Is Electrolysis safe??
When electrolysis is performed correctly by a skilled electrologist it is perfectly safe. On your first appointment you should be given a full consultation to discuss your medical history and any reasons the treatment can not be performed. Following your treatment the electrologist will go through the aftercare advice and apply a soothing aftercare gel. It’s essential you follow the advice to prevent any unwanted reaction.
Does It Hurt?
Electrolysis can be a little uncomfortable for many people but others can fall asleep during treatment. During an electrolysis treatment a tiny sterile probe is introduced into the opening of the hair follicle or blemish. A small burst of energy is released and a sensation will be experienced like a tingle, heat or a minor sting. Everyone has their own individual pain threshold which can be affected by a number of factors:
1) Individual pain thresholds – this can be affected by health, stress, time of menstruation etc
2) Area to be treated
3) Strength and size of hair
4) Skin sensitivity
5) Type of current used
One thing that you can depend on is electrolysis works so any minor discomfort is well worth the results.
How Much Does An Electrolysis Treatment Cost?
A wide diversity of skin blemishes can be treated:
Facial Thread Veins – commonly found around the nose and on the cheeks
Blood Spots – bright red vascular blemishes frequently found on the midriff, back or front
Spider Naevus – a central dilated capillary with smaller capillaries like the legs of a spider
Skin Tags – Commonly found on the neck, underarm and areas of friction
Milia – Tiny white hard lumps containing keratin
Warts – Various types such as, common, seborrhoeic and verrucas
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra – Common disorder found on black skins
Moles – With GP consent the mole can be visibly reduced Some blemishes may require a GP’s written consent prior to treatment.
How long is the treatment and how many will I require?
These treatments often offer instantaneous results but the length of treatment can very much depend on your specific blemish and skin condition. Verity will advise you during your consultation, however the area of concern must not be over treated and your skin’s reactivity taken into account. Spacing technique and treatment intervals will be carefully considered in your treatment plan as well as your requirements, needs and wishes.
How are Moles treated?
The Mole is not completely removed from the dermis but it’s appearance above the skin is visibly reduced. Using High frequency energy, the fluid in the mole is dehydrated, resulting in a decrease in size often level with the surface of your skin, As well as becoming smaller and flatter, they often become lighter making the even less noticeable?
How are Seborrhoeic Keratosis Removed?
There are a number of techniques that can be used depending on your blemishes size and age; all involve lifting and releasing the blemish from the skin, cauterising it with high frequency energy using a gentle slicing motion to lift and remove the keratosis.
Will my blemishes return?
The treated blemish should not return but others may occur depending on the root cause.