Advanced Cosmetic Procedures (ACP)

Treatments using Electrolysis

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures using electrolysis is a simple and safe method of successfully removing, visibly reducing and improving the appearance of unwanted skin blemishes to attain and maintain a beautiful, smooth and blemish free skin.

As far back as the early 1900’s electrolysis was being used for the treatment of port wine marks, broken capillaries, spider naevi, warts and even xanthoma (yellow pigmented spots or plates found on the eyelids).

Today it has progressed a long way and with ongoing improvements and modern technology it is a safe, comfortable and effective treatment still very much in demand today.

Probably the least invasive, minimal and effective method of treatment for such a wide variety of blemishes – electrolysis has got to be the most sensible and safe choice. Results are often instantaneous, pleasing and life enhancing.

You can rest assured that you are in expert hands. Joanna Taplin – your electrolysis specialist – was trained by Elaine Stoddart at Sterex International Ltd – She is the most prolific trainer in Advanced Electrolysis/ Cosmetic Procedures in the UK and is indeed world renowned.

Allow your electrolysis specialist to care and support you in a practical sense by removing any unsightly skin blemishes that may have affected your confidence and wellbeing recently or throughout your life.

Treatable Skin Blemishes

A wide diversity of skin blemishes can be quickly and easily treated with immediate and effective results offering an eventual blemish free smooth skin.

Note: Some blemishes require a GP’s written consent before treatment.

Thread Veins (Telangiectasia)

Thread Veins (Telangiectasia)

These are permanently dilated capillaries. They have very thin walls which. Constantly dilate and constrict. As we age these vessels lose their elasticity and can become permanently dilated. There are numerous causes including: ageing, sun-damage, hereditary, pregnancy, trauma e.g. The rubbing of spectacles and smoking. Energetic sports, temperature extremes, harsh weather exposure, hormones and skin fragility are also common causes. They are commonly seen in a maturing ‘English rose’ complexion.

Blood Spots aka Campbell De Morgan or Cherry Angioma

Blood Spots (Campbell De Morgan/Cherry Angiomas)

Bright red, superficial vascular blemishes these are often dome shaped or slightly raised and are frequently found on the midriff/torso. Most people aged over 30 have at least one and they are often more common in men than women.



Spider Naevi

Spider Naevus

A spider Naevus is a central dilated blood vessel, with smaller capillaries radiating from it like the legs of a spider. They can be found in isolation or gathered together in clumps on areas such as the cheeks or chest.



Skin Tags

Skin Tags (Papilloma/Fibro Epithelial Polyp/Raised Fibroma Simplex)

Skin tags are very common and most frequently found on the neck and face. They often appear with a neck like a mushroom and very in size from a tiny speck, smaller than a grain of uncooked rice, to the size of a large pea or even larger. They are often found in areas of friction such as the underarm, groin, under the breasts or around the neck where necklaces may irritate.




These are tiny, white, hard, round spots containing keratin which lie superficially under the surface of the skin. Their exact cause is unknown although they are often associated with dry, dehydrated skin.



Healthy Hairy Moles


Hairs in moles can be treated by electrolysis specialists trained in ACP techniques. Once treatment has started the mole may reduce in size and colour. Hairs in moles are generally deep terminal hairs with a very rich blood supply. Repeated treatments, as with electrical epilation are required. Moles respond extremely well to electrolysis and treatment is very effective visibly reducing the size and often lightening the colour of the mole.

Your Questions Answered

How long is treatment and how many will I require?

ACP treatments are safe and effective and offer instantaneous results in many cases. Length of treatment very much depends on the problem and your electrolysis specialist will advise you during consultation.

The area must not be over-treated and your skin reactivity will be taken into account. Spacing technique and treatment intervals will be carefully considered in a treatment plan by the professional as well as your requirements, needs, wishes.

How are thread veins treated?

The tip of the finest, smallest probe possible (about the size of an eyelash) is introduced along the line of the capillary and high frequency energy is discharged. This ‘dries up’ and destroys the vessel which often disappears as it is being treated. Further treatments may be necessary depending on the severity of the problem.

How are skin tags treated?

There are a number of different techniques depending on the location and size of the tag. Results are effective, instantaneous and permanent for the tags treated although more tags may appear in time.

Will my blemishes return?

The treated blemish should not return but others may occur depending on the root cause. Your electrolysis specialist will advise you during consultation.

Mixing electrolysis methods

The method chosen is a decision the electrolysis specialist will make and will be determined by the blemish(es), condition of the skin, client compatibility and equipment.

How much will it cost?

Your electrolysis specialist will be pleased to offer you a consultation and price estimate. Consultation also includes Sterex after care product – specially formulated to complement Advanced Cosmetic Procedure treatments – and a follow up appointment is also included.

Usually you pay for the length of time you are treated with a minimum of 15 minutes.

ACP Treatment Consultation: 20mins – £40
ACP treatment Procedure: 15mins – £50