Treatments

Diathermy

Overview

At AASC, we perform Sterex Diathermy as a non-surgical method of removing moles, skin tags, milia and other skin lesions.

Under the supervision of esteemed Melbourne plastic surgeon, Mr Allan Kalus, you can expect the highest standard of safety and care before, during and after your treatment.

All our dermal therapists undergo extensive training in diathermy.

highest standard of safety and care

SterexDiathermy

The Treatment

Diathermy uses high-energy electromagnetic currents to produce intense heat, which targets the blood supply to the lesion or wart. After treatment, a small crust forms which heals and fades (usually within a few days).

Benefits of Diathermy
  • No stitches
  • Rapid healing
  • Minimal downtime
  • Less expensive than surgical options
Conditions treated
  • Skin tags
  • Moles
  • Age spots
  • Milia
  • Xanthelasmas
  • Syringoma
  • Cherry Anginoma
  • Sebaceous hyperplasias
FAQs

Is the treatment uncomfortable?

A fine probe is used to cauterize benign skin lesions. Everyone has different comfort levels, but it is normal to feel some discomfort during these treatments. A topical anaesthetic can be applied to the area to minimise discomfit if needed.

Is there any downtime?

After the treatment mild swelling and redness may result which should resolve in a few hours. The superficial sore is left open and allowed to heal on its own and forms a scab. This should naturally fall off within a week or so.

How many treatments will I need?

Diathermy treatment can provide good results for superficial skin problems. Depending on the skin concern, multiple treatments may be required.

Are the results permanent?

Permanent removal can be achieved; however the treatment does not prevent other lesions or vessels to develop particularly in sun damaged patients.  Skin exhibiting signs of sun damage are likely to require maintenance treatments or other types of treatments.