Advanced Electrolysis is a treatment that uses a Thermolysis current and a very fine needle to either cauterise or lift away the superficial epidermis, depending on the type of blemish that is being treated.
Advanced electrolysis can be used in several different ways, depending on the skin condition that is being treated. Using a small probe and the heat current (known as Thermolysis) blood is coagulated within the vessel. Often the results are instant, but sometimes more than one treatment is needed.
The treatment can be adapted to suit each client’s skin, hair, and pain threshold.
Areas of Treatment include:
- Telangiectasia / thread veins
- Campbell De Morgan / cherry angiomas / blood spots
- Spider Naevus
- Skin Tags
- Hairy Moles
- Seborrhoeic Keratosis
- Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra / small brown or black raised areas of skin
Advanced Electrolysis Consultation – Free
There can be misconceptions about the treatment and objectives that may be misplaced, so it is very important we see each new client as if they were having the treatment for the first time and work through the process thoroughly. Our consultation will enable us to provide the most effective treatment to suit your needs.
15 Minute Advanced Treatment – £25.00
30 Minute Electrolysis Treatment – £45.00
Telangiectasia / Thread Veins
Telangiectasia, also known as red veins, thread veins and broken capillaries, are common in exposed and vulnerable areas such as the nose. These can be caused by trauma to the skin. Treatment aims to restore the previous appearance of the skin.
Following advanced diathermy treatment, you can expect to see a 60-80% improvement in the appearance of your thread veins depending on your age, health and lifestyle.
Campbell de Morgan Spots / Blood Spots
Large blood spots on the body, head and scalp are often known as Campbell de Morgan. While they may be distressing to live with, they are a completely harmless vascular blemish that can easily be removed with diathermy.
Diathermy. For very large blood spots, two treatments may be required:
To cauterise and reduce the blood spot
To reduce any remaining colour after the initial treatment has healed.
Skin Tags are often found in areas of friction such as the underarm, groin, under the breasts, or around the neck where necklaces and collars irritate where friction from arms rubbing and seams from clothes are the initiating factor. They often appear with a stalk, like a mushroom, and vary in size from a tiny speck, smaller than a grain of uncooked rice, to the size of a large pea or even larger. Skin tags become particularly irritating when they develop in sensitive areas such as under the breasts, near the groin, the genitalia, or around the eye, even presenting between eyelashes and affecting vision.
Skin tags are a common skin condition resembling a small piece of soft, hanging skin. Derived from skin cells and composed of loose fibrous tissue they can present as either single or multiple. Their often hyper-pigmented colour makes them more obvious and although they are harmless they can be irritating and some find cosmetically unattractive. They are found on perfectly healthy people and are not directly associated with any other major medical conditions although heredity also has its part to play. The cause remains unproven with ongoing discussions whether they originate from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Some people are more susceptible to skin tags; they are most common in older and/or overweight people, they can appear in pregnancy and individuals with diabetes.
Electrolysis is a quick, easy and effective method of skin tag removal and is safe to use in all areas – even between eyelashes.
Electrolysis results in the immediate removal of the tag and can take only seconds depending on its size. Skin tag removal treatment in ultra sensitive areas such as the breasts, groin, genitalia and eyes, is a skill requiring much dexterity as well as a high level of experience and expertise. For tag removal near the eye and other areas of high risk demands a steady hand, experience and an excellent standard of hygiene and sterilisation.
These are tiny, white, hard, round spots containing keratin that lie superficially under the surface of the skin.
Usually seen around the eyes, including the eyelid and between the eyelashes, nose and upper cheeks. Milia are irritating small, hard, round white nodules slightly raised above skin level, formed when keratin is trapped beneath the outer layer of the skin, forming a tiny cyst. Milia can also be confused with stubborn whiteheads but they are much harder in texture due to keratin, a protein found in hair and nails.
They are called Milia plural or Milium singular and most people will experience at least one in their lifetime, they can appear on people of all ages, ethnicity and genders. They often develop when the ducts leading to the skin surface are clogged up, such as after an injury, blockage by rich creams/products (such as suncream) that prevent the skin ‘breathing’ as normal. They can also be caused by dry dehydrated when dry flakes of skin block the pores.
If you regularly suffer from many milia you mat want to consider your dietary intake and your skincare regime. However, Milia can be treated very quickly and easily using electrolysis.
Milia treatment is performed by inserting a tiny electrolysis needle (about the size of an eyelash) and applying a Short Wave Diathermy or Thermolysis current. The energy created breaks down the hard fatty tissue and allows it to disperse into the body.
When correctly performed a ‘popping’ sensation is often experienced as the needle pierces the keratinised centre of the Milia. 1 – 2 days later a tiny crust may form which must not be removed but left to drop off, large Milia may require a 2nd treatment 3-4 weeks later.
The majority of us have some moles and, generally, they are benign. They are a form of pigmented naevi that are commonly found on the face and body, varying in size and colour from pale tan to brown to blue/black and often developing deep terminal hairs in them because of a well-developed blood supply. Generally, it is best to avoid treating moles, but if yours is causing you severe distress it may be able to be treated with diathermy. You should always consult your GP before mole reduction treatment and provide us with written approval from your doctor.
It is possible to visibly reduce the appearance of a mole using diathermy. Hairy moles are easier and quicker to reduce in size.
Although they are classified as part of the wart family they are not contagious, they are very common on the head, face, and body. Associated mainly with increasing age, mature skins, and sun damage. They also have genetic links. Growing up to two inches wide they are often dry and crusty.
Seborrhoeic keratosis is a benign, asymptomatic mass, primarily caused by the ageing process. It is also known as seborrhoeic warts, senile warts, barnacles or basal cell papilloma. They have a thick wart-like surface and are usually colourless when they appear and become brown to black over time. Seborrhoeic keratosis can be confused with other skin conditions, so we do advise to visit your GP before visiting us.
It is possible to visibly reduce the appearance and completely remove using diathermy.
Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra
Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra are small brown or black raised areas of skin that affect one-third of people with Fitzpatrick skin types 5 and 6. In many cases, Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra is a genetic condition that appears on the face, upper cheeks and temples, eyes and chest and increases with age. While Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra does not pose a threat to your health, it can have an impact on your self-confidence and mental well being.
Diathermy, when utilised with Sterex techniques can treat minuscule blemishes with extreme precision.