What Is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy also known as cold surgery is a highly effective and safe procedure that is used to freeze and destroy benign skin lesions.
It uses liquefied nitrous oxide to destroy tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid which forms ice shards and crystals that rupture the cell membrane, destroying the cell.
The Aesthetic Industry's Number One Choice - Cryopen
Cryopen is an advanced cryotherapy innovation that offers many advantages over traditional spray can-type cryotherapy. Firstly, it delivers a nitrous oxide (N2O) jet that is much colder and at a higher pressure than traditional cryo sprays, making for an extremely fast and effective treatment.
Cryopen will only treat your lesion, and not the healthy surrounding tissue, because of its special applicator tips that can be selected for different sized lesions. This means that your treatment will involve minimal discomfort and few side effects. It also means that lesions on the face and the area around the eyes can be safely treated too.
Cryopen is recommended to treat:
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.
Warts are small, rough lumps or growths on your skin caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Most people get one at some point in their lives. You can get them anywhere, but warts are most common on your hands, knees and feet.
Verruca’s are warts on the soles of your feet. They may have tiny black dots in the centre and can be painful when you put weight on them. They tend to look quite flat because of the pressure put on them. Sometimes, if you have clusters of verrucas, they can fuse together. These are called mosaic warts.
Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths that hang off your skin. They can vary in colour and size – from a few millimetres up to 5cmwide. Skin tags are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. They can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks.
Cherry Angiomas /Blood Spots
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.
Milia are small white or yellowish raised cysts, bumps or spots on the skin. They are normally found around the eye area and cheeks, but can appear anywhere on the face or body. It is very common to have several milia appear in clusters and they are very common in newborn babies where they are often referred to as ‘milk spots’.