Mole and Tag Removal
The size and appearance of unsightly moles can be visibly reduced and improved using Advanced Electrolysis techniques. However, for the patients safety, it is essential to ensure that the mole is a perfectly normal healthy mole before treatment can commence.
Healthy moles are often pigmented growths or small blemishes on the skin that commonly appear in the first few decades of life in almost everyone. The average young adult has about 25 moles. Unusual or atypical moles can signify an increased risk of melanoma although malignant melanomas can arise from both existing moles or from healthy skin.
The ABCDE rule helps recognise suspicious moles.
B—Blurred Borders (irregular, or jagged edge)
C– Colour variation
D– Diameter larger than 5mm (1/4 inch),
E—Elevation (especially when uneven)
E– Evolution (changes over time).
Referral to a GP may be necessary prior to treatment.
Fibro Epithelial Polyps / Skin Tags
Fibro epithelial polyps or papillomas are commonly known as skin tags and are most frequently found on the neck and under the arms. They often appear with a neck like a mushroom and vary in size from a tiny speck like a grain of sand to the size of a pea or much larger. Usually appearing in areas of friction such as the underarm, groin, under the breasts, around the neck where necklaces may irritate or between the eyelashes. All are easily, quickly and effective treated using Advanced Cosmetic Procedures leaving no visible mark on the skin. Treatment can be a little uncomfortable but is easily tolerated.
A Sebaceous Cyst is a retention of sebum contained in a sebaceous sac under the skin that is blocked by an overgrowth of the surface epidermis. The size can vary from a pea to an egg and areas they appear most commonly are the face, chest, scalp and back. They may have an open or closed top and when small can be successfully treated using electrolysis.
A tiny probe is inserted into the sebaceous cyst a number of times using the thermolysis current.
Following this it is often possible to excise pus from the nodule. After treatment general erythema (redness) and oedema (localised swelling) may appear around the nodule but over the next week or so this will reduce in size. Further treatment is often required.
Spider Naevi or Telangiectasia Angioma is a centrally dilated blood vessel with smaller capillaries radiating from the body thus resembling the legs of a spider…. hence the name. They can be found in isolation or develop together on areas such as the cheeks. They are evident in the condition Poikloderma. They often develop in adult life but trauma can be a cause in children.
Certain conditions can exacerbate their appearance e.g. extreme heat, pregnancy or stress/pressure on the area. They are benign and harmless but can cause psychological trauma and are easily and instantly treatable using electrolysis leaving no remaining mark on the skin.