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Advanced Electrolysis – Benign Skin Lesion Removal

Benign Skin Lesion Removal

Advanced Electrolysis utilises the ability to use our electrolysis machines to treat some common benign skin lesions. Before any treatment is undertaken we advise you to confirm diagnosis of your lesions – visit your GP or a Skin Specialist for an accurate assessment. Our Advanced Electrolysis treatments are an alternative to medical removal but confirmation that a lesion is safe to remove is crucial.

Our electrolysis machines offer either

HF – High Frequency Diathermy

or   DC – Direct Current Galvanic Electrolysis

or   Blend – Combined Diathermy and Galvanic Current

Electrolysis is used primarily to treat and remove excessive or unwanted hair. Electrolysis Page  (Hair Removal)

Advanced Electrolysis treatments have traditionally been available from experienced Electrologists to remove a variety of cosmetic skin blemishes quickly and expertly. Unlike hair removal, these treatments generally require only one appointment and take advantage of the very precise needle control required by electrolysis. (Some cases may require more than one treatment).

Red Vein Treatment is a form of Advanced Electrolysis used to treat Telangiectasia or Red Veins or Thread veins and Blood Spots (Campbell de Morgan spots), and Spider Naevi. This is a precise method of Electrolysis where we use a tiny needle and tiny electric current used to cauterise the tiny red veins visible on your face – Red Vein Page

If you would like to talk to us about Skin Tags or Lesion Removal enquire about treatment or book an appointment for a consultation -contact us by

Consultations cost $20 but this price is redeemable against treatment.


Benign Skin Lesion Removal

Skin Tag Removal

Skin Tags or Papilloma’s or Acrochordous are balloon type skin growths commonly found around the base of the neck, in arm pits, around waistlines and in groin areas where skin is rubbed by necklaces or clothing – especially rough seam lines or bras. Some just grow with no apparent cause. They can also be found around the eyelids. They are extremely common.

We remove them by cauterising them off the skin surface with a simple quick Electrolysis procedure.

Xanthoma / Xanthelasma / Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Xanthelasma or Xanthoma 

(Xanthelasma Palpebrarum) is a skin condition that develops flat yellow or white growths on the eyelids. Xanthelasma is often seen in people with high cholesterol or other fat (lipid or oil) levels in the blood, and the lesions contain deposits that are high in fat (lipid-rich). Xanthomas are characterised by accumulations of this lipid or sebaceous oil in Macrophages that clump together in globules in the top layers of the skin. Squeezing and pricking them does not remove them and can actually cause Xanthomas to grow larger.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia – a form of Rosacea

Sebaceous Hyperplasia is the term used for enlarged sebaceous glands seen on the forehead or cheeks. Sebaceous hyperplasia appears as small yellow bumps up to 3 – 6mm in diameter. Close inspection reveals a central hair follicle surrounded by yellowish lobules. Lobules are the tiny individual sacs that form the sebaceous gland that are not normally visible. The sebaceous gland has become overstimulated (hyperplasia) and each lobule or “tiny bubble” has become filled with Lipid (hardened oil).

Treatment = Galvanic Chemical Electrolysis

We treat the Xanthoma and Sebaceous Hyperplasia  with a special electrical current termed Galvanic Electrolysis which uses a DC (Direct Current) that creates a caustic solution (NaOH = Sodium Hydroxide) to form within the lesion and within the lipid/oil  and over the next few days the Xanthoma and Sebaceous Hyperplasia lesions gradually shrink and may even disappear. The sodium hydroxide solution created within the lesion breaks up and dissolves the lipid globules. Sodium Hydroxide acts like soap gradually dissolving the lipid. The body naturally absorbs and removes the dissolved cells and oil, gradually shrinking the lesion or lump!  Larger Xanthoma / Sebaceous Hyperplasia require multiple applications of electric current to dissolve, shrink and eradicate them. We cannot guarantee permanent eradication as the cause of Xanthelasma and Sebaceous Hyperplasia has not been treated.

Skin Reaction and Aftercare

Immediately = treated area appears red, raised, swollen Redness and swelling lasts 1-8 hours. 2 – 3 days = Skin appears calm – no redness. There may be some residual swelling.

Can heal with small scabs/crusts. These scabs will appear as tiny dots on the surface of the lesion. These scabs form over each insertion point. DO NOT REMOVE SCABS!!! Allow Scabs to fall off naturally in their own time.

Lesion will gradually shrink in size over the next 7 to 14 days.


Other Skin Lesions – Syringoma / Papilloma / Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Syringoma is a non-cancerous (benign) bump, usually found on the upper cheeks and lower eyelids of young adults. Syringomas are completely harmless and are caused by the overgrowth of cells from sweat glands (eccrine glands). They are similar to Xanthomas but do not contain the white lipid clumps.

Papilloma is a benign skin growth projecting in nipple-like or finger-like fronds, sometimes looking like a soft wart.

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) is a condition of many small, benign dark skin growths on the face, usually presenting on dark-skinned individuals. The dark version of a Papilloma.


Treatment – Cauterisation – High Frequency Electrolysis

We treat the Syringoma / Papilloma / Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra with a special electrical current (HF or High Frequency)  that cauterises or generates heat in skin tissue. Our electrolysis machine can create a very tiny amount of heat that limits scarring. We like to use just enough current to either “melt off” or desiccate (dry out and blacken) the lesion ONLY. We use a tiny needle in a precise technique to treat the lesions which enables a conservative treatment with little or no scarring to the underlying and surrounding skin.

Cyrotherapy or Liquid Nitrogen used by doctors can be more scarring as it can damage surrounding skin tissue leaving a small discoloured scar.

Lasers are another alternative treatment but at a higher cost, but are a better alternative for quite large lesions.

We can also treat Seborrhoeic Keratosis (Senile Warts) with Electro cautery = electrolysis.

Skin Reaction and Aftercare

Immediately – area appears red, raised, swollen

1-24 hrs – Redness and swelling lasts 1-8 hours. Desiccation causes Scabs to form immediately. Black scabs may form on darker skin. DO NOT REMOVE SCABS!!!

1 to 14 days – Heals with small scabs/crusts. These scabs will appear as tiny dots on each of the lesions. These scabs form over each insertion point. The lesion will eventually fall off. DO NOT REMOVE SCABS!!!

Home Care/ After Care

It is important to read the following:During healing period after each treatment: (14 day +)

  • After 24 hours wash area very carefully & gently.
  • Keep area dry to promote scab formation.
  • Do not rub area with flannels or towels – rub off healing skin!
  • No exfoliation, scrubs or peels.
  • Use Masks with care.
  • Protect skin from the sun.
  • No Picking
  • Do not remove scabs.
  • Do not use thick oily cosmetics
  • No soaking Baths – softens scabs
  • No swimming – softens scabs.


Products to apply to skin

  • Aloe Vera Plant – Natural Gel – Pure
  • Aloe Vera plant based gel – (Images burn cream)

Contra- Indications

Contraindications are health problems that could stop or interfere with procedure.

Prior to any procedure your skin lesion must be assessed – preferably by a doctor to determine if it is a mole and cancerous. Any disorders of coronary (heart), vascular or blood disorders i.e. Blood clotting etc. Pregnancy, Metal Implants, Recent Operations Or Skin Injuries(6 Months) High Or Low Blood Pressure, Heart Conditions, Pace Maker, Keloid Scarring, Allergies, Bruises, Herpes, Cold Sores, Diabetes, Hepatitis, Sun Burn, Burns And Skin Disorders.

Advanced Electrolysis Price List

5 mins $35 15 min appt
10 mins $55 15 – 30 min appt
15 mins $65 30 min appt

If you would like to talk to us about Skin Tags or Lesion Removal enquire about treatment or book an appointment for a consultation -contact us by

Consultations cost $20 but this price is redeemable against treatment.


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