Advanced Electrolysis

The safe and effective treatment to remove unwanted skin blemishes

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Many of us suffer with minor skin blemishes that can affect our confidence. These issues are much more common than many people would think, due to a combination of factors including ageing, UV Damage and certain health conditions.

How does Electrolysis work?

Electrolysis has been used for more than 100 years to treat problems such as broken capillaries, spider naevi and warts. It has progressed dramatically with the ongoing development of modern technology and is a simple and safe technique. Electrolysis  is used to successfully remove, visibly reduce and improve the appearance of unwanted skin blemishes, offering immediate and effective results. Advanced Electrolysis is a treatment that uses a Thermolysis current and a very fine needle to either cauterise or lift away the superficial epidermis, depending on the type of blemish that is being treated.

Sterex FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Thread Veins

Thread Veins are cosmetically disfiguring and can really affect our confidence.Thread veins are also often associated – usually incorrectly – with the stigma of alcoholism. Although alcohol can be a contributory factor, as facial flushing can cause damage to the capillaries, (spicy food may also cause similar effects) it is not the cause.There are many reasons we get the tiny red capillaries seen on the surface of the skin that we call thread veins. Most of us are susceptible with causes ranging from sun damage, ageing, hormones, hereditary and genetic causes, pregnancy, smoking, extreme sports and harsh weather exposure to name a few. They are very common on a maturing fragile ‘English rose’ complexion.  Rosacea (as well as the medication for it) may be a related factor, and the two conditions often appear simultaneously.

Blood Spots

Blood Spots or Cherry spots are bright red dots on the surface of the skin.  They can be tiny and flat to the skin or the size of a 50 pence piece and domed shaped and raised from the surface of the skin.  Whatever the size, they all start to appear as we age. They usually appear on the trunk but are also seen on the face and other areas of the body and limbs.  Sun damage is the main culprit but they are also genetic and tend to run in families. Sun beds are a definite no-no and sun screen is a help, but they are easily removed with this procedure.

Spider Naevi

Spider Naevi is a central dilated blood vessel, with smaller capillaries radiating from its’ body resembling the legs of a spider.  Found as individual blemishes or as groups they will often appear as a result of a knock or minor accident to the area. Hormones are another contributory factor and pregnancy can be a time when many appear spontaneously. Sun damage, smoking and many other factors such as genetic links can be a contributory factor. Usually they do not appear until adult life although children can suffer from them a result of an injury.


Skin Tags

Skin Tags are a loose fibrous tissue skin complaint which affects so many of us. They grow in areas of friction – underarm, under the breasts or around the neck where necklaces may irritate and even under any unwanted ‘rolls’. Once the first one appears, others will follow and some sufferers have over 100 varying in size from a grain of rice to a kidney bean (or larger) .Skin tags that cause irritation or are cosmetically unappealing may be removed safely, easily and effectively using electrolysis.


Milia are small, white, often hard lumps appearing on the surface of the skin. A pore becomes blocked and the sebum within keratinises. Electrolysis  breaks up the milia, which then gradually become absorbed into the skin with no cutting or removal required. No definitive cause of milia is known although they are often related to diet with a high cholesterol count, excessive vitamin C, too rich moisturising cream and are also associated with dry skin which can be acidic.

Mole Removal

Moles are simply pigmented growths that usually appear slightly velvety, but, unlike freckles they have a difference in appearance and texture to the surrounding skin. ‘Nanny McPhee’ moles are the typical growth that can be cosmetically disfiguring and can seriously damage an individual’s self esteem and confidence.  Using electrolysis and expert knowledge, the mole can be easily treated and removed.

Common Warts

Common warts are the same as the warts on the sole of the foot called Verrucas or Plantar Warts and electrolysis has a great deal of success treating both. Electrolysis is definitely successful even on the most stubborn warts.


Syringoma are flesh colour creamy bumps and lumps which appear around the eye area and are often mistaken for milia but do not contain a hard keratinised nodule as milia do. They are benign non-contagious tumours of the eccrine gland and are small, generally oval shaped, often numerous in number which can make them ageing and unattractive. Exfoliation is unsuccessful and electrolysis is one of the best treatments available for this condition.

Senile Warts / Seborrhoeic Keratosis

Senile Warts / Seborrhoeic Keratosis are called ‘Senile Warts’. These brown marks are caused by natural aging, sun damage and have a genetic link. They are classified within the wart family but differ in the fact they’re not contagious. They can start life as just a tiny dry piece of skin on the surface of the skin which grows larger, crustier and uglier growing as big as up to two inches across. They become raised and if you find one you are likely to get more. Sometimes they can almost cover the whole trunk of the body.. They can also be quite common on the face in older people. They are usually brown because of melanin and so can be mistaken for moles to the untrained eye.


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