What is Cryotherapy?
Cryosurgery is the use of extreme cold produced by liquid nitrous oxide for the fast, effective and safe solution for the controlled destruction of unwanted skin imperfections.
The CryoPen™ is a FDA and CE registered advanced cryotherapy innovation. A pen-like instrument which delivers a fine pinpoint spray of liquid nitrous oxide at a constant temperature of minus-127 degrees under high pressure which allows the therapist to work with millimetre precision. This means the nitrous oxide is delivered directly to the treated area and not to the healthy surrounding tissue.
Is the CryoPen Suitable for all?
The CryoPen is a safe an effective treatment for all, from children to adults. Little to no skin preparation is needed; the treatment is quick with no aftercare required.
CryoPen Side effects
As the freezing element is applied you may experience mild discomfort. This treatment is recommended for use on children as well as adults, it is a safe and effective way to treat skin lesions within one session with no down time, the discomfort, if any, experience will be mild.
Having CryoPen treatment
- The penetration into the tissue is at approximately 1mm per 5 seconds; therefore it will only take 10 seconds to treat a 2mm lesion, with no anaesthetic required. As the procedure is performed you may feel minor discomfort as the freezing takes place, however most people state this is not unpleasant more like a prickling sensation. The treatment provides a long, deep freeze resulting in a more effective treatment, with fewer repeat visits. Within approximately 3to 4 days you will notice a change in the treated area, between the seventh and tenth day the skin lesion should shed. Healing will then begin, after 3 weeks optimum results will be seen, tightness of the treated area
Skin Tag Removal
A Skin Tag is a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. Skin tags are not dangerous.
They appear most often in women, especially with weight gain and in elderly people. Irritation can occur if the skin tag frequency rubs against clothing or jewellery.
Women are more likely to develop skin tags than men.
Skin Tags are usually a few millimetres in size, although can be bigger.
They are usually found on the neck, in the armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts.
They can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks.
Removing skin tags does not cause more to grow with the CryoPen.
Cherry Angioma Removal
These are common skin growths which can grow on most areas of your body and are usually found on people aged 30 and older. The broken blood vessels inside a cherry angioma give them a reddish appearance.
They are no cause for concern, unless they bleed or change shape or colour. Cause is unknown, possibly a genetic factor, linked to pregnancy, chemicals or climate change and age.
Larger ones will reduce in size but may dry out and take on a scab. When healed the scab will disappear or reduce in size and may need a further treatment.
Small, raised, pearly-white or yellowish bumps on the skin. They are most often seen on the skin around the cheeks, nose, eyes and eyelids, forehead and chest but they can occur anywhere on the body.
Sun Spots / Age Spots Removal
For the removal of any pigmented areas, only one treatment is typically required using the CryoPen.
Age/sun spots are caused by an excess production of melanin due to skin ageing and sun exposure or other forms of ultraviolet light exposure, such as tanning beds. They are most likely to develop on the areas of your skin that receive the most sun exposure, including the face, back of hands, chest, shoulders and forearms.
Shop bought topical preparations such as Wartner and Bazuka for the removal of warts and verrucae use a “slow freeze” principle to destroy the cells. A slow freeze gives the cells time to self-protect themselves, therefore taking a long time to destroy the lesion, if at all.
The Cryopen attacks the cells using a fast freeze (-40 degrees on the lesion in 12 secs), destroying the nucleus therefore removing the lesion as it has not time to protect itself. It is also believed that this process helps the immune system to recognise the virus so that the patient may be less likely to get a verruca again.
Soak for 5 mins every day for one week prior to your appointment
Exfoliate or gently file every day, after soaking, for one week prior to your appointment
A second treatment may be required if the wart/verruca is very large or has been present for a few years to make sure no viral cells remain.