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The Skin Classic

The Skin Classic is a treatment that offers an alternative to lasers for addressing common skin issues such as broken capillaries, cherry angiomas, keratosis, skin tags, hyper-pigmentation, Milia, sebaceous hyperplasia, and acne. The method involves the use of a lamprobe to deliver an electric current, effectively vaporizing and dehydrating the skin irregularity. This process causes minimal downtime and does not harm the surrounding tissue.

Does the Skin Classic treatment cause pain?

While the Skin Classic treatment does involve some minor discomfort. The level of discomfort can vary depending on the area being treated and the specific irregularity.

   Fibromas on the face are non-cancerous growths that, while they do not disappear

by themselves, do not usually require removal unless they cause discomfort or interfere with daily activities. If fibroma is not causing any symptoms, it may not necessitate treatment. However, if it is causing problems in your everyday life, you might want to contemplate undergoing treatment. Discuss with your provider on treatment.

What is the duration of a treatment, and is there any downtime?

A Skin Classic treatment can target a single blemish or be conducted over a 15 or 30 minute session. Following the treatment, a small crust will form over the treated blemish, with recovery time being minimal.

A few days post-treatment, mild redness and a small scab or “crust” will appear over the treated area due to desiccation. Depending on the type of irregularity treated, it may take between 7-14 days for the crust to fall off and up to 30 days for complete healing. To expedite healing, moisturizer and antibiotic ointment can be applied, and concealer can be used after the first 24 hours. As the Skin Classic treatment is non-invasive, it will take some time for the full results to manifest.

How will my skin look after the treatment?

Your skin may be red and swollen for a few hours after the treatment. The redness will fade faster if you have a darker skin tone. You may also have some scabs depending on the type and location of the treatment.

What if the skin problem is still there after 30 days?

You may need another treatment for some skin issues.

Why can’t you fix the broken blood vessels on my legs?

The skin classic is not suitable for lower body parts. You should try saline injections or laser therapy instead.

What if my skin takes longer to heal than expected?

Ensure optimal results by diligently adhering to the recommended aftercare routine. Avoid picking or touching the treated area, allowing the scab to naturally detach—consider it nature's bandage. Post-scab, the skin may exhibit a temporary pink hue, gradually returning to its natural state over time. Feel free to apply makeup 24 hours post-procedure. Enhance the healing process by incorporating LED light treatments, an option available here at AVO Medical Aesthetics to expedite recovery. Regarding pigmented lesions/age spots, it is generally safe to undergo treatment, but consult with our aesthetics practitioner, Melissa for personalized advice based on your unique skin profile.

 

 

Is it safe to treat dark spots or age spots?

You should always check with your doctor before treating any spot that looks suspicious. We won’t treat anything that we think is risky.

The Skin Classic, a radio frequency device, can be safely used on all skin types and tones. However, it is not recommended for individuals with a compromised immune system or those who have difficulty healing. 

With 1-2 treatments, the Skin Classic can successfully treat:

Skin Tags

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A skin tag, also known as a benign tumor, typically forms in areas where the skin folds, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They can also appear on the eyelids or other parts of the face. These growths are harmless, usually painless, and remain stable over time without any growth or change. Skin tags can vary in size, with some reaching up to half an inch long, but they are most commonly about the size of a rice grain. The texture of these tags can range from smooth to rough. They can become irritated due to shaving, clothing, or jewelry. Factors such as weight gain, genetics, diabetes, and pregnancy are common causes. Skin tags are also more prevalent in women than men.

Milia

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A milium, or in plural form, milia, refers to a cyst filled with keratin that can manifest just beneath the skin’s surface. It’s a common occurrence in newborns, but individuals of all ages can experience it. The areas around the nose and eyes are the most frequent sites. In children, milia often resolve spontaneously, while adults might need to seek the help of a skincare professional for removal.

Cherry Angiomas

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Cherry Angiomas, also known as small capillary clusters, form tiny dome-shaped or flat-topped papules on the skin’s surface. They usually exhibit a color spectrum from bright red to purple. Initially, they present as tiny flat red spots, which can enlarge over time, sometimes exceeding a centimeter. Larger cherry angiomas might be thick and elevated. They are commonly found on various parts of the face and body and are typically a result of aging, pregnancy, genetics, and excessive sun exposure. The frequency of cherry angiomas tends to increase with age. For optimal results, it is recommended to treat them as soon as they appear and while they are still small. In the case of a large or very thick cherry angioma, multiple treatments may be necessary. A waiting period of 30 days, which corresponds to the complete healing cycle, is required before retreatment.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

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Sebaceous Hyperplasia is a benign condition that is a result of a disorder in the sebaceous glands. It is most often seen in adults who are middle-aged or older. The lesions can be either single or multiple and they present as small, soft, yellow papules on the face. They have a round shape with oil encircling the pore, giving them a “donut-like” appearance. They are usually found on the nose, cheeks, and forehead, but can occasionally appear on the chest or other parts of the body.

As the skin ages, these may reappear, so it’s recommended to treat them as soon as they become visible. A good skincare routine can help maintain the results and prevent the recurrence of sebaceous hyperplasia. 

Telangiectasis (Broken capillaries)​

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Broken capillaries, also known as telangiectasia, are tiny blood vessels that have expanded and become visible near the skin’s surface or mucus membranes. They can appear anywhere on the body, but they’re most commonly found on the face, specifically around the nose, cheeks, chin, and chest. These capillaries can dilate due to environmental factors such as exposure to sun or cold, and their prevalence may increase with age. Skin trauma, including contusions and surgical procedures, can also contribute to their formation, as can radiation therapy. While one treatment is often sufficient, clients with numerous capillaries may need a second treatment. However, this should not be scheduled until at least 30 days after the initial treatment to allow for the skin’s healing cycle.

Brown Spots

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Brown spots, also known as Lentigo, are small, pigmented patches that appear on the skin. They are characterized by their well-defined edges and are surrounded by normal-looking skin. These spots are benign and are confined to the cell layer just above the deepest layer of the epidermis, which is where the melanocytes that form these spots are typically found. Unlike freckles, their color remains constant, regardless of exposure to sunlight.

The most common benign lesion caused by sun exposure is a solar lentigo, also known as an actinic lentigo, senile lentigo, sun spot, or liver spot. These spots usually appear on sun-exposed areas such as the face, arms, hands, and chest. They are typically less than 5mm in diameter and can be flat or slightly indented, and may be divided by fine wrinkles. The lesions are generally brown and can vary in color from yellow-tan to black. Older lesions are often darker brown or black and can gradually increase in number and size.

These spots are most commonly found in individuals between the ages of 30 and 50. However, increased exposure to the sun and artificial UV light sources can cause these spots to appear at an even younger age.

Cystic Acne

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Cystic acne, also known as Acne Vulgaris, is a widespread skin condition that affects the skin with various types of blemishes, such as blackheads, whiteheads, papule, pimples, and cysts that may leave scars. The face, back, and chest are the most common areas where acne occurs and it may cause inflammation. Acne is prevalent among teenagers but it can also affect young adults and older adults. Acne is caused by clogged hair follicles and hormones and genetics are major factors that influence acne outbreaks.

Blackheads

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A type of acne known as vulgarisms causes blackheads, or comedones, which are dark bumps on the skin. They form when sebaceous glands produce too much oil and clog the ducts. The material inside these bumps is mainly keratin and sebum. The black color comes from the irregular reflection of light by the blocked hair follicles where blackheads usually appear. When the blackhead is removed, the content may look yellow or brown instead of black. This is because the open follicle reacts with oxygen and turns darker.

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