Skin Tag, Spot & Milia Removal
Diathermy is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment used to treat skin problems such as skin tags, spider veins, dilated and broken capillaries, red spots, and milia, sebaceous hyperplasia. Diathermy gives blemish free, smooth skin, instantaneously. It is a bloodless procedure and does not require any stitches. It is used primarily for cosmetic treatment of the face, neck, shoulder, chest and back. These are the areas of the body which get exposed to the harmful effects of the sun and the environment and more often develop skin problems.
How is diathermy performed?
Diathermy involves the use of high energy current to produce intense heat which destroys the lesion. The area to be treated is made numb by applying local anaesthetic and then a fine, gold, hair-thin needle is introduced in the lesion to pass the current. The heat produced destroys the tissue of the lesion and the lesion disappears instantaneously. After the treatment mild swelling and redness may result which will resolve in few hours. The superficial sore is left open and allowed to heal on its own and forms a scab. A mild antiseptic gel may be given to apply until the sore heals.
When should I avoid diathermy?
Diathermy treatment gives consistent good results for superficial skin problems but cannot be used if you are pregnant or suffering from heart disease, pace maker, high blood pressure, AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, blood disorders, on blood thinners or have a sensitive skin.
What precautions should I take following diathermy therapy?
After the diathermy treatment we recommend applying Clarifying Hydrating Gel to assist with healing. Protect the treated area from direct sun exposure and apply sunscreen for few days. Makeup is not recommended on the treated area until it has healed. Do not pick any small scabs that may form, which lift off once the skin has healed. Smoking delays the healing process of the body so avoid smoking for few days.
Prior to Diathermy Treatment we recommend applying a strong numbing cream one hour before your appointment to ensure comfort during the procedure. These numbing creams an be purchased from your pharmacist - E.g. Emla Cream.
For capillaries it is necessary for a follow up treatment two weeks from the first treatment.
Once skin tags or sebaceous hyperplasia are removed they generally to not return in the same location.
A thirty minute treatment may remove multiple skin tags, however this depends on the size of the tag.