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Vein & Skin Tag Removal

What is DIATHERMY ?

Diathermy (also known as Spider Therapy) is a safe and effective medical cosmetic procedure performed to treat minor skin problems. 

A small handpiece is used that delivers a current through a probe the size of an eyelash. The high-frequency electrical current produces heat to a specified treatment area.

This intense heat can remove unhealthy or unwanted tissue such as skin tags and moles or can be used to cauterise blood supply, which effectively reduces the appearance of broken capillaries and unwanted lesions. The procedure is sometimes referred to as electrosurgery. This treatment is very precise and only the targeted tissue is affected. Therefore, the risk of scarring or post-inflammatory pigmentation is very low.

Is it painful ?

The discomfort of the procedure depends on the area being treated and the type of lesion being treated. Raised lesions such as skin tags may feel like a slight stinging sensation, whereas flat lesions or sensitive areas can feel warmer.

Most are able to tolerate the discomfort fairly well and in cases of severe sensitivity, a topical numbing agent can be applied prior to treatment.

WHAT CAN DIATHERMY TREAT?

  • Milias
  • Warts
  • Skin tags
  • Sebaceous hyperplasia
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Broken capillaries
  • Spider Veins
  • Benign moles
  • Age spots
  • Cherry angiomas
  • White hairs
  • Xanthelasma

Treatments & Cost:

Consultation

$35 – 15 min

Single Spot Treatment

$90 – 15 min

2 - 10 Individual Spots

$160 – 30 min

10 - 30 Individual Spots

$240 – 45 min

30+ Plus Individual Spots

To be individually quoted by the Therapist

Consultation

$35 – 15 min

Single Spot Treatment

$90 – 15 min

2 - 10 Individual Spots

$160 – 30 min

10 - 30 Individual Spots

$240 – 45 min

30+ Plus Individual Spots

To be individually quoted by the Therapist

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Most lesions can be treated within 1 to 2 treatments.

What Can I expect after the treatment?

Following a diathermy treatment, most lesions will immediately appear white or grey, with the surrounding skin appearing pink. In the next few days after treatment, lesions can darken or appear to become dry or scab-like. This skin should not be picked and avoid rubbing from clothing or it may become irritated. The affected tissue generally dries up and falls away after 5-10 days. If all aftercare instructions are followed, the treated area should look completely untouched and clear. If the area appears inflamed and tender, please contact us immediately for advice and care.

AFTERCARE:

Diathermy is a very precise treatment and causes minimal trauma to the treated surrounding skin, it is a technique that involves delivering intense heat through a fine probe to block the flow of blood in a vessel or to dehydrate and destroy the skin tissue of an unwanted lesion. It is therefore to be expected that there will be some normal and temporary side effects. 

Side effects will vary from client to client and each type of lesion treated is likely to take on a different appearance for several weeks while healing. Read the information below so you know what to expect after a treatment and the requirements for aftercare instructions.

Although most lesions can be treated within 1 to 2 treatments. It is important to note that diathermy does not prevent further lesions from developing and may require maintenance treatments. If a second treatment is required, please allow at least 4-6 weeks between treatments .

EXPECT: Discomfort, heat, swelling, and redness which generally resolves within 2-3 hours post-treatment.

AVOID: touching or scratching the area where the skin was treated to avoid infection and reopening of the treated vessels. This includes avoiding vigorous blowing of the nose if capillaries have been treated in this area. Do not pick any small scabs that may form. If the skin gets itchy as it heals, cold compress the area if needed and avoid ALL scratching.

Avoid spending prolonged time out in the sun and make sure to apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily, for the first week after treatment – we recommend DMK Sunblock 50+ Avoid excessive exercising, bathing, hot saunas, spa pools or swimming for 5 days post treatment. No make-up or perfumes on the treatment area for 3-5 days post-treatment.

RECOMMENDED: A cold compress may be applied to alleviate any discomfort or swelling. Keep the treated area free and cool from friction until all skin reactions have subsided and avoid anything that can make the skin feel hot, such as hot steamy showers, spa baths, saunas, and vigorous exercises, for 1-2 days. A minimum of SPF 30+ worn every day.

We recommend using an antiseptic topical ointment such as Betadine if redness persists after 3 days.

RECOMMENDED HOMECARE

  • DMK Beta Gel
  • DMK Contraderm
  • Lodine or Betadine

CONTACT US IF: If you are experiencing symptoms that are not listed on this form, or if your symptoms have not resolved within 5 days; please call the clinic on 07 868 7058 or email info@pamper-me.co.nz and arrange a time to see one or our paramedical therapists.

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