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Aleida Dijkstra.

Youthful innocence TEXT: ELINE JOLING  |  PHOTOS: ALEIDA DIJKSTRA

Starting out as a hospital dermatologist in 1998, before stepping into the world of aesthetics in 2010 and opening her own clinic in aesthetic dermatology, ‘Skinnocence’, in 2014, Dr Aleida Dijkstra has seen it all, in terms of skin. Staying true to her dermatologist background, Dr Dijkstra still sees the occasional customer with acne, rosacea or spots for check-ups on skin cancer, she has also worked her way up to become one of the best in the field of aesthetics. Most days, you can find Dr Dijkstra giving skin improvement treatments involving lasers and lights, as well as doing Botox, fillers and, increasingly more, skin boosters in the form of hyaluronic acid. The latter treatment is especially popular with younger people who feel fillers are too drastic at their age. The hyaluronic acid is injected in five parts of the face and 80  |  Issue 72  |  December 2019

is massaged in while it spreads around and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to improve the elasticity of the skin and prevent signs of ageing. Most notably, however, is how Dr Dijkstra has proven herself to be a true pioneer by introducing the Benelux to the latest and most unique treatments available in the aesthetic field. She says: “I really enjoy discovering brand-new equipment at aesthetic conferences and being the first person to bring them home to use in the Netherlands.”

Sculpting your body In November 2018, Dr Dijkstra revolutionised the Benelux with the new equipment she brought in after visiting one of the key opinion leaders, EMsculpt, in the US. This revolutionary treatment is based on the same magnetic waves you find in MRI scans in hospitals and is a first of

its kind machine that doesn’t just break down fat cells, but also builds up muscle mass at the same time. With one 30-minute treatment being equivalent to 20,000 sit-ups, the EMsculpt helps tone the body, leaving customers with a beautifully sculpted figure that only improves over the next six months. After the recommended four treatments over two weeks, various clinical studies have proven a muscle growth of approximately 16 per cent, while fat is reduced by 19 per cent. The treatment works in the form of a paddle on your stomach or one on each buttock cheek. The paddles send out magnetic waves that make your muscles contract for a long period of time. These contractions allow for more blood flow in the muscle and an increase of muscle fibres per muscle, which encourages

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