CryoPen™ is a state of the art treatment that uses extreme cold, or cryotherapy, to painlessly and safely destroy unwanted, benign and superficial lesions on the surface of the skin, such as warts, skin tags, verrucae, milia, cherry angiomas and resistant hyperpigmentation.
It has four main benefits over other treatments;
- CryoPen therapy takes far less time; with treatment sessions lasting less than 2 minutes
- No anaesthesia is required and it is virtually painless
- It is one of the least invasive lesion treatments on the market
- It is used in the treatment of virtually any benign skin lesion
How does it work?
CryoPen therapy is a medical procedure that involves the application of nitrous oxide gas ejected under high pressure on to the skin. The gas is very cold which helps to freeze and destroy any benign lesions.
During the application, the tip of the CryoPen reaches -89°C. The reason for this is to create a thermal shock at the region where the gas is pointed by causing a rapid drop in temperatures. The temperature drop has the effect of crystallising the fluid contents of the targeted cells, turning them into ice shards, resulting in the destruction of skin lesions as the membrane surrounding the treated cells is ruptured and destroyed.
The penetration of the cold is approximately 1mm per 5 seconds of treatment, so a 2mm sized lesion would take 10 seconds of nitrous oxide gas to treat.
During treatment, you may see a frost or ice-field on top of the lesion. This shouldn’t cause any worry as the frost usually goes away within a few seconds.
After treatment, we advise you to leave the area uncovered as this speeds up the healing process. If there is a chance that the lesion may get rubbed or aggravated in any way then a dressing can be applied.
is it used to treat?
CryoPen treats benign skin lesions on the surface of the skin, many of which are no longer able to be treated by doctors under the NHS, due to their cosmetic nature. More complex lesions should be examined first and treated by a suitably qualified medical professional, so you may wish to speak to your GP about them first.
The Cryopen can treat lesions on the face, scalp and body including:
- Skin tags
- Age/liver spots
- Cherry angioma
- Viral verrucae (warts)
- Solar lentigo (sun spots)
- Other pigmentation
- Plantar warts
- Popular nevi (moles, birthmarks etc)
- Contagiosum (water warts)
CryoPen before and afters
How long does it last?
Clinical data shows that the results are permanent after one or two treatments. Some types of skin lesions may return in other places if you are prone to such manifestations.