Electrolysis is a treatment used to destroy hair roots and follicles, or small skin blemishes, through the application of heat produced by a tiny electrical current that is passed through a needle.
The tip of the finest, smallest probe possible ( about the size of an eyelash) is introduced along the line of the capillary and a tiny current is discharged. This ‘dries up’ the vessel which often disappears as it is being treated. Further treatments may be necessary depending on the severity of the problem.
A treatment is usually 30 minutes, but can take up to one hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. You may need more than one treatment, depending on the extent of the skin blemish and how well it resolves after one treatment session.
The treated blemish will not return but others may occur depending on the root cause. Your skin specialist will advise you during consultation. How long and how many treatments are required? ACP treatments are safe and effective and offer instantaneous results in many cases. Length of treatment very much depends on the problem and your skin specialist will advise you of this. The area worked must not be over treated and your skin reactivity will be taken into account. Spacing technique and treatment intervals will be considered in a treatment plan as well as your requirements, needs and wishes.
After treatment the skin will be a little red and puffy, but this will settle down in a few hours. There may also be some small healing scabs which must be allowed to fall off naturally. Care must be taken of the skin for 48 hours following treatment.