‘We all get wrinkles. Anti-ageing treatments and botox are no longer taboo – even for men.’
‘In short: dermatology is about everything to do with the skin and this covers a broad spectrum of diseases and applications. This explains the high degree of specialisation among dermatologists. In my case that’s the treatment of varicose veins and cosmetology’, explains Dr Yolande Bullens- Goessens.
Together with a colleague, she runs a dermatology practice in Genk and also works part time at Spa Retreat La Forêt at Domaine La Butte aux Bois.
‘The formula works: the team at La Forêt have the additional benefit of a doctor specialising in cosmetology and I get the chance to practice my profession part time in a gorgeous hotel environment. It feels cosier here than in a medical practice. I was able to pick out the lotus flowers on the wall of my work space myself.’
Thanks to her years of experience as a dermatologist, she has also made an important contribution to the development of the La Forêt concept. The contribution and presence of Dr Yolande Bullens- Goessens provides hotel guests with added value that shouldn’t be underestimated.
‘The focus on skincare in general and skin improvement in particular has increased considerably. You can see this from articles published about it in magazines and the turnover generated by skin improvement products in chemists and beauty salons. We all get wrinkles, some of us a little earlier than others. What has changed in recent years is that anti-ageing treatments and Botox are no longer taboo – even for men.’
Has the fear of side effects been overcome?
‘Botox is an effective and safe drug to treat wrinkles, with no side effects. Complications can only occur if it’s not done professionally or if it’s applied in the wrong places.’
La Forêt by Dr. Bullens
Dr Yolande Bullens-Goessens has worked with a famous German laboratory to develop her own Doctor’s Brand. La Forêt by Dr. Bullens contains four product lines for different applications and target groups: Anti-Ageing, Anti-Acne, For Men and Body Thalasso. ‘I made sure that we only used effective and safe products, that are also affordable. They can also be ordered online for use at home.’
La Forêt’s holistic treatment concept rests on five pillars: Reenergizing, Reharmonizing, Refreshing, Regeneration and Recovering, tailored to the guest’s personal wishes and needs. Treatments are suitable for all: women, men and teenagers.