Soothe the most sensitive skin

Avène Hydrotherapy Center

Soothe the most sensitive skin

Dedicated to dermatology, and equipped with high-performance medical equipment, the Avène Hydrotherapy Center practices scientific and innovative hydrotherapy to treat skin conditions.

In a healthy environment and sheltered space, the Avène Hydrotherapy Center allows you to experience powerful and unique water with scientifically proven properties.

Reasons for undergoing a thermal skincare at Avène

The Avène Hydrotherapy Center welcomes patients from all over the world suffering from skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and eczema, psoriasis, ichthyosis, chronic pruritus and prurigos, uncomfortable scars, the after-effects of burns, cutaneous-mucous lichens, problems with the oral mucous membranes, scalp conditions, or even following oncological skincares. This list is not exhaustive and other conditions may be taken care of following consultation between your doctor and the thermal doctor. 


Personalised skincares

Aware that every condition is unique, upon your arrival, a thermal doctor will establish a personalised treatment programme for your skincare stay (the stays can be 1, 2 or 3 weeks long).

This includes basic thermal water treatments: baths, general showers and sprays, as well as skincare drinks. Depending on the needs of your skin, complementary thermal spring water skincares can be offered such as filiform showers, or even thermal spring water compresses, underwater massage, local sprays, etc. and also specific treatments such as wraps or hydrating body sculpting skincares, hydrating face treatments and full scalp skincares.


Tailored support

Skincares at Avène are often a moment of tranquillity in which you can reconnect with life’s sweetest aspects.

That’s why we offer you the opportunity to attend workshops and conferences to inform you and help you better cope with your condition every day. This allows you to adopt the right preventive steps to prolong the beneficial effects of the thermal skincare, prevent flare-ups, or simply reduce anxiety and stress. Take advantage of these moments, which are also conducive to discussion and sharing.


Our workshops:

hygiene and hydration, alternatives to scratching, relaxation, and medical makeup.

Our conferences:

thermalism at Avène, dermatology, diet and nutrition.

New workshops or conference themes are offered regularly.

Avène Hydrotherapy Center: the kingdom of children

At Avène, we know that chronic childhood dermatological conditions such as atopic dermatitis and eczema don’t just have a significant impact on the daily life of children, they also affect their families.

Thermal skincares at Avène can be seen as an opportunity to reconnect with your child, in a new, unique and soothing environment. Here, one in every four spa guests is a child and the thermal baths even welcome toddlers from 3 months old! As every condition is unique, your child will be treated as soon as they arrive with a personalised care programme, recommended by a doctor at the centre. Thanks to specific workshops, you will accompany your child and take advantage of your stay to learn together to better cope with the condition every day.


Aquacert ® certified hydrotherapy centre

Since 2010, the Avène Hydrotherapy Center has been certified “ Aquacert HACCP thermalisme® ”. This certification attests to the health safety of the thermal spring water provided for treatments. 


Visible and long-lasting results

A personalised treatment programme for visible improvements by the end of the course of treatment, with the aim of efficiency and reducing any undesirable effects on the skin. 

Significant improvement from the beginning to the end of the treatment1

At Avène, we conducted a study over eight seasons of treatment based on the files of more than 10,000 patients suffering from atopic dermatitis or psoriasis.

¹. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2011 Feb; 25 Suppl 1:30-4.

Atopic dermatitis – 42%

decrease in the SCORAD, (SCORing Atopic Dermatitis), evaluation of atopic dermatitis after 3 weeks of treatment

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Psoriasis – 54%

decrease in the PASI (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index) and scope of psoriasis after 3 weeks of treatment

Proven efficacy in the short and medium-term 2

In the context of hereditary ichthyosis, a study was conducted on 44 patients.

². Br J Dermatology 2011;165(6):1087-94

Hereditary ichthyosis – 31%

decrease in the long term ichthyosis score (6 months)

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Decrease in side effects of treatments on the skin after a thermal treatment3

³. Eur J Cancer Care. 2017;e12735.

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Post-cancer treatment

A recent study was performed on 70 women in remission from breast cancer after treatment for cancer.

Decrease in dryness and pruritus (NCI CTAE specific scale) and lymphedema (EORTC BR23 specific scale) after 3 weeks

DRYNESS: -100%

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