CryoPen Removal of Skin Tags, Age Spots, Warts, Verruvas, Milia and Chery Angiomas
Cryotherapy (also known as Cryosurgery) is a safe and highly effective method of freezing and removing benign skin lesions such as solar lentigines (sunspots, liverspots etc), seborrheic keratosis and warts/verrucas. It uses highly pressured liquid nitrous oxide to destroy the tissue quickly and with little residual stinging. At Eden Skin Clinic, we carry this treatment using CryoPen. This advanced procedure does not require anaesthetic and is a convenient choice for clients due to minimal aftercare.
A Skin Tag is a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. Skin tags are not dangerous. They appear most often in women, especially with weight gain and in elderly people. Irritation can occur if the skin tag frequency rubs against clothing or jewelry.
Warts – (hands and feet) and Verrucae (Plantar Warts)
Warts are highly contagious and occur when a virus comes in contact with the skin and causes infection. Verrucae take on the appearance of warts but are flatter because they tend to be found on the feet, where the dermis is thicker.
Cherry Angioma- Blood Spots – Campbell de Morgan
These are common skin growths which can grow on most areas of your body and are usually found on people aged 30 and older. The broken blood vessels inside a cherry angioma give them a reddish appearance. They are no cause for concern, unless they bleed or change shape or colour. Cause is unknown, possibly a genetic factor, linked to pregnancy, chemicals or climate change and age.
Age/sun spots, freckles and sun damaged, pigmented areas
Age/sun spots are caused by an excess production of melanin due to skin aging and sun exposure or other forms of ultraviolet light exposure, such as tanning beds. They are most likely to develop on the areas of your skin that receive the most sun exposure, including the face, back of hands, chest, shoulders and forearms.
One of our skincare experts will examine any areas you wish to treat. From this, we can put together a bespoke plan and decide whether this is the most efficient course of treatment.
Depending on the size of the area you wish to treat, we may recommend CryoPen cryotherapy once, followed by an extra visit 4-6 weeks after to confirm that all pathological tissue has disappeared. In some cases, further treatment may be needed.
At RejuvaSkin Clinic Bradford for CryoPen treatment, it is important that you do not use retinoids, exfoliating acids (AHAs, BHAs and PHAs) or physical exfoliants for at least 48 hours prior. Do not use fake tan or gradual tanner for at least two weeks before, and avoid laser or IPL treatments for two weeks before.
During treatment, highly pressurised liquid nitrous oxide is used to destroy skin tissue. It works by causing cryogenic cell death: killing the unwanted cells with extremely cold temperatures. CryoPen treatment is relatively pain-free, with most of our patients experiencing a mild stinging sensation for only seconds.
After CryoPen Treatment
Due to the nature of CryoPen treatment, less aftercare is needed than with other methods.
For 48-72 hrs It is important that you do not sunbathe or use other heat treatments such as sunbeds, sauna or steam. This also includes avoiding swimming, hot showers and baths.
After CryoPen treatment, it is common to experience redness, swelling or blistering. This may last anywhere from a few hours to 48 hours after. You may apply aloe vera as required to the treatment area for the next 72 hours. When keeping this in the fridge, it has a nice cooling effect.
Regardless of the weather after your appointment, please make sure to use SPF 30 on the treated area. After the session, this area may appear darker, with scabs or crusting remaining for 10-30 days after. Total skin healing may take up to 3 months.
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