Endovenous Shortwave Diathermy
We use a system similar to ‘Veinwave’. It uses a very fine needle that is fed several times along the vein and a small electrical current is passed into the middle of the vein therefore causing 'thermo coagulation' (heat sealing), which may cause the vein to disappear instantly.
How does Endovenous Shortwave Diathermy Work?
The treatment works by creating heat within the thread vein which causes the vessel to close. After the treatment, the broken vessels blanch and immediately disappear, they can then start to recover, usually temporarily, before clearing finally. Some stronger vessels may need retreatment 4 weeks later.
What happens on the day of treatment?
The skin will be thoroughly cleansed and photographs will be taken to give us a baseline picture of the area being treated. A topical anaesthetic cream is then applied to the area to reduce the sensation and make the treatment comfortable. This cream will be left on for approximately 20 minutes during which time we will leave patients relaxing with refreshments. Before treatment the cream is removed and the area cleansed. After treatment we will apply a cooling compress to reduce any excess heat in the skin, to complete the treatment we will apply sun protection.
What to expect after the treatment?
Immediately post treatment you may be a little red but following an application of an ice pack/cold compress this settles quickly.
What results can be expected?
Most patients observe a significant reduction in their facial thread veins with this treatment.
Who is a good candidate for Endovenous Shortwave Diathermy?
Patients with unwanted, superficial thread veins.
How can this procedure be arranged?
A thorough consultation will be performed prior to treatment in order to confirm suitability for treatment. We can then perform the treatment on the same day as consultation or schedule another convenient appointment
£100 per session