What is Diathermy?
Diathermy is a treatment for red veins and broken capillaries, thread veins, and spider veins.
At The Skin Nurse Clinic, we find a combination of IPL and Diathermy is the most effective method for removing red veins from the face.
Especially around the sides of the nose. It can also be practised to remove skin tags.
What areas can you use Diathermy ?
- Legs (sclerotherapy is the preferred treatment for leg veins(needs link for
How Does it work ?
An excellent needle probe is used to transmit a current of electricity. This shuts down the blood vessel by heating up the blood to the point that the blood vessel wall collapses. Thus the appearance of the broken vessel is removed from the face.
How Many Treatments Do You Require?
Every case is individual 1 to 4 treatments are usually required. It is advised to keep up maintenance treatments each year. It is not often a once-off treatment but can be sufficient for mildly broken veins.
What To Expect After Diathermy?
After Diathermy the area can look quite red. After a few days, the treated area may develop a small white scab. It is absolutely normal. It should be left alone.
What Is The Post Care ?
- No makeup for 12 hours.
- No active skin treatments e.g.microdermabrasion or for at least 2 weeks after diathermy treatment.
- No harsh based products to be used on the skin for up to 1 week after treatment.
- Do not scratch the area.
- Use sun protection factor 50 on your skin.