Lentigo results in discolouration of the skin and bodily areas where skin cells are slower to replace themselves. In many cases, they have a tan, brown, or black tint to them. In addition, they may have irregular, rounded, or sharp sides.
Lentigines may appear in many places on your body because of how widespread their causes are. They induce no itching or other signs of inflammation.
Seborrheic keratosis and sun or age spots can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from melanoma (a type of skin cancer). Cryosonic may ask that you seek a second opinion before starting any treatment to avoid any doubt. A melanoma diagnosis is more likely if your brown spot has the following characteristics:
Age spots is caused by UV radiation exposure. You are more likely to develop this condition in the following circumstances:
Age spots are medically harmless and don’t need to be treated. However, they may be removed or lightened for cosmetic purposes. Your dermatologist might suggest one of these treatments for eliminating age spots: lightening or removing them.
Liquid nitrogen is used in cryotherapy to freeze a skin spot. Cryopen is used to treat non-cancerous or pre-cancerous skin lesions. It can take up to 10 days for the treatment to heal, and there is usually no visible scarring.
Using the Cryopen to remove sunspots is incredibly effective. Treatment can begin the same day as the initial consultation. On the brown spot, N 2O is evenly sprayed for 5 seconds at temperatures of –89°C. If you use this method, the sun/age spot will be destroyed because it will freeze and destroy the top layer of the skin. In just a few days after treatment, a very thin scab will form on the affected area. The scab will make it appear as if the brown spot has darkened in colour. However, once the scab falls off, it will reveal fresh new skin. Usually, only one treatment is required.
When it comes to unwanted skin growths, Cryopen is a non-invasive, safe treatment. However, as the skin tissue is frozen and thawed, you may feel a stinging sensation during and after the treatment. For some, this sensation may only last for a few hours after treatment, especially if multiple lesions have been treated in the same area. To relieve the pain, apply a mild analgesic ointment.
Try to avoid sun exposure, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., to prevent future lentigines (sunspots). You should always wear sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection when going outside in the sun. Also, wear sun-protective clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to protect your skin.
Cryopen is the most cutting edge and cryosurgical tool on the market today. It uses linear compression cooling technology to target and eliminate skin abnormalities such as sunspots.
Cryosonic guarantees you results with no need to worry about scarring. CryoPen provides a safe treatment environment for both the consultant and the patient when treating skin pigmentation. To date, cryosurgical treatments have been largely ineffective in achieving the desired results, but this new treatment has changed all of that.
Reduced temperatures have an increasing effect on the skin. Proteins and lipids, as well as the cell’s metabolism, are initially altered. When the temperature drops below 0°C, the water outside the cell begins to crystallize, causing the cell to dehydrate. Under 20°C, the water inside cells begins to crystallize, and 40°C is the temperature at which the cell will freeze.