Blemishes

skin-blemishesSkin Blemishes

Laser – Our specifically trained staff may use lasers or advanced electrolysis on both men and women to any part of the face or body to treat many skin problems such as thread veins, spider naevi, blood spots, skin tags and birth marks.

A wide range of skin lesions can be quickly and safely treated with immediate and effective results. Laser is used to target the blood supply or the pigment in the skin to correct the problem. The procedure is virtually painless and you may carry on as normal immediately after treatment.

An initial consultation appointment is necessary to assess the problem. Your medical history will be taken before discussing your treatment options, the amount of appointments required and the cost.

Because of our clinical background we are in a position to refer on any lesions we feel would be beneficial to be seen by a Consultant Plastic Surgeon. All treatments are carried out within NHS premises on a private basis.


spider-naevi (1)Spider Naevi

Spider Naevi are very superficial skin lesions usually found in the upper part of the body, face, neck, upper chest and arms which have a number of small blood vessels radiating from the centre resembling the legs of a spider. Although these small vessels are common during pregnancy, no treatment is required as they will probably disappear within 6 months of the birth. There are no symptoms associated with spider naevi however multiple lesions may be an indication of underlying liver problems.

Treatment with laser or advanced electrolysis halts the blood supply to the tiny vessel which will either disappear immediately or fade over a few weeks dependent on its size.

Where a number of veins are visible, it is advisable to leave at least 4 weeks between treatments to the same area.

If an non invasive procedure is preferred, these small lesions can also be treated with skin camouflage.


facial-telangBroken Capillaries/Thread Veins

The medical term for this condition is Telangiectasia. Although commonly described as broken veins, they are in fact dilated capillaries. The fine facial capillaries change as we age, losing their elasticity and the ability to constrict and can become permanently dilated.

Treatment with laser or advanced electrolysis halts the blood supply to the tiny vessel which will either disappear immediately or fade over a few weeks dependent on its size.

These small lesions can also be treated with skin camouflage.


skin-tagsSkin Tags

Skin tags (acrochordon) are usually are found on the face, neck, under the arm or in the folds of the skin. Whilst larger tags are occasionally seen, they are usually the size of a grain of rice with either a smooth or rough surface which is raised from the skin on a stalk (peduncle)

Most skin tags do not cause any problems but removal may be considered if they become irritated when they are found in the skin creases or when clothing rubs against them or if the patient feels they are unsightly.

One of the most successful ways of treating skin tags is with advanced electrolysis. A probe is used to apply a regulated current to the area which removes the tag immediately, the procedure is virtually painless and you may carry on as normal immediately after treatment.


campbell-de-morganCampbell de Morgan Blood Spots

Campbell de Morgan Spots (Cherry Angioma) are made up of many tiny capillaries at the surface of the skin which forms a small round dome shaped red lesion. These skin blemishes are normally present on the trunk, vary in size and increase in numbers as we get older. There are rarely problems associated with these lesions but some may be prone to excessive bleeding when scratched.

Treatment with advanced electrolysis cauterises the blood supply to the lesion removing it quickly and painlessly.

Many other skin lesions or blemishes can be treated with laser or advanced electrolysis, please feel free to contact us with any query you may have.


Finance

Patients may be able to obtain funding for prosthetics and other treatments through their local Clinical Commissioning Group this can be guided by their general practitioner.

We also cater for patients who are either self – funding or for those patients holding health insurance, we have provider status through all the main health insurance companies.