Thread & Spider Veins
Broken capillaries appear as wavy red lines (thread veins), red spots, or as red spots with thin red lines radiating from them (spider veins). They may appear on face, body or legs and can be treated by diathermy.
A minute current is applied just underneath the skin surface by tapping a very fine needle along the affected area, cauterising the blood vessel.
The skin is blanched and the red colour disappears, the blood being reabsorbed by the body. The area may feel a little hot a few minutes later. Lotion is applied to the skin to cool it and to promote the healing process.
A facial treatment takes about 15 – 20 minutes. Typically, 2-4 treatments may be required, but after one treatment there will be a noticeable difference.
Appointments are made at 2-3 week intervals.
Legs usually require several treatments at 5-6 week intervals.
Skin tags are benign growths which appear as small fleshy lumps attached by a stalk. They often occur during and after middle age and can range from 1mm to 5mm in size. Most commonly found in fold areas of the body such as armpits, the neck and the groin, they can sometimes also be found round the eye area.
They can be very annoying as they get caught in necklaces, other jewellery and clothes, but aren’t harmful. Unfortunately they can’t yet be prevented from forming as their cause isn’t known. But the good news is that they can be removed with a simple and effective diathermy treatment.
Milia (hard white milk spots)
Milia are often called milk spots are actually keratin-filled cysts that appear under the epidermis.
They can affect people at any age and usually found around the eyes, cheeks and nose.
We can treat and remove these effectively using diathermy.