What are Skin Tags?
These are little loose tags on the skin, often found on the neck but can be found on the face, underarms or any area of the body. They can be removed using a fine probe placed under the tag a small amount of heat is then used to cauterise the tag, the tag will blacken, dry and eventually drop off.
What are Thread Veins?
These are small red lines, or dilated capillaries, found on the cheeks and around the nose. They can also be seen on the legs, usually on the inside of the knees and on the thighs.
What Causes Thread Veins?
Thread veins on the face and legs tend to run in families but many things can make them worse. On the face general neglect, dehydration, too much sunbathing, washing with soap and exposure to such elements can all aggravate the problem. Pregnancy and excess weight are the prime cause of leg veins.
What will my skin look like during treatment?
The face will be reddened and even slightly swollen on the day of the treatment. For the following few days you may have the odd scab appear, like a dot. However, discomfort will only last a very short time and the skin heals very quickly with a noticeable reduction in the redness of the area. (It is important not to scratch the scabs off).
Will I have to take special care after treatment?
Your electrologist will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your skin during your treatment. She may recommend a tinted , specially formulated after-care lotion which can be used for masking any redness whilst aiding the healing process.
I have blue and red veins on my legs can they both be treated?
No! Generally the blue coloured veins are larger and deeper than the small red “thread” veins. They cannot be successfully treated by electrolysis but often when red vein are treated the blue ones look less obvious. However, the more veins there are present, the less likely it is that they will be treatable.
How can they be removed?
A skilled, highly qualified electrologist will be able to remove them for you. A fine probe is placed under the the skin and a small amount of heat is used to cauterise the dilated capillary. This result in the capillary drying up and then disappearing.
How successful is the treatment?
Facial capillaries disappear and leave the area looking cooler and paler. Small blood-spots ora spider naevus, often found under the eye, disappear completely.
Treatment of larger blemishes result in considerable improvement, but it is not always possible to remove all the capillaries. Work done on the legs is not so successful, but improvements can be made
Treatments available: Thread Veins, Milia, Skin Tags, Blood Spots, Common Warts, Plane Warts, Seborrhoeic Warts, Verrucas and Age Spots.