What is Advanced Electrolysis?
This specialist treatment can be administered by trained professionals to remove and treat imperfections and lesions on the skin. The following are some common examples that we regularly treat in our Wimbledon clinic.
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.
There are numerous causes including ageing, hereditary, pregnancy, the rubbing of glasses, smoking, energetic sports, temperature extremes, harsh weather exposure, hormones and skin fragility. They are commonly seen in a maturing ‘English rose’ complexion.
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 over 30 have at least one and they are even more common in men than women.
A seborrheic keratosis is a type of skin growth. They can be unsightly, but the growths aren’t harmful. If there is any doubt about the type of lesion to be treated it will be reviewed by our plastic surgeon, Mr Gateley.
Hairs from moles can be treated. This can be done only after a consultation with our Plastic Surgeon and a written letter from him. Once treatment has begun the mole may reduce in size and colour. Hairs in moles are generally deep terminal hairs usually with a rich blood supply to them. Repeat treatments, as with electrical epilation are required.
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.
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 even larger than a pea. Skin tags are often found in areas of friction such as the underarm, under the breasts or around the neck.
A central dilated blood vessel, with smaller capilliaries radiating from it like the legs of a spider. They can be found in isolation or gathered together in clumps on areas such as cheeks.
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra
This 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.
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.
Is the treatment painful?
The sensation varies depending on what condition you are having treated. It has been described as a slight sting or short heat sensation. To minimise any pain we use a combination of topical numbing cream and a cryo-cooling device.
Do I need to inform my GP that I am having treatment?
Some blemishes require a GP’s written consent prior to treatment.
Will my blemishes return?
The treated blemish will not return but others may occur depending on the root cause. You will be advised more specifically, during your consultation.
What our clients say
I had a very obvious Spider Nevus on my nose and when I came back for the follow up advanced electrolysis treatment it had almost gone, it had made such a difference to my confidence and I am thrilled with the result
Fantastic! So delighted, Katie could not have been more helpful – all skin tags and spider veins removed.”
I had a lesion for over 2 years and had advanced electrolysis treatment. I am so happy with the result which, by the way, was painless. Highly recommend treatment.
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