Skin blemishes can be very unsightly and often cause a loss in confidence. However, most can be removed or reduced safely without any scarring using surgical electrolysis. Surgical electrolysis uses a tiny needle & electric current to treat the blemish. Typical skin blemishes include:
Red spider veins that you would normally only expect to see in the face of an excessive drinker?
Skin tags on your neck, underarms and between breasts; catching on collars, clothing & necklaces?
Little white pearly spots across your cheekbones and around your eyes?
Growths that look like ‘rice crispies’ in the corners of your eye lids?
Unsightly (& contagious) warts covering your fingers & hands?
Growths that look like ‘bran flakes’ growing on your skin, on your temples or even over your back & upper torso?
Or even just a few broken veins across your cheekbones that need concealer as well as foundation.
The benefits of surgical electrolysis
Unlike the traditional scalpel which can leave scarring; surgical electrolysis can remove blemishes safely with less pain and without any scarring. Often only one appointment is required to treat an area and each session takes less than 30 minutes.
How we can help
Our surgical electrolysis expert can remove the following skin blemishes from the face and upper body:
Commonly found on the face and neck they sit just below the skin surface, often containing a central red spot and reddish extensions which radiate outwards like a spider's web. They are common and may be benign, presenting in around 10-15% of healthy adults.
Made up of clusters of tiny capillaries at the surface of the skin, forming a small round dome. They range in colour from bright red to purple. Initially they may be only a tenth of a millimeter in diameter and almost flat, appearing as small red dots. However, they then usually grow to about one or two millimeters across, and sometimes to a centimeter.
These are an overgrowth of skin cells. Most commonly found on areas that rub such as necklines, underarms and skin folds. Skin tags have a loose area of excess skin attached with a stalk and and can vary greatly in size from pinhead to broad bean.
Xanthelasma Palpebra are deposits of fatty materials just under the surface of the eyelids. They can look like ‘rice crispies’ just under the skin and although the exact cause is unknown they are sometimes associated with higher levels of cholesterol.
These are little flesh coloured ‘bumps’ usually found around the lower eyelids and upper cheeks. They can have a yellowish appearance and as they heal after treatment they visibly reduce in size.
These are the only type of wart that is non contagious. They are a symptom of ageing, long term sun damage and genetics. They are found on the temples, sides of face and upper body. They can vary in colour from pale yellow to a very dark brown and resemble a ‘bran flake’ that has been stuck to the skin.
This blemish is a plug of sebum contained in a sebaceous sac under the skin that is blocked by an overgrowth of the surface epidermis. They vary in size dramatically and areas they appear most commonly are the face, chest, scalp and back.
These are tiny hard keritinised ‘pearls’ which sit just under the surface of the skin. They vary in size from a tiny grain of sand to garden pea. The exact cause is unknown, but rich creams, too much Vitamin C and high cholesterol have all been apportioned blame.
Warts are small, non-cancerous, quite contagious growths caused by a strain of the human papilloma virus. There are various types of warts, including plane warts and common warts.