What is Sterex ACP?
Advanced Cosmetic Procedures (sometimes called ACP or Sterex advanced electrolysis) uses short wave diathermy or a blend of AC and DC currents to treat skin lesions and blemishes.
We use electrolysis (Sterex ACP) to treat skin lesions and blemishes quickly and efficiently. This treatment is effective for the following skin conditions (subject to a consultation with a Dermatologist):
- Spider Naevi, Thread Veins, Milia, Warts/Verruca’s
- Xanthelasma, Telangiectasia, Blood Spots, Syringoma
- Papulosa Nigra, Sebaceous Hyperplasia, Seborrhoeic Keratoses
- Pearly penile papules
What are the benefits of Sterex ACP?
Treatment is quick and efficient with minimal scarring.
What is involved in Sterex ACP?
During your consultation our experienced Medical Aesthetician will assess your suitability for treatment. They will advise the number of treatments and duration between treatments. Prior to treatment of some conditions it is necessary to have the all-clear from a Dermatologist. A test patch is not always necessary prior to treatment.
If topical anaesthetic is necessary you will be asked to attend 45 minutes prior to your appointment to have this applied.
During treatment the tip of a fine small probe (about the size of an eyelash) is used to discharge a tiny electrical current. This destroys the lesion or blemish which often disappears as it is being treated.
For some conditions only one treatment is necessary, however further treatments may be necessary depending on the severity of the problem.
What are the risks or potential side-effects of in Sterex ACP?
Sterex ACP is not suitable for the following people:
- Patients with a heart pacemaker fitted
- Pregnant or breast-feeding patients
- Patients suffering from low blood pressure, asthma or respiratory disorders, diabetic, auto-immune conditions, active herpes simplex virus
After treatment patients may experience the following side-effects:
- Redness of the skin
- Localized histamine reaction (swelling of the surrounding tissue)
- Inflammation of the skin
What aftercare is required for in Sterex ACP?
The following aftercare is recommended to improve the treatment results and to minimise side-effects from the treatment:
- Gently cleanse the area and pat dry with a clean towel or tissue unless instructed to keep dressings on
- Avoid sunbathing or any other heat treatments, including sun bed, sauna and steam
- Avoid hot baths or showers
- Avoid swimming until treated area has healed
- Avoid using your usual make up during the healing process
- Avoid applying soap or perfumed products to the treated area
- Avoid wearing tight or restrictive clothing over treated body areas
- Avoid touching the treated area and do not pick any scabs that may form
- Avoid using any glycolic and retinoids for at least 1 week post treatment
What is the cost of in Sterex ACP?
A consultation and patch test with one of our medical Aestheticians is £30.
Treatment is priced from £250 per treatment.
Case study for Sterex ACP
55 year old man with Campbell de Morgan spots (blood spots or cherry angiomas). One treatment required.
This lady had what we call papulosa nigra. Yasmina did three treatments of ACP and she is skin type 6.
How does Sterex ACP treatment work?
The tip of a fine probe (about the size of an eyelash) is introduced along the line of the capillary and a tiny energy current is discharged. This destroys the vessel which often disappears as it is being treated. Further treatments may be necessary depending on the severity of the problem.
Will my skintags or blemishes treated by Sterex ACP return?
The treated blemish will not return but others may appear depending on the root cause. The Medical Aesthetician will advise you during your consultation