Advanced Electrolysis

Advanced Electrolysis

Advanced Electrolysis is a skin blemish removal treatment that removes warts, skin tags, acne and thread veins, with excellent results for all skin types.

Advanced Electrolysis is an ideal blemish removal treatment for people who cannot undergo high-energy light therapies, such as IPL or laser.

Electrolysis blemish removal is also a minimally invasive solution for people with dark, mottled or raised pigmentation, including warts and skin tags.

To book a consultation contact our Consultant Electrolysist, Adele Gilbert, on 0798 6175 139 or send an email to adele@adelegilbert.co.uk

*First consultation cost for this treatment is £15

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Get in touch today to make your appointment with one of our experts.

Call: 0151 630 8121

Advanced Electrolysis FAQ's

What type of blemishes does advanced electrolysis treat?

Advanced Electrolysis delivers successful results in the treatment of more than 20 different types of blemishes. Here are some examples:
• Spider Naevi: single dilated capillaries commonly found on the nose
• Thread Veins: visible red veins clustered together, sometimes resembling a spider web
• Skin Tags: small, soft and dangly pigmented papules found on the neck and underarms
• Seborrheic Warts: pigmented and raised mole like lesions with a rough surface
• Milia: hard whiteheads found around the eyes and check bones
• Comedones: sebum filled blackheads

If your condition is not listed above, get in touch and find out how we can help.

What areas can be treated with electrolysis?

Most body areas can be treated with electrolysis, including the eyebrows, face, abdomen, thighs, breasts and legs.

How does the treatment work?

Advanced Electrolysis works by inserting a tiny probe into the skin, which carries a high-frequency electric current. The current breaks down the damaged tissue, making it easier for the body to absorb it. As a result, the blemishes fade away as the body naturally eliminates them.

What results can I expect?

After the treatment, you can expect a substantial reduction or total elimination of your skin blemishes. However, results will depend on the type of skin lesion.

As with any aesthetic procedure, experience, results and length of treatment may vary from person to person. This will also depend on the size and type of pigmented lesion.

How many treatments will I need?

This will depend on the size and type of your pigmented lesion. Your electrologist will determine what the best length of treatment and frequency is depending on your case.

How long does each treatment take?

The length of each treatment will depend on the lesion’s type and size. The minimum treatment is 15 minutes, increasing by 15-minute blocks.

Does it hurt?

Electrolysis is mildly uncomfortable, but no anaesthetic is required. Most people describe the sensation as similar to a bee sting. As tolerance methods vary from person to person, your dermatologist will use suitable methods to alleviate discomfort if necessary.

You may experience redness, swelling and sensitivity in the treated area for one or two days. The skin may also be itchy during the healing process.

Is it any recovery time needed?

The treatment requires minimal downtime, but you should avoid touching the skin, unprotected sun exposure, heat or using makeup for a few days after each treatment.

Can electrolysis cause side effects?

Immediately after treatment, it is normal for the skin to become red, sensitive and bumpy for one or two days.
You may also develop scabs as part of the natural healing process. If this happens, don’t pick the skin as it can disturb the healing process and cause permanent damage. The scabs will flake away after a few days.

Most people experience no other side effects. However, there is still a small risk of infection and permanent scarring. This is normally the result of poor after care, but it can be easily avoided by following your dermatologist’s instructions.

Is the treatment safe?

Electrolysis is considered safe for most people who are in overall good health. Some side effects such as infection and scarring can happen, normally due to poor after care.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Electrolysis is suited for most skin types and colours. However, people with hypersensitive or dark skin may require a patch test.

Is advanced electrolysis suited for people with dark skin tones?

Yes, electrolysis is considered a safe option for patients with dark skin tones.

The skin of people with darker complexions is able to absorb more light, due to a higher concentration of melanin (pigment that gives colour to our skin, hair and eyes).

IPL and most lasers use light energy to rise the temperature of the skin. This increases their chances of suffering adverse side effects and long-term damage (hyperpigmentation, blistering, burns and even scarring).

Electrolysis also involves heat, but the electric current used to target the damaged tissue cannot be absorbed by the surrounding skin cells. People with a dark skin may still require a patch test to ensure they react positively to the treatment.

Microneedling is also a good blemish removal alternative for patients with dark skin, but the range of blemishes that can be treated is limited.

Initial consultation and test patch

During your initial consultation, one of our expert electrolysists will assess your medical history to confirm suitability. Some patients are required to do a test patch to ensure they reacts positively to the treatment.

This is also a great opportunity to ask any questions or share any concerns you may have.
Before proceeding, you will also be asked to sign a consent form.

Advanced Electrolysis Prices

Initial Consultation £15
Skin Blemish Removal (per 15 mins) £45

Make an appointment

Get in touch today to make your appointment with one of our experts.

Call: 0151 630 8121