REMOVAL OF SKIN LESIONS
Cryotherapy is a safe and highly effective method of freezing and removing benign skin lesions such as solar lentigines (sunspots, liverspots), seborrheic keratosis and warts/verrucas.
Using highly pressured liquid nitrous oxide, these lesions are destroyed quickly and with little residual stinging. This advanced procedure does not require anaesthetic and is a convenient choice for clients due to minimal aftercare.
- From £70 depending on size and number of lesions
Please note prices vary from location to location
The Cryopen is FDA approved and CE marked. Treatments are safe and has many advantages;
- Pinpoint accuracy (treats just the lesion and not healthy surrounding tissue)
- Safe and proven treatment
- Treats lesions from 1mm to 10mm in size
- Safe for use on face and close to eyes
- Minimal discomfort
HOW THE TREATMENT WORKS
At your initial CryoPen consultation, Dr Amrita Bhogal will examine any areas you wish to treat. In some situations, you may be advised to get an opinion from your GP prior to removal to ensure the lesion is safe to remove.
Depending on the size of the area you wish to treat, you may need one session, followed by an extra visit 2-6 weeks after to confirm that all pathological tissue has disappeared. In some cases, further treatment may be needed.
During treatment, highly pressurised liquid nitrous oxide is used to destroy skin tissue. It works by causing cryogenic cell death: killing the unwanted cells with extremely cold temperatures. CryoPen treatment is relatively pain-free, with most of our patients experiencing a mild stinging sensation for only seconds.
Due to the nature of CryoPen treatment, less aftercare is needed than with other methods such as electrocautery, cold knife or laser. The affected area is often known to heal quickly, with minimal issues.
After CryoPen treatment, it is common to experience redness, swelling or blistering. There may also be temporary changes in pigmentation at the treatment site.
Full risks and after care will be discussed at your initial consultation.
Please make sure to use SPF 30 on the treated area. After the session, this area may appear darker, with scabs or crusting remaining for 10-30 days after. Total skin healing may take up to 3 months.
We recommend scheduling a follow-up appointment around two weeks after your treatment session to confirm that all pathological tissue has disappeared and whether additional treatment will be necessary.
BEFORE & AFTER
Cryotherapy requires no anesthesia and has less scarring than other techniques of skin removal with minimal post-op care. Treatment goes fast and can be integrated into daily practice.
The applicator is held as close as possible to the skin imperfection and moved quickly towards and away from it. This could be from 1-30 seconds, depending in the size and depth. After the first freeze cycle, the tissue can thaw for about 30 seconds. Now the second freeze cycle will begin. The tissue will freeze faster than during the first freezing cycle.
For most lesions, cryotherapy is a permanent removal. Some lesions are harder to remove than others. In addition, it is necessary to obtain a result with the least damage to the surrounding skin. In other instances, a deep lesion may take several aggressive treatments to get results. It is important to have an instrument that can adapt to variable dosing of power.