Frequently Asked Questions

How is the Acne treated and removed?

It is likely that DMK Skin Revision will be used. Jacqui Bannister has been working with DMK for years in both Hertfordshire and Beaconsfield. She and DMK would work together to get to the root of the acne and eradicate the bacteria that is continuously pushing itself to the surface. It is the bacteria that creates the spots, pimples, spots, and acne. 

Does the acne treatment hurt?

There are different sensations during the whole process. The treatment is full of a number of different products but there is no discomfort at any stage.

What will be skin look like after the acne treatments?

Your skin will be red immediately after your skin treatment for acne and spots. You will be advised of the quickest way to reduce the redness. In just an hour your skin will have settled down again. It may be a little sore for that first hour and you will be advised accordingly during and after the treatment on how to reduce that soreness.

Can I wear makeup before the treatment?

No. We advise removing all makeup and cosmetics before you arrive for your acne treatment at the skin clinic in Beaconsfield.

How long will it take for the spots and acne to go?

This is not a quick and immediate fix. So you are on a journey of possibly a few months of treatments and homecare products. The products are applied by ourselves and you will be working underneath the dermis layers of the skin during and after your first treatment. They will continue to work and bring out the bad bacteria to the surface. Once that is done, the skin revises and treatments and products change. This is to help rebuild the skin, strengthen it, and make it glow again.

Can you treat acne scars on the face, chest and back?

We can treat acne scars on the common areas of the back, chest, and, most commonly, the face. The end results are the same.

How are ice pick scarring and box scarring treated?

Ice Pick and Box scarring are caused by more aggressive and severe acne. Micro-needling would be recommended for both ice pick and box scarring. This method of treatment produces more Collagen and produces is quicker. In doing this the skin becomes plumper and fuller and flattens out the scars. We would then recommend LED light therapy. LED will help heal, strengthen, and hydrate the skin.

What are the side effects of acne scaring treatment?

Immediately after the treatment, some redness may be visible for up to 48 hours. This is perfectly normal and nothing to be worried about. We advise you to stay out of direct sunlight for the first 48 hours and wear SPF 50 sun cream as advised by a senior skin therapist at the clinic.

Will all the acne scars be removed or reduced?

It very much depends on the age of the acne scars, your skin type, your skin tone, the severity of the acne scars, the type of acne scars. It also depends on the ability of your skin to regenerate collagen and elastin to produce new skin cells. It is possible that some or all of the scars can be removed, but one is always realistic of the time frames that may be required to achieve this.

Can acne scars heal on their own?

Acne scars do not go away on their own, they need help to disappear. Those older more sunken or depressed acne scars actually become more noticeable with age. Once the collagen and elastin levels get lower, it is that much harder for the skin to be strong and plump. Thankfully the Skin clinic has treatments that are able to reduce and even remove acne scars over the months of treatment. It is really important to come to us as soon as you feel an acne scar is permanent. The younger your skin, the more likely you will get cell turnover and renewal. By having these positive factors, the treatments will work quicker and the end results better.

What is Pigmentation?

As a skin clinic, we look at Pigmentation as a changing of skin colour resulting from the presence of pigments. Pigmentation generally involves melanin, which is a pigment produced by melanocytes. These are cells within the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin). Melanin plays the most crucial role in determining the colour of our skin.

Who gets Pigmentation?

Due to genetic factors, individuals and ethnic groups will notice varying amounts and types of Pigmentation. Additionally, those open to external factors such as sun exposure are more suseptical. Also, hormonal changes, ageing of the skin, and certain medical conditions can influence pigmentation.

Can Pigmentation lead to other skin conditions?

Imbalances in melanin production can lead to a couple of similar skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation (excessive pigmentation) or hypopigmentation (insufficient pigmentation).

Why do dark patches develop during pregnancy?

The dark patches on the skin of ladies during their time of being pregnant (pregnancy) is Melasma. It common in women and sometimes known as the “mask of pregnancy”. The is because the condition is tied to the rising of hormone levels during pregnancy. This is a type of hyperpigmentation that can be triggered by the use of oral contraceptive or hormone therapy.

Is Pigmentation dangerous or cancerous?

Generally pigmentation is not cancerous or indeed dangerous. However, it is important to be aware of any new darkening patches on the skin and if you are at all concerned, to get them checked by a skin specialist such as ourselves at Skin Revision. A skin specialist or dermatologist will determine if the blemishes are benign or if a biopsy is needed to determine if it is cancerous / melanoma, or not.


How can I stop getting Pigmentation?

It is important to protect your body as much as possible for new skin lesions or blemishes such as pigmentation. If you are to be outside then your should ideally use a sunscreen SPF30+. This should be applied to all exposed areas, especially the face, hands, arms and legs. Sun damage can cause hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.

What causes Indian skin to be more prone to Hyperpigmentation?

Indian skin is more susceptible to pigmentation disorders than other skin tones and skin colours. human groups.

Melanin is in our skin and occasionally the small cell packets called melanosomes, can leak with inflammation and trauma, causing dark skin patches or Pigmentation. Individuals with deeper skin tones have more melanosomes and so they are more prone to Hyperpigmentation.

The main causes for Pigmentation on Indian skin are: genetics, inflammatory skin conditions such as acne or eczema, cuts and bruises, blue light from mobile phones and PC monitors, UVA rays from direct sunlight.

What is the best treatment for Pigmentation?

Whiter skin tones can be treated following a skin consultation, with a skin specialist such as ourselves at Skin Revision. It maybe that a Chemical skin peel is favoured or CryoPen cryotherapy.

Also another successful treatment programme for Pigmentation would be with DMK skincare. The products used during a treatment for Pigmentation would utilise a delivery system containing anti-inflammatory ingredients, antioxidants, amino acids, proteins, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and retinoids. The DMK Melanotech formulation utilises several natural, yet potent inhibitors that prohibit melanin production, while removing dark spots, pigmentation, freckles and sun damage. 

How to prevent Pigmentation / Hyperpigmentation?

Look for skincare products with antioxidant ingredients like Vitamin C, Retinol and Ferulic Acid.

These serums help prevent the production of melanin whilst increasing cell turnover by exfoliating the top layer of dead skin so that the existing pigmentation disappears.

Chemical peels – the high concentration of exfoliating ingredients in the peels works by breaking down the top layer of dead skin cells, allowing promotion of the clearer skin underneath.

A diet that includes anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric, green, leafy vegetables, berries, tomatoes, and pomegranate. They help prevent oxidative stress which is the result of free radicals and antioxidant imbalance in your body. Free radicals damage healthy skin cells and induce more pigmentation.

Check your hormones and make sure you’re eating enough protein. Protein is important for the repair of our cells. Also, make sure you’re sleeping enough – 7-8 hours each night or day, ideally. Try and drink 2-3 litres of water every day!

What treatments do Skin Revision use to treat Pigmentation?

At Skin Revision, and following a full consultation, we would consider Chemical skin peels, Microneedling or DMK Skin Revision.

How do I know if I have a Mole and that it is not Melenoma?

The first port of call would be to speak to your GP. They will determine the type of skin lesion you have. They will also be able to supply a letter to advise both what it is and that is ok to treat by a recognised skin specialist such as Skin Revision. 

If it is not possible to get an appointment with your GP or doctor, then Skin Revision will happily take dermascopic image and digitally send it to our dermatologist for an assessment. 

Should the assessment be all fine, then Skin Revision will treat. If the mole or other lesion is of a concern to the dermatologist, then they will recommend you book an appointment to get a biopsy for further investigation.

Do Moles get bigger and change colour as I get older?

The number of moles on your body and face can increase over time. It is also possible that moles can increase in size as you age. They may begin to grow little strands of hair and it is not uncommon for moles to change shape, become darker or lighter in colour and become more raised.  

Should I regularly check my Moles?

It is very important for you or someone you know well to check for new moles and see any changes in the appearance of existing moles. If you are at all unsure or have any questions, you must speak to your GP, dermatologist or ourselves at Skin Revision, as soon as possible.

Can children have treatment to remove Moles?

Unfortunately, for insurance purposes, it is not possible to treat anyone to have their moles removed if they are under the age of 6. Those who are 6 – 18 years of age will need to be with their parent or guardian. This should help your question “how old do you have to be to have a mole removed?”

Are my Moles safe to treat?

As a matter of safety we would need to be 100% sure that your Moles are benign and showing no signs of cancer / melanoma. There are two options to find out if the Mole is safe to treat.

a) book an appointment with your GP or doctor to get a signed note to show that the lesion is benign and safe to treat.

b) make an appoitment with us to produce dermoscopic images to forward to our dermatologist for evaluation. 

If all the necessary information proves that the Moles are safe, then we can treat as soon as you wish.

What methods do you use for Mole removal?

We utilise advanced techniques such as Plasma, CryoPen, and VeinAway (intense heat cauterisation) for safe and effective mole removal.

Are there any side effects or downtime after Mole removal?

Generally, there is minimal downtime. Patients have been know to experience mild redness or scabbing, but this usually resolves itself within a few days.

Is Mole removal at Skin Revision a painful process?

Our procedures are designed to minimise discomfort. A local numbing cream is applied for a few minutes, to ensure a relatively pain-free experience.

Will there be scarring after Mole removal?

Being highly experienced in the treatment or Mole, our skin experts take great care to minimise scarring. Any potential scarring is often discreet and fades over time.

Can Moles grow back after removal?

The treated mole is usually removed permanently. However, new moles may develop over time in that area or any other area of the face or body.At Skin Revision, we can make constant assessments of any existing or new moles that you find. 

What are Skin tags, and why do they occur?

Skin tags are benign growths of skin often caused by friction. They are non-cancerous and can be safely removed for cosmetic reasons.

Can I remove Skin tags at home, or should I seek professional help?

While home remedies exist, a professional removal of skin tags at Skin Revision, using advanced methods like CryoPen or VeinAway Thermocoagulation, ensures far safer and effective results.

Are there certain areas of the body where Skin tags commonly occur?

Yes, skin tags are common in areas with friction, such as the neck, underarms, and groin. However, they can appear on various body parts. These areas where skin tags occur and can be removed are on the eyelids, on the sides and corners of the eyes, the scalp, the torso, the back and the thighs.

How does CryoPen differ from VeinAway thermocoagulation in Skin tag removal?

CryoPen uses freezing technology at minus 89 degrees celcius. The intense coldness freezes the supply of the blood to the tag, causing the cells to die off and the skin tags to eventually fall-off. 

VeinAway thermocoagulation employs intense directed heat. The heat causes thermocoagulation and the vessels supplying the tag is restricted in blood supply and therefore dies-off.

Both methods are very effective. However, which method used will depend on factor such as a) the closeness to a sensitive area such as the eye (VeinAway will be used) b) the size of the tag c) the age of the tag.

If the tag is loose and small, then CryoPen would be used. If the skin tag is older with a wide base and deeper roots, then CryoPen cryotherapy would again be used. 

Is there an age limit to have  Skin tags removed at the clinic in Beaconsfield? 

Skin tag removal is suitable for all those from age 6 upwards. From the ages of 6 years old to 18 years old, the patient should be accompanied by their parent or guardian. 

Can you remove multiple Skin tags during one session?

Yes, we can address multiple skin tags in a single session / appointment. However, we would not treat for more than 15 minutes. This is because after a period of time during treatment, the body actually rejects the trauma that is being caused to the body. This will mean that the skin tags do not die off as effeciently as required. The results will therefore not be as desired. 

Further treatments will then be needed on the remaining skin tags. 

Do I need a consultation before scheduling an appointment?

Prior to your appointment to have your skin tag removed, we would carry our a short free consultation, via email, whats app or phone call. This may involve sending us photographs or the skin tag or skin tags. 

Once we have seen the tag, we will inform you of the treatment process and any aftercare following the treatment for skin tags.

There is no charge to receive any of this information from the clinic. 

Are there any lifestyle changes recommended to prevent new Skin tags from forming?

While some factors are beyond control, maintaining good hygiene and avoiding excessive friction can help prevent new skin tags from forming.

Can pregnant women undergo Skin tag removal procedures?

No. Pregnancy-related skin tags may fade post-pregnancy, but for those seeking removal during pregnancy, removal of skin tags cannot take place due to the contra-indications.

How long does it take to see results after a Skin tag removal procedure?

Results vary, but many patients notice an immediate improvement. In the days ahead, the tags will gradually start to die and may well become loose and floppy. Providing the correct homecare is adhered to then the tags should fall off within a matter of one to two weeks. It should be remembered however, that the larger skin tags with thicker bases, may need a further treatment at the clinic. 

Can I treat Warts at home successfully using over the counter products?

While over-the-counter treatments exist, professional Wart removal at Skin Revision using medical-grade CryoPen ensures thorough and effective long-term results.

Over the counter-products to use for home application generally just touch the service of the Wart. Occasionally some improvements can be seen, but they tend to be superficial and the Wart will stop shrinking after a short period of time

What type of Wart removal treatment can I expect ?

We use the advanced medical-grade CryoPen cryotherapy.  CryoPen freezes the wart at minus 89 degrees and kills off the bacteria cells and vessels feeding the viral wart. The wart will shrink over time before vanishing.

Stubborn older warts may require more than one treatment over a number of weeks in order to see the full affect. 

Are there specific areas of the body where Warts commonly occur?

Warts can develop on any part of the body, including the hands, feet, face, and genital areas. Different types of warts may appear in different areas

Are all Warts contagious, and how can I prevent spreading them?

While many warts are contagious, practicing good hand hygiene and avoiding direct contact can help prevent their spread. 

How does the age of someone, impact the effectiveness of Wart removal in-clinic?

Wart removal is effective at any age, although younger patients may respond more quickly. Children, teenagers and younger adults tend to have a strong immune system. This means they heal more easily to cuts and scrapes but also treated lesions such as warts, reduce and disappear more rapidly than those of older adults. 

Is there a risk of scarring after Wart removal?

While scarring is rare, at Skin Revision, we take measures to minimise it by advising the best aftercare. It is important to listen, read and remember the aftercare instructions, as this will help the speed that the wart disappears safely, without leaving any scar or blemish.

Can I more than one Wart treated during one session

Yes. However, the body can only recognise a certain level of trauma to the skin at one time. The effectiveness of the body’s ability to remove the wart and heal the skin will lessen if too many warts are treated within the same appointment. At Skin Revision, we will decide during the appointment, how many warts can be treated at that one time. 

Can Warts be a sign of an underlying health condition?

 Warts are often benign, but persistent or recurrent warts may indicate a compromised immune system. At Skin Revision, we would look into any such concerns during the consultation prior to treatment.

Do I need a consultation before scheduling a Wart removal procedure?

Following your initial enquiry, your consultation will take place over the phone and in some cases, photos maybe asked to be supplied via email or message.

At your appointment you will have a further short consultation whilst filling out and signing the consent form. 

If you are a parent or guardian acting for your child, you must be present and must agree and sign the consent form, following any consultation.

Can children have Wart removal treatment at Skin Revision?

Wart removal is suitable for individuals from age 6 years old, upwards. There is minimal discomfort during the few seconds of freezing with CryoPen

What is a Verruca, and how does it differ from a common wart?

A verruca is a type of wart caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) that commonly develops on the soles of the feet. It differs from common warts in its appearance and often in its location on the body (foot, toe)

Are there any age restrictions for Verruca treatment? Can children be treated?

It is often asked “how old do you have to be to have a verruca treated?” At Skin Revision, we can treat from the age of 6 upwards. If the individual is under 18, then a parent or guardian needs to be present. 

Can CryoPen Cryotherapy effectively treat Verrucas?

CryoPen Cryotherapy is a highly effective method for treating verrucas by freezing and destroying the affected tissue. CryoPen freezes the verruca at minus 89 degrees celcius. This kills off the blood supply to the cells and vessels of the verruca. Over time, the verruca will shrink and fall off. Much of the internal parts of the verruca are taken out via the body’s own lymphatic system.

How many CryoPen sessions are typically required to treat a Verruca?

The number of sessions varies, with many patients experiencing successful results after just one CryoPen treatment. Multiple sessions may be recommended and needed for stubborn verrucas.

Younger children and younger adults tend to need less treatments. The immune system of those aged 6 – 30 years of age, tends to be greater and this allows the disappearance of the verruca to be quicker and any marks on the skin to vanish quicker.

Can Verrucas spread to other parts of the body or to other people?

Verrucas can spread, especially in damp environments. A timely treatment with CryoPen Cryotherapy can help prevent their spread. 

Once it is known that a verruca is present, it is advisable to take precautions as much as possible. Example – wear sandals or flip flops around the house, showers or swimming baths. Wear socks around the house or your own footwear such as slippers. 

Are there specific aftercare steps for CryoPen-treated Verrucas?

Yes. For the most part, they are common sense. Examples would be to keep the area as dry as possible, to avoid swimming for a couple of weeks and to avoid scratching or picking the verruca after treatment. Full aftercare instructions are given for you to read and take away, following your treatment.

Can Verrucas reoccur after CryoPen?

While CryoPen is effective, verrucas may reoccur. At Skin Revision, we ask that you keep in touch, ask any questions and book in for a follow-up treatment if necessary. 

Does CryoPen have any side effects in treating Verrucas?

Side effects are typically mild, including redness and swelling. These usually resolve within a short period after treatment.

Can individuals with compromised immune systems have a Verruca treatment?

Treatment for individuals with compromised immune systems is considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account their overall health. This will be discussed over the phone prior to your booking your appointment.

Do products bought in Chemists and Pharmacies help remove Verrucas?

Over the counter products bought from Chemists and Pharmacies do little to remove Verruas completely. They do not have the strength to make much of a difference in the appearance of the verruca. 

At Skin Revision, we use proven, safe and highly effective treatments, such as CryoPen, to treat verrucas. 

What causes small red veins, called Thread veins, on the face?

The small red veins, or thread veins (broken capillaries)  are often caused by factors such as:

  1. Sun Exposure: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can weaken the walls of blood vessels. This make them more prone to dilation and the thread veins will form.

  2. Genetics: A family history of thread veins can increase the likelihood of developing them. 

  3. Ageing: As the skin ages, collagen and elastin, essential components that provide structural support to blood vessels, may break down. This can lead to the appearance of thread veins.

  4. Hormonal Changes: Hormonal fluctuations, such as those that occur during pregnancy, menopause, or while using hormonal contraceptives, can contribute to the development of thread veins.

  5. Alcohol: Drinking alcohol over an extended period of time. Alcohol stimulates blood flow and causes blood vessels to enlarge. This is because venous valves do not work at the same pace and normal valves, which means a backflow of blood can occur. The backflow of blood causes the blood vessels to rise towards the surface, which leaves the noticeable thread veins or small lred dilated veins on the nose and cheeks in particular.

What are the other names for Thread veins?


  • Spider Veins: Due to their web-like appearance.
  • Broken Capillaries: Referring to the small blood vessels that have broken and become visible.
  • Telangiectasia: A medical term describing small, dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin.

Why does Rosacea have Thread veins?

Rosacea, in particular, is often associated with the presence of broken capillaries and thread veins. The chronic inflammation in rosacea can weaken blood vessel walls, leading to their visibility on the skin’s surface.

Are there specific areas on the face where Thread veins are most common?

Thread veins can appear on various facial areas, including the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, and eyelids. The most common areas for thread veins / small red veins to appear on the face, are on the nose, around the nostrils and on the cheeks.

How are these small red veins / Thread veins / Spider veins, treated?

For the best results, VeinAway should be used. Thermavein used to be used widely but it is not recommended to find a clinic, such as Skin Revision, in Beaconsfield, Bucks, that uses VeinAway.

Using intense pin pointed heath cauterisation techniques from a fine needle, VeinAway is able to thermocoagulate the small red veins, thread veins or broken capillaries, causing them to dilate and die immediately.

The VeinAway heat cauterisation thermocoagulation stops the blood supply within the small vein vessels. Sometimes immediately, but more commonly over a period of days, the red veins will disappear from view.

How long is the procedure for Thread  vein removal with VeinAway?

Appointment times are generally 30 – 45 minutes, depending on the amount of veins to be treated. The actual treatment itself, is never more than 15 minutes.

Does the Thread vein treatment hurt?

There is an element of discomfort, especially when treating a large amount of thread veins / small veins on the face. Any discomfort goes away after a few seconds. 

The most sensitive area to treat is the nose and eyelids. 

Will there be any side effects following Thread vein treatment?

Some minimal soreness, some redness and some dryness may occur in a few days following the treatment. It is advisable to follow all the aftercare advice give following the treatment at Skin Revision, to minimise any discomfort and to speed up the healing process.

How long do the results last following the treatment to remove the Spider veins / Thread Veins?

For small individual red veins, the results can be immediate. However, for the larger veins and for individuals that have small clusters of broken capillaries / red veins, the results can take longer. Once all the veins have been treated and removed (even after a second treatment where necessary) the results can last many many years. However, it will depend on your lifestyle, drinking habits, sun exposure and hormonal fluctuations.

Can I use makeup following the treatment for Thread veins?

You can use makeup on the face following treatment. However, it is advised to not wear make-up whilst the treated areas are still red or flaky. Any makeup worn should not have irritants and ideally free from perfume. 

Do not exfoliate the areas treated. 

Do not leave the areas treated exposed to the sun in the first week or so.

Do wear a sunscreen on the treated area, that is recommended by Skin Revision

What is Seborrheic Keratosis and how does it differ from other skin lesions?

Seborrheic Keratosis is a benign non-cancerous skin growth that often initially appears as a raised or wart-like lesion. Although it is common to have Seborrheic Keratosis as a small lesion initially, it is not uncommon for the lesions to grow bigger. The size can become very large, for example 2 or 3 cms in width. 

The colour can be light but more commonly it is brown with a crust like appearance on the surface.

Who is likely to develop Seborrheic Keratosis, and at what age does it commonly occur?

 Seborrheic Keratosis is more common in middle-aged men and women and older individuals. While it can occur at any age, it becomes more prevalent with ageing.

Where on the body is Seborrheic Keratosis likely to develop?

It is typical for Seborrheic Keratosis to appear on areas of the skin exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders. However, it can occur in various locations such as a scalp or head. 

Why do people get Seborrheic Keratosis, and what are the risk factors?

People can get the skin lesion Seborrheic Keratosis for a number of reasons. Factor could include genetics, continual exposure to the sun’s UV rays or the ageing of the skin. There are no known risks to Keratosis other than cosmetic. However, it is advisable to get any lesion of concern, checked by a doctor / GP or a skin specialist such as Skin Revision in Beaconsfield. 

Can Seborrheic Keratosis be treated at home using over-the-counter products?

Professional treatment is recommended for the most effective and safe removal of the Seborrheic Keratosis skin lesion. Over-the-counter remedies do not offer the same strength and are not really recommended as a way to significantly remove this type of lesion. .

How is Seborrheic Keratosis best treated?

CryoPen Cryotherapy is used to freeze and remove Seborrheic Keratosis. CryoPen is able to freeze the lesion at minus 89 degrees celcius and in doing so freezes the blood supply that is supplying the Keratosis.  Over a period of time after the first or second treatment, the lesion will gradually die-off and fall off due to the lack of oxygen keeping it present.  CryoPen is so effective, due to its precision and the ability to target the lesion without damaging surrounding tissue.

How many CryoPen treatments are typically required to remove Seborrheic Keratosis?

 The number of sessions varies based on the size and number of Seborrheic Keratosis lesions. If the lesion is large or well established, it is likely that 2 or even 3 treatments may be necessary. 

How long do the results of CryoPen treatment for Seborrheic Keratosis last?

Results are generally long-lasting. However, new lesions on any area of the face or body may develop over time, requiring additional treatment as and when needed.

What after-care should be used following Seborrheic Keratosis treatment?

Following any professional treatment for Seborrheic Keratosis, you will be given clear after care instructions. 

Generally it is common sense but you will be advised to keep it dry for 24 hours and not get it really wet over the following 72 hours. You should also not pick, exfoliate or scrub the lesion no matter how itchy it may become. Let the lesion or scab fall off on its own accord. Do not add creams to the area. Keep the area out of direct sunlight. 

Does the treatment for Seborrheic Keratosis hurt with CryoPen?

The treatment has very minimal discomfort. The CryoPen is precise and accurate as it sprays onto the lesion. It does not touch the outer skin. There is no redness or sensitivity on or around the area of treatment, following the procedure. 

What is Xanthelasma and how does it manifest on the skin?

Xanthelasma is a condition characterised and shown by yellowish cholesterol deposits which has formed on the eyelids. These cholesterol deposts are raised and soft. They are commonly seen in symmetrical patches.

Who is more prone to developing Xanthelasma, and at what age does it typically occur?

Xanthelasma is more common in adults from around 30 years of age, and often appears in individuals with high cholesterol levels. 

 Can Xanthelasma be an early sign of cardiovascular issues?

Xanthelasma is characterised by yellowish cholesterol deposits on the eyelids and is closely associated with high cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that plays a crucial role in building cells and producing hormones. However, when cholesterol levels increase, it can lead to the formation of these distinct yellow patches on the skin, especially around the eyes.

These deposits, known as Xanthelasma, are considered external manifestations of lipid metabolism imbalances within the body. The presence of Xanthelasma can serve as a visual indicator that cholesterol levels may be higher than normal.

Xanthelasma is not a direct cause of cardiovascular issues but it can be viewed as a potential early warning sign.An increase in cholesterol is a known risk factor for heart disease and atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis a condition where arteries become narrowed and hardened due to the buildup of cholesterol and other substances. 

Regular monitoring of cholesterol levels, adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle, and consulting with your GP or doctor, are crucial steps for those with Xanthelasma. Early management of high cholesterol can contribute to reducing the risk of cardiovascular complications in the long term. 

Can Xanthelasma be naturally absorbed or go away without treatment?

Xanthelasma lesions do not typically go away on their own. Seeking a conversation with a professional, such as Skin Revision in Buckinghamshire is recommended for effective treatment and the removal of Xanthelasma. 

Attempting to treat the lesion at home without any professional help, can lead to further damage and potential scarring on the face.

Are there lifestyle changes that can help prevent the development of Xanthelasma?

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and managing cholesterol levels can help prevent Xanthelasma development and recurrence. However, it is important to understand that a consistent bad diet is not the only factor in the development of Xanthelasma. Genetics can also play a part in producing this lesion.  

Can Xanthelasma cause vision problems, and does its presence affect eye health?

Xanthelasma itself does not typically cause vision problems, but its presence may prompt you to get an evaluation of overall eye health.

Can over-the-counter creams effectively treat Xanthelasma?

Over-the-counter creams are generally not sufficient to remove Xanthelasma. The only way to safely and effectively remove the lesion is with a professional skin expert such as Skin Revision in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. 

What treatment is best for Xanthelasma removal?

The best way to remove Xanthelasma at a reputable skin clinic is with medical-grade CryoPen. This non-invasive procedure involves the precise application of extreme cold (at -89 degrees celsius) to the affected area using nitrous oxide.

The CryoPen targets and freezes the fatty deposits and their blood supply, causing them to successfully break down and disperse through the body’s lymphatic system.  This process ensures a precise treatment without harming the surrounding healthy skin.

How long does it take to recover after the treatment for Xanthelasma?

Recovery time is minimal. There is a potential for a little redness, micro crusts on the surface or a very small amount of swelling. Most clients can resume normal activities shortly after CryoPen treatment.

How long before the Xanthelasma totally disappears?

During the treatment, a mild white frost should form evenly over the lesion followed by a white raised blister.

Immediately after the treatment, the tissue turns red-ish coloured due to interstitial bleeding.

The time taken for the Xanthelasma to disappear entirely varies. In most cases, noticeable improvements can be seen within just a few weeks after the CryoPen treatment. However, it may be necessary for at least one additional treatment, in order to see a complete disappearance.

What are Milia? 

Milia are small, white, or yellowish cysts that typically appear on the skin’s surface. They can be quite pronounced or then can be small and look like small white bumps under and on the skin.

Where on the face or body do Milia commonly appear?

Milia are commonly found on the face, especially around the eyes and cheeks. They can appear towards the corner of the eye near the bridge of the nose or they can appear towards the outside of the eyes. Mila can occur individually or in be seen in clusters. The cluster of Milia create a bumpy texture.

Who is more prone to developing Milia, and are they more common in certain age groups?

Milia can affect individuals of all ages, from infants to adults. However, the visibility of Milia can vary across different age groups.

1. Newborns: Milia are often seen in newborns, and these tiny, white cysts are commonly referred to as “milk spots.” They typically appear on the face, especially on the nose and cheeks. Milia in newborns and bagies are attributed to the presence of residual keratin (a protein) and are considered to be short lasting and a benign condition.

2. Children and Adolescents: While Milia are less common in older children and adolescents compared to newborns and babies, they can still occur. Factors such as genetics, skin type, and skincare routines may contribute to their development during these age ranges.

3. Adults: Milia are also commonly seen in adults, particularly in areas where the skin is thinner, such as around the eyes and on the face. Adults may develop Milia for various reasons, including the use of heavy skincare products, sun damage, or certain skin conditions that have had an affect on the skin’s natural exfoliation.

4. More mature adults: As individuals age, the likelihood of developing Milia may increase. Ageing skin may experience reduced cell turnover and slower shedding of dead skin cells, contributing to the formation of Milia on older ladies and men.


Which treatment is best for Milia?

VeinAway is the best treatment to treat and remove Milia. Veinaway uses heat cauterisation with pinpoint accuracy from the tip of a fine needle.

The intensely directed heat, goes through the Milia and break down the cells within the Milia that are keeping it alive. 

How long is the Milia treatment?

Depending on the amount of Milia to be treated, the treatment time can be as long as 5 or 6 minutes.

Does treatment for Milia hurt or is it painfull?

The VeinAway treatment for Milia just has a mild discomfort and slight burning sensation due to the intense heat. Any discomfort for the Milia treatment is very short lived and will be over in seconds.

Can Milia be prevented? What should be done to  stop Milia developing?

Regular gentle exfoliation of the skin and gentle daily and nightly cleansing.  We would recommend avoiding heavy skincare products that can block the pores around the cheeks, nose and eyes, thus causing Milia and also blackheads. Professional skincare advice is advisable by a skin clinic such as Skin Revision in Buckinghamshire, as they will advise on the best skincare products to use. 

Can Milia reoccur after VeinAway treatment?

VeinAway is highly effective in treating and removing Milia. However, there are no guarantees that new Milia will develop in the same place or other places on the face over time.  By changing skincare and lifestyle habits, the chances of Milia developing are reduced. Your skin specialist will advise on how to reduce the chances of Milia developing again. Further treatments maybe necessary if Milia does reoccur. 

Can Milia be associated with hormonal changes, such as those during pregnancy or menopause?

Hormonal changes can contribute to Milia development. Managing skincare during hormonal shifts and seeking professional advice can be beneficial in preventing or reducing further Milia outbreaks.

Can Milia cause scarring following treatment?  

Milia removal with VeinAway is generally low-risk for scarring. Skin specialists such as Skin Revision hav been treating Milia with VeinAway and Thermaveins since 2015. The VeinAway device is precision technology. Great care is taken to ensure the areas around the outside of the Milia are not touched. If the correct homecare advice is adhered to then the liklihood of scaring is very minimal. 

What are Blood Spots on the skin?

Blood Spots, also known as Cherry Angiomas, Senile Angiomas or Cambell de Morgan, are benign growths on the skin that result from an overgrowth of small blood vessels. They appear as small, round, or oval-shaped spots, ranging in color from red to purple.

What are the distinctive features o f Blood Spots / Campbell de Morgan?

  • Composition: Unlike common skin blemishes such as pimples or blackheads, Blood Spots are not related to pores or oil glands. Instead, they originate from blood vessels close to the skin’s surface.

  • Appearance: Blood Spots have a distinct appearance, resembling tiny red or purple dots that can vary in size. They may be flat or slightly raised and often have a well-defined, circular shape.

  • Texture: Unlike raised moles, Blood Spots usually have a smooth texture. They may feel slightly raised upon touch, but they lack the textured or rough characteristics associated with some other skin lesions.

  • Colour: The characteristic red or purple colour of Blood Spots comes from the concentration of blood vessels within the growth. This distinguishes them from pigmented blemishes like freckles or age spots.

How are Blood Spots formed and why?

Blood Spots often appear without any specific cause identified. Ageing is a very common factor but they can develop at any age and may increase in number over time. Genetic factors may play a role in individuals developing Blood Spots / Campbell de Morgan. 

Are Blood Spots a serious problem or cancerous?

While Blood Spots are typically benign, any sudden changes in size, shape, or colour should be brought to the attention of a skin specialist or doctor so as to rule out any potential malignancy or cancer.

What is the best way to remove Blood Spots / Cherry Angioma?

VeinAway is arguably the best way to remove them. The thermocoagulation from VeinAway is non-invasive and a precise method to remove Blood Spots. The treatment targets the blood vessels within the growth, leading to their coagulation and eventual removal.

Where on the body are Campbell de Morgan most commonly found?

Campbell de Morgan, or Blood Spots, often appear on the torso, arms, back and legs, but they can occur anywhere on the body. 

Are Blood Spots linked to a bad diet or exposure to certain environmental elements?

While lifestyle factors may play a role, the exact influence of diet and environmental elements on Blood Spot development is not still unknown. They are more common to appear due to your genetics or general ageing.

How are Blood Spots treated? 

VeinAway thermocoagulation is used to target and coagulate the blood vessels within Blood Spots, leading to their removal. Its precision of intense bursts of heat energy to shut down the blood supply to the Blood Spot makes it an effective option.

Does the VeinAway treatment hurt and how long is the treatment?

The treatment is non-surgical and only one treatment is necessary due to the small size of the Blood Spot. There is minimal discomfort during the treatment itself. The actual treatment lasts for around 5 seconds per Blood Spot or Cherry Angioma or Campbell de Morgan. 

Where can I have the treatment for Bloods Spots / Cherry Angioma / Campbell de Morgan?

The Blood Spot treatment is carried out in the Beaconsfield skin clinic at Skin Revision. Being to the west of Buckinghamshire, Skin Revision are able to see clients from all surrounding counties such as Herts and Berkshire. They also have clients from Gerrards Cross, Amersham, Rickmansworth, Loudwater, Stoke Poges, Penn, Holtspur, Bourne End, Wooburn Green, Marlow, Cookham, Maidenhead, Slough, Taplow, Burnham and Eton Dorney.

What are Blackheads?

Blackheads, also known as Open Comedones, are a type of acne lesion that occur when hair follicles become clogged with a combination of dead skin cells, oil (sebum), and bacteria. The blackheads have not developed into cystic acne as they have a more open appearance and a lack white pustule and pus.

Why do Blackheads form?

Blackheads form when excess oil (sebum) and dead skin cells clog hair follicles. Factors like hormonal changes, genetics, and certain skincare practices can contribute to their development.

Why might Blackheads turn into acne, and how can this be prevented?

Blackheads can progress into acne when bacteria, typically Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes),arrive in the clogged pores. This invasion triggers an inflammatory response, leading to the development of inflammatory acne lesions. Several factors may cause this:

1. Bacterial Invasion: As blackheads form, the accumulated sebum and dead skin cells create an environment conducive to bacterial growth. When harmful bacteria penetrate the clogged pores, it initiates an inflammatory response.

2. Inflammation: The presence of bacteria triggers the body’s immune response, leading to inflammation. This inflammation can turn a simple blackhead into more severe forms of acne, such as papules, pustules, nodules, or cysts.

3. Increased Sebum Production: Excessive sebum production, often influenced by hormonal changes, can make the situation worse. Higher sebum levels provide more fuel for the growth of acne-causing bacteria.

4. Genetic Predisposition: Individuals with a genetic predisposition to acne may be more prone to this progression. Genetic factors can influence sebum production, skin cell turnover, and the body’s inflammatory response.

How is it best to prevent Blackheads from forming?

1. Effective Cleansing: A crucial step in preventing blackheads from turning into acne is maintaining effective cleansing practices. Regular cleansing helps remove excess oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells, reducing the risk of inflammation.

2. Topical Treatments at Home: Incorporating homecare products into your skincare regime that contain ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide can help control bacterial growth and reduce inflammation. These products target the factors that contribute to the progression of blackheads into acne.

3. Non-Comedogenic Products: Using non-comedogenic skincare products ensures that the ingredients won’t clog pores or make existing blackheads worse.

4. Professional Interventions: Seeking professional skincare treatments, such as a Hydra Facial or Sebum Soak through DMK skincare, can provide deep cleansing and extraction of blackheads. These treatments are effective in preventing the progression into inflammatory acne by keeping pores clear.

5. Balanced Skincare Routine: Establishing a healthy lifestyle routine that addresses individual skin needs is essential. This includes proper hydration, sun protection, and the use of products that promote skin health and barrier function.

6. Regular Professional Assessment: Periodic assessments by a skincare professional such as Skin Revision in Buckinghamshire near Berkshire, can monitor you skin health, identify potential issues, and tailor treatment plans based on your individual skin.

Early intervention and consistent skincare at home, play key roles in halting the progression of Blackheads whilst promoting the best skin wellness.

On what skin types do Blackheads typically appear?

Blackheads are common on oily and combination skin types. They will appear on all skin tones and skin colour. They are more prevalent on black skin and Asian skin, where the production of oils is greater on the skin. 

What areas do Blackheads appear?

The most common areas for Blackheads to appear are those that a) produce the most oil and sebum and b) that are exposed and subject to getting dirtier with bacteria. Therefore the most common areas for blackheads are the nose, the top of the cheeks, the forehead and the chin. Other areas that also produce blackheads, but not in such high quantity are the top of the back and the top of the chest. The back and chest areas are also places on the body that bacterian fills the pores and generates acne.

How does the Hydra Facial treatment help in the removal of Blackheads?

The Hydra Facial treatment utilises a vacuum-based tip to extract impurities, including blackheads, while simultaneously infusing the skin with hydrating serums. It’s effective in deep cleansing and improving skin texture.

How does a DMK Sebum Soak treatment help with Blackhead removal?

DMK Sebum Soak can be used individually as a treatment or in combination with a Hydra Facial. The best way is for your skin experts to initially cleanse the face. After cleansing a gentle exfoliation and a Sebum Soak is what is most effective at softening, bringing the blackheads to the surface.  The treatment is relaxing and highly rewarding. The blackheads are removed from the skin, giving a clear and glowing skin tone and eliminates the chances of acne in the areas treated. 

Can I remove Blackheads at home?

By using the correct skincare regimes such as gentle cleansing, gentle exfoliation and the correct skincare products and makeup, you will reduce the chances of blackheads. However, should the blackheads appear on the surface, it is possible to try once to soften the area with warm water and cotton wool. Do not use an existing flannel as it may contain bacteria. With clean hands you may gently squeeze the blackhead. If after 3 attempts, it is advisable not to squeeze or indeed touch the blackheads, but to seek expert advice and treatment at a professional skin clinic.

Do Blackheads appear regularly on Black skin?

Yes, blackheads can appear on all skin types, including black skin. 

People of all ethnicities and skin tones can experience blackheads including black skin. However, the appearance of blackheads may be more noticeable on individuals with darker skin tones because of the contrast between the dark spots and the surrounding skin.

It’s important to note that the causes and treatment of blackheads are generally similar across different skin types including Asian and black skin. Regular and gentle skincare, including cleansing, exfoliation, and the use of non-comedogenic products, can help prevent and manage blackheads on black skin, just as on other skin types.