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Thermocoagulation is a safe, comfortable, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that effectively treats various skin irregularities.

Eliminate Skin Imperfections

Removal of:

  • Brown Spots

  • Removing Skin Tags

  • Spider Veins on Face

  • Vascular Blemishes

  • Cherry Angiomas

  • Fordyce Bumps

  • Syringomas

  • Dermatosis

  • Lesions on Scalp

  • Sunspots on Skin

  • Sebaceous Hyperplasia

  • Seborrheic Keratosis Treatment

  • Brown Spots on Legs and Feet

  • Brown Spots on Eyes

  • Cholesterol Deposits

  • Warts Treatment


Thermocoagulation Before and After



Results after one Thermocoagulation treatment.

Healing time after 30 days.


Thermocoagulation is a safe, comfortable, non-surgical cosmetic procedure using a tiny pinpoint probe gently applied to all types of skin tags to treat various types of benign lesions. This treatment is not a laser but uses high-frequency energy, so only a slight prickly sensation of heat is felt. Whereas lasers are attracted to color contrast in the skin, thermocoagulation is attracted to the water on the surface layer of the epidermal tissue. The pinpoint probe precisely targets the lesion, leaving the surrounding skin untouched.  The treated lesion dehydrates and crusts immediately during treatment, then exfoliates and sloughs off during the healing process, which lasts for approximately 7 to 10 days. Safe for delicate areas around the eyes, thermocoagulation effectively treats lesions on the scalp without destroying any hair or inhibiting hair growth.

Brown spots on legs and pigmentation will first darken, then lighten, during the healing and cell renewal process. The treated lesion dehydrates, crusts, exfoliates, and sloughs off. Pigmentation in brown spots on feet is situated within layers of the skin. Darker spots will require more than one treatment spaced at least 30 days apart.

Vascular lesions, such as spider veins or red cherry angiomas, the tiny pinpoint probe precisely targets the broken capillary or red mole causing it to blanch, dehydrate and shrink. It is then absorbed and eliminated through the lymphatic system. During this time, spider veins may temporarily darken and look similar to a cat scratch. You may notice some fine scabbing for a few days in the area treated, at this time it can be covered with mineral makeup.  Thermocoagulation works great to treat most superficial facial veins. If the skin is experiencing overall redness or rosacea, IPL (Intense Pulse Light) laser treatment is the best option. Thermocoagulation is ideal to treat any remaining stubborn veins after IPL Laser Facial.  Spider veins located on the legs, laser treatment or sclerotherapy are required.


Thermocoagulation is purely a cosmetic procedure and therefore not covered under the provincial medical service plan (MSP) and treatments are not covered through any extended health care plan. 

Treatment Time

60 Minutes


0 - 7 days

Sessions Required


Discomfort Level


Basic treatments are priced according to service time. An additional fee is applied to any large or raised lesions and orbital eye area treatments.

Skin Conditions Treated by Thermocoagulation

Thermocoagulation offers a safe, effective, and minimally invasive approach to eliminating spider veins. If you are looking for a non-surgical solution to improve the appearance of your skin, thermocoagulation may be a suitable option. Consult a qualified professional at Complexions to discuss your needs and determine if this treatment is right for you.


Soft, flat, yellowish lumps that tend to appear on the upper and lower eyelids, near the inner corner of the eye, and often develop symmetrically around both eyes


Skin tags are small growths of skin that hang off the body, that occur from hormonal changes.

 Small, bump-like white pearls found under the skin. They are usually 1 to 2 mm in size. They form when skin flakes or keratin, a protein, become trapped under the skin.


Growths on the skin that are usually brown or black.  Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups.

Occur from sun damage usually appear on areas of the skin that are naturally exposed to the sun, such as the face and the back of the neck and arms.

Is a benign flesh coloured little bump on the skin and enlarged sebaceous gland.

Skin tags are small growths of skin that hang off the body, that occur from hormonal changes.


Noncancerous (benign) skin growths that develop with age.  They are either flesh coloured or brown with a bumpy waxy texture.


Clusters of tiny blood vessels that develop close to the surface of the skin a a result of sun damage, injury or genetics.

Resembling a red freckle, these harmeless spots are filled with blood and occur from age, hormone changes and genetics


Occur from sun damage, injury to the skin or aggressive blackhead extractions.


Benign cluster of skin that may appear on the scal, face or neck.


Enlarged sweat gland that appear on delicate skin types.

Small growth with a rough texture that occur from a fungal infection.

Firm nodule, a type of scar tissue that occurs from a skin injury, very commonly caused from insect bites.


A dry round, slightly raised crusty formation on the skin.  It is recommended to remove for preventive maintenance.

  • 5. Is it safe?
    Yes, this treatment is a safe and effective treatment for most skin types. However, it's always best to consult with a professional to ensure it's right for you.
  • 2. Can it help with loose skin?
    Yes! RF therapy is particularly effective for addressing loose skin on the face, neck, jowls, saggy belly skin after pregnancy, arms, thighs, and even saggy tits.
  • 3. Does it hurt?
    It's a comfortable procedure! You might feel a warm sensation during the treatment, but it's generally well-tolerated.
  • 4. How long does it take to see results?
    Some people see improvement after just one session, but most benefit from a series of treatments. Results can continue to improve for weeks after your final session.
  • 1. What is RF skin tightening?
    RF stands for radiofrequency. This treatment uses radio waves to gently heat the deeper layers of your skin, stimulating collagen production for a firmer, tighter appearance.
  • 6. What are the benefits of RF skin tightening treatment at Clear Complexions?
    We offer safe, non-surgical treatments with minimal downtime and noticeable results that can last!
  • 6. Will melasma treatment go away on its own?
    Sometimes, melasma can fade on its own, especially if triggered by pregnancy hormones. However, for many people, treatment is needed to manage the condition.
  • 4. Can melasma be treated?
    Yes! There are various treatment options available, including topical creams, chemical peels, and Melasma laser treatment.
  • 1. What is melasma?
    Melasma causes brown or gray patches to appear on the face, often on the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, or "mustache" area.
  • 2. What causes melasma?
    Melasma is triggered by a combination of factors, including sunlight, hormones (pregnancy, birth control pills), and genetic predisposition.
  • 3. Is melasma the same as hyperpigmentation?
    Melasma is a type of hyperpigmentation, but not all hyperpigmentation is melasma. Hyperpigmentation refers to any darkening of the skin, while melasma has specific triggers and locations.
  • 5. How can I prevent melasma from getting worse?
    Sun protection is key! Wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily, even on cloudy days. Hats and sun-protective clothing can also help.
  • What are soft tissue fillers?
    Soft tissue fillers are another term for dermal fillers. They are injectable materials used to add volume and correct wrinkles in various facial areas, like cheeks, lips, and smile lines. Different filler types address specific concerns, and a consultation with a dermatologist can help determine the best choice for you.
  • What can I expect with dermal fillers?
    Dermal fillers offer immediate results, adding volume and smoothing wrinkles. Results typically last from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the filler type and individual factors. A consultation with a dermatologist can provide before-and-after examples and discuss realistic expectations.
  • How can facial rejuvenation help me?
    Facial rejuvenation encompasses various techniques to restore a youthful appearance to the face. Dermal fillers are one option, addressing volume loss and wrinkles. Other options include skincare procedures, chemical peels, microneedling, thermocoagulation, laser and RF Radiofrequency treatments. Most often a series of treatments or a combination of procedures may be recommended and most suitable for your goals.
  • Are there injectable options to reduce anti aging signs?
    Yes, anti aging injections like dermal fillers and Botox are popular choices. Fillers restore volume and soften wrinkles, while Botox relaxes muscles to prevent wrinkle formation. A dermatologist can discuss the most effective injectable options for your specific concerns.
  • What are cosmetic injectables?
    Cosmetic injectables are a category of minimally invasive procedures that use injections to improve facial aesthetics. This includes dermal fillers, Botox, and other substances to address wrinkles, enhance features, and achieve a rejuvenated appearance.
  • What are dermal cheek fillers?
    Dermal cheek fillers are injectable substances used to enhance volume and definition in the cheeks. They can restore a youthful appearance by addressing hollowness or sagging due to aging or weight loss.
  • Can microneedling help with acne scars?
    Microneedling can be effective in improving the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen growth, which fills in and smooths out scar tissue.
  • Is laser a better option for acne scars?
    Both procedures offer benefits. Laser for acne scars can target deeper scars, while microneedling treatment and more suitable for overall skin texture improvement.
  • What is microneedling?
    Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to create controlled punctures in the skin. This triggers the body's natural healing process, promoting collagen production for improved skin texture and tone.
  • What are the benefits of examining microneedling before and after pictures?
    Before and after pictures allow you to visualize the potential results of microneedling and track your own progress over time.
  • Where can I find microneedling near me?
    You can search online for "microneedling near me" or consult a medical aesthetician to find a qualified provider in your area.
  • How is microneedling for hair growth?
    While research is ongoing, microneedling for hair loss or microneedling with PRP shows promise for stimulating hair growth in some cases.
  • Can microneedling reduce stretch marks?
    Microneedling for stretch marks can help by boosting collagen production, making them less noticeable.
  • Can microneedling treat deep acne scars?
    Microneedling can be effective for various scar depths, but deeper scars might require additional treatments like laser therapy for optimal results.
  • Does microneedling help with hair loss?
    Microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) may promote hair growth by increasing blood flow and stimulating hair follicles in the treated area.
  • Can I see before and after pictures of microneedling for acne scars?
    Clinics showcase acne scars before and after photos on their websites to illustrate microneedling's results for acne scars.
  • What happens after treatment?
    For a few hours, the treated area may look red and slightly swollen. Tiny scabs form, but they usually fall off within 7 to 10 days.
  • Does it hurt?
    Most people feel only mild discomfort, slight heat sensation felt intermittently during the procedure only. For large lesions or sensitive areas numbing cream is applied.
  • How long does the treatment take?
    The treatment is usually quite quick, depending on the number of spots, lesions or veins to be treated. Treatments can be booked for 30 minutes for a few lesions, 45 minutes for muliple lesions, or 60 minutes for a multiple areas or a full area like full face, neck or back. All the prices are listed on the Book Online service page.
  • Is there any downtime?
    Thermocoagulation is a walk-in, walk-out procedure. You can resume normal activities right away.
  • Is thermocoagulation safe?
    Generally, yes, when performed by a qualified professional. Scarring, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation is a possibility but rarely occurs. Because of the slight pain and discomfort, treatments are not recommended for expecting women during pregnancy. It is always best to consult a doctor to discuss your concerns or any abnornal changes in the skin.
  • Will the veins disappear completely?
    The treated veins should disappear. New spider veins develop over time.
  • How does it work?
    A very thin probe delivers a tiny burst of heat directly to the brown sots, lesion or spider vein, causing it to dehydrate, collapse and close up. Skin imperfections scab up, heal and disappear.
  • What is thermocoagulation?
    Thermocoagulation is a cosmetic skin treatment that uses a high-frequency current to improve the appearance of your skin by removing unwanted brown spots, seborrheic keratosis, skin tags and spider veins. By using a tiny pinpoint probe, a certified aesthetician precisely delivers a mild micro-current heat energy gently to the skin to dehydrate and elliminate unwanted benign lesions and superficial spider veins.
  • Who can benefit from thermocoagulation?
    It's a good option for people with small, visible spider veins on the face.
  • Can I get milia on eyelid removal?
    Yes, a medical aesthetician can safely perform milia eyelid removal using specialized techniques and tools.
  • How much does milia removal cost?
    The cost of milia removal varies depending on factors like location and number of milia to be removed. All the prices are listed when viewing the Online Booking page. A standard fee of $80 applies for 1 to 4 milia removal and $160 for mulitple milia removal. An additional fee of $40 may apply for detailed milia removal along the lash line, eyelid and orbital eye area.
  • What's the difference between red and regular skin tags?
    Red skin tags are typically newer and may contain blood vessels, while regular skin tags are flesh-colored. Both require professional removal.
  • What is a facial peel used for?
    Facial peels remove outer layers of skin to improve texture, tone, and reduce sun damage or acne scars. There are various peel depths for different concerns.
  • Will a chemical peel help with milia?
    Chemical peels can sometimes improve the appearance of milia by exfoliating dead skin cells. However, milia removal by a medical aesthetician is generally more effective.
  • Can I remove skin tags at home?
    Similar to milia, it's not recommended removing skin tags at home. A medical aesthetician can remove them safely and minimize scarring risk.
  • How can I find a chemical peel near me?
    You can search online for "chemical peel near me" or ask your medical aesthetician for recommendations.
  • Are there different types of skin tags?
    Yes, there are several types of skin tags, including pedunculated (stalked), filiform (thread-like), and acrochordo (common skin tag).
  • Can a facial peel help with hyperpigmentation?
    Chemical peels can be effective for mild to moderate hyperpigmentation treatment by targeting and removing discolored skin cells.
  • What can be done to improve the look of existing scars?
    Scar revision procedures aim to improve the appearance of existing scars. Techniques vary depending on the scar type and severity. Consulting a medical aesthetician or plastic surgeon allows them to assess your scar and recommend suitable revision options.
  • How can I minimize breast reduction scars?
    Breast reduction surgery leaves scars, but their appearance can be improved with techniques like scar massage, silicone gel sheets, and steroid injections. Consulting your plastic surgeon about scar management strategies is recommended.
  • Are chemical peels effective for acne scars with discoloration?
    Chemical peels use acid solutions to remove outer skin layers, reducing pigmentation issues. They may be helpful for mild acne and white scars with discoloration. However, they're not suitable for everyone, and a consultation with a medical aesthetician is essential.
  • What is thermocoagulation used for?
    Thermocoagulation uses heat to remove skin imperfections like skin tags and some spider veins. It's a minimally invasive procedure often performed by a medical aesthetician.
  • How can I achieve smooth skin?
    Achieving smooth skin depends on various factors, including genetics, skincare routine, and sun protection. Scar treatments can improve scar appearance, but complete removal is uncommon.
  • How can I get rid of spider veins on face?
    Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels visible on the face. Treatments like sclerotherapy (injections) or laser for acne scars can target and shrink them.
  • Can anything be done about old scars via scar rescue?
    While complete scar removal is uncommon, various treatments can significantly improve their appearance.
  • Will chemical peels help my acne scars?
    Chemical peels can improve the appearance of acne scars, particularly those with discoloration. Results are often subtle and may require multiple treatments.
  • When is scar removal surgery necessary?
    In some cases, surgery can remove or revise scar tissue. This is typically for deep acne scars and may involve techniques like scar excision or skin grafting. A board-certified plastic surgeon will discuss if surgery is right for you.
  • How can I get scar removal?
    Scars are a natural part of healing, but there are options to make them less noticeable. Treatments include silicone gels, steroid injections, laser therapy, and surgery. A medical aesthetician can help you choose the best course of action for your specific scar.
  • How can I safely remove skin tags?
    Skin tags are benign growths often treated with simple removal procedures like clipping or thermocoagulation. A medical aesthetician can safely help in removing skin tags.
  • What is laser scar removal?
    Lasers use light energy to target scar tissue, improving texture and color. It's most effective for certain scar types and may require multiple sessions. Consultation with a medical aesthetician is crucial to determine suitability.
  • Can laser therapy help with acne scars?
    Laser therapy can improve acne scars by stimulating collagen production and resurfacing the skin. Different lasers target various scar depths. A medical aesthetician can advise on the most suitable laser type for your specific scars.
  • What are acne scars treatment?
    There's no one-size-fits-all solution for acne scars. Treatments like silicone gels, steroid injections, laser treatment for acne scars, and chemical peels can all be beneficial depending on the scar type and severity.
  • Can laser treatment remove acne scars?
    Laser acne scar removal is a popular option. It helps smooth and refine the scar tissue, improving the overall look of acne scars.
  • I'm interested in learning more about skin therapy. What should I do?
    If you're considering skin therapy, the best thing to do is schedule a consultation with a dermatologist or esthetician. They can assess your skin, discuss your goals, and recommend some of the best skin care products and skin whitening treatments.
  • Is electrolysis right for me?
    Electrolysis works on all skin types and hair colors. It's a good option for the permanent removal of unwanted hair on smaller areas like eyebrows, upper lip, chin, etc.
  • What is the difference between scar removal and revision?
    Complete scar removal is often difficult. Scar revision surgery aims to improve the appearance and texture of existing scars, making them less noticeable.
  • What are my options for scar revision?
    Several scar reduction methods exist, including non-surgical (injections, laser treatments) and surgical procedures.
  • How often should I get skin therapy?
    This will also depend on the type of treatment you choose. Some treatments, like facial extractions, can be done monthly, while others, like peels, may only need to be done a few times a year.
  • What are the benefits of skincare?
    Skin therapy can help with a variety of concerns, including: Acne Wrinkles and fine lines Sun damage Dry skin Uneven skin tone Scarring
  • Where can I find electrolysis near me?
    A quick search online for "electrolysis near me" will show local providers. You can also consult a dermatologist or esthetician for recommendations.
  • Who should I consult for scar revision?
    A board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon can assess your scars and recommend the best scar revision approach.
  • What is skin therapy?
    Skin therapy is all about improving the health and appearance of your skin. Microneedling benefits are endless. It can involve a combination of procedures like facial peels, chemical peels, RF light therapy, theromocogulation and microneedling.
  • What is electrolysis hair removal?
    Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal method that uses tiny probes to deliver electric current directly to the hair follicle, destroying its growth potential.
  • 5. How many electrolysis sessions will I need?
    Multiple sessions are typically required to achieve permanent hair removal. The number of sessions depends on factors like hair growth cycle and the treated area.
  • 3. Is electrolysis painful?
    Electrolysis can cause discomfort, but the level varies depending on the area treated and your pain tolerance. It can be a painless laser hair removal treatment..
  • 4. How long does electrolysis take?
    Treatment times depend on the size and density of the area being treated. Smaller areas like the upper lip might take 15 minutes, while larger areas like legs can take several hours spread over multiple sessions.
  • 1. What is electrolysis?
    Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved method for permanent hair removal. It uses tiny probes to deliver a small amount of electric current directly to the hair follicle, destroying its ability to grow new hair.
  • 7. Is electrolysis safe?
    When performed by a qualified electrologist, electrolysis is a safe and effective way to achieve electrolysis hair removal.
  • 2. Does electrolysis work on all hair types and skin tones?
    Yes! Unlike some laser treatments, electrolysis works effectively on all hair colors (including blonde, light brown, and grey) and all skin tones.
  • 6. Are there any side effects from electrolysis?
    Possible side effects include temporary redness, swelling, or scabbing at the treated area. Serious side effects are rare.
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