How Does Cryotherapy Work? Blemishes are no longer being treated by the NHS. With Cryotherapy you can now have these treatments here at Puresun Clinic.The Cryopen emits a fine jet of super cold gas under high pressure with millimetre precision. The device 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 damage to healthy surrounding tissue. It’s so incredibly accurate and practical. Traditional Nitrous Oxide used in the NHS required patients to re-attend their GP to have dressings applied to the area and the wound monitored.
With the cryopen you can have this is your lunch break and go straight back to work, with no downtime and no follow up appointment to dress any wounds. There are several common skin lesions that pose no threat to your health; however, you may still want to remove for cosmetic reasons. This includes skin tags, moles, and warts. CryoPen offers a quick and effective solution to skin lesion removal, as well as providing treatment in the removal of age spots, pigmentation, and birthmarks. CryoPen uses nitrous oxide gas against the skin. The tip of the CryoPen reaches a temperature of -89*C, creating a thermal shock in the target skin or lesion. The freezing temperature kills the cells, destroying the lesion or problem area. CryoPen does not require anaesthesia, is not invasive and can be used to treat virtually and skin lesion. All treatments above are no longer offered by NHS as a standard procedure.
This procedure is ideal for: > Skin tags > Warts > Age Spots > Sun Spots > Liver Spots
How long do CryoPen treatments take?
Treatments take between 10 seconds and 5 minutes, may take longer in regards amount of treating lesions
Does the procedure painful?
usually report minimal discomfort during the procedure, describing the feeling as having a pen pressed against the skin. This discomfort only last a few seconds or minutes. A mild stringing may follow the procedure.
Are there any side affects?
The area treated may become temporarily red or blistered. A scrab may form in the days following the procedure, however this will fall off after a few days. It is important not to pick at the scab as this can lead to scarring.
How long do results last?
After one or two treatments, results are permanent. If a skin lesion returns, it's possible that you are prone to their development in a specific area.