CryoPen Treatment


Welcome to our CryoPen Treatment page, where cutting-edge technology meets skincare. The CryoPen is a revolutionary tool in the field of cryosurgery, offering a quick, precise, and non-invasive solution for removing unwanted skin imperfections. From warts and moles to sun spots and skin tags, this advanced treatment harnesses the power of extreme cold to effectively and safely treat a variety of skin lesions. With minimal discomfort and downtime, the CryoPen is ideal for those seeking a fast and effective way to enhance their skin’s appearance.

The CryoPen can be used to treat a variety of skin defects and lesions, including:

  • Moles
  • Skin Tags
  • Warts and Plantar Warts
  • Verrucas
  • Freckles
  • Cherry Angioma (Red Blisters)
  • Hyperpigmented Lesions/Spots
  • Liver or Age Spots
  • Milia
  • Birthmarks
  • Seborrhoeic Warts
  • Age/Sun Spots


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a CryoPen?

A CryoPen is a state-of-the-art medical device used in cryotherapy, a treatment that involves the use of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue. Specifically, the CryoPen emits a fine, pinpoint spray of liquid nitrous oxide at a constant temperature of minus 127 degrees Celsius under high pressure. This allows for precise application, ensuring that only the targeted lesion is treated while healthy surrounding tissue remains unaffected. The CryoPen is celebrated for its precision, effectiveness, and minimal discomfort, making it a preferred method for treating a variety of skin lesions and imperfections in a non-invasive manner.

How does the CryoPen work?

The CryoPen works by applying extreme cold directly to skin lesions. It uses liquid nitrous oxide to generate temperatures of around minus 127 degrees Celsius. This extreme cold, applied with precision through a pen-like instrument, causes ‘cryo-necrosis’ or tissue destruction by freezing. The targeted application of this cold temperature destroys the cells of the skin lesion by crystallising the cytosol and damaging the cell membrane, leading to the death of the abnormal cells. The surrounding healthy tissue remains unaffected due to the pinpoint accuracy of the device. This process is effective for treating a variety of skin imperfections, including warts, moles, skin tags, and age spots.

How long does it take to heal after a CryoPen treatment?

The healing time after a CryoPen treatment can vary depending on the individual and the type of lesion treated. Generally, the treated area may scab over and heal within 1 to 2 weeks for smaller lesions like skin tags or warts. For larger lesions, the healing process might take a bit longer, potentially up to 4 weeks. During this period, it’s important to follow any post-treatment care instructions given by the healthcare professional, such as protecting the area from sun exposure and avoiding picking at the scab to ensure proper healing and minimise scarring.

Is a CryoPen treatment painful?

A CryoPen treatment is generally not very painful. The sensation experienced during the procedure is often described as a slight stinging or burning, similar to the snap of a rubber band against the skin. The treatment is also quite brief, typically lasting only seconds to a minute for each lesion, which helps in reducing any potential discomfort. The precision of the CryoPen ensures that the discomfort is localised to the lesion being treated, sparing the surrounding healthy tissue. This makes the procedure tolerable for most people, particularly considering its quick nature and the absence of a need for anesthesia.

How long does a CryoPen treatment take?

A CryoPen treatment is typically very quick, with each session lasting about 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the number and size of the lesions being treated. Individual applications to each lesion only take a few seconds. This quick process, combined with the precision of the CryoPen, allows for an efficient treatment with minimal disruption to your day.

Will I need multiple CryoPen treatments?

Whether you’ll need multiple CryoPen treatments depends on the type and size of the lesion being treated. Some skin imperfections, particularly smaller ones like certain warts or skin tags, may be effectively treated with just one session. However, larger or deeper lesions, such as more substantial moles or warts, might require additional treatments. It’s not uncommon to need up to three sessions for these types of lesions. The exact number of treatments needed can be determined by our friendly practitioners in the salon, so feel free to give us a call to arrange a consultation on 01752 228777.



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