A modern site
All the legitimacy of the Thermal Spring Water begins at the Avène Hydrotherapy Center.
Inaugurated in 1990 and expanded in 2004, the Hydrotherapy Center has an elegant architecture that fits perfectly into the natural site of the Sainte-Odile spring.
The hydrotherapy site offers the latest medical equipment. Hydrotherapy treatment is offered under strict medical supervision, and largely contributes to establishing the international reputation of the Avène Thermal Spring Water. From early April to end October, Avène offers patients a hydrotherapy center that lives up to the history surrounding it and its dermatological vocation.
The hydrotherapy center is run by a young, passionate team, and welcomes almost 2,800 patients per year, offering effective hydrotherapy for everyone, from adults to young children. The Hydrotherapy Center can now boast of its awards received for high standards of quality. Avène is in fact the first hydrotherapy center entirely dedicated to dermatology to receive Aquacert HACCP certification for hydrotherapy. This standard shows the recognition received, by professionals and consumer associations, for the quality process that has been in place at the Hydrotherapy Center for over 20 years.
ADAPTED DERMATOLOGICAL SKIN CARE
The daily program of hydrotherapy care includes basic care for all skin conditions, and complementary care prescribed by a doctor on an individual basis. The hydrotherapy indications at Avène are mainly:
- Atopic dermatitis in children (from the age of 3 months) and adults,
- all forms of eczema,psoriasis,
- scars and sequelae from burns,
- pruritus and chronic prurigo,
- lichen planus.
Other skin diseases can be treated at Avène; the indication for treatment is specified by the prescribing doctor.
The immediate results
During the three weeks of hydrotherapy, the patients benefit from dermatological exams that help evaluate the treatment's efficacy.
For inflammatory dermatoses, the results show a decrease in symptoms and an improvement in the healing of lesions.
The beneficial effects observed are confirmed and prolonged over the following months. The team of Avène doctors has thus established that the quality of life has been significantly improved.