What is Diathermy?
Diathermy is a technique that involves delivering intense heat to destroy unwanted tissue. It works by delivering a high intensity electrical current through a fine probe that can either cauterize tissue or coagulate blood.
Because of this, diathermy is perfect for treating a myriad of skin conditions including:
- Skin tags
- Sebaceous hyperplasia
- Seborrheic keratosis
What can I expect during and after my Diathermy treatment?
Diathermy is a very precise treatment with a slight stinging sensation. Surrounding tissue is left untouched meaning that recovery is fairly efficient. Usually the area will remain pink for some time before a small scab forms over the treated area. The scab can take up to two weeks to fall off on its own, revealing fresh healthy skin underneath however makeup can be worn in the meantime to cover the lesion. For some lesions multiple treatments may be required, contact us for a free consultation.
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Can Diathermy be done in conjunction with other treatments?
Of course! We love making the most of our skills and equipment to deliver your best results. Diathermy can be performed in conjunction with most treatments. Your dermal clinician can advise you on which treatment combinations will be most suitable to you.
Are all skin types suitable for treatment with diathermy?
As diathermy is a very precise treatment, we are able to treat most lesions and skin types safely and effectively. However, certain skin types are more prone to adverse reactions and delayed healing responses. If this is the case, your dermal clinician will advise you of additional precautions you can take during your initial assessment.
How long does Diathermy take? When will I see results?
The length of your session will depend on the number of lesions to be treated, generally sessions are booked in 15 or 30 minute sessions. Many lesions can be treated within a single session however larger or more stubborn lesions may need 2-3 sessions. For recurrent problems such as milia, additional touch ups may be necessary in the future to maintain the condition.
Results can sometimes be seen instantly depending on the lesion. Most of the time treatment results are seen roughly two weeks after your session once the healing process has completed.