Advanced Cosmetic Procedures
Advanced Cosmetic Procedures (ACP) using electrolysis is becoming increasingly popular as knowledge about these fantastic treatments increases. At Drop Dead Gorgeous a wide variety of skin blemishes can quickly and easily be treated with immediate and effective results. For any advice, pop into the salon for a consultation.
So, how does advanced electrolysis work?
That all depends on which of the above blemish you are treating, for Telangiectasia / Thread Veins; the tip of the finest probe (about the size of an eyelash) is tapped along the line of the capillary and a tiny energy current is discharged. This ‘dries up’ and destroys the vessel which often disappears as it is being treated.
Further treatments may be necessary depending on the severity of the problem.
The treatment of Spider Naevus and Campbell De Morgans is similar to treating Telangiectasia.
In regards to treating skin tags the current is applied at the base or 'Stalk' of the tag destroying the vessels that ‘feed' the blemish ‘starving’ it of nourishment resulting in its eventual demise.
Millia treatment is very simple compared to other blemishes, diathermy is used which gently dries them up so that the hard keratinised centre is broken down and this will then be absorbed by the skin following treatment. This is a much gentler way to treat them, as opposed to removing them with a microlance, which can damage the skin.
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?
Most ACP treatments offer instantaneous results. The length of treatment depends on the blemish, your skin specialist will advise you of this during your initial consultation, although, it's difficult to state a definitive time.
The area worked on must not be over-treated and your skin reactivity and healing rate has to be taken into account.
Is the treatment painful?
Pain thresholds vary from person to person and area to area, but yes, there is some discomfort.
How will the skin look after thread vein treatment?
There will be some redness, swelling, itchy feeling and pin-dot crusts may appear lasting from 2 days to 2 weeks approximately depending on your skins healing rate.
What is the risk of scarring?
When the treatments are performed correctly there is little or no chance of permanently marking the skin. We always recommend, when appropriate to try a ‘tester patch’ in an area which is not too noticeable in case of adverse reaction.
This allows you to ‘experience’ the feel of the treatment, to see the benefits and for your therapist to access the healing rate of your skin.
With many of the procedures the appearance may look worse before it looks better and we advise our clients that careful ‘timing’ of the treatment should be considered.
Why is it necessary to come back for a follow up consultation?
We recommend that a month after treatment, a follow up consultation is arranged to assess the skin, ensure you are completely happy and take an after photograph if appropriate to compare.