Cyst / Age Spot / Skin Tag / Wart Removal
Various skin blemishes can be removed quickly and easily with plasma pen, including cysts, age spots, skin tags, cherry angiomas and warts (larger warts may take more than one treatment).
Moles can also be removed provided a doctor has confirmed that it is safe to do so, as very occasionally moles can be a sign of malignant melanoma.
What does the treatment involve?
Initially, the skin is numbed with a lidocaine cream so that the treatment remains comfortable. I am then able to burn the blemishes off with a plasma pen, which cauterizes as it goes so there is either no or minimal bleeding. The wound left is very superficial and heals without a scar, although full healing takes longer on the body than on the face, as the rate of cell renewal is slower on the body.
Who will benefit from the treatment?
Anyone who has cysts / skin tags / warts / cherry angiomas or age spots that they would rather they didn’t have. They can be removed from anywhere on the body as long as they aren’t incredibly close to the eye itself.
Who should not have the treatment?
Anyone with impaired healing, such as someone with severe diabetes, should check with their doctor first. Lesions can be removed from darker skinned people, but the skin may darken afterwards (hyperpigment), so if this could be a problem then it’s not for you. This is not an exhaustive list and a full consultation will be carried out before treatment to make sure that this is the right option for you.
What can’t it do?
It’s not suitable for removing infectious skin blemishes such as boils or spots.
How long does it last?
It’s generally long lasting. For skin tags, the skin tag removed has gone forever, but new skin tags can grow. Cysts generally don’t grow back. However, I never go deeper than the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) when I remove these lesions, so it’s possible they could grow back after a number of years. Age spots are caused by sun exposure, so keeping out of the sun / wearing factor 50 sunblock is the only way to prevent new age spots appearing. The original ones that were removed will not “grow back”.
How much does it cost?
Prices start at £120 for less than 5 blemishes. You can book online here: https://tinyurl.com/yyu5fya5. If you don’t want to book online or you have any questions, just contact me directly by WhatsApp, phone or using the contact form on this website.