DIATHERMY for Facial Thread Veins, Skin Tags and Milia Cysts
Defined Thread Veins (often found around the nose or cheeks)
A small needle is used to cauterise the blood trapped in the capillary and runs along the line of the broken thread veins. Depending on how deep and how much blood is trapped in the capillary will determine how many treatments will be necessary but usually one or two is sufficient. The treated area will be pink or red temporarily but should settle down fairly quickly. A light scab/s will form on the surface of the skin but should drop off naturally between 2-5 days. Whilst this is healing an Aloe Vera gel should be used to help heal the skin. Avoid foundation creams and perfumed products during this healing time. A light mineral powder may be used. Once the scabs have dropped off the skin will be new pink skin and this will take time to heal and be dependent on your own body's healing process. The skin should be protected from UV rays with an SPF50+ until the skin is fully healed however we recommend an SPF30-50 to be used throughout the year as a general protection regardless of treatments.
Diathermy for Facial Thread Veins
The same method of diathermy is used to cauterise the blood within the blood spot. Several blood spots can be treated at the same time and sometimes 1-2 treatments are necessary for each spot depending on how large and the amount of blood present.
A form of electrolysis with a needle, diathermy is used to cauterise the blood at the base of the skin tag that feeds the tag. Once the current has been applied, the skin tag will slowly begin to turn black and drop off within approximately 2-5 days depending on the size. Several Skin Tags can be removed at one time. Usually only one treatment is necessary to treat each skin tag.
Skin Tags on the Face, Neck and Body may be treated.
Milia cysts are tiny blocked sebaceous glands with the appearance of whiteheads and can be found alone or in clusters. Picking and squeezing will NOT remove Milia Cysts.
A tiny needle is used to cauterize the trapped sebum. A light scab may appear after the treatment but will heal quickly and an Aloe Vera gel is recommended to use post treatment to help heal the area.