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Red Vein Diathermy

Diathermy Results

Unlike any other treatment, Diathermy is 98% guaranteed to work. Diathermy is the most effective method for the removal of broken capillaries, red veins, thread veins and spider veins on the face. During treatment the blemish is cauterised or “zapped. There is no guesswork. No expensive courses to follow. There is no waiting. Results are instant and in most cases a second treatment is not necessary. In cases where there is extensive broken capillaries on the nose and cheeks, a course of treatment is sometimes required. But for most people who have superficial thread veins around the nose and cheeks, one treatment is often sufficient.

Short Wave Diathermy

Red / Thread Vein Removal



Thread veins are dilated capillaries that have ruptured. They can occur at any age and can affect any skin type. Of course they are more common as we age. Frequently they occur on the cheeks, bridge of the nose and under the eye. The causes are varied. Sun damage, alcohol, smoking, tea, coffee, spicy foods, alternating weather temperatures, working outdoors, living in hot climates and high steriod products may contribute to these unsightly skin blemishes.

The good news is that diathermy can remove them in seconds. A very fine needle transmits a short way of electrical current which is used to cauterize the blood vessel, blocking blood flow. For extremely thick veins, a second or third treatment may be required but this is most unlikely.

How Does Diathermy Work?

Semi flexible mats containing a coil that is connected to a short wave diathermy machine are placed against the broken capillary. A very thin needle or probe which is no bigger than an eyelash, is very gently pressed into the thread vein. A tiny zap, sends electrical impulses deep into the broken red vein. This stops the blood from entering into it and so renders it inactive . The treatment lasts for up to 20 minutes but sometimes less time is needed depending on the area to be treated.

What To Expect After Diathermy

After Diathermy the treated area will develop a small white scab. This is caused by the gathering of lymphatic material and it is absolutely normal. The most important thing to remember is that this scab should be left alone to fall off by itself. It should not be picked or disturbed by any means. It resembles dry skin and is nothing more noticeable than that.

The treated area may look somewhat read for up to 48 hours. Savlon cream should be applied twice a day with clean fingertips in a patting motion.

No make up for 24 hours. No microdermabrasion or skin needling for at least 2 weeks after diathermy treatment.

No harsh toners or alcohol based products to be used on the skin for up to 1 week after treatment.

Do not scratch the area. Use sun protection factor 50 on your skin if you are outdoor. Never underestimate the winter sun.

Consultation – € 25.00 Redeemable with your first treatment.

Red Veins – 15 min.  – € 85.00

Red Veins  – 30 min. – € 150.00

Skin Tags Removal  –  20 min.  – € 100.00