Diathermy, also known as the thermolysis method or advanced electrolysis (RF), is a medical procedure that uses an Alternating Current (AC) of electricity to treat various skin conditions. The electrical current causes the water molecules in the skin around the probe to vibrate, which generates heat, that damages the targeted cells.
This heat is used to cauterise (seal or coagulate) tissue and blood vessels. The Diathermy device itself is a small handpiece that delivers the electrical current through a probe the size of an eyelash. This means that the treatment is very precise and only the targeted tissue is affected. As such, the risk of scarring or post-inflammatory pigmentation is very unlikely. Heat is delivered through a very fine needle directly onto (not into) the area of concern, immediately dissolving the skin tag, milia or cauterizing blood flow to a stubborn broken capillary.
Diathermy is commonly used for skin rejuvenation by the removal of vascular, pigmented and un-pigmented skin lesions.
The procedure involves placing a thin, probe against or within the lesion, which delivers the electrical current to the affected area.
Telangiectasia is a condition in which widened venules (tiny blood vessels) cause threadlike red lines or patterns on the skin. These patterns, or telangiectases, form gradually and often in clusters.
Telangiectases are common in areas that are easily seen (such as the lips, nose, eyes, fingers, and cheeks). Removal is done by causing damage to the vessel and forcing it to collapse.
A spider nevus is a collection of small, dilated arterioles (blood vessels) clustered very close to the surface of the skin. The cluster of vessels is web-like, with a central spot and radiating vessels.
Spider nevi (plural) can be caused by injuries, sun exposure, hormonal changes, or liver disease, but often the cause is unknown.
Red moles, or cherry angiomas, are common skin growths that can develop on your skin. They’re also known as cherry hemangiomas, senile angiomas, or Campbell de Morgan spots.
They’re typically noncancerous (benign) and not a cause for concern unless they bleed or change appearance. Cherry angiomas are made of small blood vessels, which gives them a reddish or purplish appearance.
Skin tags are growths that hang from your skin. They range from 1mm to 1cm and are made of collagen (a type of protein) and blood vessels surrounded by skin. They usually grow in the folds of the skin, where skin rubs together, such as armpits, groin, thighs, eyelids, neck or under the breasts. Skin tags are common, especially as the person ages and don't cause any harm.
Milia occur when keratin becomes trapped beneath the surface of the skin. Keratin is a strong protein that’s typically found in skin tissues, hair, and nail cells. Certain conditions, excessive sun exposure and heavy skin care products may cause them to appear.
Sebaceous hyperplasia is the term used for enlarged sebaceous glands seen on the forehead or cheeks. It is a harmless, common skin condition that becomes more common with age. It happens when your sebaceous oil glands make too much oil that gets trapped under your skin and causes bumps. Sebaceous hyperplasia appears as small yellow bumps up to 3 mm in diameter.
DIATHERMY 10 MINS - $100
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Every 4-6 weeks for diathermy depending on the lesion or area treated.
Treatment is successful on most clients, but individual results cannot be guaranteed. Individual results depend on many factors; thus, it is extremely difficult to advise on exact number of treatments required. Results can be seen from one session, but multiple may be required to achieve desired results.
A consultation is highly recommended for all clients looking to undergo diathermy. Skin prep may be required before diathermy depending on the blemish treated. Please book in a bespoke service to discuss your options for future sessions or contact us via email or phone.
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