Rochester Lodge Osteopathic & Chiropractic Clinic Weston-super-Mare.

Osteopathy Acupuncture Chiropractic

Permanant Hair Removal and Removal of Minor Imperfections

The following are often treated at the clinic:

  • Facial thread veins (dilated capillaries)
  • Blood spots (vascular blemishes)
  • Spider Naevus
  • Skin tags - usually found around the neck, trunk and armpits
  • Milia - associated with dry skin, white hard lumps of keratin
  • Warts - various types - plane, common, seborrhoeic and verrucas
  • Xanthalasma (yellow plaques around the eyes or eyelids)

Unwanted hair is very common and Electrolysis may offer you the solution:


  • Electrolysis offers permanent hair removal through gradual destruction of the hair root
  • The Sterex Blend method is used which is a combination of short wave diathermy and galvanic electrolysis
  • Can be used on any part of the body
  • Is ideal for non-pigmented hairs and white hairs which do not respond to laser treatments
  • Hairs found in moles, with a GP's note
  • Only treats the hair root and does not cause pigmentation problems in the surrounding skin
  • Can be used safely on any skin type and colour
  • For more information on Sterex Electrolysis please go to http://www.sterex.com/ Tessa Pitt is listed on their website of qualified practitioners.

 During your appointment you will be given:

  • A thorough consultation
  • An opportunity to discuss the treatment
  • A taster session to check for suitability
  • A treatment plan if needed

What is Electrolysis (Electrical Epilation)?

Electrolytsis (electrical epilation) and Advanced Electrolysis are methods by which it is possible to:

 

  • Remove unwanted hair permanently by a method of gradual destruction, and,
  • remove unwanted, minor imperfections (see below)

 

How is this achieved?

A short wave diathermy or blend current is applied via the tip of a small probe which cauterizes the minor imperfection (such as skin tag), without touching the surrounding skin. 

Will it hurt?

The treatment is relatively brief and does not require the use of a local anaesthetic (which may give rise to over-treatment  of an area if sensation is reduced). However, for very sensitive patients one may be used if necessary.  

Can anyone do this treatment?

Tessa has many years experience (having qualified in 1990 after a two-year full time City & Guilds and IHBC course in Electrical Epilation) and has perfected techniques for maximum results through clinical experience and Sterex training. The treatment is safe in the hands of a suitably qualified person, ask to see registration, insurance documents and qualifications if you are unsure.

The Clinic has full sterilising and autoclave facilities and uses Sterex sterilised one piece/one use needles.

 

Laser Hair Removal and Laser Cosmetic Treatments Information


For information on laser and IPL treatments, please take a moment to visit the 'Which Guide' link to find out the standards you should look for in clinics providing laser and IPL treatments.  It is advisable to visit a 'Doctor-Led' Clinic which has access to a Dermatologist or Medical Doctor with experience.


http://www.which.co.uk/advice/what-you-need-to-know-about-laser-treatments/index.jsp