Minor skin anomalies can appear at any age. They can be caused by exposure to the sun, heat and cold and even hormonal imbalances and physical activity.
Thermocoagulation is a process that will improve your skin’s appearance by reducing or eliminating unwanted skin anomalies.
The anomalies we can treat are skin tags, cherry angiomas, ruby spots, campbell spots, milia, traumatized pores, pigmented (age) spots, and visible facial capillaries.
The procedure involves inserting a fine probe onto or into the anomaly and releasing a small amount of current. This will cauterize the capillaries or dry up the anomaly. It is typical for a scab to form which will heal in a week or two and improve in appearance. Most clients find the sensation is quite gentle and say they feel it less than an electrolysis treatment.
During a complimentary consultation, we will explain the procedure and determine if the anomalies can be improved during one treatment or if repeated treatments are necessary.
Common Types of Skin Anomalies
Telangiectasia is more commonly known as “spider veins”. They are visible capillaries (blood vessels) which often concentrate on the nose, cheeks and chin. Sun damage, injury, medication and aging can cause small capillaries to appear on the surface of the skin.
These unattractive blood vessels can be safely treated using Thermocoagulation which we are certified to provide as a service.
Brown, Age or Liver Spots
Age spots or liver spots are pigmented spots on the skin which are flat and brown.
These usually appear as we age and may darken with hair removal and sun exposure thus, face, neck, shoulders, back, bikini and hands tend to be common areas of the body you will notice their appearance.
We prefer to treat brown spots with 100% natural topical scrub and oil treatments versus laser and thermocoagulation which can leave scabs may not support healthy, smooth skin overall.
Enlarged pores may result from consistently and/or improperly extracting whiteheads, blackheads, or ingrown hair. If proper treatment or product is not administered after extraction, to constrict the pore, debris and dirt will accumulate and start the cycle over again.
It may take several treatments depending on the size and depth of the pore.
Milia are tiny white bumps on the skin and can appear at any age. They 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. Milia are easily removed by our treatment.
Cherry angiomas are also known as ruby points (flat) and Campbell spots (raised). Like spider veins, they are vascular and consist of highly concentrated dilated capillaries. Their appearance is a cherry red to purplish colour and tend to appear as we age.
Even if a follow up treatment is necessary, you will notice an improvement after one treatment.
Skin tags can be problematic getting caught on clothing and generally, unattractive. They are benign flaps of skin that are easily removed with one treatment using Thermocoagulation.
A scab may form after the treatment and will naturally heal after a week or two.
Keratosis Pilaris or “chicken skin”
This is a very common skin condition that creates small, hard bumps on the surface of the skin. These bumps form as a result of an excess buildup of keratin; keratin is a protein that is part of the skin and hair. Currently, it is unknown what causes this buildup in the first place. Nonetheless, the extra keratin clogs the pores and causes a bumpy rash to appear. KP is commonly found on the upper arms, thighs, chest, elbows, and the tush.
We treat KP with all natural exfoliating scrubs and essential oils which work to remove dead skin and rough bumps. This will help rejuvenate, smooth and soften your skin. Read about our recommended home treatment.