Many individuals visit there Gps with concerns over unsightly moles, bothersome skin tags and pigmentation or age spot concerns. Generally these types of problems are not harmful or cancerous in there origin. However in my experience, clients would like them to be removed. We often associate these lumps and bumps with getting older and working in the cosmetic medical arena people clients are more concerned with there appearance than ever. Cutbacks within the NHS and GP practices mean that these are classed as low priority unless they present as potential harmful. cRyotherapy has been used for many years, however older devices tend to cUse damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. The CryoPen gives a simple, quick and effective treatment to these unwanted problems.
The facts about Cryotherapy
CryoPen is an advanced cryotherapy innovation that is a fast, effective, safe and new solution for removal of skin imperfections. Procedures typically last from 5 to 25 seconds, so you can be in and out of the clinic quickly.
The CryoPen emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure, which allows the clinician to work with millimetre precision. This destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell. That means there will be no collateral damage to healthy tissue. It’s so incredibly accurate and practical.
CryoPen offers the ideal treatment for:
Moles ( using the ABCDE’s of Mole checks – referring to consultant if anything suspicious is found)
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Frequently asked questions
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:
Pigmentary changes (hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation) if this happens skin colour normally returns after a few months.
Nerve damage (particularly in areas where nerves lie close to the surface of the skin, on fingers, wrist, area behind the ear). Reports show that normal sensitivity returns after a few months.
Shards of frozen ice (minor shards of frozen ice may blow out, that will thaw on contact with healthy skin).
Hair follicle damage and permanent alopecia (especially when treating area on sites with coarse terminal hair). Discuss any concerns you have with your clinician
How long are CryoPen treatments? The duration of the treatment time will depend on the surface area and the thickness of the tissue being treated. Upon the clinical evaluation of the thickness of the area, the clinician will choose an application time from 1 to 30 seconds.
How safe is cryotherapy? Cryotherapy is a relatively low-risk procedure. CryoPen delivers N20 directly to the area, and not the healthy surrounding tissue. CryoPen is both CE and FDA registered.
Is the treatment painful? There will be a pain sensation similar to a stinging nettle on the skin when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the area. There might be a little residual stinging for a few minutes after treatment