Electrolysis Skin Tag, Milia, Wart & Mole Removal

"Remove skin growths for clear, smooth skin"

If you have unwanted skin lumps, tags, moles, milia, or fine blond or grey hair then we can help with their removal to achieve smooth clear skin.

Our STEREX electrolysis system can be used to safely treat 21 different skin problems, but the most common are:

  • Blood spots and cherry angiomas
  • Skin tags and milia
  • Common, plantar and seborrhoeic warts
  • Mole reduction and hairs in moles

These benign skin conditions are not eligible for treatment by your GP or on the NHS. However, if you concerned that your condition could be cancerous you should seek immediate advice from your GP.

Milia are very small, raised, pearly-white or yellowish bumps on the skin. They are most often seen on the skin around the cheeks, nose, eyes and eyelids, forehead and chest. They develop when skin flakes become trapped under the surface of your skin or when keratin builds up and gets trapped. Milia are harmless however they can make you feel self-conscious and make make-up application more difficult.

Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths that hang off the skin and look a bit like warts on stalks. Skin tags are made of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin. Skin tags are very common and mostly occur around the face, neck, armpits, groin and abdomen.

In the young skin tags are often caused by jewelry or clothing rubbing in the area. Pregnant women may also be more likely to develop skin tags as a result of changes in their hormone levels. As you age skin tags are more common in people who are obese or have type 2 diabetes.

Moles can appear anywhere on your skin and can be either alone or in groups. Most moles appear in early childhood and can increase during the first 30 years of life. It is normal to have between 10 – 30 moles by adulthood. With age, some moles may not change while some moles can change slowly, becoming raised and/or changing colour.

The appearance of a new mole or a change in size, shape or colour of an existing mole could be an indication of Melanoma and you should seek advice from your GP.

Common warts are grainy skin growths that are rough to touch and most often occur on your fingers or hands. Sometime they feature a pattern of tiny black dots, which are small clotted blood vessels.

Plantar warts are growths that usually appear on your heels or other weight-bearing areas of your feet. This pressure may also cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin.

Common and plantar warts are caused by a virus and can be transmitted by touch, but non-cancerous.

Seborrhoeic warts are harmless growths on the skin that are common in the elderly. They are often pigmented. They tend to run in families, so genes may be a cause. Normal skin ageing plays a role because the growths are more common with age, but too much sun exposure may also play a role.

 

We use four forms of electrolysis treatment, all of which use disposable sterile electrolysis probes inserted into the skin or hair follicle.

Galvanic Electrolysis

Galvanic electrolysis uses a tiny DC electrical current. When the sterile probe is inserted, the electricity from the probe causes a chemical reaction in the salt and water of the skin surrounding the probe which produces a small amount of sodium hydroxide. The sodium hydroxide destroys the cells being targeted and in particular those that cause hair growth.

Thermolysis  / Diathermy / Short Wave Electrolysis

Thermolysis electrolysis, also known as diathermy or short wave, uses a tiny AC electrical current. This procedure uses heat and cauterisation to treat hair and skin blemishes.

Blend Electrolysis

This method combines Galvanic and Thermolysis procedures, so sodium hydroxide and heat are combined to destroy cells.

At your consultation a test patch will be performed to gauge your skin's reaction to the treatment and use this to determine a treatment plan. If you need multiple treatments sufficient space will be left between each to allow your skin to recover.  The number of treatments required will vary depending on the proliferation of the skin concern.

Immediately after treatment the treated area will be red and feel hot. A dressing may be applied to promote skin recovery.  During recovery you should apply, with fresh cotton pads, the Aloe Vera gel to soothe and promote healing.

You can return to work and normal activities immediately after a treatment, but you should avoid for 48 hours: extreme temperatures, swimming pools, spas and skin sensitisers such as perfume, fake tan and jewellery on the area.

Treatment Options From £
Warts >3 or Moles ≤3 or a multiple spider veins -  Book Online 159
Skin Tags intimate area - Book Online 129
Milia >12 or Skin Tags >5 or Cherry Angiomas >5 or Sebaceous Cysts ≤3 or Warts ≤3 or a single spider vein - Book Online 129
Milia ≤12 or Skin Tags ≤5 or Cherry Angiomas ≤5 or a single thread vein - Book Online 99
UK regulations require new patients, or patients who have not had a treatment for 6 months, to have a consultation with safety patch test where an expert will review your medical history and determine if the treatmetn is appropriate for you. Treatments can start 7 days after a successful test patch. Consultation and test patch £35.

Testimonials

Shereen

Shereen talks about electrolysis hair removal

 

Carol Smillie

Carol talks about getting Milia removed.

 

Practitioners

Derna Hughes

Derna Hughes

Winner of Aesthetician of the Year 2018 at the Scottish Medical Cosmetic and The Herald LOOK Awards is confirmation of Derna's expertise in laser and IPL skin rejuvenation treatments.

Derna is a qualified STEREX Advanced Cosmetic Practitioner in hair and skin blemishes removal, and has over 10 years experience in providing lasers and IPL treatments. In addition Derna specialises in microneedling to help reduce acne scars and stretch marks. So, whatever your skin concerns Derna can help you achieve clear, smooth skin.

Prior to specialising in aesthetics Derna worked for Virgin Atlantic providing beauty treatments to its first class and celebrity passengers, so you can be sure of outstanding attention to detail and service. Just ask her about some of the stars she has treated!

ITEC, City & Guilds, ACP, VTCT, CIBTAC
Aesthetician

How do I find out if this treatment is suitable for me?

Simply arrange a 30 minute consultation with our practitioners who will examine your concern, check your medical history and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan whilst explaining cost options, expected outcomes and any associated risks.
 
As our practitioners perform the consultations, and not sales staff, we charge £25 to £50 for each consultations to cover the costs. This means you get honest advice from which you can make an informed decision and are never pressured into making a decision.

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Winner of Aesthetician of the Year 2018 at the Scottish Medical Cosmetic and The Herald LOOK Awards is confirmation of Derna's expertise in laser and IPL skin rejuvenation treatments.

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Prior to specialising in aesthetics Derna worked for Virgin Atlantic providing beauty treatments to its first class and celebrity passengers, so you can be sure of outstanding attention to detail and service. Just ask her about some of the stars she has treated!

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