The Plasma is used to remove moles, skin tags and warts which are either inconvenient due to clothing rubbing and catching on them, or considered unsightly by the client. Moles must have been checked by a G.P prior to removal.
Conditions suitable for treatment with Short Wave Diathermy include:
Moles – Will require a letter from your G.P that confirms the cosmetic nature of the lesion.
After careful consultation and explanation the area to be treated is cleaned prior to the application of a local anaesthetic on the skin.
This is left for 20 minutes. Multiple shots of Plasma spaced closely together are administered with the treatment taking just minutes to perform. Due to the anaesthetic discomfort during the procedure is minimal. The Plasma causes a process called sublimation which turns a solid into a gas so essential ‘vaporises’ the skin being targeted. There is no heat transferred to surrounding tissues and therefore no damage caused to the rest of the skin.
Results are instant with mole, skin tag and wart removal. Following treatment a little dark brown micro-crust can be seen in the treatment site which will flake off after approximately 5 days. You should be prepared for your skin to be left slightly pink from the heat that was applied and for slight puffiness to manifest in some areas. These symptoms are usually short lived. For the first 48 hours following treatment you should take the following steps to treat your skin with care and aid its’ healing:
1. Pay particular attention to hygiene and avoid touching the treated area
2. Keep the treated area dry and free from creams / perfumes
3. Avoid excessive exercise and anything that causes sweating
4. Protect skin with a high SPF sun protection and avoid sun exposure for a minimum of 48 hours
5. Avoid extremes of temperature such as sauna, steam room, sun beds etc.