Short Wave Diathermy

Facial Red Veins

This treatment works well on facial red veins. A fine, hair like needle is used to conduct a small electrical current to heat up the blood in the veins and seal the vein closed. Local anaesthetic cream is applied to numb the skin and minimise any discomfort.

After the treatment the skin will be pink from the heat and may be a little puffy in more sensitive areas.  This should settle within hours.  On day two or three tiny scabs may form and should not be scratched or picked.  By day four or five all should have settled. During the summer months you will be advised to wear sunscreen.

Although the veins will disappear immediately a healing process takes place and the final results will be apparent at four to six weeks.  If at this time further treatment is necessary the process can be repeated.

Skin Tags

The electrical current is used to destroy the skin tags, removing them ‘as if with a hot knife’.  Again local anaesthetic is used to minimise discomfort.

Millia/white heads

White heads where firm plugs of sebum become trapped can be released with diathermy or with a course of microdermabrasion and skin care if this is a chronic problem.