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Electrolysis is a method for the removal of hair roots or small blemishes on the skin by the application of heat using an electric current. For individual hairs we can treat all areas from the face or body. Medical electrolysis devices destroy the centre of the hair with chemical or heat energy. After a very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle, the hair is removed with tweezers. With electrolysis we can treat:

Individual hairs  |  Skin tags  |  Millia


Milia are pearly white bumps, keratin filled small cysts that lay quite superficially on the skin. They can appear anywhere on the body but are most common around the eyes and upper cheeks. They often develop where there is a blockage in the duct of the skin surface. They tend to slightly grow in size as contents of milia keratinises. They can present themselves as singular but some people can have them in very high numbers at any one time.

Electrolysis is a very quick, gentle and successful treatment for milia with no extraction, no injury to the skin and therefore very short downtime. Milia removal treatment can be performed close to eyes and on eyelids. It is a superior method to using any sharp object to extract which tends to injure the skin. The treatment is performed by an electrologist with specialist advanced electrolysis training. A tip of a small probe is used to desiccate hard, fatty tissue. This allows it to be dispersed and got rid of by the body. Since there is no injury to the skin the recovery tends to be fast. Small milia usually requires one treatment; bigger ones may need another session around 3 weeks later.

Skin Tags

Skin tags are small growths of skin usually on a stalk. They are viral in nature and very common. They are usually skin colour or slightly darker. They are normally found on areas of friction or where skin folds. They vary in size from a tiny speck to the size of pea or larger.

Skin tags can be quickly removed with minimal downtime using electrolysis. The treatment is performed by a specialist electrologist trained in advanced cosmetic procedures who can also remove skin tags around the eye, on the eye lid or even on and between eyelashes. The tip of a tiny probe and a small amount of current is used to dry up or remove the lesion and coagulate the blood supply. It sometimes takes only seconds to perform. For removal of a small skin tag usually only one treatment is necessary. There will normally be a small scab left after the treatment which will come off naturally.

At the consultation the treatment will be explained in detail. At the clinic the treatment plan is discussed and any questions answered. Following treatment you will receive aftercare instructions.

The Opti-vizion Flip system for high-precision treatments

At The Angel laser clinic our electrolysis specialist has an option of using Opti-vizion Flip which is a new addition to the prismatic loupes for high precision treatments.

In electrolysis hair removal and micro-aesthetic care, precision is the name of the game. The one-of-a-kind Opti-vizion Flip system is designed to offer modern aesthetic professionals much needed precision, comfort and productivity. The Opti-vizion Flip is ideal for high precision treatments, allowing for the magnification of the treatment area up to 42 times its actual size. The device comes equipped with multiple intensity LED lights that emit barely any heat. The smallest details and the finest structures will be clearly visible.

Meet our electrolysis practitioner at The Angel Laser Clinic:

Sarah Joined The Angel Laser Clinic in 2011 and has established herself as a lead medical aesthetics practitioner. Sarah takes great interest in every individual. Patients can be assured of her kind and understanding nature and benefit from her extensive experience and attention to detail.She likes to do what she preaches and leads an example of a healthy lifestyle Sarah has achieved qualifications in: advanced electrolysis, pulsed dye laser for the treatment of birthmarks and warts, basic cosmetic dermatology at Harley street, microsclerotherapy with Whiteley Clinic, skin peels, Pastiche Melanogenesis and Pigmentation, laser rejuvenation, tattoo removal, laser hair removal, laser therapy for vascular and pigmented lesions, dermaroller, dermapen, VTCT L3 in Anatomy and Physiology, Profilo, Phlebotomy and Platelet rich plasma.

For electrolysis Sarah uses the Spectrum Elite from Instantron. It produces faster treatments and it is less uncomfortable for the patient.

For more information about Electrolysis in London and laser hair removal, please contact us at our clinic in Highbury and Islington.


Electrolysis treatments that require a GP or dermatology diagnosis:

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

is a common condition consisting of one or more small, dark papular skin lesions on the face or upper body. The cause is likely to be genetically determined and tends to appear on darker skin types.

Advanced Cosmetic procedures using Electrolysis is a quick and effective method of treatment. The tip of a probe (about the size of an eyelash) is used to remove blemishes. A small burst of energy is expelled and a small stinging sensation felt. Injury to the skin is minimal.

For Dermatitis Papulosa Nigra doctors diagnosis is necessary before the treatment. Consultation is required and the treatment could proceed if suitable. Depending on the number and size of lesions more than one treatment may be necessary.

Serborreic Keratosis 

is common benign asymptomatic lesson. It is not contagious and usually brown, black or light colour. It is predominantly found on sun-exposed areas of the face, head and body. Diagnosis from a Doctor needs to be obtained before the treatment. Serborreic Keratosis usually have crusty, waxy, stuck on appearance. They can be treated using Advanced electrolysis which is a minimally invasive procedure that can also be performed very close to the eye.

Electrolysis Treatment for hair £97 per session

Electrolysis Treatment for skin blemishes £150 per session