Fibrous Blemishes

Common but harmless, benign blemishes found on the face, neck and torso.
These are examples of blemishes that can be precisely, safely and gently treated/removed in clinic. Appointments include full consultation, recording of blemishes, treatment and/or removal and aftercare. If subsequent appointments will be required you will be advised during your appointment. Electrolysis (using diathermy & electrocoagulation) has been used since the early 1900’s to treat this vast array of blemishes, Tina has been treating them since 1997 and was also a national trainer for 18 years.  She stopped counting in 2016 when she reached 30,000 skin tags removed!

Skin Tags

Skin Tags (Fibro Epithelial Polyps) are simply an overgrowth of skin cells. They are really common and are usually found on areas of the body that ‘rub’ such as necklines, underarms and under the breasts. They are also very common around the eyes. Skin tags have a loose area of excess skin attached with a stalk and can vary greatly in size from pinhead to broad bean.

Removal of a single small skin tag – £45.00

Removal of a single medium skin tag – £65.00

Removal of a single large skin tag – £85.00

Smaller group of skin tags

Treatment/removal of up to 4-5 skin tags – £85.00

Treatment/removal of 5-10 skin tags – £135.00

Seborrhoeic Keratosis

Seborrhoeic Keratosis (face or body)

These are super-common and the only type of wart that is non contagious. They are a symptom of just getting older, long term sun exposure and can be hereditary. They are found on the temples, sides of face and upper body. They can vary in colour from pale yellow to a very dark brown and resemble a ‘bran flake’ that has been stuck to the skin.

Prices

Consultation & removal of Seborrhoeic Keratosis
From£95.00

Xanthelasma (Xanthelasma Palpebra)

This is a very common condition. Xanthelasma are  deposits of fatty material just under the surface of the  eyelids. They can look like ‘rice crispies’ just under the  skin and although the exact cause is unknown they are sometimes associated with higher levels of cholesterol.

Prices

Consultation & treatment of Xanthalasma over a single eye£75.00
Consultation & treatment of Xanthalasma over both eyes£120.00

Syringoma

These are little flesh coloured ‘bumps’ usually found around the lower eyelids and upper cheeks. They can have a yellowish appearance and as they heal after treatment they flatten and visibly reduce in size.

Prices

Consultation & treatment of syringoma under a single eye£75.00
Consultation and treatment of syringoma under both eyes£120.00

Milia

Milia

These are tiny hard keritinised ‘pearls’ which sit just under the surface of the skin.  They vary in size from a tiny grain of sand to garden pea. The exact cause is unknown but rich creams, too much Vitamin C and high cholesterol have all been apportioned blame. They may need more than one treatment to eradicate them. Some people are quite prone to them and visit every few months to keep them under control.

Prices

Treatment/removal of a single milia£35.00

Treatment/removal of a few milia over a smaller area£55.00

Treatment/removal of several milia over a larger area
(e.g. temples & cheeks)£95.00

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Sebaceous Hyperplasia is an inflammation of the sebaceous glands in adults. It is possible to have dozens and they present as yellowish, small, soft papule on the face, particularly on the forehead, nose and cheeks.

Prices

Treatment – £75.00

Common Warts

Common warts are small, contagious growths caused by a strain of the human papilloma virus.  There are various types of warts, including plane warts and common warts. Very commonly found on the hands and fingers of both children and adults. Warts often need 2/3 treatments to eradicate them completely, each subsequent wart treatment is charged at 50% of the original cost.

For children with warts, please phone the clinic for initial advice.

Prices

Treatment for a single wart£55.00
Treatment of two warts£75.00
Treatment of three warts£95.00

Sebaceous Cysts

This blemish is a plug of sebum contained in a sebaceous sac under the skin that is blocked by an overgrowth of the surface epidermis.  They vary in size dramatically and areas they appear most commonly are the face, chest, scalp and back. They frequently need a few treatments to empty them completely

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

This is a common skin disorder which develops during adolescence on skin of colour. The papules are smooth, dome shaped, brown to black and seen mainly on the cheeks, neck and upper chest. The actor Morgan Freeman, displays his with pride.

Other Appointments

Mixed Fibrous Blemishes
More general appointment for a mixture of blemishes. Also a good choice of appointment if you don’t know what you have. Initial consultation includes all necessary paperwork, photography and up to 30m of treatment for areas of face & upper body thread veins or multiple skin tags/warts/blemishes. If any blemishes are deemed to be moles you will be advised further during your appointment. Please expect to be in the clinic for 1 hour.   £145.00

Consultation Appointment
Bookable time for you to come into clinic for a chat and assess suitability.   Free of Charge

Mole Reduction

This is a very specialised treatment to reduce the size and appearance of visible moles. Your appointment includes very full assessment of the area, pre-treatment photography and aftercare.

Please see our dedicated page for more information – Mole Information Page

Prices

Consultation & treatment of a single mole£75.00
Consultation & treatment for two moles£120.00
Consultation & treatment for three moles£175.00

Further Information

Why should I come to you?

Our Electrologists are proud to have nearly 25 years worth of clinical experience within this field and carry the required training, dermatology, anatomy knowledge, MASCED accreditation and licensing which are all constantly updated. We offer free appointments for anyone wishing to have blemishes of concern checked over and refer more back to the NHS than we treat. The majority of our clients come to us after being referred and assessed by either the NHS or Private Sector which includes GP’s, practice nurses, dermatologists and consultant plastic surgeons. As many NHS boards no longer treat the blemishes, these professionals are glad to have somewhere they can confidently recommend.

Why have I got these blemishes?

Over the years we have dealt with hundreds of clients including ultra-healthy, non-smoking, teetotal with absolutely no health complaints and yet it’s still a very rare person who doesn’t have at least one of these blemishes. What we would say is that we don’t expect you to live in a bubble, but there is a list of reasons that we do know helps them along:

Ageing, Alcohol, Air Conditioning, Allergies, Birth Marks, Central Heating, Childbirth, Circulatory Disorders, Constipation, Diabetes, Diet, Exfoliation, Fragile Skin, Health Problems, Hereditary, Hormones, High/Low Blood Pressure, Medication, No Reason at All, Physical Trauma, Pregnancy, Respiratory Conditions, Rosacea, Scar Tissue, Sensitivity, Spectacle Wearing, Smoking, Sports, Squeezing Skin, Temperature Extremes,
UV Light, X Rays.

Will I need repeat appointments?

Very possibly.  If for instance you have dozens of sebaceous keratosi over the torso it is simply not possible (or client/skin friendly) to remove them all in one sitting.  In this case we simply rebook another appointment for you.

You may be advised during your appointment that your blemish(es) will need a second treatment. Any associated costs will be discussed at this point.

Will I need GP permission?

Possibly. If you have a blemish which we are suspicious of then we will recommend you speak to your GP before treatment is started.

I am on medication. Can I have treatment?

This will be covered when you complete your medical questionnaire on your first appointment. Some medications are ‘contra-indicated’ to this treatment but this is rare. Insulin dependent diabetic clients will need a letter of approval from either their diabetic nurse or GP before treatment can start.

I am pregnant. Can I have treatment?

Congratulations! We don’t recommend any treatment for the first 3 months of your pregnancy. After that, fibrous blemishes can be removed (neck upwards) but we tend not to treat anything vascular.  As the blood volume within the body increases so much during pregnancy broken capillaries (red/thread veins) are incredibly common. But, these usually subside back to normal shortly after the birth.

Will I be left with a scar?

During your consultation we will explain all aftercare which we do require you to follow. We will also explain what happens to your various blemishes during their own individual healing process.  As nothing is cut/excised/stitched there will be no visible scar left once fully healed.

Can I wear makeup afterwards?

Please don’t for the first 24-48hrs. After that – absolutely! But only pure Mineral Makeup.

What is the aftercare?

This is a very important part of your treatment.
Please do not touch the treated area! During the first 24 hours and only if necessary, the area may be gently cleansed. Pat the area dry with paper tissues, do not rub with a towel. Apply any recommended aftercare products as advised. As the area starts to heal, crusting will appear thereby sealing the skin & preventing infection.  These crusts must not be picked off, the skin must be kept clean and dry until they fall off in their own time. After showering please gently pat the area dry.

If you have had a fibrous blemish treated or removed, a gauze covering may have been applied. This is to protect the area from clothing and may be removed when you have returned to the comfort of your home.

Please avoid these at all costs until the healing process is complete – sunbeds, saunas, jacuzzis, steam treatments, hot baths, hot showers, facial treatments, makeup, perfumed skin care, glycolic products, fake tan. Avoid restricted clothing over treated body areas.
Please follow your electrologists recommendations for your treatment plan and aftercare.

Over visible areas that have started to heal sunblock should be worn.We stock AlumierMD SPF’s which are physical broad spectrum blocks (no chemicals) If makeup must be worn, we recommend mineral makeup.

Do you treat both men and women?

Yes.

I’m going into the sun soon afterwards. Can I still have treatment?

Removal of any fibrous blemishes?  Yes, once healed and as long as you use Broad Spectrum Sunscreen over the treated area. For vascular blemishes it’s best to wait until you’ve been back for 2 weeks.

I want skin tags over my upper body removed. What should I wear?

A freshly laundered cotton T-shirt will be perfect.  Please be aware we may need to lower bra straps to get to some of them.

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