Thermocoagulation is the treatment or removal of unwanted skin imperfections or anomalies
The following skin imperfections are superficial which can be treated effectively by Thermocoagulation. The process will improve the skins appearance by reducing or eliminating those unwanted imperfections. A TLB skin specialist is able to treat: visible facial veins or capillaries, skin tags, angiomas, milia, keratosis, angiokeratomes, open pores or unwanted piercings.
Thermocoagulation utilizes the High Frequency Current to discharge pin point heat energy to treat skin imperfections and collapse the spider veins upon contact. The energy created by the high frequency current produces a thermal lesion and the immediate disappearance of the imperfection or vein while preserving the epidermis. All that may remain is a tiny circular red mark that disappears within hours post treatment to leave a micro-crust which itself disappears usually in a matter of days. The treatment is extremely safe and unlike other treatments does not pose risks of heat blisters or scarring.
Facts and Benefits:
- Effectively treats skin imperfections such as spider veins, angiomas and skin tags
- Fast treatment time and a “walk in – walk out” procedure with no down time for recovery
- Imperfections, spider veins and other vascular lesions instantly disappear
- Minimal discomfort in comparison to other treatments
- No bruising, scarring or hyper-pigmentation post treatment
- Ability to successfully treat sensitive areas like the face, nose, ankles and knees
- Proven procedure that is minimally invasive with high degree of safety
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The procedure in most cases involves inserting a fine probe into the imperfection or anomaly, releasing a small amount of current; this will dry up the imperfection. Depending on the size of the imperfection treated and the intensity used, a scab will form. This is your body’s natural band-aid. Once the skin beneath is healed enough to be exposed to the elements, the scab will fall off on its own.
At The Laser Beautique we use the Apilus device for Thermocoagulation. This revolutionary device allows our specialists to make use of 13.56 or 27.12Mhz current. This current speed allows for a virtually pain free treatment. The fast speed of the current ensures that the body doesn’t recognise that a treatment is taking place. When compared to other treatments, Thermocoagulation is more precise and directly treats the imperfection which means there is less collateral damage to surrounding tissue and also allows for fast healing. Most clients find the sensation is quite gentle and say they feel slight heat and the treatment is virtually pain -free. A numbing agent can be applied prior to treatment to ease the sensation.
During a complimentary consultation, our TLB skin expert will explain the procedure, examine your skin and any imperfections and then determine if they can treat you. Our Specialist will determine if the imperfection can be improved with one treatment or if repeated treatments are necessary.
Treatments are offered in 20 minute increments.
20 minutes R650
40 minutes R1,200
Frequently Asked Questions
A typical treatment should take no more than 15 minutes, immediately after this time the patient will see a significant improvement in their imperfection if not a total eradication.
Many clients can be treated in just one session, depending on the extent of their imperfection, from 1 to 3 treatments are required to achieve desirable effect.
Results are instant. The treatment is very visual and you will notice the imperfection disappear as they are touched with the probe. This leads to a real “Wow!” response the first time the client looks in a mirror. This is a stark contrast to alternative treatments which can take 6-8 weeks and many sessions.
The treatment will remove visible signs of the imperfection and in many cases it will not recur. There are a wide range of underlying causes to imperfections which may lead to new areas developing. If this happens a follow up or second treatment will clear the imperfection. If there are concerns of recurrence we generally advise a review of the client 8 weeks after the treatment if possible and a yearly review can stop any new areas developing.
Unlike with other treatments, there are no known side effects. The client suffers no bruising, scarring or similar and there is no downtime – many people go back to work or shopping immediately after treatment. In addition there is no requirement to avoid sunlight, as with other treatments, although we do recommend sun protection as general skin care advice. This treatment doesn’t burn and is very accurate, most clients feel a little pinching sensation which we are informed is easily bared.
We appreciate that other treatments require up to 8 weeks recovery, during which time your actions can be severely restricted. As Thermocoagulation uses a very different technique there is no downtime at all, patients walk out of the treatment and back into their lives unaffected.
We are unable to classify our treatment as pain-free as different individuals have varying tolerance levels. We do say that the treatment is virtually pain free. We are regularly told from patients that they hardly feel a thing to the extent that many are unsure when the treatment has started. The revolutionary Apilus device allows our specialists to make use of 13.56 or 27.12Mhz current. This current speed allows for a virtually pain free treatment. The fast speed of the current ensures that the body doesn’t recognise that a treatment is taking place. When compared to other treatments, Thermocoagulation is more precise and directly treats the imperfection which means there is less collateral damage to surrounding tissue and also allows for fast healing. Most clients find the sensation is quite gentle and say they feel slight heat and the treatment is virtually pain -free. A numbing agent can be applied prior to treatment to ease the sensation.
Thermocoagulation compares favourably to other treatment methods which can be very painful and also damaging to the client. Any sensation felt by the client during treatment will subside as soon as treatment stops. We are well aware that many alternative treatments can leave clients in substantial discomfort for prolonged periods of time.
Thermocoagulation using the Apilus differs substantially from Laser and IPL due to the fact that the anomalie is being treated precisely instead of the whole surface area being treated, meaning that no healthy skin is damaged in any way. Thermocoagulation provides results instantly with no downtime.
When we treat veins such as Capillaries / Telangiectasia / Spider veins we only treat the face, neck and hands. We would strongly advice against treating any other areas of the body as there are a range of similar looking medical conditions that may appear similar but are not treatable and attempted treatment may cause the patient issues. We can treat all other imperfections on face or body.
Yes, Thermocoagulation is safe to use on all skin types, but if you have any concerns a discreet patch test should be carried out first.