Cryopen treatment is a quick, effective, and safe way to destroy undesirable skin flaws. The Cryopen is an FDA and CE registered. Cryotherapy treatment breakthrough that uses enhanced cryo treatment. Pen-like, the tool sprays liquid nitrous oxide (N2O) at minus-127 degrees Celsius under high pressure, giving the therapist millimetre accuracy. As a result, N2O can be delivered directly to the treated area without damaging healthy tissue.
Ultra-cold temperatures are used to destroy tissue in cryotherapy. In medical terms, it’s known as cryo-necrosis.
The type and size of the lesion will determine how long the treatment will last and how many treatments you will need before seeing results. However, the treatment procedure only takes 2 to 30 seconds for a typical, superficial, benign lesion.
You will likely see results in 1 to 6 weeks after starting treatment. Many lesions can be treated in one session and will not need further care. However, in some cases, due to the size and type of lesion, you may be advised to another treatment to eradicate any leftover signs of the lesion.
Upon reaching the root of the lesion, the nitrous oxide will provide a slight sensation on the skin. There may be some residual stinging for a few minutes following the process, and the area may be mildly irritating for around 10 minutes. The intense cold has an anaesthetic effect on most patients.
The area freezes and becomes white during treatment. Flushing occurs after the white area thaws, and the area turns red and a weal forms. The weal may turn into a blister within 2-24 hours of being frozen; however, this is quite rare. A crust develops typically over lesions after 10 to 14 days. The skin will subsequently mend itself as a result. After a few weeks, the skin may seem lighter or pink. Leg lesions often take a little longer to heal than other areas of the body. Larger lesions may develop a second crust, extending the healing time. You should avoid picking at the crust, as this might cause scarring. You should dress any areas prone to rubbing or discomfort with a plaster.
After treatment, there is no downtime.
Rarely. Hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation are known to come and go in the aftermath of the Cryopen treatment. It typically takes a few months to see the effects pass. Individuals with darker skin tones are more likely to develop pigmentary change.
Many types of benign skin growths, including:
However, a correct diagnosis is required before treatment since we will not treat any malignant lesions. Your GP will tell you if a lesion looks suspected of skin cancer, and you should seek their guidance.
Cryosurgery is a permanent solution for most skin defects. However, a shorter freeze time and a repeat procedure may be necessary for more delicate areas, such as the eye area, to get a result with the least amount of damage to the surrounding skin. In addition, several treatments are required to achieve the desired results when treating a deep lesion.
The Cryopen is CE and FDA approved, and the established safety of the treatment is renowned. The CryoPen has a lower risk of complications than many other treatments and methods. N2O is given directly to the affected area and does not affect the healthy tissue surrounding it.
Inflammation of the skin’s tiny nerve endings can cause numbness or hypersensitivity when exposed to freezing temperatures. In most cases, these symptoms will subside with time. The Cryopen treatment is non-invasive and relatively low-risk. As the skin heals, the region may become darker (hyperpigmentation) or lighter (hypopigmentation). Darker pigmented skin can take longer to regain its colour.
Our CryoPen procedures are quick, efficient, and relatively risk-free. However, it may not be appropriate for people with other conditions such as collagen and autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis, individuals previously treated with dermal fillers in the treatment area, and pregnant women. We will assess any contraindications during your telephone consultation.
Treatments with Cryopen can only be administered by a member of our highly-trained team. We believe that it should only be administered by someone who has been properly trained in its administration.
Individuals with very dark skin may want to avoid cryosurgery as this procedure destroys skin pigment-producing cells, resulting in lighter skin.
Liquid nitrogen is sprayed onto the skin lesions using a tiny applicator and held against the skin imperfection. There is a range from 1 to 30 seconds, depending on the tissue. In order to restore the skin’s natural coloration, it is allowed to thaw. Depending on the severity, the process can be repeated in the same area.
All melanomas and basal cell carcinomas that recur frequently. There are several ways that melanoma can spread: local, lymphatic, and blood. Additionally, if part of the lesion is left undetected, it will mutate into a much more aggressive form of the disease. In most cases, basal cell carcinoma spreads by local extension, and if recurrence is suspected, you may need more extensive surgery.
We can perform Cryopen treatments throughout the year; however, an SPF50 must be applied at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and reapplied every 4 hours during the summer months.
The length of the treatment will be determined by the surface area and thickness of the tissue being addressed.
In the United Kingdom the NHS no longer treats skin tags, milia and cherry angiomas because they are considered cosmetic procedures.