Skin tag removal(thermocoagulation)

Thermocoagulation/electrocoagulation uses the heat generated by a radiofrequency /high-frequency source for converting liquids into solids. The current is transmitted to the skin through a probe directly applied to the target area. The imperfection coagulates to form scar tissue that will be eliminated by the natural healing mechanisms of the body. The results become visible between 3 and 21 days (longer for the body and legs).

Frequency: 4-6weeks

 

What are the contraindications of thermocoagulation?

  • Peacemaker
  • Severe diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Anticoagulants (Coumadin/Warfarin)
  • Illnesses that can delay tissue repairing.
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis
  • Cancer
  • Keloid scars
  • Metallic implant
  • Active rosacea
  • Active acne
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Post-surgery inflammation.

Pre-treatment

Be well hydrated. Drink lots of water as coagulation can be difficult if not hydrated.

If skin is dry it can risk crusts occurring ensure skin is well moisturized the night before.

Post-treatment

  • Do not touch, stretch, or manipulate the treated area for at least 24 hours following treatment.
  • Clean the treated area very gently using fingers and facial cleanser. Do not use a facecloth, facial brush or sponge.
  • If you wish to wear makeup over a recently treated area, gently apply foundation using clean fingers. Avoid sponges as they often carry bacteria.
  • To avoid hyperpigmentation, use sunscreen and avoid sun exposure, including tanning salons, for one week.
  • Apply cold compresses if the area feels hot. Do not use ice.
  • Apply a medicated preparation such as Polysporin®, Neosporin® or
  • Hydrocortisone, as well as the product
  • provided by the esthetician.
  • Following treatment, do not drink alcohol for 24 hours.
  • Following treatment, do not take aspirin for 48 hours.

 

** A 30-minute consultation is required for new clients that have not been to the spa in 3 months.