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Advanced Cosmetic Procedures

Effective Removal of Skin Disorders and Blemishes

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures (ACP) treatments using electrolysis are becoming increasingly popular as knowledge about these fantastic treatments increases.

A wide variety of skin blemishes which may affect your confidence can be quickly and easily treated with immediate and effective results offering an eventual blemish-free, smooth skin.

The treatment procedure consists of introducing the finest, smallest probe (the size of an eyelash) along the blemish. A tiny current is then discharged which “dries up” the lesion.  Results are often instant but, depending on the problem, repeat procedures may be necessary. Treatment time is a minimum of 15 minutes.

Treatments and fees are individually tailored to each patient and are discussed at a consultation appointment.

The following skin disorders can be successfully addressed with the ACP treatments (diathermy)

  • Facial Thread Veins
  • Skin Tags
  • Blood Spots
  • Spider Naevi
  • Milia
  • Dermatitis Papulosa Nigra
  • Moles
  • Age Spots

Facial Thread Veins/ Telangiectasia

Facial Thread Veins

Facial Thread Veins / Telangiectasia are not broken but permanently dilated capillaries. As we age, these vessels lose their elasticity and will appear as red unsightly areas on your face. Causes include ageing, hereditary, pregnancy, rubbing of spectacles, smoking, temperature extremes, hormones, and skin fragility.

Skin Tags/ Fibro Epithelial Polyp

Skin Tags

Skin Tags / Fibro Epithelial Polyp are protrusions on the skin, fleshy and mushroom shaped, attached to the skin be a stalk. They are commonly found on the face , neck and in areas of friction such as under arms and breasts and around the groin. Their size can vary from tiny to large.

In the case of a skin tag a small amount of current will destroy the  blood vessel “feeding” the blemish and “starving” it of nourishment resulting in its eventual demise.

Blood Spots/Campbell de Morgan

Blood Spots

Blood Spots / Campbell de Morgan are bright red vascular blemishes which lie just under the surface of the skin. They are dome-shaped or slightly raised. They can be found on the midriff , back, face and other sites.  Most people over 30 years have at least one.

Spider Naevi/ Telangiectasia Angioma

Spider Naevus2

Spider Naevi / Telangiectasia Angioma are a centrally dilated blood vessel, with small capillaries from its body, like the legs of a spider. They can be found in isolation or gathered together in clumps on areas such as the cheek and also other parts of the body.



Millia are tiny white hard lumps containing  keratin which lie superficially under the surface of the skin and can easily be treated with the ACP technique. Their exact cause is unknown but they are often associated with dry skin. Milia are commonly found around the eyes, cheeks and elbows.

Dermatitis Papulosa Nigra ( specific to black skin )

Dermatitis Papulosa Nigra is a common popular disorder which develops in adolescence on black skin and is identified by smooth, dome-shaped, brown to black papules seen mainly on the cheeks, neck and upper chest.

Moles / Melanocytic Naevi

Moles / Melanocytic Naevi are small patches on the skin that form due to collections of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin.

Moles are often a brownish colour, although some may be darker or skin-coloured. They can be flat or raised, smooth or rough and some have hair growing from them. Moles are usually circular or oval with a smooth edge. Moles can change in number and appearance.

Most moles are completely harmless. However, they may be unsightly and affect your confidence. While most moles are benign (non-cancerous), in rare cases they can develop into a melanoma. It is therefore important that they are correctly identified before treatment. Once the ACP treatment has started the mole reduces in size and colour. Repeat treatments are required.

Age Spots / Solar Lentigines

Age Spots

Age Spots / Solar Lentigines are flat, brown-black spots that usually appear on the skin in sun-exposed areas of the body such as  the back of hands, face, forearms, forehead and shoulders. These spots are very common after the age of 40.

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