What is Advanced Electrolysis?
At Timeless Skincare we use a Short Wave Diathermy device to treat a wide range of skin blemishes and vascular conditions in a treatment known as Advanced Electrolysis.
Advanced Electrolysis is an electrical current delivered through a very fine needle into the skin, cauterising the targeted tissue or vein. The body’s healing response is triggered and it naturally eliminates the damaged blemish.
What skin problem can Advanced Electrolysis treat?
Advanced Electrolysis can treat a wide range of benign skin blemishes. One of the most common are skin tags which are soft skin-coloured growths, varying in size, that protrude from the surface of the skin and can resemble warts. You may have a genetic predisposition to skin tags and many people find they develop more as they get older or in areas where there may be friction, such as in the armpits and under the breasts or buttocks. A milium cyst is small, white or yellow bump formed of keratin that typically appears on the nose and cheeks. These cysts are often found in groups, and in these cases are called milia. They typically appear on the forehead, cheeks, nose, eyes and eyelids and, although harmless, can be persistent and require treatment to clear up.
A predisposition to broken capillaries, commonly known as thread or spider veins, can be inherited and are more likely to become noticeable on fine or dry skin. A Spider Naevi is another common vascular condition, where there is a central red blemish surrounded by a network of broken capillaries. A blood spot, also known as a Cherry Angioma, is an overgrowth of the blood vessels below the surface of the skin and is another benign condition that can be safely and effectively treated with Advanced Electrolysis.
Are there any risks with Advanced Electrolysis?
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.
If you are prone to keloid scarring or inflammatory pigmentation, then this treatment is not advised.
What results can I expect from Advanced Electrolysis?
A patient may require a number of sessions, depending on their specific skin condition and how large the treatment area is. We will advise you on what to expect at your initial consultation. Sessions are usually spaced a few weeks apart to allow the previously treated area to heal.
The body will naturally eliminate the skin imperfection and the risk of scarring after Advanced Electrolysis is minimal if the aftercare instructions are followed carefully.