Electrolysis has been used for over 100 years as an effective means of permanent hair removal. It comes with the advantage of being able to target very specific parts of the body and nowadays, thanks to advanced electrolysis techniques, it can be used to get rid of unsightly skin conditions such as skin tags, moles, verrucas, blood spots, birth marks and warts.
Skin imperfections can cause people to be very self-conscious so having an effective means of getting rid of them is extremely useful. Electrolysis treatment can be used to target any part of the body, which makes is a very versatile solution for removing skin imperfections.
At Adonia Medical, we have a great deal of experience in providing electrolysis treatment to our patients and always make sure we offer our patients a comfortable experience that’s tailored to their needs.
Conditions advanced electrolysis can treat at Adonia Medical:
Skin tags – Skin tags often appear on the body in areas of friction, such as under the arms, around the neck and around the groin. Whilst they don’t post any harm, they are quite unsightly. Advanced electrolysis can be used to remove skin tags painlessly and effectively.
Warts – Warts are caused by a viral infection in the skin and in most cases are contagious. This makes them particularly unpleasant and something that most people want to get rid of very quickly. Electrolysis treatment is one of the most effective ways to remove warts from the skin.
Moles – Moles are a very common skin condition that can occur in people of any age. Whilst they’re not usually harmful, if they’re in prominent places such as the face, then they can be unsightly. Advanced electrolysis can be used to remove/shrink moles very effectively.
Verrucas – Verrucas can be effectively treated using electrolysis treatment. They are highly contagious so it’s very important to treat them quickly. Verrucas appear on the feet and are often spread via communal showers such as those found in gyms.
Spider Naevi – Spider Naevi are essentially dilated blood vessels that cause the appearance of redness on the skin. They often appear on cheeks and are something that many people wish to get rid of. Electrolysis is a reliable way to get rid of Spider Naevi without leaving any marks on the skin.
Blood spots – Electrolysis can be used to remove blood spots from men and women of any age without leaving any marks behind. Blood spots are red, vascular blemishes that can occur at any age but are much more common in men than women.
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra – Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra is a collection of dark coloured papules that affects Afro-Caribbean skin. Although it’s sometimes considered attractive, not everyone who has it shares this view. Luckily electrolysis can be used to treat it very effectively and with no side effects.
Age spots – Age spots occur because of an accumulation of lipofuscin as a result of ageing. Electrolysis can be used to remove age spots quickly and effectively in men and women of all ages.
Scars & birth marks – Scars are notoriously difficult to treat and whilst electrolysis cannot change the shape or colour of a scar, it can be used to smooth out the skin and remove the raised appearance of scars.
Milia – Milia are hard, white keratin protrusions that vary in size and are often found around the eyes and cheeks. They can be treated using electrolysis without leaving any marks behind.
Cysts – Cysts can vary in size greatly and are caused by a retention of sebum that builds up in a sac under the skin. Smaller cysts can be treated successfully using electrolysis treatment.
Syringoma – Syringoma are small, flesh-coloured bumps that commonly appear around the eyelids and upper cheeks. Electrolysis can be used to reduce the size of the bumps without leaving any marks behind.
How does electrolysis work?
Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal process that works by zapping the base of the hair follicle with a tiny amount of electricity and therefore eliminating its ability to grow new hair. A tiny needle is inserted into the hair follicle and the current is then applied. The same principal is used to treat skin imperfections such as moles, skin tags and warts.
Is electrolysis always successful?
The success rate of electrolysis varies but for most patients who are suitable candidates, it’s a very effective means of treating skin imperfections.
It is painful?
Electrolysis treatment can be tailored to your specific needs to provide you with an experience that’s very comfortable and with minimum pain. There are different methods used and different types of probes to choose from. When you come for a consultation, we’ll be able to decide on the best course of treatment for you.
Can electrolysis be used to treat skin imperfections on any part of the body?
Yes. The only exception is to this are the nostrils and inner ears. Otherwise electrolysis can be used to remove hair and skin imperfections from any part of the face or body safely and effectively.
Is advanced electrolysis only for women?
Absolutely not. In fact many men are now seeking out cosmetic treatments in order to improve their appearance and boost self-confidence.
How many treatments are required?
This will vary from one patient to the next. Treatments can take from 15 minutes to over an hour, depending on the size of the area that’s being treated. Factors such as genetics, hormones and medication will affect how many treatments are needed.
What are the side effects?
Side effects of electrolysis are usually very minimal and limited to some redness around the treated areas. You’ll be fully advised on any after-care steps to take at your consultation.