What is short wave diathermy?

Short wave diathermy is the use of an electrical current to remove unwanted blemishes on the face or body. It is commonly used for thread veins, spider veins, Campbell de Morgan spots (or blood spots), warts, seborrhoeic warts, skin tags, milia, xanthelasma (yellow lesions usually on the eyelids), cysts and moles. It cuts off the blood supply and cauterises the blemish.

Depending on the lesion(s) involved, the clinician will usually spend between 15 and 30 minutes in one session. It is not advisable to spend more than this at one time and for numerous lesions, a return trip may be necessary.

At the Bexley clinic, we offer removal of unwanted blemishes. Situated in Blackfen Road, Sidcup, we are in easy reach of Eltham, Greenwich, Welling, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Mottingham and Chislehurst. Please call or email for more information – initial consultation is free!