These imperfections may include unwanted moles, warts, skin tags, or keloids.
Cryotherapy treatment uses extreme cold to painlessly destroy imperfections you might have.
The CryoPen emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure, which allows the therapist to work with millimetre precision. This cryotherapy tool destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell. It’s so incredibly accurate, that there is no collateral damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
Follow up treatment may be required.
Because cryotherapy doesn’t use scalpels or chemicals, there is no need for an anaesthetic. The removal of moles or lesions is virtually painless with little or no scarring.
The Cryotherapy Procedure
During the procedure the area freezes and turns white. After this white area thaws, a flushing occurs and the area will turn red. This thawing is associated with a pinching sensation as a wheal is formed.
This wheal will typically turn into a blister which may last for 3 to 5 days before it scabs. The scab will fall off within 2 weeks depending on the extent of freeze a new scab may form and repeat the process.
The lesion will be completely healed in 2 to 6 weeks. After primary healing occurs, the area will be lighter than the surrounding area due to loss of melanocytes (melanin producing cells which are primarily responsible for skin colour).