The area will be red, slightly swollen and may even feel hot.
Please do not touch the treated area and under no circumstances remove any crusts or scabs that may appear.
The area must be treated similarly to a burn.
Apply aftercare lotion regularly with clean hands or fresh cotton wool, twice a day for 3 days.
Do nothing to cause sweating or dilation of the capillaries e.g. exercise, hot foods or alcohol.
Avoid the possible causes of thread veins when appropriate, tight fitting glasses, squeezing spots or blowing nose hard.
Do not fly within 48 hours following capillary treatment.
No saunas, sunbeds, sunbathing, facial steaming, facial scrubs until completely healed.
Stay out of direct sunlight for at least 48 hours and cover up as much as possible.
Avoid any possible skin sensitisers or irritants such as perfumes, fake tans or perfumed body lotions.
No swimming until completely healed, chemicals from the pool are very harsh and can irritate.
If there are any scabs or ‘crusting’ of the skin after treatment, please ensure they stay on the skin and fall off naturally. Any scabs that are picked or pulled at can cause scarring and hinder the healing.
It is not the most comfortable treatment to have and there are several aspects of the questions to take into account.
First is your own pain threshold, are you very sensitive? Then the area that needs to be treated; underarms, underbust and groin can be the most sensitive to treat.
Advanced electrolysis is charged depending on blemishes being treated.
This varies between £65 for a wart treatment and up to £120 for 10 - 30 skin tag removals.
Book a skin blemish consultation to discuss how we can help or if you have some questions you can arrange a Telephone call.
Any blemish that is cut off will be instantly gone and will only need one treatment, for example skin tags or seborrheic keratosis.
However, a blemish that is being shrunk in size may need more than one, for example warts, verrucas, blood spots or moles.
To get the best results, you must follow the aftercare advice (please see above). Any scabbing or crusts will stay on for around a week, depending on your healing rate (fast healers can be 3-5 days, normal healing 5-7 days and a slow healer can take up to two weeks).
After the scabbing has fallen off naturally, it will still take 4 weeks and maybe longer depending on your healing rate, to heal internally. So precautions like wearing SPF to help with the pigmentation of the skin will still be required.
I hope this satisfies any questions or queries you may have, if you have any more or are unsure about any of the above please don’t hesitate to contact me.