Diathermy is considered to be the most effective treatment for red vein removal on the face. It is instant, cost effective and normally requires just one treatment to see results. Rarely is a second treatment of diathermy required for red vein removal on the face. However, when the condition is advanced or is apparent in various areas of the face such as the nose, cheeks and chin, a second or third treatment of diathermy may be required.

At Dublin Vitality Centre with clinic locations at 50 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and Blanchardstown Village,  Diathermy is provided by nurse trained therapists using the most advanced short wave diathermy system.
What Happens During Diathermy Treatment At Dublin Vitality Centre?

The area of skin is cleaned using alcohol based cleanser and a clean dry pad. A topical anaesthetic is applied to the skin to reduce sensitivity in the area. Glasses are placed over the eyes to avoid injury. The client lies down comfortably and clothes are covered with disposable paper towel.

Next a tiny electrified needle makes contact with the broken capillary. This needle is just about the size of a tiny eyelash. It is very thin and hardly visible to the naked eye. It cauticises or blocks the bloods entry on either side rendering the broken red vein obsolete. Because we have so many million upon millions of capillaries in our bodies, the blood flow quickly finds another route.

What skin conditions can diathermy treat successfully?
Diathermy is commonly used to treat broken capillaries and broken red veins on the face. However, it is useful for a number of other skin conditions

which are listed here:

  • thread veins
  • red veins,
  • broken capillaries
  • telangiectasia
  • spider nervai
  • skin tags
  • flat warts
  • sebaceous hyperplasmia

Please visit your GP if you are unsure of the skin complaint which you have and to receive a diagnosis ruling out any malignant growth.

What causes red broken capillarys and broken veins on the face?

To answer this question, we must understand what these capillarys are. They are infact part our the blood circulatory system. Therefore they are ultimately fed by the the pressure of the heart. So any thing that raises blood pressure excessively could potentially cause capillarys to break or to become apparent very close to the skin.

Common Causes of Red Vein Broken Capalliarys on the face are

  • Working outdoors
  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Child birth / labour
  • Genetic / runs in families
  • High blood pressure
  • Stress / anxiety

Attach Aftercare for Red vein diathermy pdf here: Short wave-diathermy-dublin. pdf

Dublin Vitality Centre Clinics

Dublin 4 – 50 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Tel 01-9018359

Dublin 15 – Unit 1 | 48 Rushbrook, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 Tel 01-8201602