Cryotherapy for age spots, milia, skin tags and wart removal
We all want flawless, clear, healthy skin.
Looking our best is important in so many aspects of life – the date, the job interview, the office party. And that long-awaited holiday where we want to show off a bikini body or ripped, toned physique.
Cryotherapy is an effective, non-invasive way to quickly and effectively remove unsightly flaws, such as:
- skin tags
- warts and
- age spots.
How does cryotherapy work?
Cryotherapy involves freezing the affected area to remove the flaw.
In the past, this was done by using liquid nitrogen. Fortunately, there is a state-of-the-art device that can be used in-clinic to give fast and effective results – the Dermapen Cryo™.
This device uses a very precise jet of highly-compressed liquefied nitrous oxide (N2O), to destroy the benign lesions (such as warts, skin tags, and age spots) in a matter of seconds.
Is cryotherapy safe?
Cryotherapy is a relatively low-risk procedure, with no pain and no downtime.
The Dermapen Cryo™ uses a high-precision applicator tip to deliver N2O directly to the lesion, avoiding the healthy surrounding tissue. This makes it safe for all areas of the face and body, even near the eyes.
Dermapen Cryo™ is both CE and FDA registered.
Does cryotherapy hurt?
There will be a sensation similar to a ballpoint pen being pushed onto the skin, when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the lesion.
There might also be a slight residual stinging for a few minutes after the treatment. Occasionally a blister might form and persist for a few hours.
Do I need any follow-up sessions?
We recommend a follow-up visit after 2 to 4 weeks, to confirm that the treated lesions have disappeared. We may arrange another follow-up treatment if necessary.
I have darker skin – will this work for me?
Cryotherapy does work on darker skin. We recommend repeated, short freezing cycles of 3 to 6 seconds, at two-week intervals, for darker skin.
Are there side effects?
There are a few side effects that may occur as a result of cryotherapy treatment, including the following.
- Changes in pigment (hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation).
- Nerve damage, particularly in areas where nerves are close to the surface of the skin, such as on the fingers, wrist, and behind the ear.
- Minor shards of ice may blow out, that will thaw on contact with healthy skin.
- Hair follicle damage and permanent alopecia, especially when treating lesions on sites with coarse terminal hair.
You will be able to discuss any concerns, medical history and whether you are eligible for cryotherapy treatment, during your consultation.