Electrolysis

 

Skin Electrolysis Treatments

A range of skin electrolysis treatments are available at bbeauté. Skin electrolysis has got to be the most sensible and safe choice for many skin blemish conditions such as thread veins, broken capillaries, age spots and warts, as it offers the least invasive, minimal and effective method of treatment. Results from skin electrolysis are often instantaneous, pleasing and life enhancing.

Our skin electrolysis treatments are carried out by Elaine Stoddart. A Harley Street practitioner with over 25 years’ experience, Elaine is one of the country’s leading medical aestheticians specialising in skin electrolysis for blemishes and minor skin conditions. Read more on our blog.

Our Skin

Skin is the largest organ in the body and starts life as a flawless canvas, free from imperfections. However, damage is caused by several factors such as natural aging, UV light and environmental and health conditions which can result in unsightly blemishes and disorders considered cosmetically unattractive.

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures skin electrolysis treatment for blemishes is a simple and safe method of successfully removing, visibly reducing and improving the appearance of unwanted skin disorders helping clients attain and maintain a beautiful, smooth and blemish free skin. If you are unsure whether skin electrolysis would be right for you, please contact us and we will be happy to advise you.

Treatable Conditions

Elaine offers safe, effective, affordable and fast skin electrolysis blemish treatment for over 20 minor skin conditions including;

Hair Removal
Electrolysis was first invented in 1865 and is a proven, effective and totally safe method of permanent hair removal. Advancing technology has meant electrolysis is now more gentle and comfortable, even more effective and remains an affordable, modern treatment increasingly popular today. It is equally beneficial as a stand alone treatment or as part of a programme of support with hair management systems such as IPL or Laser. Each individual hair requires treatment a number of times, so results take time, however it remains the ONLY PERMANENT method of hair removal. With 3 different methods available there is something to suit everyone.

Advanced Electrolysis first appeared in 1910 and had developed into a highly successful method of removing and visibly reducing the appearance of a diverse range of minor skin imperfections leaving a blemish free smooth skin.

Thread Veins
Thread veins are extremely common mostly affect the face, body and legs and are sometimes considered unsightly and embarrassing. They are not broken capillaries but rather permanently dilated capillaries. They have very thin walls which constantly dilate and constrict and as we age, these vessels lose their elasticity, can become permanently dilated and therefore noticeable to the naked eye.

The causes of thread veins are unknown although they may be caused by changes in temperature, smoking, hormonal changes, alcohol, skin fragility, pregnancy as well as being a possible inherited condition. They are commonly seen in a maturing ‘English Rose’ complexion.

We offer 2 choice of modalities to suit each individual client – either Blend coagulation or Thermolysis cauterization. The more specialised, technically more complex coagulation method offers a quicker healing time and some success with the minor bright red thread veins in the legs.

Spider Naevi
Spider Naevi or Telangiectasia Angioma is a centrally dilated blood vessel with smaller capillaries radiating from the body thus resembling the legs of a spider…. hence the name. They can be found in isolation or develop together on areas such as the cheeks. They are evident in the condition Poikloderma. They often develop in adult life but trauma can be a cause in children.

Certain conditions can exacerbate their appearance e.g. extreme heat, pregnancy or stress/pressure on the area. They are benign and harmless but can cause psychological trauma and are easily and instantly treatable using electrolysis leaving no remaining mark on the skin.

Skin Tags
Fibro epithelial polyps or papillomas are commonly known as skin tags and are most frequently found on the neck and under the arms. They often appear with a neck like a mushroom and vary in size from a tiny speck like a grain of sand to the size of a pea or much larger. Usually appearing in areas of friction such as the underarm, groin, under the breasts, around the neck where necklaces may irritate or between the eyelashes. All are easily, quickly and effective treated using Advanced Cosmetic Procedures leaving no visible mark on the skin. Treatment can be a little uncomfortable but is easily tolerated.
Milia
Milia are tiny hard white circular minor protrusions containing keratin which lie superficially under the surface of the skin. They vary in size from a tiny grain of sand to 5 mm or larger and can be easily and successfully treated with electrolysis.

Their exact cause is unknown although they are often associated with dry skin. Rich cream, excessive amounts of Vitamin C and high cholesterol are also attributed as contributory factors. Often found around the eye area and cheeks of sufferers they appear as individuals or in multiple groups.

Blood Spots
Campbell de Morgans or Cherry Angiomas are bright red vascular blemishes which lie just under the surface of the skin. They are dome shaped or slightly raised and are frequently found on the midriff, back or front but also on the face. Most people aged over 30 have at least one and they are even more common in men than women. They are usually approximately 2mm in size but can be smaller or as large as a thumb nail. The larger they become the more raised from the surface of the skin they appear.

They are easily and effectively treated using electrolysis leaving the skin smooth and blemish free.

Veruccas
Verruca Plantaris affects the soles of the feet (usually the ball of the foot) and they become flattened by the pressure of the body. They may be single or multiple and become painful during development. They should be attended to as early as possible in order to avoid spreading the condition as they are highly contagious. They originate from the human papilloma virus and consist of hard keratinized tissue. There are no ‘male’ or ‘female’ warts as sometimes thought. They can be effectively treated with electrolysis. The treatment itself is a little uncomfortable but tolerable. The black dots sometimes visible are the capillaries supplying blood. More than one treatment is often required.
Warts
Warts are small, non-cancerous, predominantly contagious growths within the skin primarily caused by the human papilloma virus. There are various types of warts, including plane, common, verrucas and seborrhoeic keratosis. Seborrhoeic keratosis are the only type of wart that is non contagious and is a symptom of aging, long term sun damage and genetics.

Warts are caused by a viral infection in the skin cells. The virus is called the human papilloma virus and there are more than 100 types of HPV.

To remove a wart from your skin the latest Advanced Cosmetic Procedure techniques are used. The treatment process requires the tip of a small probe to be used with a tiny energy current to remove the blemished area. The treatment itself is a little uncomfortable but easily tolerated. There are minimal after effects, with a little tightness and scabbing to be expected. Each treatment takes a minimum of 15 minutes

Warts can be successfully removed, leaving a clearer, healthier looking skin. This treatment is suitable for men and woman both on the face and on other body areas.

Sebaceous Cysts
A Sebaceous Cyst is a retention of sebum contained in a sebaceous sac under the skin that is blocked by an overgrowth of the surface epidermis. The size can vary from a pea to an egg and areas they appear most commonly are the face, chest, scalp and back. They may have an open or closed top and when small can be successfully treated using electrolysis.

A tiny probe is inserted into the sebaceous cyst a number of times using the thermolysis current. Following this it is often possible to excise pus from the nodule. After treatment general erythema (redness) and oedema (localised swelling) may appear around the nodule but over the next week or so this will reduce in size. Further treatment is often required.

Age Spots
Age spots and hyper-pigmentation marks are caused by an accumulation of a yellow pigment called lipofuscin caused by aging of the collagen producing cells.

Successful treatment is often attainable but cannot be guaranteed since the discolouration may be located in the deeper dermis and only the superficial epidermis is removed at the time of treatment. You will be advised upon consultation whether any pigmentation treatment you undergo will be expected to have a successful outcome.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia
Lesions may be single or multiple. They are seen in areas where many oil glands are found – the face (nose, cheeks, and forehead), chest, upper arms, mouth lining, vulvae area, and around the nipples.

They are small (2–9 mm), painless, whitish-yellow-to-pink or skin-coloured bumps, often with a central depression or dimple And can be treated very successfully using Advanced methods of electrolysis. A little discomfort during treatment may be experienced but is easily tolerated.

Syringoma
Syringoma are benign non contagious flesh coloured elevations of the skin. The most common locations are lower eyelids and upper cheeks.

They appear as small (1-3mm) flesh to yellowish coloured protrusions. All are easily treatable using Advanced Electrolysis techniques performed by an expert. As the blemishes heal following treatment they visibly reduce in size.

Xanthomas
Xanthomas are deposits of fatty materials under the surface of the skin and can appear anywhere on the body. Xanthelasma Palpebra is a common type that appears on the eyelids and is very successfully treated using Advanced Electrolysis techniques.

The causes are unknown but Xanthomas are commonly associated with an elevated cholesterol levels.

The creamy yellow colour does not respond to treatment but the blemish size is considerably reduced and therefore easily camouflaged proving much more cosmetically pleasing.

Scars & Birth Marks
Unsightly scars can be atrophic (indented) or hypertrophic (raised). Advanced techniques using a high frequency energy is utilised to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of the scar. The colour cannot necessarily be changed or improved but any irregularity in depth or density can be softened and smoothed resulting in a more cosmetically pleasing appearance.

Wound synthesis and dermal remodelling can continue for up to four years from the original injury date… the exact time varies among individuals and the age of the patient is a consideration. Therefore any scars must be over at least 12 months in age before treatment can commence. Depending on the severity of the scar more than one treatment may be required.

Moles
The size and appearance of unsightly moles can be visibly reduced and improved using Advanced Electrolysis techniques. However, for the patients safety, it is essential to ensure that the mole is a perfectly normal healthy mole before treatment can commence.

Healthy moles are often pigmented growths or small blemishes on the skin that commonly appear in the first few decades of life in almost everyone. The average young adult has about 25 moles. Unusual or atypical moles can signify an increased risk of melanoma although malignant melanomas can arise from both existing moles or from healthy skin.

The ABCDE rule helps recognise suspicious moles.
A—Asymmetry,
B—Blurred Borders (irregular, or jagged edge)
C– Colour variation
D– Diameter larger than 5mm (1/4 inch),
E—Elevation (especially when uneven)
E– Evolution (changes over time).

Referral to a GP may be necessary prior to treatment.

About Elaine

Elaine Stoddart is one of the country’s leading medical aestheticians and specialist electrolysists with  private practices in Harley Street, Buckinghamshire and Southampton.

With over 25 years experience in the beauty industry, Elaine is a popular and highly respected  speaker in Hair Removal Electrolysis and Advanced Cosmetic Procedures. She is a member of the British Association & Institute of Electrolysis (BIAE), the City & Guilds National Advisory Committee (NAC), the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and the British Association of Therapists & Cosmetologists (BABTAC).

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