Xanthelasma palpebra is a common skin condition that appears on your eyelids. It presents itself as yellowish, flat growth on the area of the eyelid that’s near the nose. Because of the yellowish tinge, these flat growths resemble butter beans. Xanthelasma is harmless and can be removed in 15 minutes and all you will feel is a slight stinging sensation.
Electrolysis has traditionally been used for permanently removing unwanted hairs. However, it is now extensively used for treating various skin conditions. The specialists at our clinic provide electrolysis treatment to help you get rid of blood spots.
Before the electrolysis treatment begins, you will have an initial consultation with our experienced electrologists. The primary aim of the consultation session is to evaluate the condition of your skin and do a patch test to ensure your own safety. Once the electrologist is satisfied that you can undergo the procedure safely, the particular area will be thoroughly cleansed. A fine needle is then used to deliver low-capacity electric current on the affected area.
Treatment Process – Dermatology
- Initial Consultation
Before any treatment, we will spend 10-15minutes carrying out a skin condition assessment using an analyser device, which enables our clinician to understand the health of the skin including, hydration, thickness and any underlying health issues.
- Treatment Plan
Following the consultation, we will prepare a Treatment Plan which will set out how many sessions you might need and the intervals between the sessions. Each Treatment session will normally be around 30-45minutes.
Pre-treatment advice – Waxing
Do not drink any alcohol during the 24 hours before your treatment.
Treatment Aftercare – Dermatology
Aftercare is very important, so make sure you’re doing everything right by discussing it with your clinician:
- Don’t touch, massage or rub the affected area in any way for at least 48 hours after treatment
- Don’t undergo other treatments like microdermabrasion, facials and chemical peels for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
If you require pain medication after treatment, you can take paracetamol, but avoid anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, as these thin the blood, which can make bruising worse.
It is rare to get any serious side effects following treatment, however possible side-effects include the following:
- bruising/swelling/redness at injection site
- nausea, headache or flu-like symptoms
- occasional numbness
- drooping of the eyebrow or upper eyelid or swelling and redness in eyelids
There can be allergic reactions including:
- rash and itchiness
- visual disturbances
- Visual loss
- facial swelling
- dry mouth
- ‘pins and needles’ sensation
- dry skin
- antibody formation (substantial deterioration in response)
If you experience any of the above after having the treatment, speak to your Clinician or medical practitioner immediately.
Waxing – FAQ
How many sessions will I need?
Before we do anything, we will agree a Treatment Plan, and this will set-out the number of sessions needed and any follow-ups required.
How quickly will I see results?
What will I feel during and after the treatment?
Most of the devices we use are small so any pain should be slight.
Do I have any anaesthetic?
An anaesthetic cream might be used first to numb your skin.
You may feel a little discomfort but this will wear off.
What is my recovery time and when ?
Within two weeks.
How long does the procedure take?
The initial consultation will take 10-15minutes
A typical treatment session will take 30-45mins
When can I go out and resume my normal daily activities?
How long will the result last?
This can vary 12 to 18 months.
Is the treatment available for both men and women?
Yes, it is available for both men and women.
Speak with the clinic today
Call: 01491 756015
Garden Cottage, Badgemore Park
Henley-On-Thames, RG9 4NR