Skin Blemish removal Advanced Cosmetic Procedures (ACP)
Advanced Cosmetic Procedures is a new name for `Advanced Electrolysis`. ACP uses Short Wave Diathermy (High Frequency A/C) or Blend (a mixture of A/C and D/C currents) to remove unwanted skin blemishes such as red veins, spider veins, blood spots, skin tags, milia [whiteheads], and many other marks or lumps and bumps on the skin.
The demand for these procedures is very high as often the medical profession and NHS is not only too busy but also very reluctant to do anything about benign lesions. They are seen purely as a cosmetic problem regardless of the psychological effect on the person having the unsightly marks, lumps and bumps on their skin.
Here is a more detailed description of the most common blemishes that can be easily and safely removed with Advanced Cosmetic Procedures:
Dilated capillaries (thread veins)
SPIDER NAEVUS: Centrally dilated blood vessel with smaller capillaries radiating from it like spiders legs.
Also known as Blood spots or Blood moles, Campbell de Morgan spots and Haemangioma, more commonly found on the torso but can occur anywhere.
Also known as Filiform warts or Fibro-Epithelial Polyps, are pedunculated (on a stalk). These are frequently found in areas of friction especially on the neck, underarms and below the breast.
These are sometimes known as whiteheads and are pearly white rounded lumps on cheeks and around eyes and eyelids.
Many people will be familiar with the white or yellow blemishes Xanthelasma produces, even though few will be able to put a name to the condition itself. Normally found only on the eyelids, the deposits are caused by fatty substances naturally present in the skin. It’s thought that Xanthelasma may be related to high cholesterol, although this isn’t universally accepted.
There are many types of mole and we must be very careful identifying the good from the occasional not so good. Moles can be treated using ACP , but larger moles may need more than one treatment several weeks apart depending on their type and depth.
Also called SK, basal cell papilloma,senile wart, Seborrhoeic keratosis is a harmless warty spot that appears during adult life as a common sign of skin ageing. Some people have hundreds of them. It has been estimated that over 90% of adults over the age of 60 years have one or more of them. They occur in males and females of all races, typically beginning to erupt in the 30s or 40s. They are uncommon under the age of 20 years.
Filiform warts are made up of long, thin projections of skin, giving them a distinctive appearance. They often occur around a person’s eyes or lips.
A common condition of sebaceous glands in adults. Lesions may be single or multiple and appear yellowish, soft small raised lumps on the face. They can resemble small craters with a pore in the middle. They are most common on the whole facial area, in particular the forehead and upper cheeks.
DERMATOSA PAPULOSA NIGRA:
Smooth, dome shaped, brown to black papules, common to dark skin types. Often found on cheeks, neck and upper chest.
Some of our work…
GP’s Consent prior to Treatment?
Some blemishes may require a GP’s written consent prior to treatment, certain types of skin lesions may not be suitable for immediate treatment and you may be advised to seek specialists attention via your general practitioner, this will be discussed during your initial consultation.
Frequently asked questions –
Is the treatment painful?
Pain thresholds vary from person to person and area to area, however there is some discomfort. Anaesthetic cream may be used to reduce pain.
What actually happens in advanced electrolysis?
The finest , smallest probe possible (often the size of a hair) is used against or within the skin abnormality to cauterise and/or cosmetically reduce the vascular or abnormal growth.
With red veins the tip of the probe is introduced along the line of the capillary and a tiny current is discharged. This ‘dries up’ the vessel which often disappears as it is being treated.
How many sessions will I need ?
Some conditions can be quite resilient and more than one treatment may be necessary, We will advise you based on the response noted .
Once an abnormality has been treated it is not necessary to have repeat treatments however if you are prone to a particular skin condition formation then new ‘skin blemishes’ may appear in the future which themselves can be treated.
A course of ACP is often advised for telangiectasia so that treatments can be spaced out to prevent skin damage or hyper-pigmentation.
How long will the procedure take ?
The amount of treatment time that may be required for different areas is extremely variable depending on the skin condition and the proliferation of its effect. Generally ranges from 15 to 40 minutes.
What is the recovery time ?
No recovery time as such is necessary. You can return to work and normal activities immediately after a treatment.
Depending on the particular skin condition being treated and the size of it, you can expect some post treatment discomfort and scabbing as the area heals.
If the area being treated is on your face, you may wish to plan treatment around social events if you do not wish to attend them before post-treatment healing has completed.
*Disclaimer: All treatments are based on suitability, medical questionnaire and consent. We cannot guarantee the results of treatments. These will differ on an individual basis, with likely effectiveness to be discussed during initial consultation. Permanence of results is not guaranteed.
*Please note treatment is not suitable for anyone with a blood disorder or who is taking blood thinning medication. Some conditions may require a doctors written consent.
|Facial Thread veins||from £90|
|Skin tags||from £90|
|Milia, warts, blood spots||from £60|
|Body Mole||from £150|
|face Mole||from £250|