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What is Fine Wire Diathermy?

Fine Wire Diathermy (FWD) is a medical procedure that uses an electrical current to ablate certain skin lesions. A fine needle tip is rested on the lesion and an electrical current is used to heat and remove the imperfection. Fine Wire Diathermy can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including milia, skin tags, comedones, whiteheads, blackheads, and sebaceous hyperplasia.

What Does Fine Wire Diathermy Do?

FWD uses a pen-like device with a needle tip to produce heat, effectively removing small skin imperfections like skin tags, milia, or comedones.

Skin Imperfection Removal
Precise Treatment
Localised Results
No Damage to Surrounding Skin
Short Recovery Time
Qualified Practitioners

What Does Fine Wire Diathermy Do?

Skin Imperfection Removal

Precise Treatment

Localised Results

No Damage to Surrounding Skin

Short Recovery Time

Qualified Practitioners

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What happens during a Fine Wire Diathermy treatment?

What Happens During a Fine Wire Diathermy Treatment?

1. Pre-Treatment Consultation:

Consult with our nurses to assess your skin and customize treatment settings.

2. Topical Anaesthetic Application:

Apply a topical anaesthetic for a more comfortable procedure.

3. Fine Wire Diathermy Procedure:

Utilize a handpiece with a fine wire filament for lesion removal. Induce electrical current for targeted skin treatment.

4. Post-Treatment Effects:

You may experience redness, swelling, and scabbing for a few days to a week.

5. Post-Treatment Care Instructions:

Receive guidelines for effective healing and minimized discomfort.

Is Fine Wire Diathermy Right for You?

Fine Wire Diathermy is an effective treatment for most skin types and ages, but it may not be suitable for everyone. If you have a history of keloid scarring, bleeding disorders, hyperpigmentation or other skin conditions, you may not be a candidate for this treatment.

Step 1

Find a qualified and experienced cosmetic practitioner

Step 2

Book your consultation, which is required before any treatments may be performed

Step 3

Arrive at your consultation to discuss your treatment goals and plan

Benefits of Fine Wire Diathermy

Skin Lesion Removal

Targets various imperfections like milia, skin tags, acne comedones, whiteheads, blackheads, and sebaceous hyperplasia

Minimal Bleeding

Effectively minimises bleeding during the procedure, enhancing patient comfort

Precision and Localised Treatment

Provides precise and localized treatment, ensuring accuracy in addressing specific concerns

Preserves Surrounding Skin

Performs the procedure without causing damage to the surrounding skin

Swift Recovery

Boasts a short recovery time, allowing patients to resume regular activities promptly

Pre-Care Recommendations

Follow specific pre-care instructions provided during consultation.

Post-Care
Recommendations

Use gentle skincare products.

Avoid sun exposure.

Avoid strenuous activity for a brief period.

Pre-Care Recommendations

Follow specific pre-care instructions provided during consultation.

Post-Care
Recommendations

Use gentle skincare products.

Avoid sun exposure.

Avoid strenuous activity for a brief period.

Frequently asked questions

The healing time for diathermy varies depending on the size of the treated area and the individual’s skin type. Typically, the treated area will form a small scab that will fall off within one to two weeks, revealing new skin underneath.

Milia are small white bumps that form on the skin and can be treated with fine wire diathermy. During the treatment, a fine wire is used to apply an electric current to the milia, which destroys the lesion and causes it to break down. After the treatment, the area may appear red and swollen, but this will subside within a few days. It’s important to avoid picking or scratching the treated area to prevent infection and promote proper healing.

Fine wire diathermy can be used to remove skin tags by delivering an electric current to the base of the tag, causing it to break down and fall off. The procedure is typically quick and relatively painless, with only a mild sensation of heat or discomfort. After the treatment, the skin may appear red and swollen, but this will subside within a few days.

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Fine Wire Diathermy Price

An individual price will be determined at your consultation accordingly to your needs

As a general guide, treatments usually cost $159.

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