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Cryopen

Cryopen

This is the latest technology for cryotherapy (icy cold temperatures) By using nitrous oxide gas (N2O) freezing down to -89 degrees we can treat benign lesions on the skin’s surface with pinpoint accuracy.

By using a temperature -89 degrees C, the Cryopen enables the skin to freeze to -45 degree causing the liquid inside the lesion’s cell to become shards of ice, and the cell membrane to rupture, thus destroying the cells. This is an extremely fast process that does not allow the body to protect itself during the treatment time, ensuring results.

The NHS no longer treats benign lesions, deeming them to be cosmetic. However some lesions are not benign and you should consult appropriate medical advice to ensure cryotherapy is suitable for your lesion(s)

Results

The results are permanent after 1-2 treatments. However, if you are prone a particular lesion, these may occur elsewhere.


Treatment including post-treatment and risks

  • Treatment lasts from 5-25 seconds, lesion dependent.
  • Initial slight discomfort, skin will feel as if it has stung by nettles for 10-60 minutes.
  • Try not to cover treatment site if possible.
  • Swelling will occur round the site for a few hours. This is normal.
  • Stinging for 10-60 minutes post treatment. Painkiller may be taken if necessary.
  • Scabs may appear a few days after treatment.
  • Do not pick, scratch or rub scabs or burst blisters as scarring may occur. Do not take any antihistamine for 48 hours the day before, on treatment day and 48 hours after. The treatment is partly based on histamine action.
  • Lesion will shed after 4 -14 days, but can last over 4 weeks.
  • Healing takes up to 4 weeks in most cases.
  • Temporary skin colour change (skin darkens) often occurs, but in darker skins may be permanent.
  • Use SPF 50 on new skin when lesion has shed. There will be new pink skin underneath. This will gradually re-pigment to your skin’s natural colour.
  • If healing is not as expected and redness or pain is present please contact clinic or your Doctor as you may have contracted an infection.


Contra-indications (we cannot treat if you have any of these contra-indications.)

Not suitable for pregnant or breast-feeding women.
Agammaglobulinemia (inherited cold intolerance, higher risk of infection.
Cold uticaria. (Hives when cold)
Concurrent dialysis treatment.
Collagen vascular disease.
Autoimmune diseases.
Rheumatoid arthritis.
Lupus.
Temporal Arthritis.
Scleroderma (cranial arthritis, Giant cell arthritis)
Raynauds.
Immunosuppression, immunodeficiency disorders. (high infection risk)
Cryoglobuinemia.
Multiple myloma (Cancer starting in bone marrow plasma cells)
Pyoderma Gangrenosum ( ulcerating/necrotic condition, usually found on legs.)
Antihistamines.
Platelet deficiency.
Hepatitis.
Human T-cell Lymphotropic virus III.
Lymphademoopathy associated virus.
AIDS.
HIV.
Any form of Creutzfieds Jakob Disease, CJD, TSE, vCJD, nvCJD.
Dermal fillers under the site to be treated.

Risks

Pigmentary changes.
Nerve damage.
Damage to hair follicles.
Blisters (Do not burst. If burst accidentally, use a light smear of antiseptic cream).
Headaches, where treatment has been on scalp or forehead.

Removal of:-

  • Skin tags

  • White spots (milia)

  • Red moles (cherry angioma)

  • Age spots

  • Verrucae

  • Solar lentigos (sun damage)

  • Genital warts

  • Anal warts

  • Nevi (moles, birthmarks etc.)

  • Pigmentation

  • Water warts (Molluscom contagiosum)

  • Hyperplasia

Prices

From £75.00

Medical Consent Form:

For each treatment you will be required to complete a medical consent form. See below for available forms.

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