Extractions & Removals
We offer a range of techniques to help extract or remove unwanted concerns from the skin. The concerns below can look very different, so if you have a skin concern and are unsure if it falls into any of these categories, please book in for a free consultation and one of our highly trained Therapists will access your concern.
Extractions & Removals
Here are Body TLC we are able to offer a range of tools to help remove unwanted skin concerns. We can utilize Lasers, Diathermy, Plasma, or extraction techniques.
Skin concerns that we can help with include, but are not limited to:
"I have had two verruca’s removed now at Body TLC. The first one was rather large and due to its position on the ball of my foot extremely painful, which is what drove me to find a removal method, the second was smaller and on my toe.
I found the process manageable both times. When the verruca itself was touched by the needle, I felt no sensation at all, I occasionally felt some pain if the needle touched healthy skin or flesh, but this was minimal. The therapist was very careful and checked in with me throughout the treatment.
Overall I would recommend this treatment for verruca’s as they can be cleared up very quickly and with little pain."
The Diathermy uses Radio Frequency channeled through a extra fine gold needle to separate the concern from the skin, cauterizing as it goes. In some instances a small scab may form. It is vital that any scab is not picked at, as this causes scarring. You may be left with slight redness immediately following treatment, but this will disappear fairly quickly.
Skin concerns which are normally removed using Diathermy include:
There are a great deal of differing forms of acne, and of course differing stages, backgrounds, and medications prescribed by GPs and chemists. As such it is impossible to say without a consultation which, if any, method may be viable for yourself.
Consultations are free and there is nothing to fear with our friendly team, we truly have seen it all before, and our advice is always free without any nasty catches, so even if it is not possible to offer you treatment at the moment, we may still be able to offer you useful advice to help you manage or improve your condition.
If you suffer from any form of black heads, congested skin or acne it will likely benefit you to book one of our extraction facials to help clear the congested skin, using tools, techniques and oxygenated steam, we can successfully clear problem skin.
Diathermy Thread Vein Removal
With facial thread veins, we have found that Diathermy offers a better option. For some people, Laser treatment is not suitable; The face has very fine skin for which Diathermy is better suited. As with other removals, Diathermy uses Radio Frequency channeled through an extra fine gold needle, this needle is inserted into the vein and a short zap is given. This coagulates the blood in the vein and cauterizes it, so that the blood flow is pushed back to the deeper skin and a larger vein. This then leaves the visible thread vein to die and the top layer of the skin to heal.
Plasma is best known for its skin tightening abilities.
We offer treatments such as eyelid tightening and wrinkle reduction with Plasma here at Body TLC.
However, we can also utilize the power of plasma to help us remove unwanted lesions on the skin. Plasma is an element, the sun is basically an enormous ball of plasma! When the appliance is in close range of the lesion, a small electrical arc is extended (similar to a solar flare but in a teeny tiny scale). This arc makes contact to the skin lesions and evaporates the tissue in small, controllable doses.
This allows us to carefully remove benign growths or unwanted pigmentation, birthmarks, and beauty spots with ease. The result is fast and with only minimal discomfort.
Clients can be left with a small scab over the area of skin where the lesion once stood. You must follow the aftercare and importantly not pick the area, most clients fully heal within 7 days.
Warts feel firm and rough. They can appear on palms, knuckles, knees and fingers
Warts are usually skin coloured but may appear darker on dark skin
Some warts are round, flat and can be yellow (plane warts). You can have many of them.
Clusters of warts, spread over an area of skin (mosaic warts) are common on feet and hands.
Warts do not cause you any harm, but some people find them itchy, painful or embarrassing.
Easily removed with either plasma or diathermy at Body TLC - book your free consultation now to find out more.
Verruca are a form of wart, growing inwards instead of outwards due to the pressure of body weight while stood, preventing outward growth
Verruca appear on your feet. They have tiny black dots under the hard skin.
Not to be confused with hard skin. Verruca are more likely to be painful – like standing on a needle.
Warts and verruca are caused by a virus. They can be spread to other people from contaminated surfaces or through close skin contact. You're more likely to spread a wart or verruca if your skin is wet or damaged.
It can take months for a wart or verruca to appear after contact with the virus
do not share towels, flannels, socks or shoes if you have a wart or verruca
do not bite your nails or suck fingers with warts on
do not walk barefoot in public places if you have a verruca
do not scratch or pick a wart
Removal is possible at Body TLC, a consultation is highly recommended
Skin tags are small growths that hang off your skin. They're common and harmless, but can be removed if they're bothering you.
Small, soft, skin-coloured growths on your skin. They can vary in colour and size – usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. They can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks.
They can look like warts, but skin tags are usually:
smooth and soft (warts tend to be rougher with an irregular surface)
knobbly and hang off the skin (warts are usually slightly raised or flat)
not contagious (warts spread very easily, so a sudden outbreak or cluster of growths is more likely to be warts)
Skin tags do not usually cause any pain or discomfort.
You may consider having skin tags removed if they're affecting your self esteem, or if they snag on clothing or jewellery and bleed.
Easily treated with either Diathermy or Plasma at Body TLC, one session for fast removal. Book your consultation now to find out more.
Milia, also known as "milk cysts." are small, non-inflamed cysts that develop on the skin. The tiny bumps look like whiteheads and develop when skin cells called keratin gets trapped beneath the skin's surface. Not to be confused with acne pustules, milia are neither red nor inflamed.
Milia are white to yellowish, hard, raised cysts that develop under the outermost layer of skin. They almost look like a grain of sand or a hardened milky capsule.
Milia are generally small, around 1 to 2 millimeters in diameter, although some can grow larger. Milia won't pop even if you try, and, more annoying, take a long time to resolve.
While milia can occur anywhere, they are most common around the eyes and on the cheeks, nose, and forehead. Milia aren't painful, and they don't itch. While aggravating, milia are completely harmless.
There is an aggressive form of the condition known as multiple eruptive milia in which an outbreak develops on the head, neck, and trunk over the course of weeks or months. Eruptive milia outbreaks are rare and, unlike other forms of milia, are typically accompanied by inflammation
Milia develop when a plug of skin cells, called keratin, becomes trapped just beneath the surface of the skin. Milia happen when the skin doesn't exfoliate, or shed dead cells, properly.
Although milia are often lumped into the comedonal acne category, they aren't acne. Acne comedones develop when a pore becomes blocked. Milia occur just under the top layer of the skin, not within the pore.
Easily treated in one session at Body TLC with Diathermy Removal, heating the area just beneath the keratin cluster - deshelling the hard lump - just like popping a pea from a pod!
Benign Moles are benign (noncancerous) growths of the skin caused by the proliferation of melanocytes, which produce the dark protective pigment in the skin called melanin. Most moles appear in individuals during their 20s, though some may appear later in life and some may be present at birth.
Moles are benign tumors that come from melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells in the skin that make the pigment melanin. Moles come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. For example, there are pink moles, red moles, flat moles, raised moles, light moles, speckled moles, mature moles, and more.1
Some moles have the potential to turn into the skin cancer melanoma. If you are at all concerned about the health of your mole we recommend you visit your GP.
Should your mole have no concerning factors then removal may be possible. Options include Laser, Plasma and Diathermy Treatment.
There is the possibility that it may require more than one treatment when dealing with flat dark moles. Most raised moles are removed in the one session and take just a few minutes to complete. What remains is a brown scab, typically resolving within a week.
Clients are often amazed at how easy it is to treat benign moles.
Scarring is unlikely in most cases normal skin replenishes in the months following.
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A skin cyst is a fluid-filled lump just underneath the skin. It's common and harmless. It can be difficult to tell whether a lump is a cyst or something else that might need treatment.
You should therefore see a GP if you have any sort of lump so it can be properly diagnosed.
Boils and abscesses are painful collections of pus that are caused by bacterial infections. A cyst may go on to become a boil or abscess.
A skin cyst is a round, dome-shaped lump. It's yellow or white, often with a small dark plug through which you might be able to squeeze out pus. Cysts can range in size from smaller than a pea to a few centimetres across. They grow slowly. Skin cysts do not usually hurt, but can become tender, sore and red if they become infected.
Foul-smelling pus coming out of the cyst is another sign of infection.
Epidermoid cysts (one of the main types) are commonly found on the face, neck, chest, shoulders or skin around the genitals.
They affect young and middle-aged adults, and are particularly common in people with acne. They do not usually run in families.
Cysts that form around hair follicles are known as pilar cysts. They're often found on the scalp.
Pilar cysts typically affect middle-aged adults, mostly women. Unlike epidermoid cysts, they run in families.
A cyst that forms on the eyelid is called a chalazion or meibomian cyst.
Some of the cells in the top layer of skin produce keratin, a protein that gives skin its strength and flexibility.
Normally, these cells move up to the surface of the skin as they start to die so they can be shed.
But the cells sometimes move deeper into the skin and multiply, forming a sac.
They secrete keratin into the middle of the sac, which forms a thick, yellow paste. This can ooze out of the cyst if it's burst.
Anyone can develop a skin cyst, but you're more likely to have one if you've been through puberty, you have a history of acne, or you've injured the skin (for example, if you've damaged a hair follicle).
Skin cysts are not contagious.
Removal may be possible, depending on location, size, concern and patient health.
Unlike other services in this category it is possible that cyst removal may leave a scar, though we try to minimise the risk and size.
If you have a cyst you would like to discuss, book a free consultation to find out more.
Otherwise known as:
Seborrhoeic keratosis (or seborrheic keratosis, using American spelling) is also called SK, basal cell papilloma, senile wart, brown wart or barnacle.
Some clients will have hundred of SK.
A seborrheic keratosis (seb-o-REE-ik ker-uh-TOE-sis) is a common noncancerous skin growth. People tend to get more of them as they get older.
Seborrheic keratoses are usually brown, black or light tan. The growths look waxy, scaly and slightly raised. They usually appear on the head, neck, chest or back.
Seborrheic keratoses are harmless and not contagious. They don't need treatment, but you may decide to have them removed if they become irritated by clothing or you don't like how they look.
At Body TLC removal may be performed with Laser - to break down pigment and colour, or Plasma to evaporate the cells, or Diathermy to dissolve the cells - or possibly a combination of the three.
Depending on the amount, you may require more than one session. However large improvements can be expected from each session.
Discomfort is mild to moderate during treatment duration and resolves immediately post treatment, where the skin will scab. Scarring is highly unlikely if post treatment care is followed.
You will require a free consultation prior to treatment and we may ask for a GP note to confirm the suitability for some clients due to the appearance of SK.
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Red moles, or cherry angiomas, are common skin growths that can develop on most areas of your body. They’re also known as senile angiomas or Campbell de Morgan spots.
They’re usually found on people aged 30 and older. The collection of small blood vessels inside a cherry angioma give them a reddish appearance.
This type of skin growth is typically not a cause for concern unless it bleeds often or changes in size, shape, or color. Talk to your doctor if you notice any bleeding or changes in appearance. These could be symptoms of skin cancer.
A cherry angioma is often bright red, circular or oval in shape, and small — usually ranging in size from a pinpoint to about one-fourth of an inch in diameter. Some cherry angiomas appear smooth and even with your skin, while others appear slightly raised. They most often grow on the torso, arms, legs, and shoulders.
Bleeding can occur if the angioma is scratched, rubbed, or cut open.
What causes cherry angiomas?
The exact cause of red moles is unknown, but there may be a genetic factor that makes certain people more likely to get them. They’ve also been linked to pregnancy, exposure to chemicals, certain medical conditions, and climate.
There also appears to be a link between cherry angiomas and age. They often begin to appear when individuals reach 30 years old and seem to increase in size and number with age. One study noted that over 75 percent of people over 75 years old have them.
If you are concerned about the health of your cherry anginoma we recommend you book a visit to your GP.
As most are harmless we are able to treat most cases at Body TLC.
Typically these are treated with either Diathermy or 908nm Laser.
Treatment is often complete in only one session and takes just a few seconds per CA.
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Veins can be unsightly and complicated
We have specialist equipment here at Body TLC to deal with these concerns. We can treat:
Tiny broken blood vessels that do not go away may appear on your skin
We can not treat:
We typically treat smal veins on the face with Diathermy.
Veins on the body with our 908nm Laser specific for vein removal, and wide spread facial veins / redness with our Diode Laser - or a mixture of all three.
Consultations are necessary to assess suitability.
Vein treatment ALWAYS looks worse before it looks better - as no matter the treatment method the process is similar - we dry up the fresh, red, visible blood, resulting in darker dry coagulated blood. Your body will over time break this coagulated blood down - just like it does to a bruise and filter out through your lymphatic system the remaining particles. Due to this process you can expect the area to appear more noticeable after treatment, for a number of weeks while you heal and the filtration takes place. It is very importatnt you factor this in when deciding on when to book in for treatment.
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