Advanced Cosmetic Procedure (ACP)
Treatments using electrolysis are becoming increasingly popular as knowledge about these fantastic treatments increases.
A wide diversity of skin blemishes can be quickly and easily treated with immediate and effective results offering an eventual blemish free smooth skin.
As far back as the early 1900’s electrolysis was being used for the treatment of port-wine marks, broken capillaries, spider naevi, warts and even xanthoma (yellow pigmented sports or plates found on the eyelids).
Facial Thread Veins
These are not broken capillaries but rather permanently dilated capillaries.
They have very think walls which constanctly dilate and constrict. As we age, these vessels lose their elasticity and can become permanently dilated.
There are numerous causes including: Ageing, heredity, pregnancy, the rubbing of spectacles, smoking, energetic sports, temperature extremes and harsh weather exposure, hormones and skin fragility. They are commonly seen in a maturing ‘English rose’ complexion.
There are bright red vascular blemishes, which lie just under the surface of the skin.
They are dome shaped or slightly raised and are frequently found on the midriff, back or front.
Most people ages over 30 have at least one and they are even more common in men than women.
A Spider Naevus is a central dilated blood vessel, with smaller capillaries radiating from it like the legs of a spider.
They can be found in isolation or gathered together in clumps on areas such as the cheeks.
Skin Tags are very common and most frequently found on the neck and face. They often appear with a neck 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.
They are often found in areas of friction such as the underarm, groin, under the breasts or around the neck where necklaces may irritate.
These are tiny white hard lumps containing keratin, which lie superficially under the surface of the skin and can be easily treated with ACP techniques.
Their exact cause is unknown although they are often associated with dry skin which can be acidic.
There are various types of warts, including plane, common, seborrhoeic and verrucas. All can be easily and successfully treated.
Warts can develop individually or in clusters.
Seborrhoeic warts become more common with increasing age and can grow up to two inches across.
Dernatosis Papulosa Nigra
Is a common popular disorder, which develops in adolescence on black skin and is identified by smooth, dome shaped, brown to black papules seen mainly on the cheeks, neck and upper chest.
Hairs from moles (and moles themselves) can be treated by those trained in ACP techniques. Once a treatment has started the mole may reduce in size and colour. Hairs in moles are generally deep terminal hairs with a very rich blood supply. Repeat treatments, as with electrical epilation are required.
Ask our skin specialists for advice about electrolysis for many other treatable skin conditions such as: sebaceous cysts, age spots, xanthelasma and other blemishes.