Electrolysis has the longest known track record for long term effective results for hair removal. Dr Charles Michel first used it successfully in 1875 to remove ingrown eyelashes. He discovered that once the follicle had been treated with electrolysis the hair was permanently destroyed.
Advanced Electrolysis is performed by inserting a very fine needle on the lesion to be removed and then applying a tiny amount of current which destroys the tissue the needle is in contact with. The destruction is carried out by heat (thermolysis), a chemical reaction (galvanic) or both blended together (blend).
What can be treated with Advanced Electrolysis?
Skin tags are a common skin condition resembling a soft small piece of 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 cosmetically unattractive and because of that skin tag removal is a much sought after treatment. They can be hereditary and may also occur during pregnancy. There is an increased occurrence with age but they can also be caused by the Human Papilloma Virus.
Milia are tiny cysts that contain keratin and sebum (lipid epithelial plugs or epidermal inclusion cysts). The exact cause is unknown but they are possibly related to diet. It is also reported that the use of a too heavy and rich creams, e.g. moisturising or eye creams, (for that particular skin type), or a change in the use of facial products or routine can be attributed to the reason for their appearance. Certainly they are prevalent following holidays when rich sun creams have been liberally used to protect from the sun.
Milia most commonly occur over upper cheeks and under the eyes but can occur anywhere on the body. They are usual the size of a pinhead. They can appear on their own or in clusters.
Electrolysis Milia removal is quick, easy and as it uses a fine needle very precise. It desiccates the contents of the milia and is an effective, gentle and safe method allowing them to be absorbed into the body with no extraction.
These are a benign tumor of the eccrine sweat gland and look like milia but are soft. They can occur from adolescence onwards and are usually found in multiples around the eyes.
These are enlarged or blocked sebaceous glands which can be yellowish or whitish in colour. Tiny blood vessels may be visible. They occur most commonly on the face but may occur anywhere. They can look a bit like milia but can get much larger.
Campbell De Morgan Spot / Cherry Angioma
These are purple/red coloured lesions with a domed, smooth surface they are usual round and usually up to 5mm in diameter. They are due to a proliferation in the capillaries and occur mainly on the trunk of individuals. Often they appear over several months having no special significance for general health. These lesions can be quickly treated using advanced electrolysis.
Spider Naevi have a central capillary from which fine capillaries radiate, resembling the legs of a spider – hence the name spider naevus. The central body or capillary is often raised and in the majority of cases supplies the blood for the radiating capillaries. Spider naevi can occur spontaneously or can occur due to trauma or pregnancy and if left alone will may resolve without treatment. Spider naevi are again easily treated with advanced electrolysis.
Telangiectasia (Red Veins)
Telangiectasia is a condition in which widened venules (tiny blood vessels) cause threadlike red lines or patterns on the skin. These patterns, or telangiectases, form gradually and often in clusters. They are similar to Spider Naevus (Spider Veins) but don’t have the central body. There are many causes of Telangiectasia, for example Acne Roseacea, Ageing, high impact exercise, high blood pressure, menopause or smoking to name a few. Telangiectasia are easily treated with Advanced Electrolysis.
Hairs in Moles
Hairs in moles can be very dark, long and look unsightly. You are unable to remove these hairs easily with waxing, IPL or laser. But they can be removed from moles using an Advanced Electrolysis procedure. You must ask your Doctor to check your moles are not cancerous and provide a Doctors note before having this treatment done.
How long will my treatment session last?
The average treatment ranges from 15 to 30 minutes. It depends how many lesions you have that you require to be removed. The amount of time per treatment depends upon the reaction of the skin to treatment, and the client’s sensitivity.
What will I feel during the treatment?
Most clients are surprised as they expect to feel much more. Even the most sensitive person should be able to tolerate the treatments.
Advanced Electrolysis is carried out by Helena Fryer using her own machine as part of her own business.