Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease of unknown etiology, more common in women.
The term scleroderma means sclerosis, or hardening of the skin.
The condition can be localized or systemic.
The Morfea, also called localized scleroderma, can have different shapes:
DROPS: small, superficial, with little induration and sharp edges injuries.
PLATES: injuries of varying length, indurated, purplish.
LINEAR: bands located mainly in the limbs and face. The skin is indurated and depressed.
Morphea to regress may change color, either hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation, vascular lesions are also observed.
Morphea usually affects the deeper tissues causing unsightly depressions.
For years, Dr. Hoogstra has worked in both hospital activity and in Hoogstra Medical Center treating this disease and aesthetic effects it produces.
Today we have laser technology that allows us to improve our results and help patients look and feel better.