Cryotherapy is recognised as a no-pain treatment with no preparation and no follow up care required. CryoPen is the effective and controlled destruction of unwanted tissue by the precise application of extreme cold.
How does the CryoPen work?
The CryoPen is directly and precisely applied to the skin lesion, liquefied nitrous oxide is then released leading to a deep and rapid freeze of the treatment area. Little to no preoperative skin preparation is required and follow-up care is not necessary.
What can the CryoPen treat?
The CryoPen is used to treat unsightly skin lesions; it is effective for all epidermal skin lesions. Skin lesions are a patch of skin or a superficial growth that does not resemble the area surrounding it. Most are a common occurrence, that generally cause little to no discomfort, often going unnoticed. Here at the Cindy Knight Clinic the CryoPen is used to treat Skin tags and Age spots on the hands, face and décolletage.
Is the CryoPen Suitable for all?
The CryoPen is a safe an effective treatment for all, from children to adults. Little to no skin preparation is needed; the treatment is quick with no aftercare required.
CryoPen Side effects
As the freezing element is applied you may experience mild discomfort. This treatment is recommended for use on children as well as adults, it is a safe and effective way to treat skin lesions within one session with no down time, the discomfort, if any, experience will be mild.
Having CryoPen treatment
The penetration into the tissue is at approximately 1mm per 5 seconds; therefore it will only take 10 seconds to treat a 2mm lesion, with no anaesthetic required. As the procedure is performed you may feel minor discomfort as the freezing takes place, however most patients state this is not unpleasant. The treatment provides a long, deep freeze resulting in a more effective treatment, with fewer repeat visits.
Within approximately 3 days you will notice a change in the treated area, between the seventh and tenth day the skin lesion should shed. Healing will then begin, after 3 – 6 weeks optimum results will be seen.
How much does a Cryopen treatment cost?
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