SHORT WAVE DIATHERMY

SHORT WAVE DIATHERMY

  • Here at MKSkin Clinic, Milton Keynes, we offer Short Wave Diathermy treatment. It is a safe, and effective procedure that treats the facial thread veins and skin tags.
  • It is also used for the treatment of Benign skin lesions including milia, skin tags, DPN etc.

Short wave diathermy can be used to treat the following:
Facial thread veins
– these are tiny red or bluish veins that appear just below the skin surface. These usually appear on the nose and face.
Blood spots – slightly raised, bright red blemishes just under the skin’s surface; usually on the torso.
Skin tags – these often appear on the face and neck and vary in size from smaller than a grain of rice to a pea or larger.
Milia – the tiny, hard white lumps just under the skin, often around the eyes.
Warts – there are various types, all of which can be easily and successfully treated.
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra – a common adolescent disorder on dark skin; identified by smooth, dome-shaped papules on the cheeks, neck and upper chest.

Some may only need a one treatment, others may need as many as 3 sessions, depending on the severity of the condition.

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  • Here at MKSkin Clinic, Milton Keynes, before the treatment local anaesthetic is applied to numb the skin. Then we use a fine, hair-like needle to conduct a small electric current which is used for the treatment. After treatment the skin will be pinkish from the heat and may also be a little puffy in areas, although this will settle in a few hours. On day two or three, tiny scabs may form but over the next few days everything should have settled down.
  • While the thread veins, skin tags, milia, DPN disappear immediately, they are still healing and the final results will only be seen after a few weeks.
  • Metal implants.
  • Circulatory compromise or deficit including ischaemic tissue, thrombosis and associated conditions.
  • Advanced cardiovascular conditions.
  • Pacemakers.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Recent or current haemorrhage.
  • Malignancy.
  • Active tuberculosis.
  • Deep X Ray therapy or other ionizing radiations (in the last 6 months) in the region to be treated.
  • Do not rub the treated area(s) for 24 hours post-treatment.
  • Normal skincare routines can be performed without excess pressure.
  • Avoid sunbeds and direct exposure to sunlight for 48 hours.
  • No heat treatments like hot baths or saunas etc for 48 hrs.