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Skin Blemish Removal - Using Diathermy and Cryotherapy

 

A range of skin blemishes can be safely and effectively removed using either an advanced electrolysis technique or cryotherapy. 

 

Electrolysis uses an electrical current (diathermy) which produces heat, this is then used to remove or cauterise the blemish. A new sterile needle is used for each client.

 

Cryotherapy uses a compressed gas (Nitrous Oxide) under high pressure which is applied with millimetre precision. This destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell. This means there will be no collateral damage to healthy tissue.

 

Both methods have been used in medicine for many years and have, in recent years, become available within the field of aesthetics as these treatments are no longer available on the NHS. Advanced electrolysis and cryotherapy remain the gold standard for blemish removal for their accuracy, effectiveness, safety and minimal downtime. The cryotherapy device I use is by Cryosthetics and is CE marked and FDA cleared. I use Sterex, the leading brand in the UK for electrolysis.

 

This treatment is available for over 18's only.

 

The Beauty Suite is approved and licensed by the Environmental Health department of the Local Authority for this treatment.

 

 

Advanced Electrolysis offers the ideal treatment for:

 

 

*Facial Thread Veins - as found on the cheeks and around the nose.

 

   *Spider Naevus - a central dilated capillary with smaller capillaries like the legs of a spider.

 

*Cherry Angiomas/Campbell de Morgans (Blood Spots) - a bright red circular vasular blemish commonly found on the midriff and torso but can occur anywhere on the body.

 

*Skin Tags - harmless growths of skin common in areas of friction.

 

*Milia - small, hard, white lumps containing keratin common in dry areas such as around the eyes and the upper cheeks.

 

*Seborrhoeic Keratosis - also known as liver or age spots and are very common as we age. 

 

*Syringoma and Xanthelasma Palpebrarum - Syringomas are harmless growths found in sweat ducts and are commonly found in clusters near the eyes but can be found elsewhere. Xanthelasma are yellow fatty deposits usually found on the eyelids.

 

 

Cryotherapy is clinically indicated for:

 

*Flat Pigmentation/Sun Spots - areas of brown pigmentation due to sun damage commonly seen on the face and backs of the hands.

 

*Milia, Skin Tags and Cherry Angiomas as above

 

*NOTE - I am unable to remove moles as I am not medically qualified to diagnose a mole as benign and therefore safe to treat.



 

Electrolysis can be a little uncomfortable but does not usually require any anaesthetic cream. However, for larger blemishes, and certainly those around the eyes, nose or lips this is something you may wish to consider. Cryotherapy does not require any numbing and just feels very cold with a slight stinging sensation which is perfectly normal.

 

Certain blemishes might require more than one treatment to achieve the desired result. 

 

A full consultation will be carried out with you which will include what results you can realistically expect and which method might be best suited to your blemish and medical history. For example red veins often need a number of treatments and electrolysis is not suitable where there are a large number of veins that cover, for example the whole cheek.

 

 If you are happy to, please send me a photograph of the blemish.

 

 

Electrolysis is not suitable for everyone due to the use of an electrical current.  Definite contraindications include:

 

1. Those fitted with a pacemaker


2. Those who have an internal auditory device (hearing aid)


3. Epilepsy

 

4. Haemophilia


5. Keloid scarring (abnormal healing post injury)


6. Pregnancy

 

There are some 'restrictive' conditions which will be covered during your consultation.

 

 

Contra-indications to Cryotherapy include:

 

1. Pregnancy

 

2. Kidney disease

 

3. Auto-immune disorder/weakened immune system

 

4. Diabetes

 

5. Cancer

 

6. Scleroderma

 

7. Raynaud's Disease

 

8. Certain medications which can affect the result of the treatment

 

Aftercare :

 

1. Skin can be a little red afterward and for this reason you might want to consider the timing of your treatment. This is perfectly normal and will  subside within 24 hours. You will be given a little pot of aloe vera gel (electrolysis only) to use at home post treatment, or you are welcome to buy some in preparation.

 

2. The treated area will form little crusts within 2-3 days of treatment. These should not be picked but allowed to slough off naturally.

 

3. By day 5-7 the little crusts should have disappeared, a SPF 50 should now be applied to prevent hyper-pigmentation.

 

4. Following cryotherapy the treated area may go darker but will return to nomal within four to six weeks.

 

5. Swimming and exercise should be avoided for 48 hours post treatment.

 

6. Make-up, unless a pure mineral brand should not be applied until the area is fully healed.

 

7. One is also advised to avoid steam and any heat treatments, sun beds or sunbathing during the healing time.

 

8. Vitamin C taken as a supplement aids healing and the use of a SPF (50 as a minimum) is always advisable.

 

 

Aftercare will be discussed with you and a written copy provided.

 

 

Pricing :

 

Treatment of one small blemish (eg. milia, blood spot) - £20.oo

 

Electrolysis - one large blemish and skin tags - £25.00.

Treatment cost is then determined by time (for red veins and more than one blemish) - 20 mins £40.00/30 mins £50.00

 

Cryotherapy - treatment cost is determined by size of the blemish - from £20.00

 

Addition of LMX 4 anaesthetic cream tube - £5 (to collect beforehand)

 

 

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