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.