Advanced Cosmetic Procedures

Advanced cosmetic treatments, also referred to as Advanced Electrolysis, are a modernization of the well-known and secure therapy of Electrolysis. A variety of unsightly skin blemishes can be removed using this technique, which is becoming more and more popular.

The well-known use of electrolysis is to eliminate unwanted hair by cauterising the blood supply within the hair shaft with an electrical current, killing the hair at the source and eliminating it forever. You can image how far therapy has come since electrolysis was first developed in the early 1900s to treat ingrown hairs, spider naevi, xanthoma (yellow fatty substances frequently found around the eyes), and port wine marks.

Today, sophisticated electrolysis can securely and successfully treat over 21 different kinds of blemishes with little to no downtime and without the need for surgery. Although a little painful, the actual treatment is tolerable. There aren’t many aftereffects, though some stiffness and scabbing are normal. A consultation will be held to determine whether the customer is a good candidate for the treatment and to create an effective treatment strategy. After the treatment aftercare advise will be provided.

What to consider before treatmet

1. Health Conditions
Do you have any healh conditions? This could include any heart condition, allergies, circulatory disorders etc.

2. Going on Holiday?
Your treatment must start at least 4 weeks before you travel. The total healing process takes anywhere between 4-6 weeks and sun/sea salt/chlorine may increase/damage the healing process.

3. Pre-Treatment Advice
We recommend for you to purchase a topical anaesthetic from your local pharmacy (we suggest Emla). Apply as directed one hour before your arrival to Samantha Rose Clinic, cover the area with a plaster or cling film to maximise effectiveness.

Please note that not all skin lesions can be successfully removed. We will recommend the best method for treatment during the consultation phase. Some blemishes may require a GP’s written consent prior to treatment.

Skin Conserns & Their Treatment

Campbell de Morgan Spots

These vascular lesions are also known as Cherry Angioma or Blood Spots in medical writings. They were first observed by a British physician named Campbell Grieg De Morgan (1811–1876). They have an unidentified genesis and appear as slightly elevated or dome-shaped structures. Middle-aged and elderly customers frequently have them on their trunks, and males are more likely to have them than women. They only receive diathermic treatment. Larger ones (50p size and larger) will require multiple treatments. Smaller ones frequently vanish during treatment.

Skin Tags (Fibroepithelial polyp/papilloma)

In areas of contact like the armpits, beneath the breasts, in the crotch, or around the neck where chains or collars may irritate the skin, skin tags, a prevalent fibrous skin disease. They are made of flexible fibrous tissue derived from epithelial cells, create one or more regions, and are frequently hyperpigmented, making them more noticeable. They frequently have a mushroom-like stem and can range in size from the size of a small dot to that of a big pea or even more. They are viral in nature (Human Papilloma Virus, HPV), and although they are not contagious, they can multiply on people, with some having hundreds of them.

Advanced electrolysis methods make it very simple to remove skin tags, and there is a procedure for every size of skin tag, from small ones under the arms to large ones between the eyebrows. These annoying spots are frequently found in areas of friction, such as under the breasts and in skin creases. The fastest, easiest method to solve the issue in a secure and efficient way is advanced electrolysis.

Milia (Milk Spots)

Milia appear as tiny, white lipid-epithelium plugs that contain lamellated keratin deposits and are located very slightly beneath the epidermis. They frequently appear as firm, hard lumps in the superficial papillary dermis. In the pilosebaceous duct, eccrine sweat duct, or sebaceous collar encircling vellus hair, they are a retention of keratin and sebaceous substance. Their precise origin is unclear, but they are frequently linked to nutrition, particularly when there is a high cholesterol level, too much vitamin C, too much moisturising cream, and dry skin that can be acidic. All of them are easily treatable with advanced electrolysis methods using diathermy (AC), which softly dries them out to break down the hard keratinized center, which is then absorbed by the skin after treatment. Instead of removing them with a microlance, which can harm the epidermis, this is a much softer method. Milia can occur anywhere on the face or neck where there is dry skin, including in between the eyebrows, on the eyeball itself, the cheek region, and on the neck. They often enlarge, harden (as the innards keratinize), become visually visible, and then lose their aesthetic appeal. Some individuals may only experience one, while others may experience anywhere between 40 and 60.

Warts

Warts come in many different forms, such as smooth (plane), elevated (common), and verrucas. (plantar – on the feet). They are all treatable innocuous skin tumours caused by the human papilloma virus. Warts may emerge singly or in groups and may vanish on their own. The cheeks, forearms, and wrists are the most common places for plane or flat warts to appear. Infections can spread if not addressed, so maintaining good hygiene is crucial to preventing them from happening. Diathermy is used during treatment.

Verruca

Verrucas are typically found on the feet and toes, they can be painful and unpleasant. They can be treated and are contagious, so they should be covered up. Verrucas are foot warts brought on by the Human Papillomavirus. (HPV). Verrucas can spread from person to person directly through physical touch. Children, adolescents, young adults, and those who use public restrooms tend to experience them frequently.

Very damp skin loses its suppleness and fluidity, which can lead to minute splits and fractures. The verruca virus can enter the epidermis more easily due to these breaches in the skin. Direct skin-to-skin touch or indirect exposure with contaminated objects both contribute to this. In warm, moist settings like locker rooms, restrooms, and swimming pools, the verruca virus flourishes.

Here at Samantha Rose Clinic, we treat the verruca or verrucas with an advanced electrolysis method (ACP/Advanced Cosmetic Procedures) and then reevaluate after 3–4 months because it can take this long for the body’s immune reaction to start working against the virus. After that, we would evaluate the region and determine whether a second or third therapy might be necessary.

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Verrucas are typically found on the feet and toes, they can be painful and unpleasant. They can be treated and are contagious, so they should be covered up. Verrucas are foot warts brought on by the Human Papillomavirus. (HPV). Verrucas can spread from person to person directly through physical touch. Children, adolescents, young adults, and those who use public restrooms tend to experience them frequently.

Very damp skin loses its suppleness and fluidity, which can lead to minute splits and fractures. The verruca virus can enter the epidermis more easily due to these breaches in the skin. Direct skin-to-skin touch or indirect exposure with contaminated objects both contribute to this. In warm, moist settings like locker rooms, restrooms, and swimming pools, the verruca virus flourishes.

Here at Samantha Rose Clinic, we treat the verruca or verrucas with an advanced electrolysis method (ACP/Advanced Cosmetic Procedures) and then reevaluate after 3–4 months because it can take this long for the body’s immune reaction to start working against the virus. After that, we would evaluate the region and determine whether a second or third therapy might be necessary.

Moles

Electrolysis methods can handle mole hairs with ease. It is typical for the mole to change in size and appearance once therapy is initiated. Moles typically have deep terminal filaments that have a very abundant blood and nerve supply. As with electrolysis hair removal, additional procedures are necessary, and mix or diathermy may be used.

A mole is simple to handle on its own, but we choose to “visibly reduce the appearance” of the mole rather than “remove” it. A variety of methods all employ diathermy (AC). A subsequent therapy can smooth the mole so that it is level against the skin after the initial treatment has reduced it by up to 75 percent in size. The colour of the residual skin after therapy will almost definitely be lighter if the mole is much darker. However, the colour can never be assured to precisely match the surrounding skin.

Dr Note Required to treat Moles

Age Spots

As the collagen-producing cells get older, a yellow substance called lipofuscin builds up and causes age spots. They are very prevalent on the palms and faces of middle-aged and elderly patients, and they are typically disliked by them because they are such a blatant indication of advancing age. Electrolysis is a very efficient form of therapy that is also frequently used in conjunction with chemical treatments and skin-whitening products. A small portion of the age spot is removed from the underlying tissue using a very fine electrolysis needle and diathermy (AC) current, allowing the colour beneath to be seen. Removal can be attempted with various degrees of success if the tiny exposed area is lighter in colour. If the colour of the pigment beneath the minute portion raised matches the age spot itself, the pigment has penetrated deep into the dermis, making treatment unsuccessful.

Xanthomas

The diameter of xanthomas, which are fatty material deposits under the skin, can vary from 6mm to more than 7cm. They are connected to a sign of metabolic diseases like elevated cholesterol or diabetes.

The most typical form, known as Xanthelasma Palpebera, manifests as flat, yellowish growths on the eyelid next to the nostril. They are effectively treated with diathermy because they resemble butter beans and cause no pain. Although the milky golden colour is still present, they shrink in size and appearance, and multiple treatments are needed over time.

Syringoma 

Syringomas are non-contagious skin elevations with a flesh colour that are natural eccrine gland tumours that appear as flattish papules or plates around the eye socket region, especially under the eye. They have a diameter of 1-3 millimetres and feel firm to the touch. Advanced electrolysis methods such as diathermy make them treatable.

Sebaceous Cysts

In a sebaceous sac made of skin cells, a sebaceous cyst, also known as a steatoma, is an accumulation of keratin beneath the skin’s surface. They are tiny, slow-growing, painless lumps or bumps that move freely under the skin and can typically be identified by their look to a trained eye.

Sebaceous cysts frequently develop as a result of enlarged hair follicles, blocked glands, skin trauma, and increased testosterone levels in the body. The body naturally produces keratin, an incredibly robust protein that plays a key role in the development of the skin, hair, nails, and teeth. It is primarily composed of dead cells and amino acids, which when combined to create keratin have special properties that can make it either hard or soft. The dead cells will act as an insulating layer to shield the delicate new keratin below them if they are maintained in good condition.

The cysts can range in size from a pea to an egg, and they typically affect the face, chest, scalp, and back because of the higher concentration of sebaceous glands there. However, they can also occasionally develop in the underarm, on the trunk, in the vaginal region, or on other parts of the genitalia. Depending on their height and location, they may have an open or closed top.

If the area is small, electrolysis is the gentlest and least invasive technique, and it works well. Depending on the size and location of the nodule, electrolysis may need to be done more than once, and because every cyst is unique in its own way, the effective of the treatment depends on an individual.

The A/C, RF diathermy current is expelled and retained within the skin overgrowth after multiple electrolysis needle inserts into the sebaceous cyst. Following the application of the current, the contents of the cyst (or some of the contents) may be possible to be removed from the nodule because the heat softens the cyst’s contents. This isn’t always the case, though, and the nodule may initially continue to appear the same after treatment, aside from some generalised erythema (redness). Regardless of whether its innards are expelled, the nodule should shrink over the course of the following week. No guarantees are made and additional treatment will be necessary, but electrolysis patients report positive results.

Spider Naevus

A spider naevus is a blood artery with its centre dilated and smaller capillaries sprouting from it like spider legs. They can appear as single, isolated blemishes or in groups, especially on the torso or cheeks. If they appear on their own, they may be the result of a skin trauma. For instance, a child who experiences a small accident like bumping into something may develop a spider naevus in the injured area. Extreme heat and cold, obesity, pregnancy, stress, or pressure on the area are a few circumstances that can exacerbate them. Concern should be expressed if several spider naevus develop suddenly as this could be a sign of liver disease.

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Telangiectasis

The fine facial capillaries’ single, thin-walled cells continuously dilate and constrict in order to regulate body temperature; as a result, their elasticity deteriorates and they may become permanently dilated. This is then made worse by the skin’s normal ageing breakdown and the less effective collagen and elastin support system.

Numerous variables can cause telangiectasia to develop, including hereditary and genetic causes, pregnancy, aging, hormones, general skin fragility, extreme sports, smoking, extreme temperatures, and exposure to severe weather. They are frequently observed on older clients with an English rose complexion.

For telangiectasia, we advise a course of advanced electrolysis so that the procedures can be spaced apart to promote skin healing and avoid hyperpigmentation. Thermolysis (Heat) and blend methods can both be used, but only a few experts in this area teach the latter. The more popular method is diathermy, which entails delicately tapping the skin’s surface while placing the probe over the blood vessel. That tiny piece of vessel instantly vanishes as a result. Treatment appointments typically last 15 minutes per cheek, for instance.

Although rosacea (and the treatment for it) is not thought to be a cause of telangiectasia, it may be a related factor since the two conditions frequently appear at the same time. Electrolysis used to reduce the appearance of blood vessels may originally cause a rosacea attack. This, however, is comparatively uncommon and only a short-term side effect of the long-term beneficial outcomes.