Utilizing high frequency and galvanic technology since 1987, Brea has used this astounding treatment technique to treat minor skin abnormalities, without penetrating the skin’s surface. The discomfort level experienced by the client is tolerable, with the sensation produced feeling much like a tight pinch to the skin. No topical anesthetic is required, but can be used if sensitive. Results are immediate. Treatments range from 1 minute to about 10 minutes depending on your needs.
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A skin tag is a small tag of skin which may have a peduncle (stalk) – they look like a small piece of soft, hanging skin. Skin tags are invariably benign – non cancerous – tumors of the skin which cause no symptoms, unless it is repeatedly rubbed or scratched, as may happen with clothing, jewelry, or when shaving. They most often grow on the eyelids, underarms, under the breasts, groin, upper chest and neck.
A cherry angioma is bright red, of a circular or oval shape, and small—ranging in size from a pinpoint to one-fourth of an inch in diameter. Some cherry angiomas appear smooth and even with your skin, while others appear slightly raised. They most often grow on the torso, arms, and shoulders.
TELANGIECTASIA – Thread Veins, Spider Naevus, Broken Capillaries
Thread veins are tiny blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin and look like fine red, or sometimes purple, wiggly lines. They’re also sometimes called ‘spider veins’ or ‘broken veins’, although the veins aren’t infact broken but only slightly enlarged and close to the surface. The medical term for them is telangiectasia. We only work on the facial area for these.
A benign skin disorder due to excessive growth of the top layer of skin cells, usually found in persons over 30 years old. They may appear as just one growth or in clusters. They are most often brown but can differ in color and range anywhere from light tan to black. They come in different sizes, anywhere from a fraction of an inch to an inch in diameter. The telltale feature of seborrheic keratoses is that they look like they have been pasted on the skin or just stuck on it. They may look like a dab of warm brown candle wax that dropped on the skin. Almost everybody eventually develops at least a few seborrheic keratoses since they tend to become more common and more numerous with age. They are sometimes referred to as “barnacles of old age.” The development of seborrheic keratoses is sometimes triggered by pregnancy, estrogen therapy or certain medical conditions.
SEBACEOUS HYPERPLASIA / INVERTED FOLLICLES
Sebaceous hyperplasia is the term used for enlarged sebaceous glands (also known as inverted follicles) seen on the forehead or cheeks of the middle-aged and elderly. Sebaceous hyperplasia appears as small yellow bumps up to 1/8″ in diameter. Close inspection reveals a central hair follicle surrounded by yellowish lobules. There are often prominent blood vessels separating the lobules. Due most likely to sun damage, the sebaceous (oil) glands have risen to the surface and surround the hair follicle. They can become extremely knobbly and give the skin a rough appearance.
CHOLESTEROL DEPOSITS – Xanthomas
The cause of xanthomas around the eyes and on the eyelids is not known. They are not contagious nor are they harmful. Simply put, they are small buildups of fat under the surface of the skin. Normally, excess fat is absorbed so the appearance of these growths can indicate an abnormality in that fat absorption process.
Karen is our visiting nurse and works by appointment.
We also have a professional relationship with Allan Redash, MD and refer to him as needed.