c r y o p e n
CryoPen™ is a cutting-edge treatment for the safe and virtually painless destruction of benign, superficial, and unwanted lesions on the surface of the skin, such as warts, skin tags, verrucae, milia, cherry angiomas, scars, and resistant hyperpigmentation. It uses extreme cold (cryotherapy) to do this.
CryoPen™ is superior to other treatments for the following 4 key reasons.
It is faster. Treatment sessions last less than 2 minutes.
No anaesthesia is required.
It is one of the least invasive lesion treatments in the market
It is used in the treatment of virtually any benign skin lesions.
CAN ANYONE HAVE CRYOPEN?
Most people can comfortably undergo a CryoPen treatment.
However, there are a few important things to note:
It is essential that correct diagnosis of a lesion is carried out before treatment. Some lesions can be related to cancer and it is quite easy to confuse these with ordinary, benign lesions. CryoPen cannot be used to treat cancerous lesions.
Therefore, we require a recent report from a doctor or dermatologist to ensure no cancerous lesions are present.
CryoPen may not be used if the lesions are too close to delicate structures of the body such as the eyes.
Treatment will not be advised for pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers, as the risks are unknown.
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A Cryopen in use.
The treated lesions should fully heal within 1 to 4 weeks. Scabs formed around the lesion will shed after a week to 10 days. Lesions on the leg are the slowest to heal.
Some people may develop a temporary change in skin colour or slight scarring in the treated area – pigment change is more common in darker skin types and may not be temporary.
Hair follicles can be damaged by cryotherapy. If the lesion is near hair, such as on the scalp, then a small amount of hair loss may occur. On rare occasions, superficial nerve damage may occur, depending on the location of the treated lesion. This may cause a feeling of numbness/tingling in the treated area which may last a few months.
If a treated lesion does not heal as expected, or there is pain or redness after a few days, then you should contact the practitioner again as these could be signs of an infection.