Removing Skin Imperfections with Cryopen
The Crypopen is used to remove skin imperfections quickly and effectively by applying extreme cold directly onto the unwanted tissue.
With the Cryopen we have the ability to control how deep the nitrous oxide penetrates, enabling us to precision freeze to the millimetre, leaving healthy skin untouched.
Imperfections we can treat include:
- Skin Tags
- Cherry Angiomas
How does it work?
The pen is held as close as possible to the lesion and moved quickly in a scribble or pulse method. This takes between 5-30 seconds depending on the size and depth of the lesion.
It freezes at the rate of approximately 1mm per 5 secs. The nitrous oxide destroys the tissue by freezing, forming ice shards which destroys the cell. The initial treatment only takes up to 2 minutes.
How many sessions do I need?
In most cases, only one treatment is needed with some (warts, verrucas or delicate areas) the treatment may need to be repeated.
Is it painful?
There will be a mild sensation similar to a stinging nettle. After the procedure there will be a faint stinging for a few minutes and the area will be slightly itchy for about 60 minutes afterwards.
What should I expect after the treatment?
After freezing the area, it will turn red and be raised while the histamine floods the area. This is when the mild itching will occur.
The itching will last up to an hour. The swelling lasts up to 48 hours.
A blister may form as this is a natural response to trauma on the skin. Do not pick or pop the blister. Should it pop, apply an antiseptic cream to the area.
Within 24-48 hours of the procedure a crust will form over the area to begin the healing process. If the crust is removed before it is ready, then it will re-form.
Once the crust has dropped off, the new pink skin will be visible. This is when it is essential to use the cryoblock or pigmentation removal.
The new skin will form new cells and re-pigment. Please take into consideration that healing time may vary for each individual.
Prices start from £60 per session.
Treatments available with Sarah