Cryopen for Milia

Cryopen for Skin Tags

Cryopen for Sun damage, hyperpigmentation and age spots

The Cryopen emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure, which allows precision down to one millimetre. This eliminates the risk of damage to the surrounding healthy tissue as it is so incredibly accurate.

Treatments

  • Cherry Angioma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Seborrheic Keratosis*
  • Skin Tags
  • Solar Lentigo ( Sun spots, Liver spots )
  • Milia
  • Viral Verrucae
  • Warts

* At consultation, the nurse may decide your skin lesion needs consent to treat or confirmation of diagnosis from your Doctor or Dermatologist prior to treatment

FAQ's

Cryopen for Warts

Before       &       After

The Cryopen is an advanced cryotherapy innovation that is a fast, effective, safe and new solution for removal of skin imperfections.

Cryotherapy has been utilised in medicine for many years. It is a recognized treatment in dermatology practice worldwide. Cosmetic procedures such as skin tags, milia and cherry angiomas are no longer being treated by many doctors on the NHS. Other treatments, such as warts and verruca are often treated with liquid nitrogen which can be inaccurate which leads to a painful treatment as it is hard to avoid the surrounding healthy tissue. The Cryopen is a safe, fast and effective new solution. Contact us for a consultation.

Is the treatment painful?

There will be a pain sensation similar to a stinging nettle as the treatment ends. There might be a small amount of stinging afterwards which might last a few minutes. If a deeper freeze is needed then there may be some immediate pain which can be remedied with simple analgesia. The nurse will advise at consultation.

The Cryopen is very accurate, however as the healing process begins there may be inflammation to surrounding skin. This demonstrates the freezing effectively reached the margins of the treatment area, and ensures that the whole lesion is successfully treated.

How long are Cryopen treatments?

This will depend on the clinical evaluation of the area to be treated - the clinician will choose a treatment time from 1 to 30 seconds for each skin imperfection.

How safe is cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is a relatively low-risk proceedure. Cryopen delivers N2O directly to the area, not the healthy surrounding tissue. The Cryopen is both CE and FDA registered.

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:

 

Initially there may be some localised stinging and warmth as the healing process begins. In some instances a small blister may form. Aftercare information will be provided at your consultation. 

 

Further side effects include:

 

Pigmentary changes (hypopigmentation & hyperpigmentation) if this occurs skin normally returns after a few months.

For example if the treatment is for Solar Lentigo it would be expected as a part of the treatment and healing process for the area to turn a darker colour before gradually fading until it is no longer visible.

Nerve damage ( particularly in areas where nerves are close to the surface of the skin, on fingers, wrist, behind the ear ) Reports show that normal sensation returns after a few months.

The area may feel slightly numb, but most areas treated are only a few millimetres wide

Hair follicle damage and permenant alopecia ( especially when treating areas with course terminal hair - eyebrows ) Hair follicles are particularly sensitive to cryotherapy

This may occur if a skin tag was growing around or next to a hair follicle

 

Discuss any concerns with the Nurse

 

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