Cryopen is the use of nitrous oxide delivered by a very fine applicator to freeze minor skin imperfections to improve the appearance of the skin.
The fine tip of the applicator means that the application of the nitrous oxide is extremely accurate and there is no pain involved in the process.
The treatment pricing is approximate and will depend on the amount of nitrous oxide that is used.
- A ‘small’ treatment is either 5 small lesions treated for 5 seconds each or one larger lesion treated for 25 seconds.
- A ‘medium’ treatment treats a larger number of small lesions or a couple of larger ones.
- A ‘large’ treatment typically treats around 9-10 small lesions or several larger ones.
Cryopen is suitable for the following minor skin imperfections:
- Age/liver spots
- Seborroeic warts
- Sebaceous hyperplasia
- Cherry angioma
- Skin tags
Please ensure that you are suitable for the treatment before booking. If you have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, a poor healing response or are taking medications such as steroids, you may not be suitable for this treatment. If you are in any doubt please call us or book in for a consultation so that we can help you assess if this is the best treatment to suit your needs.
If your skin imperfections are on your body hidden under clothing it is always a good idea to make a note of where they are before attending the clinic. This will save precious treatment time ‘hunting’ for them.
Warts and verrucae’s need special pre-treatment. One week prior to your appointment soak them for at least 5 minutes every day followed by filing with a rasp or coarse emery board.
Depending on which type of lesion you have treated there will be specific aftercare advice which will be given to you. However, with all Cryopen treatments you will need to:
- Avoid friction in the area that has been treated
- Avoid picking or knocking the treated area
- Apply high factor sun protection to protect the skin whilst it is fully healing.
If the treated area is on an exposed part of you such as your face we would recommend that you do not have this treatment carried out before any special events or engagements.