Milia - white, pearly, rounded lumps which occur in the uppermost layer of the skin when sebum (oil produced naturally by the skin) becomes trapped in the blind duct. They are more common on dry skin. Milia can also appear in response to injury to the skin such as sunburn. They are treated by applying the heat energy of diathermy to them. The energy created desiccates the hard fatty tissue, instantly breaking it down and allowing it to disperse into the body through the lymphatic system. 1-2 days following treatment a tiny crust may form which must not be removed but left to drop off. A single session is enough for a small lesion, bigger milia may require a second treatment.
Cherry Angioma (Blood spots)
Cherry angiomas (also known as Campbell De Morgan spots) - consist of clusters of tiny capillaries that form a small, round dome on the skin's surface. Their occurrence increases with age. Their size varies from less than a millimetre in size up to a centimetre in diameter. Most Cherry Angiomas require a single treatment, with a possible touch up treatment for the larger or more bulbous ones. Treatment involves fine probe with a mild current which provides cauterisation of the vessels and coagulation. Treated Cherry angiomas may appear blanched or darkened following treatment. The result is evident within a few days following treatment depending on the size.
Sebaceous Hyperplasia - skin coloured to yellow-white elevations on the skin caused by enlargement of the oil gland (generally found on the forehead). The Pilosebaceous follicle otherwise referred to as pores, have an oil gland (sebaceous gland) attached which is not usually visible as it lies beneath the skin's surface. When an overgrowth of the Sebaceous gland develops, small bumps become visible around the opening of the pore. Sebaceous Hyperplasia can often be mistaken to be milia and can be easily removed with treatment. CRS addresses the problem by cauterising, flattening and removing the papular growths, leaving a smoother, clearer complexion. Mild inflammation and crusting can be expected following treatment. Depending on the number of Seborrheic hyperplasia papules present will determine whether a single treatment is sufficient to remove them or whether several treatment sessions need to be scheduled.