Advanced Cosmetic Procedures (ACP)

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures (also known as Advanced Electrolysis) is an effective treatment for the removal of skin blemishes including thread veins, skin tags, milia, blood spots, spider naevi and hairs from moles.

Electrolysis has been in practice for more than a century and has progressed with ongoing improvements and modern technology. The FAB Practice® uses Sterex advanced technology, a brand that electrologists throughout the world know, use and trust.

The treatment involves the electrologist utilising a hand held device which incorporates a thermolysis (heat) current that passes through a very fine needle (size of a fine hair) to either cauterise or lift away the blemish.

ACP is a safe, comfortable and effective treatment and very much in demand today.

Benefits

Electrolysis is used to successfully remove, visibly reduce and improve the appearance of unwanted skin blemishes, offering effective results.

Thread Veins / Telangiectasia

These are not broken capillaries but rather permanently dilated capillaries.

They have very thin walls which constantly dilate and constrict. As we age these vessels lose their elasticity and can become permanently dilated.

At a glance

Procedure time: 15 to 30 mins
Full recovery time: 3 weeks
What to expect after the treatment: The thread veins appear to be noticeably better after the treatment but will darken as they begin to crust over. These crusts must be left to slough off. There may be a noticeable difference after just one treatment.
Causes: sun damage, aging, smoking, alcohol, hereditary, sports, temperature extremes/harsh weather exposure, hormones and skin fragility.
When do I repeat the treatment: 3 to 4 weeks.

Skin Tags

These are very common and most frequently found on the neck, under the arms or areas of friction.  They appear with a neck like a mushroom and vary in size.

At a glance

Procedure time: 15 to 30 mins
Full recovery time: 3 weeks
What to expect after a treatment: These small tags are cauterised and removed instantly, with small red marks or scabbing appearing after treatment. These will disappear after 7 – 10 days.
Do I need to repeat the treatment: This is often a once off treatment
Causes: Friction

Mila

These are tiny white hard lumps containing keratin which lie superficially under the surface of the skin and can be easily treated with electrolysis. 

At a glance

Procedure time: 15 to 30 mins
Full recovery time: 3 weeks
What to expect after a treatment: One to two days after the treatment a tiny crust or scab may form which must be allowed to slough off.     
Do I need to repeat the treatment: Large milia may require a second treatment 3 to 4 weeks
Causes: The exact cause is not known but are often associated with dehydrated skin

Blood Spots/ Campbell De Morgans

These are harmless vascular proliferations of the skin. They appear as bright red spots that appear mainly on the trunk of the body but also on the face and the limbs. They often increase with age.

At a glance

Procedure time: 15 to 30 mins
Full recovery time: 3 weeks
What to expect after a treatment: One to two days after the treatment a tiny crust or scab may form which must be allowed to slough off.     
Do I need to repeat the treatment: These will often disappear totally at the time of treatment or if not, will certainly reduce the size and require further treatment in 3 to 4 weeks.
Causes: Develop with age and are hereditary

Spider Naevi

This is a central dilated blood vessel with smaller capillaries radiating from it like legs of a spider.  They can be found in isolation or gathered on areas such as the face and décolletage.

The Spider Naevi appear to be noticeably better after the treatment but will darken as they begin to crust over. These crusts must be left to slough off. Treatment can be repeated in 3 to 4 weeks if needed.

At a glance

Procedure time: 15 to 30 mins
Full recovery time: 3 weeks
What to expect after a treatment: One to two days after the treatment a tiny crust or scab may form which must be allowed to slough off.     
Do I need to repeat the treatment: These will often disappear totally at the time of treatment or if not, will certainly reduce the size and require further treatment in 3 to 4 weeks.
Causes: Trauma to the skin

Hairs From Moles

There are various types of moles with differing appearances. Electrolysis can only be performed on hairs in perfectly healthy moles.

At a glance

Procedure time: 15 to 30 mins
Full recovery time: 3 weeks
What to expect after a treatment: One to two days after the treatment a tiny crust or scab may form which must be allowed to slough off.     
Do I need to repeat the treatment: Treatment will need to be repeated once the area has recovered and hair has returned until the hair growth stops
Causes: Result of a mole even if it has been removed the hairs often remain

Before and After

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