and attend directly to carry out a treatment.

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.

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Acne Acute

What is acute acne?

The typical presentation of acne is the appearance of open and closed comedones. They can be added later inflammatory lesions like papules or pustules. When healing, injuries can leave scars over-raised or depressed.

Studies indicate a high correlation between acne, low self-esteem, shame, anxiety, depression, and social disorders, particularly social isolation.

Acute acne should be taken seriously and not allowed to progress. It can be stopped and damage to the skin and psyche can be avoided.

Types of acne

Comedonic acne

It is characterized by the presence of open comedones, classic black dots. Closed comedones with a barely noticeable hole are also observed, which are elements of 1 to 3 mm. diameter, white surface, covered by epidermis. Both lesions form the basis of acne, from which subsequent inflammatory phenomena occur.

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Acne Papule - Pustular

It is characterized by the presence of papules, from 1 to 5 mm. in diameter, red and pustules.

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Cystic acne

Nodules that are inflammatory lesions larger than 5 mm are seen. in diameter and cysts. The nodules are formed when the inflammation occurs at a deeper level and iInvolves various hair follicles. These tend to leave scars.

Causes

The pilosebaceous unit is made up of the hair follicle and the gland (Figure 1). Acne is caused by obstruction of the Pilosebaceous unit. This obstruction retains sebum produced by the sebaceous gland and keratinized cells of the hair follicle. Excess sebum production usually begins around

FIGURE 1 - Diagram of the pilosebaceous unit

the nine years of age stimulated by a greater production of adrenal androgens, and is accompanied by a higher rate of desquamation of the squamous epithelium that covers the interior of the follicle. In this way, the follicular ostium (the entrance of the follicle) is obstructed first microscopically (microcomedón).
As sebum production continues, the follicle widens until it forms the basic acne lesion: the comedone. The oxidation of the fat that makes up the comedo darkens it, acquiring the usual appearance of the "black spot".
If the broadening of the follicular ostium is proportionally less than the broadening of the interior of the follicle, the plug is not visible and the lesion is visualized on the skin as a "white point".

1. This obstruction favors the proliferation of the bacterium Propionibacterium acnes, which contributes to trigger the inflammatory process of the tissues involved, mediated by immune cells: CD4 T lymphocytes and neutrophils, which infiltrate the area and cause disruption of the follicular wall , causing the content of the follicle (lipids, cellular components and bacteria) to spread to the surrounding dermis.

2. The composition of the sebum, which contains a large amount of free fatty acids, together with keratin, contribute to the inflammatory process.

3. The local inflammatory response is accentuated with the mediators released in this process: cytokines, peptides and others, causing the appearance of papules. Greater inflammation leads to the formation of pustules, and its extension leads to the formation of cysts.

FIGURE 3 - Lotus II. Zoom handpiece. 2mm spot

4. The nodules form when the inflammation occurs at a deeper level and involves several hair follicles. These tend to leave scars.

Is the Lotus II Laser effective on all types of acne?

In cystic and pustular acne, a 1 to 2 mm zoom handpiece is used first, with which all cysts and / or pustules are perforated. This facilitates the drainage of the content, generating a bactericidal effect and allowing the penetration of drugs. Figure 4 shows the effect of the Lotus II with a 2mm zoom handpiece. You can see in the central and lower part of the sample, the absence of tissue produced by laser drilling and the collagen contraction around it.

FIGURE 4 - Lotus II. Zoom handpiece. 2mm spot

These Histopathological studies were carried out by Dr. Cristina Corbella, Dermatopathologist. This treatment is fast, painless and with quick recovery. It has no contraindications or adverse effects. Its application hardly produces a slight redness and does not leave inflammations or bruises. The patient withdraws as soon as the session ends, allowing his immediate social and occupational reintegration. These treatments can be performed throughout the year, even in summer, with the sole precaution of adequate photoprotection.
Another technology that is revolutionizing the treatment of acute acne is the Scarlet, novel radio frequency with micro needles.

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

Acne: Before and After

Acne treatment

Laser lotus

Through the Light energy of Laser lotus They manage to drain purulent lesions and improve the quality of the skin.

Patients report that they quickly see improvements in the quality of the skin and restore their confidence and self-esteem.

cost 

    • lotus acne  $55.000 la sesión
    • Lotus acne with lesion drainage $70.000 la sesión

Ultrasound

Cost of this facial procedure: USD 2,500 (IVA no incluido) pack de 4 sesiones que se realizan en un intervalo de 1 sesión por mes. Lo realiza el Dr.Hoogstra con evaluación previa.

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IPL

    •  Facial $40.000
    • Mejillas $25.000
    • ½ cara $25.000
    • Cara-cuello $65.000
    • Cara-cuello-escote $70.000

Instalaciones y Seguridad del Procedimiento

En nuestra clínica, nos enorgullecemos de ofrecer instalaciones de vanguardia y altos estándares de seguridad para todos nuestros procedimientos. Contamos con aparatología médica de última generación, lo que nos permite realizar intervenciones con precisión y eficiencia.

Nuestra unidad quirúrgica completa está equipada con tecnología de alto nivel, incluyendo modernas salas de cirugía asistidas por enfermeros e instrumentadores especializados en este tipo de intervenciones. Estas salas de cirugía están diseñadas para maximizar la seguridad del paciente, minimizando cualquier riesgo durante el procedimiento.

Además, disponemos de confortables salas de recuperación e internación, asegurando que los pacientes reciban atención continua y de calidad en un entorno seguro y controlado. La tecnología avanzada utilizada en nuestras instalaciones no solo mejora la precisión de las intervenciones, sino que también garantiza una rápida y segura recuperación.

La clínica cuenta con la aprobación de la Secretaría de Salud Pública, lo que certifica que cumplimos con los más altos estándares de seguridad y calidad en la atención médica. Nos comprometemos a mantener y superar estos estándares, brindando a nuestros pacientes la tranquilidad y confianza de estar en las mejores manos posibles.

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.

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