Moles & Skin Tags
The Cryopen™ has millimetre precision and is a gentle, yet very effective, treatment for the removal of benign skin spots on the surface of the skin. This freezes any unwanted skin lesions and then triggers the skin’s natural healing mechanisms.
It’s a very quick procedure with minimal discomfort and downtime. More than one treatment may be required to achieve the best results.
The Cryopen™ offers the ideal treatment for;
- Skin Tags
- Cherry Angioma
CryoPen uses disposable cartridges filled with Nitrous Oxide (N2 O) which have been approved to comply with the strictest safety criteria. The pen-point precision and consistent freeze temperature of the CryoPen reduces the risks of serious burns as accuracy is down to a millimetre.
Q: I’ve read Cryotherapy can be used to treat a number of conditions, what do you use it for at Cosmetica London?
A: That’s correct, it can be used for numerous health issues from serious illnesses like cancer to eye problems, sports recovery, headaches to sexual conditions and superficial benign skin lesions like skin tags, warts, moles, freckles and verrucas. We only use it for the removal of skin conditions.
Q: Are there any side effects to this treatment?
A: Discomfort can occur both at the time of treatment and for a variable time thereafter. Taking painkillers like paracetamol for the first 24 hours should help that.
Swelling and redness is a normal and immediate response and usually settles after two to three days. For a short while the treated area may ooze a little.
Cryotherapy close to the eyes may induce prominent puffiness of the lower eyelids which settles within days.
Blistering is also a common consequence of cryotherapy and blisters settle after a few days as the scab forms. Some people blister more easily than others and does not necessarily mean that the skin has been frozen too much. Occasionally the blisters may become filled with blood; this is harmless and only if a blister was very uncomfortable would it be necessary to puncture it, using a sterile needle.
Infection – uncommonly, infection can occur, resulting in increased pain and the formation of pus.
Q: Will my skin lesion disappear after one treatment?
A: After the healing process, smaller lesions should disappear after just one treatment. Larger and thicker ones may well take 2-3 treatments.