What is Electrolysis?

Surgical Electrolysis is also known as Advanced Cosmetic Procedures (ACP), it is an extremely effective and safe procedure and is used for removing most benign fibrous and vascular skin blemishes. Surgical Electrolysis uses short wave diathermy to cauterize lesions off the skin, in some cases a technique called blend is used to treat any vascular blemishes.

Effective removal of skin disorders and blemishes Advanced Cosmetic Procedures (ACP) treatments using electrolysis are becoming increasingly popular as knowledge about these treatments increases. A wide range of skin blemishes can be quickly and easily treated with immediate effective results.

Facial Thread Veins 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.

Blood Spots 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 A spider Naevus is a central dilated blood vessel, with smaller capillaries radiating from it like legs of a spider. They can be found in isolation or gathered together in clumps on areas such as the cheeks.

Skin Tags 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.

Milia 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.

Warts There are various types of warts, including plane, common, seborrhoeic and verrucas. All can be easily and successfully treated with electrolysis. Warts can develop individually or in clusters. Seborrhoeic warts become more common with increasing age and can grow up to two inches across.

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra is a common 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.

Your Questions Answered

What happens in advanced electrolysis?

The tip of a tint prove is inserted along the line of the capillary and a tint energy current is discharged. This ‘dries up’ and destroys the vessel which often disappears as it is being treated. Further treatments mau 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 it’s demise.

Will my blemish return? The electrolysis treated blemish will not return but others may occur depending on the root cause You will be advised of this at your consultation.

How long will it take and how many electrolysis treatments will i require?ACP treatments are safe and effective and offer instantaneous results. Length of time depends on the problem. The area worked on must not be over treated and your skin reactivity will be taken into account.

Is the treatment painful? Not usually, the amount of discomfort depends on the problem area being treated. Uncomfortable is probably a better description than painful! Note: Some blemishes may require a GP’s written consent prior to treatment.

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