SKIN CARE THERAPIST and HOLISTIC THERAPIST
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Advanced Cosmetic Procedure (ACP) treatments using electrolysis are becoming increasingly popular as news spreads about these fantastic treatments. A wide diversity of skin blemishes can be quickly and easily treated with immediate and effective results.
Allow me, as your skin care therapist, to care and support you in a practical sense by removing any unsightly blemishes that may have affected your confidence and wellbeing recently or throughout your life. This treatment is safe and very much in demand with the clients of today.
Facial Thread Veins (Telangiectasia)
Thread veins are not broken capillaries but permanently dilated capillaries. They have very thin walls which constantly dilate and constrict. As we age, these vessels lose their elasticity and can become permanently dilated. There are numerous causes including: ageing, hereditary, pregnancy, the rubbing of spectacles, smoking, energetic sports, temperature extremes and harsh weather exposure, hormones and skin fragility. They are commonly seen in a maturing 'English rose' complexion.
A spider naevus is a central dilated blood vessel, with smaller capillaries radiating from it like the legs of a spider. They can be found in isolation, or gathered together in clumps on areas such as the cheeks.
Milia lie superficially under the skin and present themselves as small white lipid-epithelium plugs. Their origin may be related to the use of too rich moisturising cream, a dry skin which may be acidic or a high cholesterol level. Milia contains keratin which can solidify over time and they can also become larger.
Skin Tags (Fibroepithelial Papilloma)
These are a common fibrous condition commonly found in areas of friction, such as the underarms, inner thighs, under the breasts or around the neck where necklaces may irritate. They often have the appearance of a mushroom shape and vary in size from a tiny speck, smaller than a grain of uncooked rice, to the size of a large pea or even larger. Skin tags are often hyper-pigmented making them more obvious and can vary in size from a tiny speck to the size of a large pea. They are viral in nature and can spread to other areas of the body.
Campbell de Morgan (blood) Spots
These are bright red spots also known as Cherry Angioma. They are dome shaped or slightly raised and are most common on the trunk or torso and particularly the midriff back or front. Most people aged over 30 have at least one and they are even more common in men than women. These vascular blemishes lie just under the surface of the skin, and can stand out appearing cosmetically unsightly. Their cause is unknown.
What actually happens in a treatment?
The tip of the finest, smallest probe possible (about the size of an eyelash) is introduced along the line of the capillary or milia and a tiny energy current is discharged. This 'dries up' and destroys the vessel which often disappears as it is being treated. Any mild discomfort felt during the treatment lasts a very short time. Further treatments may be necessary depending on the severity of the problem. In the case of skin tags the current destroys the vessels 'feeding' the blemish 'starving' it of nourishment resulting in its eventual demise.
Will my blemishes return?
The treated blemish will not return but others may occur depending on the root cause.
How long does it take and how many treatments will I require?
ACP treatments are safe and effective and offer instantaneous results in many cases. Length of treatment very much depends on the problem and you will be advised of this although it is difficult to state a definitive time. The area worked on must not be over-treated and your skin reactivity will be taken into account. Spacing technique and treatment intervals will be carefully considered in a treatment plan as well as taking into account your requirements, needs and wishes.
What aftercare do I need?
Detailed instructions on how to care for the area(s) treated will be provided together with specially formulated aftercare powder and cream.