Cryotherapy is medical non-surgical treatment involving the removal of skin lesions by using liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin cells until they die. The freezing treatment normally involves 5-30 seconds of the liquid spray being applied with the CryoPen™; a further freezing treatment can be applied after a short break dependent on the skin type and the nature of the problem.
In the days following treatment with the CryoPen™, the treated skin lesion may become darker and will begin to crust. The crusted skin lesion will eventually flake away; this could take anywhere between 1-6 weeks. Healing time varies from patient to patient and is largely dependent on the skin type and the skin lesion that has been treated.
What will my skin look like after CRYOPEN™ treatment?
Following Cryotherapy treatment, the area of skin may be red and slightly swollen. In the hours that follow, the skin may become darker, slightly itchy or tender. 3-4 days following Cryotherapy, the treated skin lesion may become darker and will begin to crust. The crusted skin lesion will eventually flake away in the coming weeks.
Once this lesion comes away there will be new skin in the area treated that will be pink or slightly lighter than your normal skin tone. This skin is still healing, so it is essential to apply sunblock (SPF 50+) to sun exposed areas such as the face, neck and hands until the area has pigmented to your normal skin tone and completely healed.
What can be treated with CRYOTHERAPY?
· Skin Tags
· Sun Spots
· Age Spots / Liver Spots
· Cherry Angiomas
· Moles (if checked by GP first)