Advanced Electrolysis /Advanced Cosmetic Procedures Glasgow

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures
(Advanced Electrolysis) is used for the safe removal of many benign fibrous & vascular blemishes including:

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About Face are Scotland’s only specialists in these procedures with all our electrolysists being fully qualified in them. Clinic owner Helen Graham is responsible for developing many of these techniques and teaches Advanced Electrolysis for both the BIAE [British Institute & Association of Electrolysis] and Sterex International, the world leaders in manufacture and supply of electrolysis equipment.
Using electrolysis to remove these blemishes is quick and safe and unlike surgical removal leaves no scar. Often only 1 treatment is required
All of our Therapists are "MascED accredited giving you the confidence that you are in safe and knowledgable hands. "The MASCED Accreditation Programme has been developed to significantly raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer and to promote the early detection of melanoma, to improve prognosis and save lives.

What can be removed with Advanced Cosmetic Procedures [ACP]?

What are they and what causes them?
These are all vascular [blood] blemishes. Red veins appear as small red lines, blood spots are round, red lumps, while spider veins have a central red spot with red lines leading out from them like the legs of a spider.
They can all be hereditary or are sometimes caused by damage to the skin such as squeezing a spot or an injury. Blood spots sometimes appear after a general anaesthetic. Red veins can be caused by exposure to harsh conditions such as wind and sun or smoking, washing with hot and cold water, poor skin care, pregnancy, certain medicines and many other causes.

How are they removed?
They are removed with electrolysis using a very fine probe placed just under the skin’s surface and passing through a tiny amount of galvanic energy combined with a little heat to seal off the tiny capillary. This results in the capillary drying up and disappearing. The procedure is not painful at all but may be a little uncomfortable like a tiny nip or sting – a bit like tweezing a hair out.

"I decided to get some red vein treatment done using advanced electrolysis. I had broken capillaries on my nose and cheeks and I felt very self conscious about them. The procedure itself was very straightforward. I had 4 treatments done ad notice a he difference. I was extremely pleased with the results and have recommended it to lots of other people."  Nicole, Glasgow

MOLES [melanocytic naevi]

  Moles are simply a collection of skin cells, blood vessels and sometimes  
  pigment [colour] cells gathered together and the average person will
  have around 20 – 30 of them. We are extremely careful to check that
  any moles to be removed are stable. They are removed by applying a
  heat energy to the surface of the mole, which seals off their blood supply.
  Sometimes 2 or 3 treatments are required for each mole depending on
  how large the mole was to start with.

  These are white, pearly, rounded lumps which occur in the uppermost
  layer of the skin when sebum [the oil produced naturally by the skin]
  becomes trapped in a blind duct.  The exact cause is unknown but
  some think they may be due to excess vitamin C in the diet, or use
  of too rich a cream on the skin. They are more common in dry skin.
  Milia can also appear in response to injury to the skin such as sunburn.
  They are treated by applying the heat energy of electrolysis to them.
  After treatment a tiny, pin-dot crust will form which will heal and fall away - usually within a few days – leaving no marking at all.

"I am thrilled with the results of ACP performed on moles. The treatment was quick, painless and I was very surpised to have little reaction after treatment therefore could go about my daily business as usual. You would never know there had been mole there now!"  Jennifer, Kilwinning

[verruca vulgaris]
These are all caused by the Human Papilloma Virus [HPV] and can be contagious i.e. can be passed from one person to another by contact.

Common Warts
  can be single or can appear in groups or lines. They have a thickened,
  rough surface which sometimes has black dots in it – the black dots
  are just tiny blood vessels. They can occur anywhere on the body but
  are most common on the hands, fingers and around nails.

Plane Warts
  have a flat surface and are skin coloured or brown. They sometimes
  occur in groups, often on the wrists, face or knees though they can
  appear anywhere.

  are just warts on the soles of the feet and are painful because of the
 constant pressure of the weight of the body on the feet. They can also
 occur in groups.
 All types of warts are removed by inserting a little probe to the base
 of the wart i.e. where the blood supply is, and passing heat energy to
 this area. This seals off the blood supply without which the wart cannot
 survive. This method of removal is so much more successful than freezing
 the wart off such as would be done at the doctor, or applying any of the
 products you can buy to apply to the wart. This is because with electrolysis
 we go straight to the root of the problem rather than just treating the
 surface as the other methods do.

SEBORRHOEIC WARTS [seborrhoeic keratosis]

  Seborrhoeic warts are not true warts as they are not caused by a virus.
  They can vary greatly in appearance and can be any colour from skin
  colour to very dark brown. They are oval or round and can be anything
  from a couple of millimetres to a few centimetres across. Although raised
  above the skin they have a flat surface which usually has grooves in it.
  They can be dry and crumbly.
  They are completely benign i.e.[not cancerous] and occur with age –
 usually from age 40 onwards - and can appear on any area of the face or body. They can be hereditary and some people have a great many of them. They can also occur singly.
They are removed by applying the heat energy of electrolysis to the base and are gently scraped off. Sometimes a second treatment is required, especially with larger ones.

"I have always had skin tags and seborrhoeic warts and felt very self conscious about them, resulting in the fact that I would usually wear high necked tops. Following the advanced electrolysis treatment, apart from looking a lot better, it has also given me a lot more confidence not just in myself but also in what I wear, resulting in the purchase of a low backed strapless evening gown to attend a charity ball, something I would never have dreamt about doing before." Eleanor, Blantyre.

  These are smooth, dome-shaped little spots on the skin which are actually
  just very small seborrhoeic keratoses [see above]
  They most often, but not always, occur on darker skins.They are easily
  removed using electrolysis to gently scrape them off leaving no mark.

  These yellowish-white pads usually, but not always, appear around and
  under the eyes in the eye sockets. They are a build up of fat cells under
  the skin and can be a sign of high cholesterol so if you have these it’s
  worth getting your blood cholesterol checked.
  Again we use electrolysis to gently scrape them away.
  These little marks are caused by an overgrowth of the sweat glands.
  They most commonly appear around the eyes and can be mistaken
  for milia but they are softer and are usually oval whereas milia tend
  to be harder and  round in shape.
  They are removed by gently scraping them away with electrolysis.

SUN/AGE SPOTS [Liver Spots, Solar Lentigines]
  Age or Sun Spots are caused by the reaction of the pigment [colour]
  cells in the skin to a lifetime of exposure to sunlight.  As we age
  these cells tend to group together causing age or sun spots.
  With electrolysis we gently scrape them off, revealing the clear,
  non-pigmented skin below

SKIN TAGS [fibroepithelial polyps, archrochordons, verruca filiformis]
  Skin Tags are soft and ‘squidgy’ i.e. you can wiggle them around
  and they can be skin coloured or brown. Sometimes they are
  caused by the same virus as warts. They can appear anywhere on
  the face or body but often occur in areas of friction such as the neck
  [from collars and jewellery], under the arms, under the breasts and
  in the groin. They can be hereditary, can increase with age and may
also occur during pregnancy. They are removed quickly and easily by applying the heat energy to the stalk or neck of the skin tag – they come off at the time of treatment and usually do not require any further treatment.

  These are simply enlarged oil [sebaceous] glands and are completely
  harmless. They occur mostly on the forehead, nose and cheeks – the
  areas where there are most oil glands. They are removed by gently
  scraping them away with the heat energy of electrolysis.


A 15 minute appointment includes up to 10 miutes of treatment. A 30 minute appointment includes up to 25 minutes of treatment and so on.

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