How long does a treatment take?
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.
How many treatments will a typical patient require?
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.
How long before clients sees results?
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.
Does the treatment cure the imperfection or condition?
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.
Are there any known side effects?
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.
How long is the recovery period?
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.
Is it painful for the client?
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.
What is the difference between Thermocoagulation, Laser and IPL?
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.
What areas can be treated?
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.
Can all skin types or complexions be treated?
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.