What is Cryopen
Cryopen is the state of the art treatment, which uses technology to apply extreme cold to an affected area to safely and painlessly remove unwanted, benign, superficial skin imperfections on the surface of your skin.
Cryopen can successfully remove
- Freckles or hyper dark lesions
- Age spots
- Skin tags
- Cherry angiomas (red blisters)
- Milia (white lumps)
Cryopen is utilised in the treatment of almost any benign skin lesion.
It’s one of the best non-invasive skin lesion treatment on the market today. As it is non-invasive and non-surgical no anaesthesia is needed, and it’s painless apart from mild discomfort from the cold sensation.
Cryopen therapy is clinically proven to be quick, safe, painless and effective with no downtime.
Cryotherapy is the use of extreme cold produced by targeted nitrous oxide through the Cryopen to the affected area, stopping the blood flow and removing the pigmented area.
The Cryopen allows the therapist to work with millimetre precision delivering a pinpoint spray of nitrous oxide at high pressure. This means that the spray is delivered only to the affected area and does not damage healthy cells and skin.
How are skin imperfections destroyed during cryotherapy?
The applicator is held to the skin imperfection and moved quickly towards and away from it. This will last from 1-30 seconds, depending on the size of the lesion. The CryoPen freezes at a rate of approximately 1mm per 5 seconds.
By freezing the inter-cellular fluid in a matter of seconds, the nitrous oxide forms ice shards and crystals that damage the cell membrane, causing it to rupture. Since collateral damage will be prevented, this procedure will be minimally invasive and no healthy cells will be damaged. It’s absolutely phenomenal.
Is the procedure painful?
When the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the affected area, there will be a mild stinging sensation just like a stinging nettle creates. The area can be slightly itchy for about 10 minutes after the procedure, but there might be a slight residual stinging for a few minutes. Due to the freezing temperatures, most patients get an anaesthetic affect.
After the treatment, what does the area look like?
Freezing the area happens during the procedure, and the area becomes white. As the ice melts, a flushing occurs, turning the white area red and forming a lesion. When the lesion has formed, a crust will develop over it. The crust will fall off in anywhere from 10 to 14 days. As the crust falls off, it will reveal healthy new skin underneath. Lighter skin colour or pinkness may be noted at first, which then fades as the weeks go by. Wounds on the legs may take longer to heal than others.
For larger or deeper lesions secondary or additional crusts may which can slow down the healing process.
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- The treatment is very fast, usually taking just a few minutes
- Non-invasive procedure – No incision, no bleeding, no risk of infection
- You can return to your normal life immediately
- The treatment is sometimes uncomfortable but painless
- Cryopen uses cutting edge art cooling technology
- No anaesthetic required
After your Cryopen treatment you can return to normal life. It is best to leave the treated area exposed unless it is in an area prone to rubbing. Keep the area clean and dry. Avoid swimming pools and hot tubs until the area has healed.
Cryopen is a clinically proven, fast and effective non-surgical way to permanently remove unwanted skin imperfections.