Barely Hair diathermy (spider vein treatments) use short wave diathermy, which is electro-coagulation. This is a very effective method for treating veins and spider veins on the face and body.
During a diathermy (spider vein) treatment, a very fine needle is used to print the skin over the spider veins and then an electrical current is passed through the vein which is heated then sealed. Over the course of a few weeks, the vein withers and disperses and becomes less noticeable.
Technically speaking, what electrolysis does is coagulate the capillary immediately. The electrologist's needle is inserted into the tiny veins running just under the skin and heat is applied, which causes the capillary to heat to approximately 120 to 140 Fahrenheit. The capillary then dies and is re-absorbed back into the body.
If you are sensitive to pain, it is suggested that you use a mild anaesthetic cream can to numb the area before treatment.
After treatment it is normal for the skin to be puffy or more sensitive, but don't worry, this will pass in a few hours.
Once this initial post-treatment stage is over, the healing process will begin and the final results can be seen approximately 4 to 6 weeks after treatment.
This treatment method has a very high success rate - 95% as reported by The Vein Care Center.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins, which are also known as dilated capillaries, broken veins and red veins, are very common.
There are a number of reasons they appear such as sensitive skin, sun exposure or extreme temperature, smoking, medication, skin care products, pregnancy or because of hereditary predisposition.
Regardless of the cause, people who have visible veins often feel self-conscious of them.
How many treatments are recommended?
About 4 to 6 weeks after your first treatment you should have a good idea of how successful the treatment was. At this time, if needed, you can schedule a follow-up appointment to determine if further treatment will be required. Factors that impact the number of treatments needed include the size and nature of veins.
What are the benefits of diathermy (spider vein treatment)?
Short wave diathermy is very safe, comfortable and highly effective. It is also an affordable alternative to other vein removal methods. With minimal down time and long-term results, this is a great treatment for giving you clear skin!
Are there any health issues that could impact the success of diathermy (spider vein treatment)?
Health issues that could interfere with or prevent the success of treatments include any disorders of the heart, vascular or blood clotting, pregnancy or recent face surgery.
Natural formation of scabbing
Scabbing falls off and healed skin is visible
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