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Electrolysis/Red Vein/Diathermy & Skin Tag Removal

Electrolysis is the only proven method for permanent hair removal with a history of over a century long. Today electrolysis is an ideal alternative when laser is not the right option.  Electrolysis will permanently remove unwanted hair to reveal hair-free skin regardless of the cause or hair type, as it can treat all hair types including blonde, red, and grey hair. Electrolysis is perfect for small areas, such as the upper lip, facial hair, and underarms.

The treatment is performed using a medical electrolysis device and involves inserting of a very fine sterile needle (usually thinner than the hair being treated) into the natural opening of the hair follicle alongside the hair shaft. A tiny amount of electrical current is then applied to destroy the three main hair structures called the bulge, the bulb and papilla, all of which cause hair to grow and regenerate.

The 3 Stages Of Hair Growth

Electrolysis treats hair effectively in active growth stage called anagen phase only. Each growth cycle includes an anagen, catagen, and telogen phase. During the anagen phase, the hair grows actively from the follicle. The next phase of the growth cycle is the catagen phase. This is a short transitional period in which the hair stops growing and the hair follicle shrinks in size. The follicle breaks away from the dermal papilla, which supplies nutrients to the hair follicle. The dermal papilla then regresses. The last phase of the growth cycle is the telogen, or resting phase. During the telogen phase, the hair follicle reattaches to the dermal papilla, at which point the follicle re-enters the anagen phase. As a new hair begins to grow, the old hair is pushed out of the follicle. 

What Causes Unwanted Hair Growth?

The causes of extra hair growth can include hereditary issues, genetics can influence whether you have a lot of body hair or not. Hormone levels such as high levels of androgens, as well as testosterone, the male hormone can influence the amount of hair we grow. Certain drugs, such as steroids and illnesses like polycystic ovary syndrome. These can all play a part in unwanted hair.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

You will need several treatments, the number of sessions needed to achieve permanent hair removal will differ from person to person. Typically, you will need an appointment every week or every other week. The appointments can last up to a year and a half.

The length of the appointment for the treatment depends on the area being treated, the type of hair wanting to be removed. Treatment times can vary from 15 mins to an hour.

Why Do I Need So Many Treatments?

Hairs have different growth cycles. Your hair follicle produces a hair then discards it through shedding. The hair production cycle is a process of growth, rest, and replacement, (anagen, catagen and telogen). Individual hairs are in different phases of this cycle. More than one treatment catches the hairs at the right point in the cycle to destroy them.

What To Avoid After Electrolysis?

Avoid anything that causes sweating, tanning and sunbeds. Avoid applying make up to the area, touching the treated skin. Swimming and spa pool, any heat.

15 mins Electrolysis $40             

30 mins Electrolysis $50

Consultations no charge. A treatment plan will be provided and included in price.

Red Vein & Diathermy

Removing red veins, broken capillaries with diathermy is an easy and quick procedure. They are common in exposed and vulnerable areas such as the nose and cheeks. These can occur due to hereditary conditions or trauma to the area. Also, if you are out in the extremes of hot and cold. Diathermy is only performed on facial capillaries.

How Does Red Vein Removal & Diathermy Work?

This is performed using the electrolysis machine. A very fine filament is used along with a current, to coagulate the capillary immediately.

What Should I Expect After My Treatment?

Most red veins and red spots should disappear during treatment. Larger veins may be reduced in size, they may require a few treatments. Results should be evident within 7 days of treatment. Some redness will be visible after and should subside within a few hours. You may also experience some scabbing over the treatment area, do not pick, let these come off in their own time.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

This depends on the number of red veins and red spots that need to be treated and also the size of the veins. Most people require 1-4 treatments.

Does Red Vein Treatment Hurt?

You will experience some discomfort having this treatment done, but we can use a numbing cream to help with the comfort levels. This is an additional cost of $10, and it needs to be on the skin for around 15 minutes to work properly.

After Care For Red Vein Treatment

Avoid anything that causes sweating, tanning and sunbeds. Avoid applying make up to the area, touching the treated skin. Swimming and spa pool, any heat.

15 mins Red Vein $60           

Numbing Cream $10

Consultations no charge. A treatment plan will be provided and included in price.

Skin Tag & Benign Lesion Removal

Do you have unappealing growths on your neck, face, or underarms? These growths could be skin tags, a benign growth of skin that is mostly cosmetic and painless. Skin tags are harmless but can be an annoying skin condition. Skin tags are common, acquired, benign  skin- coloured growths that resemble a small, soft balloon suspended on a small stalk.  We can provide a safe and effective method of removal, that is quick and easy. A numbing cream is applied before the treatment to ensure it is painless.

Skin tags can occur on the eyelids, neck, underarms, bra line and groin. They usually occur due to rubbing on the skin and appear as a form of protection. Almost everyone will develop a skin tag at some stage of their life. An individual can have one or hundreds of skin tags at one time. Getting rid of a skin tag does not increase the chances of more appearing.

Skin tags and benign lesions are removed using the cauterization method, either with the electrolysis machine or Plasma.

What does the treatment involve?

After careful consultation and explanation, the area to be treated is cleaned prior to the application of a local anaesthetic on the skin. This is left for 20 minutes. Multiple shots of Plasma or Electrolysis, spaced closely together are administered with the treatment taking just minutes to perform. Due to the anaesthetic, discomfort during the procedure is minimal. The Plasma causes a process called sublimation which turns a solid into a gas so essential ‘vaporises’ the skin being targeted. There is no heat transferred to surrounding tissues and therefore no damage caused to the rest of the skin.

Results are instant with skin tag and benign lesion removal. Following treatment, a little dark brown micro-crust can be seen in the treatment site which will flake off after approximately 5 days. You should be prepared for your skin to be left slightly pink from the heat that was applied and for slight puffiness to manifest in some areas. These symptoms are usually short lived.

After Care

For the first 48 hours following treatment you should take the following steps to treat your skin with care and aid healing:

15 mins Skin Tag Benign Lesion Removal $80                  

Numbing Cream $10

Cancellation Policy:

We require 24 hours prior notice to change or cancel your appointments or 50% of appointment costs will apply, if your appointment is over 60 mins then 48 hours notice is required. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.