Skin Blemish Treatments & Causes
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With skin, comes it’s blemishes; the details of our body that we long to change because we don’t like the way they look or because they affect us while we carry out our daily tasks. We all seem to shudder at the thought of warts, skin tags and even blemishes, and yes, although they are mainly harmless, most people feel that they are very unattractive.
Here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, we can provide you with a skin blemish treatment that will either diminish the look of the blemish or make it completely disappear. Being highly qualified and experienced, we are approached with many skin blemishes that our clients want to be rid of, so we are understanding of how important this could be for you.
Types of Skin Blemishes
To find the most effective skin blemish treatment for you, it is wise to identify the issue first. We have put together a list of the most common types of skin blemishes and our range of treatments that target those problems the best. Continue reading to see if any of these apply to you:
Unfortunately, we do not catch warts from a toad like in the old wife’s tale, instead, they form from a viral infection that is persistent in the top layer of the skin. Warts are small lumps of skin which we are often found on the hands and feet. Not all warts have the same appearance; some are darker than others, as well as shaped differently. They can also appear alone, or in clusters.
If you have a wart, do not fret because most people will have suffered from warts at some point in their lives, mainly as children and teenagers.
Skin tags can look similar to warts but are not caused in the same way. Skin tags are small and soft, and can either be light brown or skin coloured. The best way to describe a skin tag is a small growth which hangs from the surface of the skin. These growths range in size; they can be just a few millimetres or as big as 5 cm.
Skin tags are prevalent and also harmless; they are made up of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels that are surrounded by skin. They are usually found in areas where the skin folds such as the armpits, neck, around the groin area, eyelids or under the breasts. We often see skin tags in those of the older generation, especially when overweight and those who have type two diabetes which leads us to believe that they can be caused by skin rubbing together.
The important thing to remember is that skin tags are not contagious, whereas warts are.
You may recognise Cherry Angiomas as blood spots, red moles, senile angiomas or Campbell de Morgan spots. It is a very common skin defect which we mainly see in people aged 30 and older; one study found that over 75% of people aged over 75 have this skin defect.
Cherry Angiomas tends to be bright red, circular or oval-shaped and on relatively small patch of skin. Some cases of it can be smooth, whereas others can be lumpier; we are most likely to see Cherry Angiomas on the torso, arms, legs and shoulders. We are not entirely sure how this particular type of skin blemish is caused, but various cases have been linked to medical conditions, pregnancy, exposure to chemicals and climate conditions.
Moles are brown or black growths on the skin. Most people have moles; they are perfectly normal, and usually appear in early childhood. The average person will have around 10-40 moles by the time they reach adulthood. Even though they are very normal, you should always monitor your moles as any changes in them can be a sign of Melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Make sure you keep a close eye on the following; variations in colour (gets darker or has more than two colours), becomes more significant, changes shape, starts bleeding, or becomes itchy.
Treatments for Skin Blemishes
We want you to feel happy in your skin, and if that means getting rid of a nasty skin blemish then we will be more than happy to assist you. Here at our Liverpool clinic, we have a wide range of treatments that are highly effective in removing skin blemishes. As every client’s case is unique, we will design a treatment plan designed specifically for your skin blemish in order to achieve your desired results.
Continue reading for a closer look into our skin blemish removal treatments.
PLEXR for Skin Blemishes
Plexr is a treatment which offers permanent results. It is often used in cases of hyper-pigmentation, acne scarring, skin tags, warts, blemishes and seborrheic keratosis. During the treatment, a specialised handheld device delivers multiple shots of plasma into the skin’s dermis, this creates a heating effect; breaking down any lesions. A non-invasive, and highly effective procedure for blemish removal.
Cryotherapy for Skin Blemishes
Cryotherapy is a treatment which is carried out by using liquid nitrogen to freeze off the blemish. The cold temperature delivered by a handheld device works as magic; it kills the cells and constricts the blood supply. The blemish will then eventually fall off with time. This treatment is commonly used for wart and verruca removal.
Excision Removal for Skin Blemishes
This treatment can be very misconceived; although the name sounds daunting, it isn’t as scary as it sounds. Essentially, the blemish will carefully be cut away using a scalpel; leaving a tiny scar. This scar is likely to fade after time, especially with regular use of scar reducing lotions that we will recommend after completion.
This treatment will take place while the client is under local anaesthetic, and a stitch will be needed afterwards.
Laser Removal for Warts
Laser Removal is essentially a procedure that we carry out in order to starve a wart so that it eventually falls off. Our unique and completely safe laser heats the blood vessels in the wart so that they begin to collapse in on themselves; causing the blood supply to the wart to stop.
Why Should I Choose Aesthetics of Liverpool for My Skin Blemish Treatment?
You should choose us because, to put it bluntly, we know our stuff. We have been performing skin blemish treatments on hundreds of clients over the years, and so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we want to give you the same fantastic results if you’re unhappy with your skin’s state.
It is so common for the holders of a skin blemish to reject them as anything but beautiful, so we take it upon ourselves to give our clients that chance of feeling confident again. For one of our skin blemish treatments in Liverpool, book your consultation today at our Liverpool aesthetics clinic by calling us on 0151 203 1393 or visiting our website.
During the consultation, we will go in-depth on your options after assessing your skin’s condition, as well as answer any questions that you may have. We want you to feel confident and comfortable during your entire experience with us.