All of us, especially as we get older have a variety skin problems. These problems can arise as a result of physical imbalances in the body caused by sun, age, hormone imbalance, chemical or thermal trauma. This can impact the skin in different ways and cause irregularities such as skin tags, blood spots, broken capillaries, fibromas (pigmented epidermal growth), comedones (blackheads) and milia (whiteheads). While these irregularities are not harmful, they may not be aesthetically appealing. The Art of Beauty offers a non-invasive and extremely precise procedure, which targets only the affected area with no trauma to the surrounding tissue. The treatment of such irregularities works on the principle of liquid being attracted to heat. The high frequency radio waves that are emitted via a fine needle probe create a steady direct current, which essentially vaporizes the moisture in the cells at the site of the irregularity. It involves minimal discomfort to the client and results are immediate with virtually no downtime for recovery.
What are the benefits of treatment?
- Virtually immediate results
- Precise treatment
- Rapid treatment time
- Minimal discomfort with no anesthesia required
These are soft yellowish plaques of lipids usually found in the periorbital (around eyes) area. They are very tiny to medium in size and some may be raised. Some individuals are predisposed towards them. They are believed to be related to abnormal lipid metabolism.
This lesion is caused when the sebaceous glands located near the hair follicle become overactive, inflamed, infected with bacteria and fills up with pus.
These are soft yellowish deposits of lipids usually found in the periorbital (around eyes) area. They are believed to be related to abnormal lipid metabolism.
These cherry red to purple coloured papules are also known as Campbell De Morgan spots or Senile Angiomas. Clusters of capillaries under the surface of the skin form a flat or raised round dome.
This is a small pigmented macule uniform in colour on the skin, with a clearly defined edge surrounded by normal appearing skin. A Lentigo has an increased amount ofmelanocytes.
Tiny superficial dilated blood vesels appear as red wavy lines just below the surfaces of the skin, mostly on the nose, cheeks and decollete area. Constant blood stimulation causes the thin elastic wals of the capilaries to vasodialate causing breakage. Trauma may also cause these broken capilaries and those who sufer from alergies tend to be prone.
This is a common benign vascular lesion present in healthy adults and young children. It is characterized by a central red arteriole, or punctum, representing the body of a spider, with radical patterns of thin walled capillaries that look like wavy legs.
Chronic sun damage contributes towards these lesions resulting in enlarged sebaceous glands. They appear as a soft, yellowish papule with cauliflower-like or doughnut-shaped appearance ranging in size from 2 to 3mm. They are usually solitary and appear on the forehead and cheeks, particularly on oily and asphyxiated skins.
These are small fibromas that appear either single or in multiple formulation and are sometimes referred to as Achrochordon. They are commonly found on the neck, breasts and axillae in skinfolds and on eyelids. They can become inflamed with constant friction from necklaces or clothing.
Skin Tag with Stalk
Although unattractive, these are harmless growths that appear mostly on middle aged men and women. Skin tags are formed when the area of the outer layer of skin begins to overgrow and envelope collagen fibres, protruding from the surrounding skin. They vary in colour and shape and can be irregular.
Home Care Advice:
After treatment the treated areas may feel irritated, redness and some scabbing may occur.
- Do not pick at the scabs as this may cause hyperpigmentation and scarring.
- If the treated area remains irritated at the end of the day of treatment, you may apply an antibacterial ointment such as Bacitracin or Neosporin.
- Keep the area dry for 24-48 hrs.
- Use of sun protection is strongly recommended all year round.
- Avoid direct sunlight during peak hours 11am-5pm.
- When cleansing the areas treated use mild alcohol-free products.
- Pat the area dry instead of rubbing to prevent irritation or premature removal of any scabs.
- Do not apply make-up on the treated area for 24 hrs following treatment.
- Do not use any form of peeling or bleaching products to the treated areas for 21 days.
- Avoid jewelry at treated areas for a few days to avoid irritation.
What can I expect to see after treatment?
There will be an immediate improvement in the skin irregularity. Some mild redness to the treated area or small scabs at the sites may be noted but this is normal and usually will heal within 2-7 days.
How much time does the treatment take?
The time is usually a few (3-5) seconds but varies according to the skin type and the kind of irregularity being treated.
Is it painful?
There is minimal discomfort which might best be described as a “tight pinching” sensation. There is usually no need for any type of topical anesthesia application.
Who can have this treatment?
This is for men and women of any age with benign, mild skin irregularities. This treatment will not be performed on women who are pregnant.
Will the irregularity reappear?
Not always, however, some skin types are more prone to irregularities than others.