What is it and how does it work?
Many of us suffer with minor skin blemishes that can affect our confidence. These issues are much more common than many people would think, due to a combination of factors including ageing, UV Damage and certain health conditions.
Electrolysis has been used for more than 100 years to treat problems such as broken capillaries, spider naevi, warts etc. It has progressed dramatically with the ongoing development of modern technology and is a simple and safe technique. Electrolysis is used to successfully remove, visibly reduce and improve the appearance of unwanted skin blemishes, offering immediate and effective results.
Advanced Electrolysis is minimally invasive so doesn’t cause any bleeding and only a small amount of discomfort should be expected. The surrounding tissue is left undamaged. Immediately after your treatment the targeted area may appear red and slightly swollen and may feel warm.
A crust may then appear on the surface of the skin and we advise all Advanced Electrolysis patients not to touch the treated area, but let the crusts fall off naturally, which should happen in the next week or so. If there is a sensation of itching this is to be expected and is the body’s healing response.
How does it work?
Advanced Electrolysis is a treatment that uses a Thermolysis current and a very fine needle to either cauterize or lift away the superficial epidermis, depending on the type of blemish that is being treated.
What concerns can be treated and what kind of results can be expected?
Red Veins and Spider Naevi
Fading begins about three weeks after treatment, with the broken capillaries beginning to disappear. Typically, up to three treatments may be required, although there may be a noticeable difference after just one treatment.
These small blemishes are cauterised and removed instantly, with small red marks or scabbing appearing after treatment. These will disappear after 7-10 days.
The current cauterises the blemish and the milia is reabsorbed back into the skin. Results can start to show up to a month after treatment
What does the treatment feel like?
Electrolysis clients generally describe the treatment as mildly uncomfortable, with a warm stinging sensation which they find to be easily tolerable.
Consultation and Aftercare
A consultation is given before any advanced electrolysis treatment; this entails a short questionnaire about any health issues that may affect the treatment. We also diagnose the blemish and fully explain the treatment needed, how it will be done, the time it will take and any aftercare required. This is so all our clients are fully informed about the procedure and feel comfortable and relaxed when they go ahead with the treatment.
How many treatments will be needed, and how often these need to be carried out, will also be discussed.
Clients often ask what the downtime is for the procedure. This does depend on the blemish you are having treated. Generally allow two weeks after the treatment for swelling, redness and scabs/crusts to disappear, with results being more easily visible up to a month later. This can be discussed in detail at your consultation.