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Advanced Electrolysis for Skin Imperfections (aka Electrocoagulation / Thermocoagulation) 

Advanced Electrolysis is a process that will improve your skin’s appearance by reducing or eliminating unwanted skin imperfections. Some, but not all, of the imperfections we are able to treat are: skin tags, milia, angiomas (cherry angiomas, spider angiomas, ruby spots, blood spots), pigmented spots (age spots, liver spots, etc), keratoses, visible facial capillaries (spider veins, threaded veins, broken capillaries), angiokeratomas, moles and warts.


Advanced Electrolysis removes skin tags; before and after picture

Skin Tags are benign flaps of skin. They are usually darker in colour than your skin and are often found on the neck or underarms. Skin tags can be flat or protruding.

Common Causes
Skin tags are found on women and men of all ages. They are thought to appear on areas of the skin prone to rubbing against skin or clothing. Being overweight also increases the occurrence of skin tags.

Treatment of Skin Tags
A skin tag can be removed permanently in one treatment. If the skin tags are small, many can be removed successfully during one treatment session. When treating small skin tags the technician will touch the tag with the tip of her probe while releasing current, and the skin tag will dry up and fall off on its own immediately or within days.

In the case of larger skin tags, the treatment time will take longer as there is more preparation for the technician. For larger skin tags, the technician will grasp the head of the skin tag with a hemostat; lift the tag up exposing the neck of the skin tag and cut the skin tag off with her probe and current.  If the tags are very large only a few may be treated per session.

Post-treatment & Aftercare
Do not rub or scratch the area. The treated area will be raw and a scab will appear a few days later. It is important to let the scab heal naturally; this may take a week or two depending on the size of the skin tag that was removed.


Spider veins, aka Telangiectasia, Thread veins or dilated capillaries

Advanced Electrolysis removes spider veins; before and after pictureAdvanced Electrolysis removes spider veins; before and after picture    Advanced Electrolysis removes spider veins; before and after picture

Visible facial capillaries are dilated capillaries that have lost their elasticity and become permanently enlarged. They may form as lines or as dots of redness. The name “spider veins” is given for the spider-like appearance of some—with red centers and little tentacles emerging from the middle.

Common Causes
Visible facial capillaries (blood vessels) often concentrate on the nose, cheeks and chin. The main causes are sun damage, injury, medication and aging. Nearly all fair-skinned people are prone to these unattractive blood vessels, which gradually start appearing in their mid-thirties.

Treatment of Visible Facial Capillaries
Visible facial capillaries are treated by blocking the flow of blood. This is achieved by inserting a probe into the skin and coagulating a small segment of the capillary. Removal of these vessels causes no risk to the health of the skin. When these are treated, new normal-size capillaries grow to efficiently feed the skin.      

Post-treatment & Aftercare

Post-treatment the skin will be slightly inflamed for a few hours. Do not rub, exfoliate or have a facial for several days after treatment.


Cherry angiomas aka ruby points and Campbell spots and Spider Angiomas

 Advanced Electrolysis removes blood spots; before and after picture     Advanced Electrolysis removes spider angiomas

Cherry angiomas are also known as ruby points and Campbell spots. They are the most common vascular lesion. They consist of highly concentrated dilated capillaries and can be flat to the skin or larger and slightly raised. Their appearance is a cherry red to purplish colour. 

Spider Angiomas (spider naevus) are a combination of a cherry angioma in the center and dilated capillaries that radiate outwards similar to a spider web. 

Common Causes

Cherry angiomas usually appear as we age and typically start out as a small red dot, although they can grow up to a few centimeters in diameter. They are very common and can be found on many areas of the body but are most common on the torso. They usually occur on fair-skinned people and are a hereditary trait.

Treatment of Cherry Angiomas

Small cherry angiomas can usually be cleared with one treatment, although the larger or deeper-coloured lesions may require a few sessions. Even if a follow-up treatment is necessary, you will still notice an improvement after one treatment; the red spot will lighten to a pinkish colour.

The technician will insert a probe into the anomaly while releasing the current. Smaller anomalies will dry up and disappear. A larger blemish will result in a scab until the skin heals.  The procedure is quite quick and many spots can be treated during one session.

Post-treatment & Aftercare
Do not scratch the area and keep it dry. If a scab forms it should be left to fall off on its own. If the anomaly hasn’t disappeared entirely, a follow-up treatment can be performed after the skin has completely healed.


Advanced Electrolysis removes millia; before and after picture

Milia are tiny white bumps on the skin. Milia look like whiteheads and are often found around the eyes and nose. They are keratin-filled cysts, which feel like a grain of sand under your skin. They don’t have an opening at the surface so they can’t be extracted like whiteheads.

Common Causes
Milia can be found on babies and people of all ages. They can be a hereditary trait. Some milium will disappear without treatment, and exfoliating can also help. Others are often persistent and need to be extracted by a professional.

Treatment of Milia

Milia are easily removed by thermocoagulation. The technician will insert a probe with current into the milium to soften the debris and then use a lancet to break the skin and extract the milium.

Post-treatment &Aftercare

The area may be a little swollen and red after treatment, depending on how many are extracted and the size of the milium. In some cases, a small scab may appear which will heal on its own within days.


Advanced Electrolysis removes moles; before and after picture. A Dr note is needed to treat a mole.

Moles are a normal skin growth that develops when pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) grow in groups. Moles are smooth and can appear in a range of different colours, sizes and shapes.  A note is required from your doctor declaring that it is safe to treat.

Treatment of Moles

Moles are easily reduced by electrocoagulation. The technician will insert a probe with current into the mole to evaporate the cells (moles are composed of 4/5ths water).

Post-treatment & Aftercare

The treated area will be raw and a scab will appear a few days later. Keep the area dry and do not touch the area to allow it to heal naturally. The scab will fall off once the underlying skin has rejuvenated.  Most people find that moles treated with Electrolysis will be reduced in size and appear flatter against the skin.


Advanced Electrolysis removes angiokeratomasAngiokeratomas are colourless mole-like skin anomalies with the presence of capillaries.

Common Causes
Angiokeratoma are believed to be a hereditary trait.

Treatment of Angiokeratomas
The technician will insert a probe while releasing a steady stream of current to coagulate the angiokeratoma. The anomaly will dry up, resulting in a whitish scab that will darken in colour in a few days. Depending on the size of anomalies, many can be treated in one treatment session. Some angiokeratomas may take repeated treatments to completely disappear.

Post-treatment & Aftercare
The area will be a little irritated post-treatment, and then a small scab will form within a day or two. Keep the area dry and do not touch the area to allow it to heal naturally. The scab will fall off once the underlying skin has rejuvenated. If needed, additional treatments may be performed once the area has completely healed.


Advanced Electrolysis reduces age spots, liver spots, pigmented spots (not freckles)

Pigmented Spots aka Liver Spots & Old Age Spots

Pigmented spots (also known as age spots or liver spots) are flat brown or black spots. They appear on sun-exposed areas of the body, such as the face, shoulders, back, and back of the hands.

Common Causes
Pigmented spots usually occur as we age and may darken with more sun exposure. Heredity seems to play the most significant role in the development of pigmented spots.

Treatment of Pigmented Spots
The technician gently scrapes off the pigmented spot using a fine probe and current. The sensation will vary depending on the area. The back of hands where the skin is thin will be more sensitive than other body areas. A scab will form and new lighter skin appears once healed. We are not always able to remove pigmented spots completely, but it is possible to lighten them. It may also take more than one treatment to lighten them.

Post-treatment & Aftercare
Do not rub or scratch the area, and it is essential that you keep the area dry. Avoid strenuous exercise and extreme heat for twenty-four hours post-treatment. The treated area will be raw and a scab will appear a few days later. A scab will form and you must let it heal naturally; do not remove the scab. The skin will rejuvenate over several weeks, although in some cases a slight lightening of the skin may remain where the pigmented spot was present. For some clients, the pigmented spot may never disappear completely but may lighten.


Advanced Electrolysis removes keratoses; before and after picture Advanced Electrolysis removes keratoses; before and after picture   Advanced Electrolysis removes keratoses; before and after picture   

Keratoses, specifically seborrheic or senile keratoses, are common growths most often found in adults over thirty years old. They can be found on almost any area of the body. Keratoses can vary from light-coloured to black, and are flat or raised anomalies with a waxy or wart-like appearance. They are harmless, but we recommend that your keratosis be evaluated by a doctor, as skin cancer can be mistaken for a keratosis. This is especially important if it bleeds, itches, or is irritated or inflamed on a regular basis.  

Common Causes
The cause of keratosis is unknown but heredity seems to play a role.

Treatment of Keratosis
The technician will remove the keratosis by lifting it off with a probe and current, followed by cauterization of the surface to seal the skin. Some may regrow after removal, but most do not.

Post Treatment & After Care
The treated area will be raw and a scab will appear a few days later. It is very important to let the scab heal naturally and keep the area dry. The skin will rejuvenate over a several week period. In some cases a slight lightening or darkening of your normal skin colour may remain where the keratosis was present. 


 Warts, small grainy skin growths that occur most often on your fingers, feet or hands.

Common Causes
The cause of warts is a virus.

Post Treatment & After Care
The treated area will be raw and a scab will appear a few days later. It is very important to let the scab heal naturally and keep the area dry. The skin will rejuvenate over a several week period. In some cases a slight lightening or darkening of your normal skin colour may remain where the wart was present. 


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The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency, for diagnosis, or for the substituting of any treatment. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions, and for all prescriptions.