Cosmetic Blemish Treatment FAQ

What is Cosmetic Blemish Treatment?
Sometimes referred to as Advanced Cosmetic Procedures, advanced electrolysis techniques are used to successfully treat a variety of vascular and fibrous blemishes such as facial red veins common around the nose and cheek area), skin tags, milia, seborroeic warts, minor skin blemishes, hairs from moles (GP approval required for the latter)

Why do I have these blemishes?
The majority of clients I have seen over the years have had at least one of these blemishes even non-smokers and those eating a healthy diet. There are various reasons why these blemishes can occur such as, general ageing, hereditary, hormones, pregnancy, extremes in temperature, exfoliation, physical trauma to the skin, however, sometimes they can just occur for no given reason.

Why do I need a consultation?
Consultations are offered free of charge and without obligation to have a treatment. The consultation forms the basis of assessing if there any are medical reasons for a treatment not to take place, to understand the client’s needs and concerns and gives the client the opportunity to ask any questions regarding treatment.

How long does a session last and how much can be done in a session?
Sessions are either 15 or 30 minutes in length, the most popular appointment being 30 minutes. It may not always be possible to treat the whole area in one sitting due to various factors such as, client sensitivity, skin reaction, how severe the problem is.

I want to have my broken facial veins treated, how painful is the treatment and what will it look like afterwards?
Often described by clients as hot pin pricks, momentary discomfort, afterwards your face may feel hot and slightly swollen, calms down over next 24-48 hours, cooling gel is applied after treatment.

How many treatments will I need?
At the initial consultation it may be possible to get an idea of how many treatments you may need.

Do I need to have GP approval for cosmetic blemish treatment?
Not unless there is a blemish that would benefit being checked by your GP, removal of hairs from moles requires GP written approval.

I am on medication. Can I have treatment?
This will be covered when you complete your consultation form on your first appointment.

Can I have a treatment if I am diabetic?
A letter of approval from either your diabetic nurse or GP is required if you are an insulin dependent diabetic before any treatment can begin.

I have just found out I am pregnant can I still have a treatment?
It is not recommended to have any treatments during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Fibrous blemishes such as skin tags etc from the neck upwards can be removed, however due to increased blood volumes in the body during pregnancy vascular blemishes such as facial thread veins should be left as some may disappear and/or reduce after birth.

Will there be any marks or scarring after treatment?
Generally no, once the area has completely healed, however for some treatments/individuals this can take several weeks. Please follow aftercare instructions carefully.

Can I wear makeup afterwards?
No make-up should be worn for the first 24-48 hours.

How should I treat the area after treatment is there any advice?
Please avoid touching the area after treatment. For the first 24 hours, and only if necessary, the area may be gently cleansed, it is important to pat the area dry rather than rub with a towel. Small crusts will appear on the skin as it starts to heal these should be left alone and not picked, the skin should be kept clean and dry until the crusts fall away naturally. Apply any recommended aftercare products as necessary.
It is important to completely avoid heat related treatments such as sunbeds, saunas, jacuzzis, steam treatments, as well as hot baths, hot showers, avoid facial treatments and make-up if you have had a cosmetic blemish treatment on your face, any perfumed skin care, glycolic products, fake tan. Sunblock should be used over visible areas that have started to heal and unrestricted, loose clothing is advisable for any areas of the body treated.

What should I wear after having skin tags removed?
Loose cotton clothing is ideal, it may be more comfortable to avoid wearing a bra if the skin tags were previously in contact with this area.

I am going on holiday or wish to sunbath afterwards. Can I still have treatment?
For fibrous blemishes such as skin tags, warts etc, a broad spectrum sunscreen should be applied over the area. For vascular blemishes such as thread veins, blood spots etc it would be advisable to have the treatment on return from your holiday and not to sunbathe, swim or use a sunbed for 48 hours.

Is it hygienic?
Superior quality Ballet insulated needles are used to ensure maximum client comfort. Each Ballet needle comes in its own sterile strip, these disposable needles are used for each client, for each treatment and are opened in front of the client prior to treatment. The therapist wears disposable gloves for each treatment.

Who can be treated?
All clients are welcome, children under 18 would need a doctor referral and a parent to accompany them to each treatment and sign their consultation form.