Advanced Cosmetic Procedures
Advanced Cosmetic Procedures (ACP) using electrolysis is suitable for a wide diversity of skin blemishes that 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 xanthoma - yellow pigmented spots or plates found on the eyelids.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 xanthoma - yellow pigmented spots or plates found on the eyelids.
Facial Thread Veins
[Facial Thread Veins - Sterex]These are not broken capillaries but rather permanently dilated capillaries.They have very thin walls which constantly dilate and constrict.As we age, these vessels lose their elasticity and can become permanently dilated.There are numerous causes including: ageing, hereditary, 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.
[Blood spots - Sterex]These are bright red vascular blemishes which lie just under the surface of the skin.They are dome shaped or slightly raised and are most common on the trunk or torso and particularly the midriff back or front. Most people aged over 30 have at least one and they are even more common in men than women.
[Spider Naevus - Sterex]
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 - Sterex]
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, under the breasts or around the neck where necklaces may irritate.
[Milia - Sterex]
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.
[common warts - Sterex] [plane warts - Sterex] [Seborrhoeic warts - Sterex]
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 to up to two inches across.
[Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra - Sterex]
Dermatosis 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.
Ask your skin specialist for advice about many treatable skin conditions such as;Sebaceous cysts, Age spots, Xanthelasma and other blemishes
Some Questions Answered
What actually happens in advanced electrolysis?
The tip of the finest, smallest probe possible (about the size of an eyelash) is introduced along the line of the capillary and a tiny energy current is discharged. This ‘dries up’ and destroys the vessel which often disappears as it is being treated. Further treatments may be necessary depending on the severity of the problem. In the case of skin tags the current destroys the vessels ‘feeding’ the blemish ‘starving’ it of nourishment resulting in its eventual demise.
Will my blemishes return?
The treated blemish will not return but others may occur depending on the root cause.Your skin specialist will advise you during consultation.
How long and how many treatments are required?
ACP treatments are safe and effective and offer instantaneous results in many cases. Length of treatment very much depends on the problem and your skin specialist will advise you of this although it is difficult to state a definitive time. The area worked on must not be over-treated and your skin reactivity will be taken into account. Spacing technique and treatment intervals will be carefully considered in a treatment plan by the professional as well as taking into account your requirements, needs and wishes.
Consultation free. A small patch test may be performed to test skin reactivity to treatment and response.A doctors disclaimer note may be required for certain conditions.
Treatment - 30 minute appointment slot £80