Short Wave Diathermy

Reduce the appearance of facial thread veins, spider veins, and vascular anomalies.

Short Wave Diathermy Treatment in Surrey

Our clinic in Weybridge offers bespoke Short Wave Diathermy treatment that provides an effective means of targeting and eliminating spider veins and thread veins on the face.

Short Wave Diathermy Treatment

At Light Touch Clinic in Surrey, we offer Short Wave Diathermy treatment for the removal of thread veins and spider veins (also known as telangiectasia) on the face. Short Wave Diathermy, also known as electro-coagulation or electro cautery, eliminates vascular anomalies on the surface of the skin through a process called electrolysis.

Short Wave Diathermy is a fast and effective process that uses heat to “seal” the thread veins. After a short amount of time, usually a few weeks, the vein will shrink and disappear naturally, leaving clearer and smoother skin.

Speak to one of our Short Wave Diathermy experts today to find out more and discuss how this treatment can benefit you.

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Treatment Time

20 – 30 minutes





Expected Results

A removal of facial telangiectasia veins



Long term

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Short Wave Diathermy Treatment Surrey

The Benefits

Our Short Wave Diathermy treatment offers excellent facial thread vein removal results, with treatment generally complete within 30 minutes. Treatment involves the application of a diathermy current just below the surface of the skin via a tiny needle.

Our experts precisely target the thread veins being treated and apply the required amount of current to remove them. After treatment is complete you will begin to notice the veins fading over time, with them completely disappearing in 4-6 weeks.

• Safe & minimally invasive
• Return to daily activities the same day
• Permanent results
• Eliminates the appearance of telangiectasia veins

About Short Wave Diathermy

How Short Wave Diathermy Works

Short Wave Diathermy uses heat generated by electrolysis to “seal” thread veins – this stops blood flow to the target veins. The sealed veins begin to fade immediately after treatment and continue to shrink for 4-6 weeks after the treatment, until eventually, they disappear.

Short Wave Diathermy Consultation

During your consultation at Light Touch Clinic, we will discuss the suitability Short Wave Diathermy for you and the results you should expect. Generally, Short Wave Diathermy is an excellent choice, but we assess on a case-by-case basis to ensure we always deliver the right treatment to the right person.

Short Wave Diathermy Aftercare

Short Wave Diathermy is generally very well tolerated. As a minimally disruptive treatment, there is very little aftercare required, however, it is important to follow any instructions given to you after your treatment from our experts. You will usually be able to continue daily activities on the same day as your treatment.

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Before & After Short Wave Diathermy

Short Wave Diathermy – Frequently Asked Questions

Our experts at Light Touch Clinic take great care in ensuring we deliver the right treatment to our clients, and Short Wave Diathermy treatment is no exception.

During your initial consultation at our clinic in Surrey, our Short Wave Diathermy experts will assess your case and advise to whether the treatment is suitable for you. They will then discuss the treatment in detail, and create a bespoke treatment plan to maximise your results.

We are proud to have expert Short Wave Diathermy practitioners at our Surrey clinic, who undergo rigorous training and work to exceptionally high treatment standards. Short Wave Diathermy is generally a very safe procedure, and we do everything we can to maximise safety and results for every one of our clients.
Short Wave Diathermy is a very well tolerated treatment, with very little risk of complication. The procedure involves the application of a small electronic current via a tiny needle around each thread vein. We offer local anaesthetic creams to minimise discomfort. Generally, our patients find Short Wave Diathermy treatment a comfortable experience.
Short Wave Diathermy treatment provides long-term results for the reduction of facial thread vein appearance. Treatment is highly effective, eliminating thread veins for most patients. Maximum results are usually achieved 4-6 weeks after treatment.
Short Wave Diathermy is a very well tolerated treatment. As with all of our treatments, we operate to very high standards to ensure results and safety standards are maximised. You will be informed about any aftercare or follow-up appointments that may be required to make sure the desired results are achieved.