CryoPen Therapy in Margate, Kent
What is cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is the controlled destruction of unwanted tissue by the precise application of extreme cold. The process is called cryo-necrosis, tissue destruction by freezing. Tissue destruction occurs when cells are low in temperature and at least -80 ° F and ice crystals will form. The ice crystals break the cell membrane, destroy the cells organelles and protein matrixes. Water then rushes into the surrounding area causing blistering and disruption of the local blood supply.
Cryotherapy is quicker than other treatments and patients can be in and out in seconds. There are no limitations on activity except to protect the area from damage or abrasion, they can work, bath, swim, immediately after the treatment. There’s no cut, no bleeding, no sutures and no risk of infection.
Skin will be very red and warm for 24-48 hours post treatment and peeling usually occurs around day 2-4. It is crucial that you stay out of the direct sunlight, apply SPF and avoid exercise for the stated times in your aftercare advice sheet.
What is the CryoPen(TM)?
CryoPen is the first cryotherapy instruments with micro technology which enables to practitioners to deliver high precision; only freeze the lesion avoiding healthy tissues. Accuracy and practicality are the most significant features, with better control of procedures, the Cryopen sets new standards for superb aesthetic outcomes.
- FDA approved
- Requires no anaesthesia
- No pain
- No scarring
- Minimal post-op care
- Portable and practical
CryoPen treats benign skin lesions on the surface of the skin, many of which are no longer able to be treated by doctors under the NHS, due to their cosmetic nature. More complex lesions should be examined first and treated by a suitably qualified medical professional, so you may wish to speak to your GP about them first. It can treat lesions on the face, scalp and body including:
- Skin tags
- Age/liver spots
- Cherry angioma
- Viral verrucae (warts)
- Solar lentigo (sun spots)
- Other pigmentation
- Plantar warts
- Condyloma (genital or anal warts)
- Popular nevi (moles, birthmarks etc)
- Contagiosum (water warts)
For most lesions, cryotherapy is a permanent removal. Some lesions are harder to remove than others. In addition, it is necessary to obtain a final result with the least damage to the surrounding skin. In other instances a deep lesion may take several treatments to get final results.
(for one lesion)
How to Book a Cryotherapy Treatment
For further information and to discuss whether CryoPen treatment would be suitable for you, please fill out your details in the appointment booking form and we’ll be in touch to arrange a suitable time and date. Alternatively, you can contact us to speak to Lucia, our expert Cosmetic Nurse, who will be happy to take your booking and answer any queries you may have.