Advanced Electrolysis is used to remove or reduce a range of skin blemishes on the face and body such as skin tags, milia, blood spots, thread veins and spider veins.
The treatment involves placing a very fine, sterile probe (needle) beside or into the blemish and applying a tiny amount of electric current. This generates a small amount of heat which ‘dries up’ the blood vessels that feed the blemish. This instantly removes or visibly reduces the size size and appearance of the skin lesion.
This is a safe, effective and pain-free procedure that produces instant and excellent results.
What can Advanced Electrolysis treat?
Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths on the skin. They resemble a small piece of hanging skin, you can find them anywhere on the face or body. However, you most frequently see them in areas of friction, moisture and skin folds such as on the eyelids, neck, armpits, under the breasts or around the groin. Skin tags can either be hereditary or they are also caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, pregnancy or age.
To remove a skin tag with advanced electrolysis a low heat is applied to a tiny sterilised probe (needle). This heated end is used to cauterise the skin tag and dry up the area. A small scab forms, which falls away within a few days.
Milia are tiny cysts that contain keratin and sebum (lipid epithelial plugs or epidermal inclusion cysts). They are usually white, firm to touch and the size of a pinhead. Milia most commonly occur over the upper cheeks and under the eyes, but can occur anywhere on the body. They can appear on their own or in clusters. The exact cause is unknown but they can develop after any skin trauma. It is also thought that the use of heavy, rich creams or a change in facial products can be the cause of their appearance. They are seen more often after holidays when rich sun creams have been used to protect the skin from the sun.
Milia removal with advanced electrolysis is a quick and easy treatment. A fine heated probe (needle) is used to desiccate the contents of the milia and the remaining tissue is absorbed into the body with no need for extraction.
Campbell De Morgan Spot / Cherry Angioma / Blood Spots
Campbell De Morgans (Blood Spots) range in colour from bright red to purple. They are usually round, dome shaped, have a smooth surface and can be up to 5mm in diameter. They are due to a proliferation of the blood capillaries and occur mainly on the trunk of the body. Often they appear over several months, having no special significance for general health. Advanced electrolysis can in one treatmets quickly remove these lesions or reduce them in size.
The treatment involves placing a very fine, sterile probe (needle) beside the blemish and slowly rolling it over the area. A small amount of heat is applied which ‘dries up’ the blood vessels that feed it. The blemish is instantly disappears or visibly reduces in size and appearance. Smaller blood spots usulay need 1 treatment. Larger blood spots may require up to 3 treatments.
Telangiectasia (Red Veins or Thread Veins)
Telangiectasia (Thread Veins / Red Veins) are very small blood vessels that have become widened and visible just beneath the surface of the skin on the face. They cause thread like red lines or patterns on the skin which form gradually and often in clusters. They usually appear on the face around the nose, cheeks and on the chin. There are many causes, for example; Acne Rosacea, ageing, over exposure to the sun, over exposure to cold weather, high impact exercise, high blood pressure, menopause or smoking to name a few.
Advanced electrolysis easily removes Telangiectasia (Thread Veins / Red Veins) . A small amount of heat is applied to a tiny probe (needle). By lightly tapping this heated probe over the red vein, the blood vessels are cauterised making the red colour disappear.
Results are instant, but stronger veins may require 2-4 treatments. The veins may return in the future if there are underlying causes.
Spider Naevus ( Spider Veins )
Spider Naevi are similar to thread veins, but they have a central capillary from which fine capillaries radiate so they resemble 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. Advanced electrolysis can easily treat Spider naevi using the same method as for thread veins.
How long will my treatment session last?
The average treatment ranges from 15 to 30 minutes. It will depend on how many lesions you need removing. The amount of time per treatment also depends upon the reaction of your skin to treatment and your sensitivity.
What will I feel during the procedure?
Even the most sensitive person should be able to tolerate the treatments. Most people expect to feel much more discomfort than they actualy experience.
Who performs Advanced Electrolysis?
Aesthetician Helena Fryer performs Advanced Electrolysis at Cheshire Lasers using her machine as part of her own business.