Electrolysis for Blemishes

Treatment results:

Permanent blemish removal

Treatment time:

Up to 30 mins

Treatment anaesthesia:


Treatment downtime:


Treatment frequency:

Long-Term Results

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About this Treatment

Electrolysis is best known as a permanent hair removal method which works by passing an electrical current into the root of the hair follicle and destroying it. However, using advanced electrolysis techniques at Beau Boutique, the electrolysis procedure can also be used to remove skin blemishes such as skin tags, milia and some types of warts.

Please note that not all conditions listed may be treated safely and effectively in all persons. A consultation and patch test is needed to assess suitability prior to any treatment of any blemish, and the treatment and aftercare will be fully explained to you. Often if we find a client has a blemish not suitable for treatment with electrolysis, we can offer an alternative option using our Cryotherapy treatments instead.

Frequently Asked Question

How does electrolysis for blemish removal work?

The electrical current passes down a probe and into the skin where it effectively cauterises the blemish enabling it to be removed without surgery and with minimal discomfort. In most cases, only a few treatments may be needed to achieve results, but results do vary and are individual.

The electrolysis treatment has been successfully used for many decades having started in the early 1900’s where electrolysis was often used to treat broken capillaries, warts, and spider thread veins. Since then the technologies and techniques have continually progressed, and we use the most up to date Sterex equipment in order to give our clients the very best results.

What concerns can be treated and what kind of results can be expected?

Red Veins and Spider Naevi
Fading begins about three weeks after treatment, with the broken capillaries beginning to disappear. Typically up to three treatments may be required, although there may be a noticeable difference after just one treatment.

Skin Tags
These small blemishes are cauterised and removed instantly, with small red marks or scabbing appearing after treatment. These will disappear after 7-10 days.

The current cauterises the blemish and the milia is reabsorbed back into the skin. Results can start to show up to a month after treatment.

Often two treatments are needed, taken eight weeks apart, to remove warts and verrucas.

Seborrhoeic Keratosis
The current is used to lift away and cauterise and scabs will appear for up to two weeks. Once these have healed, you will see that the blemish has been fully removed.

Sebaceous Cyst
These cysts can be quite persistent, depending on their size and the area to be treated. Several treatments maybe needed to reduce or remove the cyst.

The current applied will shrink the blemish. Small crusts and swellings will then appear, taking up to two weeks to heal. Several treatments may be needed, depending on the area to be treated.

The current shrinks the blemish, small crusts and swellings will appear which will take up to 2 weeks to heal. Several treatments may be needed depending on the area to be treated.

Age Spot Removal
These blemishes are lifted away and cauterised, leaving small scabs that will disappear over a couple of weeks.

Mole Reduction
The mole is reduced by half its size in a single treatment and will continue to reduce as the scab forms and disappears. One top-up treatment may be necessary.

Blemish concerns?

Skin blemishes may change in size or appearance, and we advise checking your moles regularly and seeing your doctor immediately if you are concerned or if you notice any changes (e.g. change in colour, shape or size, any discharge or irritation).

For certain blemishes we will require written GP consent. We will refuse treatment and recommend referral if we are at all in doubt as your safety is our out most priority.

NB: We are NOT medical professionals and cannot identify, diagnose treat or cure skin conditions. If you are in doubt or concerned, we advise that you see your GP or doctor at the earliest possibility.

What does electrolysis feel like?

Electrolysis clients generally describe the treatment as mildly uncomfortable, with a warm stinging sensation which they find to be easily tolerable.

What results can I expect?

Clients often ask what the down time is for the procedure. This does depend on the blemish you are having treated. Generally allow two weeks after the treatment for swelling, redness and scabs/crusts to disappear, with results being more easily visible up to a month later. This can be discussed in detail at your consultation.