Skin Blemish Treatment with Cryotherapy
CryoPen is an advanced cryotherapy innovation that is a fast, effective and safe solution for the removal of skin imperfections. Cryotherapy is dry ice that safely and effectively removes any number of blemishes located anywhere on the face or body within seconds. Many of us have skin blemishes and 1 in 2 people are prone to skin tags which can be easily removed.
Any skin type including tanned skins can be treated and CryoPen is excellent for the pain free removal of:
Risks and side effects
CryoPen therapy has been established to be very safe. However, be prepared for the following:
- Slight discomfort during the procedure – As with most lesion treatments, you’ll feel some slight discomfort while CryoPen is being applied. The discomfort usually feels like the pressure of a pen being pressed against your skin. However, unless you have a problem such as a skin allergy, it will only last a few seconds. Generally, no topical anaesthesia (or numbing cream) is required before treatment.
- Mild stinging following the procedure – Immediately after the procedure, you will likely experience mild to medium stinging that may last for several minutes to an hour. Again, don’t be too worried about the stinging as it goes away naturally.
- Sores and blisters – Rarely, the skin where the lesion was treated, usually becomes sore, red, weepy and blistered. It may sting for an hour or so after treatment. Often a scab will form in the following days. This is common where deep freezing is used and may cause pain immediately after the treatment. The practitioner may recommend topical or oral pain killers to relieve discomfort if required. It is important not to scratch or pick at a scab as this can lead to scarring.
The treated lesions should completely heal within 1 to 4 weeks and scabs formed around the lesion will shed after a week to 10 days. Lesions on the leg take the longest time to heal. Some people may develop a temporary change in skin colour (pigmentation) or slight scarring in the treated area – pigment change is more common in darker skin types and may not be temporary.
Hair follicles can be damaged by cryotherapy so if the lesion is within an area of hair, such as on the scalp, then a small amount of hair loss may occur.
Rarely there is potential for superficial nerve damage, depending on the location of the treated lesion. This may cause a temporary feeling of numbness or tingling in the area which may last for a few months.
If a treated lesion does not heal as expected, or there is pain or redness after a few days, then you should contact the practitioner again as these could be signs of an infection.
Not to be used in Anyone who is otherwise healthy can comfortably undergo a CryoPen treatment.
However, there are a few special cases:
- Firstly, it is essential that correct diagnosis of a lesion is carried out before treatment because some lesions can be related to cancer and it is quite easy to confuse these with ordinary, benign lesions. So, the expert advice of a doctor or dermatologist is needed as CryoPen cannot be used to treat cancerous lesions. If you are concerned about a lesion, or it has changed in any way recently, please speak to your GP as a first port of call.
- Secondly, CryoPen may not be used if the lesions are too close to delicate structures of the body such as the eyes.
Treatment will not be advised for pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers, as the risks are unknown, and you will be advised to wait until after this period of time in your life before having treatment.
How long you need to apply the treatment before seeing results often depends on the size and nature of the lesion. However, for a normal, superficial, benign lesion, it only takes 2 to 10 seconds to complete the treatment procedure in one session. Results are usually observable within1 to 6 weeks of treatment.
4 weeks following treatment, a follow-up appointment is usually recommended to assess the response to treatment so the practitioner can determine if there is a need for additional treatments to completely remove any remaining lesions or parts of the lesion. In some cases, one treatment will suffice and no follow-up is required for small, simple lesions.
However, if the lesion is too persistent and doesn’t go away following the initial treatment, a second treatment can be done. This second treatment should be done within 1 to 4 weeks of the first.
|Single Lesion Treatment||£50.00|
|Additional Lesion Treatment at the same time||£25.00|
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