Advanced electrolysis is a safe and effective way to treat some of the most common skin imperfections.  With minimal skin reaction and post treatment care, unsightly skin blemishes, that may have affected your confidence and wellbeing, can be removed quickly and easily.

With today’s modern techniques, this is probably the least invasive, most effective method of treatment and removal of common skin imperfections.

Skin tags (Fibroepithelial Polyps)

Often found in areas of friction such as the underarm, groin, under the breasts or around the neck.  Sizes can vary but all are treatable.  Each skin tag is treated individually and is either removed instantly or will drop off during the skin healing process.

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN) is a common papular disorder that tends to affect people with darker skin (Fitzpatrick skin types 4, 5 or 6).  It consists of small, dark bumps approximately 1-5mm that usually appear on the face and neck.  The brown/black dome shaped blemishes are symptomless but may be regarded as cosmetically undesired.  Although the cause is unknown, 40-50% of clients presenting with DPN will have a family history of the skin blemish.

Blood spots

Blood spots or cherry angiomas are common skin lesions that can appear on most areas of the body.  They are completely harmless vascular blemishes that vary in size and shape.  Although it’s not really known what causes blood spots, it is often thought to be genetic.  They occur equally in both men and women, and tend to appear more often as we age.  Blood spots are also known as Campbell de Morgan spots named after the British surgeon, Campbell Greig De Morgan, born in Clovelly, Devon in 1811.

Hairs in moles

These hairs are generally very deep terminal hairs with a rich blood supply which will require repeat treatments.  Once treatment has started the mole may reduce in size and colour.  Prior to treatment moles must be health checked by your GP and you will need to bring a letter to your first appointment (consultation) confirming this has been done.

Facial Thread Veins (Telangiectasia) and Spider Naevus

Vascular blemishes with very thin walls which constantly dilate when we are hot and constrict when we are cold. As we age these vessels lose their elasticity.  When this happens, the capillaries appear permanently dilated.  There are numerous causes including sun damage, pregnancy, trauma, exposure to harsh weather and hormonal changes.  Depending on the severity of the condition and to avoid over treating the skin, several appointments may be required.

Xanthelasma

A yellowish deposit of fat underneath the skin, usually on or around the eyelids.  The exact cause of Xanthelasma is unknown but it is typically associated with raised levels of cholesterol.  Treatment with electrolysis can visibly reduce the raised appearance.  More than one appointment may be required.

Age spots/pigmentation marks

Age spots are also known as liver spots, brown spots, sun spots and solar lentigo.  As the name suggests, ageing is the main cause but they are also a sign of sun damage.  These harmless, brown skin marks are often found on the skin in areas most often exposed to the sun, for example on the face, arms, shoulders & back of the hands.

Seborrhoeic Keratosis

Also known as Seborrhoeic Warts and Basal Cell Papillomas.  Although harmless (benign) they can sometimes itch and become inflamed causing irritation.  They start off flat but become raised over a period of years taking on a wart like, rough textured appearance and varying in colour from light brown to dark brown or black.  Many people dislike the look of them especially when they occur on the face.  They are not infectious.

Verruca (Plantar Wart)

Viral and highly contagious, caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and commonly found on the soles of the feet or around the toes.  They can become uncomfortable and painful especially on weight bearing areas of the foot.

Common Wart

Small, grainy skin growths usually found on the fingers and hands.  They have a rough, irregular surface, vary in size and can appear on their own or in a group.  Common warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and are highly contagious.

Mole reduction

Mole reduction not removal.  Generally the best advice is to avoid treating moles; however this does depend on their ‘nuisance value’ and the physical and cosmetic distress they may cause.  Using diathermy, the fluid in the mole is dehydrated, decreasing it in size.  Moles respond extremely well to ACP.  Treatment is very effective in visibly reducing the appearance of the mole, and if pigmented often lightening it too.  There are no stitches and there is no incision scar.  Prior to treatment moles must be health checked by your GP and you will need to bring a letter to your first appointment (consultation) confirming this has been done.  

Please ask for advice on these additional treatable skin conditions:

  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Skin cysts
  • Milia (Milk spots)
  • Sebaceous Hyperplasia
  • Syringoma

Prices

  • Consultation: £60.00 Please allow up to 45 minutes

  • Up to 15 Minutes Treatment: £55.00

  • Up to 30 Minutes Treatment: £100.00

  • Up to 45 Minutes Treatment: £140.00

  • Mole treatment:  £150.00

All procedures are carried out with the strictest standards of hygiene and care and performed with sterilised disposable materials.