Benign Skin Conditions Treatable with Shortwave Diathermy (Advanced Electrolysis)
Moles are small patches on the skin that form due to collections of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin. Moles are often a brownish colour, although some may be darker or skin coloured. They can be flat or raised, smooth or rough, and some have hair growing from them.
Hairs within a mole may be treated with the Apilus but will require a doctors approval prior to treatment.
Skin Tags are small growths of skin which may have a peduncle (stalk) – they look like a small piece of soft, hanging skin. They develop due to friction in areas such as the neck, chest, bra line, underarm and groin. They are completely harmless but can be both unsightly and irritating.
Seborrhoeic Kerastosis (Sebaceous Warts)
More commonly know as seborrhoea warts or senile warts, these skin lesions are non-cancerous (benign) growths that occur on the skin. They have a wart like appearance and colour can vary but they tend to be darkish brown or black.
Sebaceous hyperplasia is the technical name for a benign (non-cancerous) lesion on the skin. They are yellowish, soft bumps (particularly found on the nose, cheeks and forehead) but can appear anywhere on the body, especially areas where the skin has more oil glands.
Broken capillaries are a problem with the tiny blood vessels that become visible near the surface of the skin and usually appear as streaks or blotches. Broken capillaries appear close to the skin surface and can be identified by their red or blue colour.
Spider Naevi or nauvus (serveral) is the name given to small clumps of blood vessels which appear on the surface of the skin. They are described as “spiders” because of their appearance, resembling the body of a spider, with the finer radiating vessels looking like the legs of a spider. They are extremely common in both males and female, usually seen in the upper part of the body, face, neck, upper chest and arms.
Age spots, also called liver spots and solar lentigines, are flat tan, brown or black spots. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulder and arms. – areas most exposed to the sun. Age spots are very common in adults older than age 50. But, younger people can get them too, especially if they spend a lot of time in the sun.
Campbell de Morgan Spots (Blood Spots)
Blood spots (Campbell de Morgan Spots or Purpura) are red or purple-coloured spots occurring on both the face and body. They occur when small blood vessels burst, causing blood to pool under the skin and results in blemishes on the skin that range in size from small dots to larger patches and most commonly appear with age.
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra
Dermatosis papulosa nigra is a harmless condition commonly affecting the face of black and sometimes Asian adults. The cause of dermatosis papulosa nigra is unknown, although about half of people affected have a family history of the disease.
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A doctors note may be necessary prior to some blemish removal.