What is Cryotherapy and what does it treat?
CryoPen is an advanced Cryotherapy innovation that is fast, effective, safe and new solution for removal of skin imperfections. Procedures typically last from 5 to 25 seconds, so you can be in and out of the clinic quickly.
The CryoPen emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure, which allows the clinician to work with millimetre precision. This destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell. That means there will be no collateral damage to healthy tissue. It’s so incredibly accurate and practical.
Cosmetic procedures such as skin tags, milia and cherry angiomas are no longer being treated by many doctors on the NHS. With the CryoPen you can now have these treatments in a clinic.
CryoPen offers the ideal treatment for;
- Skin tags
- Solar lentigo
- Age spots
- Cherry angioma
- Viral verrucae
Skin Tags before and after
Frequently asked questions
Are there any side effects?
Cryotherapy is relatively low risk. There are a few side effects that may occur as a result of treatment, including;
- Pigmentary changes (hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation) if this happens skin colour normally returns after a few months.
- Nerve damage (particularly in areas where nerves lie close to the surface of the skin, on fingers, wrist, area behind the ear) Reports show that normal sensitivity returns after a few months.
- Shards of frozen ice (minor shards of frozen ice may blow out, that will thaw on contact with healthy skin).
- Hair Follicle damage and permanent alopecia (especially when treating area on sites with course, terminal hair). Discuss any concerns you have with your clinician.
How much will treatment cost?
The cost of treatment will depend on the size of the area. Make an appointment with your clinician to discuss costs and to assess the area.