Skin problems

Procedures

Some changes in the skin and subcutaneous tissues may require surgical intervention. Our general practitioners (GPs) and surgeon perform various minor surgical procedures, such as removal of surgical stitches, suturing wounds, removing ingrown nails, removing birthmarks, etc., on site at Confido.

During consultation, the doctor will decide whether the procedures are necessary and who will perform them. Sometimes the procedure can be performed during consultation, but another suitable time can be booked if necessary. At Confido, all surgical interventions are done conveniently, quickly, safely, and using local anesthesia.

Important to know

  • Depending on the procedure, there may be limitations on the food, drinks, and regular medicine you are allowed to have before surgery.
  • Your doctor will give you specific instructions before the procedure.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy, is a treatment method used in dermatology, rheumatology, surgery, and cosmetology. Cryotherapy is most often used to treat warts and moles but we use it for various medical conditions at Confido.

Cryotherapy is suitable for children and adults. For wart and mole treatment, cryotherapy can be carried out without a doctor’s consultation unless specifically requested by a cryo specialist.

For children under the age of 8, or when using cryotherapy for reasons other than wart and mole treatment, we recommend a dermatologist’s appointment beforehand.

Good to know:

  • The duration of the procedure depends on the referral and the treatment method but usually it takes 5-45 seconds per area. Sometimes multiple rounds are needed.
  • Liquid nitrogen creates a cold feeling on the skin that might feel like stinging.
  • After the procedure, you might feel pain or stinging that passes in up to two hours.
  • The procedure can cause blisters to the treated areas that last for 1-2 weeks.

Price 25 €
Duration 15 minutes

Drops

We recommend Renophase Paris facial treatments if you have:

  • Acne
  • Oily skin
  • Milia
  • Rosacea
  • Uneven, dull skin tone
  • Wrinkles, early signs of aging
  • Hyperpigmentation


Important to know before treatment:

  • You are not allowed to use sunbeds, go to sauna, be physically active, or drink alcohol on the day of the treatment. We also recommend avoiding makeup use.
  • During the treatment period, you are not allowed to use sunbeds or use products with aloe vera or essential oils.


It is possible to do the procedures as a part of a course of treatments:

  • Skin problem course of treatments €349
  • Acne cure course of treatments €299

Acne facial treatment

The main causes of acne are excess oil production, clogged oil follicles, microcirculation, or hormonal imbalances. Acne is not just a cosmetic problem – without complex medical treatment, acne can cause permanent scarring.

Before the facial treatment, we recommend a doctor’s consultation or eAcne examination to determine the most effective and long-lasting treatment plan. Skin care is performed by cosmetic therapists and nurses who have undertaken specific training, as only consistent and conscious skin care will lead to results.

Our clinic uses world-renowned aesthetic dermatology products by Laboratories Renophase Paris. These treatment produts are used in medicine, aesthetic dermatology, cosmetic surgery, and aesthetic cosmetics.

Renophase is innovative in the field as the products use glycolic acid with active substances that improve the access to deeper problematic layers of skin up to 80%. You can see the results after one treatment, however for lasting results eight facial treatments are required. The treatment’s effectiveness also depends on your nutrition, the use and quality of cosmetics, smoking, and stress levels.

We recommend trying eight sessions of facial treatment and complement it with daily skin care and treatment. Our specialists give advice on facial care at home and recommend necessary products.

Price 65 €
Duration 60 minutes

Surgical removal of a birthmark

Birthmarks are benign formations on the skin. Usually, they are not dangerous but can often be aesthetically unappealing or be located at an uncomfortable area on the body. At Confido, we remove birthmarks surgically. A dermatologist assesses the need for surgery after birthmark examination. A dermatologist can recommend removing the birthmark but the final decision is always up to the client.

The removed tissue is always sent to a laboratory to confirm whether it was a benign or malignant growth. The results will come back in 7 business days. At Confido, our surgeon Andre Trudnikov, MD removes birthmarks. The cost of an initial birthmark and histological examination is 200 euros. Each additional examination and removal of a birthmark is 100 euros.

You should consider examinining and removing your birthmarks if:

  • They are painful
  • They are inflamed
  • Excrete fluids with unpleasant odor
  • They grow significantly
  • They change the colour or shape

Good to know

  • The duration of the the procedure depends on the amount, location, and nature of the birthmarks.
  • Birthmark is removed using local anaesthesia.
  • Procedure is not painful. Anaesthetic injection can be slightly painful.

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Eye

Removal of skin formations around the eye

Skin formations on eyelids or mucous membrane (chalazion, papilloma, xanthelasma, lipoma) are usually benign. Chalazion is often caused by a blepharatis, i.e. eye inflammation. Other formations (lipoma, xanthelasma) are usually metabolic waste stored in skin. Papilloma is viral and therefore can reappear after removal.

Skin formations are usually not dangerous to the eye or vision but are uncomfortable and aesthetically unappealing. One should consider removing them once they are inflamed, painful, increase in size, change colour or shape, or are cosmetically interfering.

At Confido, skin foundations around the eye are removed by ophthalmologist Margarita Rebrov, MD who decides the necessity of the procedure during her consultation.

If needed, the removed tissue can be sent to a laboratory to confirm whether it was benign or malignant growth. The results will come back in 7 business days. The histological examination is charged in addition to the removal procedure. A removal of a skin formation is 140 euros.

How is the procedure carried out?

  • Procedure is carried out using local anesthesia.
  • The duration of the procedure depends on the complexity of the procedure.
  • Procedure is not painful. Anaesthetic injection can be slightly painful.
  • If the procedure creates a wound that needs to be stitched, and then we ask you to return to the clinic in a week to remove the stitches.

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Minor surgery

Some changes in the skin and subcutaneous tissues may require surgical intervention. Confido provides various minor surgical procedures on site, such as surgical wound care, removal of stitches, tick removal, surgical correction or removal of ingrown nails, opening and care of cysts, etc. The indications for minor surgery will be assessed by a GP or surgeon during consultation. The price is 100 euros.

How is the procedure performed?

  • The procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
  • The duration of the procedure depends on its complexity.
  • The procedure itself is painless, only the local anaesthesia shot may be a little painful.
  • If the procedure results in a surgical wound, it will be closed with stitches, for the removal of which you should return to the clinic in a few weeks, depending on the location and size of the wound.

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Face treatment with massage

The face is full of nerves and pleasure points. A facial massage is therefore a recommended form of grooming. The massage is relaxing, but also has a more practical focus - a massage helps prevent wrinkles. A facial massage stimulates the lymph nodes and aids the removal of toxins from the facial area.

The technique we offer for a facial massage is based on deep and precise local compressions that promote microcirculation processes and thereafter improve trophicity. This results in reduced muscle tension in the main muscle groups. The muscle skeleton of the face is fully restored, which is clearly visible.

The methodology consists of three parts - working with mimicry and other wrinkles, working with problems in the periorbital zone and working in the lip area, restoring the skin's tone and cellular whiteness in all tissue, by layer.

At first, biological aging, early photo aging, and local relief changes and changes in skin elasticity are treated. An important part of the work is devoted to mimicry wrinkles, the nature of which is connected with local, permanent compressions of the epithelial cells and insufficient circulation in the connective tissues.

Good things to know about the treatment:

  • The massage can be combined with facial treatments or be performed prior to Renophase peeling.
  • A single treatment results in improved skin tone and the reduction of wrinkles, while the skin obtains a healthy and more radiant complexion.
  • It is recommended that you have 10-15 massages over a 2 month period for the massage treatment to have a lasting lifting effect.

Price 95 €
Duration 90minutes

Light therapy with chemical peeling

Skin health is dependent upon many factors. One of the most important ones is correct skincare. The skin is our largest (defensive) organ. The skin, despite its size, cannot remain strong and vital if we do not take care of it.

Acid peeling removes damaged skin layers to a controlled depth and stimulates the reproduction of new, healthier cells as well as the production of water-binding substances in the skin. The main function of neutralised acid is to excite the function of skin cells (accelerate metabolism and blood circulation), which speeds up the production of collagen and elastin fibres. Chemical peelings are capable of levelling wrinkles. Genistein helps maintain hormonal balance and the zinc complex possesses sebum inhibiting effects. Thus, acid peeling is one of the safest and most effective means of fighting skin problems.

Light therapy, which is a technique that has been practiced for over ten years, is used during chemical peeling. Light improves and stimulates the cell's natural metabolic process. Light synthesis can be used to reduce scars and inflammatory processes, as well as normalise general processes taking place within cells, and give skin strength and elasticity.

It is possible to perform a procedure with six treatment sessions for a total cost of €449.


Price 80€
Duration 60 minutes

Good things to know about the procedure:

  • Makes the treatment of acne, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, couperose and eczema more efficient.


Important things to know before coming for the treatment:

  • The procedure can be used to reduce scars and inflammatory processes, as well as normalising general processes taking place within cells, and give skin strength and elasticity.
  • During the course of the treatment it is prohibited to use a solarium, as well as preparations containing aloe vera extracts and essential oils.
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Light therapy

Light therapy is a technique that has been used for over ten years. Light improves and stimulates the natural process of cell metabolism. Together, OmniluxRevive red light and Renophase® bioavailability actions are an optimal combination which, in synergy, produces a photophysical and biological effect. The red light used has a 630 nm wavelength and reacts on the level of mast cells.

Degranulation reduces the risk of burns and the process of skin regeneration occurs through the proliferation of fibroblasts. Light causes the dissipation of inflammatory agents, the stimulation of the immune system and the restoration of new collagen-rich tissue, without burning or damaging the cells.

The procedure can be used to reduce scars and inflammatory processes, as well as normalising general processes taking place within cells, and give skin strength and elasticity.

Good things to know about the procedure:

  • Makes the treatment of acne, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, couperose and eczema more efficient.

Price 40€
Duration 30minutes

Collagen therapy

Procedure is available starting from 02.11

Collagen therapy is based on the actions of a mesoroller – a cosmetic device, covered with needles that penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin enriching them with vitamins and treatment solutions. It is a superb procedure for solving skin problems. The microneedles influence the skin structure, reduce wrinkles and sun damage. The procedure increases the absorption of vitamins and treatment solutions into the skin, activating new synthesis of collagen. The mesoroller has the effect of causing micro damage to the skin, using the microneedles on its surface. The length of the needles is chosen by the treatment specialist for each patient individually. The micro damage affects the skin, causing the start of a natural process in the skin, in which the creation of elastin and collagen fibres is activated.

Good things to know about the procedure:

  • A reddening of the skin may occur after the procedure, which disappears within 30-40 minutes. 
  • It is not recommended to use make-up on the same day, after the procedure.
  • It is prohibited to use a sauna or solarium, as well as to sunbath and engage in sports in the 48h that follow the procedure.
  • It is recommended to repeat the procedure, for longer lasting results.

Price 85€
Duration 30minutes

We recommend the collagen therapy if you want:

  • To strengthen your thin skin
  • Reduce mimic wrinkles
  • Restore the skin’s elasticity
  • Increase the natural production of collagen by the skin
  • Minimise pores
  • Lighten pigment spots
  • Smooth scars


Contraindications:

  • Pregnancy
  • Inflammatory acne
  • Enlarged birthmarks
  • Irritated and inflammatory skin
  • Open wounds and burn wounds
  • Eczema, psoriasis and other dermatological diseases
  • Haemophilia
  • Using medicines to thin the blood
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic skin diseases (incl. active herpes inflammation)
  • Pronounced rosacea