Introducing the CryoPen® – Flawless skin in a matter of seconds!
Here at Cryojuvenate, we are constantly working to develop, improve and deliver unique services to our clients so can you imagine how extremely excited we are to be launching a new product the CryoPen® a quick and pain-free treatment to remove unsightly warts, skin tags, age spots and benign lesions.
I’m guessing that many of you will have been to your local GP to request removal of one of these types of skin issues and swiftly been told that it is no longer a service offered by the NHS and you must go privately. We have had many people contact us for this service so I now have the pleasure to launch it at our Cryojuvenate Clinic in Sevenoaks.
The CryoPen® treatment will be delivered to our clients by our in-house registered nurse(s) and therapists Monday to Saturday. If you would like to book your free consultation please either call us on 01732 449411 or click here to Book Online.
What is the CryoPen® ?
The CryoPen® is the most innovative, technologically advanced product in cryosurgery. The Cryotherapy device delivers an ultra-cold jet of high-pressured N²O directly onto skin lesions. General cryotherapy has been successfully used to eliminate warts for several years (Bruggink et al., 2010). Now with the introduction of the CryoPen® other skin lesions can be treated including skin tags, age spots, actinic keratosis and verruca’s, Milia, cherry angiomas, and other benign skin imperfections. The CryoPen® is FDA and CE-registered. This treatment is not available to get at your GP surgery and very few places are offering this advanced treatment.
How does it work?
The applicator is held close to the skin lesion and moved quickly towards and away from it for a period of 1-30 seconds. The time spent will depend on the size and the depth of the skin complaint. Once the first freeze cycle is complete the tissue is left to thaw for roughly 30 seconds, at which point the second freeze cycle can commence. This freezing process destroys benign skin lesions. The liquefied nitrous oxide destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid which forms ice shards and crystals. These then rupture the cell membrane, destroying the cell.
The CryoPen® is superior to traditional spray-can type cryotherapy for skin lesions as it delivers a nitrous oxide jet that is far colder and at a higher pressure than that in traditional cryo-spray cans. This leads to an extremely fast and effective treatment.
This treatment can eradicate 2mm skin lesions in just 10 seconds and is able to penetrate up to 5mm deep. Most small skin lesions respond to one single treatment. However, occasionally deeper or larger skin imperfections can require more than one treatment. Similarly, warts and verrucae may require a couple more aggressive treatments.
Because the CryoPen® has a fine pinpoint the therapist can work with millimeter precision, meaning that surrounding tissue does not get affected. Different applicator tips can be used depending on the size of the lesion being treated. This enables lesions on the face and around the eyes to be treated too with minimal discomfort (CryoPen® Cryotherapy., 2019).
There are very few contraindications to cryosurgery. It should be avoided in people with cold intolerance. Other high-risk groups are those who have problems with vascular insufficiency. Before opting for treatment, it is recommended that all skin lesions are first checked by a medical practitioner to ensure that they are benign before beginning treatment (Andrews et al., 2004).
Warts are a small, hard, benign growth on the skin, caused by a virus.
Age \ Sunspots are the result of excess production of melanin, or skin pigment. Doctors don’t always know why age spots develop. Skin aging, sun exposure, or other forms of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, such as tanning beds, are all possible causes
Cherry angiomas (red moles) are common skin harmless bumps \ growth that can develop almost anywhere on the body and can vary in size and colour. Also known as senile angiomas or Campbell de Morgan spots- small growths of blood vessels inside give them a reddish appearance. They’re usually found in people aged 30 and older.
Skin Tags are painless, noncancerous growths on the skin which are connected by a small, thin stalk called a peduncle. They can appear anywhere on your body, though they’re commonly found in places where your skin folds such armpits and groin.
Seborrheic Keratosis, one of the most common noncancerous skin growths in older adults. Will usually appear as a brown, black, or light tan growth on the face, chest, shoulders, or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance of warts
Plantar Wart (Verruca), A contagious small (and usually painful) wart\ growth that usually appears on the sole of the foot or other weight-bearing areas of your feet. This pressure may also cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin (callus).
What are the benefits of the CryoPen® treatment?
- A quick and effective treatment
- Minimal discomfort
- No anesthetic needed
- Sterile procedure- no bleeding, no incisions
- For most lesions- 1 treatment may be enough to eliminate lesions
- Most lesions are permanently removed
How safe is the procedure? The CryoPen® procedure is a relatively low-risk treatment, as it delivers the N²O directly to the lesion on the skin, and not to the healthy surrounding tissues. It is FDA and CE-registered.
How long with the results last? For most lesions cryotherapy is a permanent removal. Some lesions are harder to remove than others. Some deep lesions may take several aggressive treatments.
Is the treatment painful? The sensation you will feel will be similar to someone pushing a ballpoint pen on your skin. This will be felt when the N²O reaches the bottom of the skin lesion. After treatment, there may be a small period where you have some residual stinging. Very rarely a small blister may occur for a few hours after.
Will there be scaring after CryoPen® treatments? This does normally not occur. Darkening or lightening of the skin may occur temporarily.
Do I need a follow-up session? A follow-up is recommended for 2-4 weeks after the treatment to ensure it has cleared up the skin lesion. If not, further treatment may be advised.
What if I have darker skin? For those with darker skin repeated short freezing cycles of 3-6 seconds every 2 weeks are recommended.
What type of skin conditions can be treated using the CryoPen® ? Skin, skin tags, age spots, warts, actinic keratosis, verruca’s, milia, cherry angiomas and other benign skin imperfections.