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Susanna Veldhuis

Susanna Veldhuis is Mediderm's dermal therapist. In 2017 she obtained her Bachelor of Science at the Hogeschool Utrecht. Immediately after this Susanna emigrated back to Aruba and started working in the medical field. Not long afterwards it started itching to start their own skin therapy practice on the island. After starting at home, Mediderm Clinic Veldhuis was founded. Mediderm is the first dermal therapy practice in Aruba! With great pleasure and expertise Susanna carries out the most suitable treatment for you.

What is a dermal Therapist?

The dermal therapist is a paramedic who takes care of our largest organ: the skin. The dermal therapist therefore fulfills an important role for people with a skin condition in learning to prevent, deal with and adequately treat skin problems. The healthy, damaged and diseased skin is treated by the dermal therapist. The diversity of skin disorders and skin problems experienced is very large and often involves physical and emotional complaints. As a result, the dermal therapist works multidisciplinary as often as possible with, among others, the general practitioner, dermatologist, oncologist and other paramedics.

Broad field of work

The working field for a dermal therapist is very wide ranged, young & old, can go to the dermal therapist with his or her skin concerns. From cosmetically indicated (such as skin improvement, removal of tattoos, excessive hair, etc.), to medically indicated (such as severe acne, lymphedema, scars). An important and large work area of the dermal therapist is not only treating the skin condition, but also providing information & advice, coaching in lifestyle and behavioral change and stimulating self-management in chronic skin conditions. In addition, a preventive visit to the dermal therapist is also possible to prevent, for example, a problem or worsening thereof. This can be done, for example, by taking the right preventive measures against skin cancer.

Education & The Law

The dermal therapist is legally recognized and included in the Individual Healthcare Professions Act (BIG Act, Article 34). 

For more information, visit bigregister.nl 

The quality registration in the Paramedics Quality Register (KP) also applies to dermal therapists. 

For more information look at quality registerparamedici.nl