What is Cryotherapy?
The CryoPen™ emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure, which allows our skin therapists to work with millimetre precision. This destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell. That means there will be no collateral damage to healthy tissue. It’s so incredibly accurate and practical.
Cosmetic procedures such as skin tags, milia and cherry angiomas are no longer being treated by many doctors on the NHS. With the CryoPen™ you can now have these treatments at The Ivy Clinic.
CryoPen™ offers the ideal treatment for:
How does it work?
The applicator is held as close as possible to the skin imperfection and moved quickly towards and away from it. This could be from 5-30 seconds, depending on the size and depth.
Are there any side effects?
The area treated is frozen by cryotherapy. This kills the localised cells in the area which cause them to shrivel and die. The treated area may go darker over a few weeks, but will return to normal pigmented skin in about 6 weeks.
How long are CryoPen ™ treatments?
The duration of the treatment time will depend on the surface area and the thickness of the tissue being treated. Upon the clinical evaluation of the depth of the area, our skin therapists will choose an application time from 5 to 30 seconds.
Is the treatment painful?
There will be a pain sensation similar to a stinging nettle on the skin when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the area. There might be a little residual stinging for a few minutes after treatment.
How safe is cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a relatively low-risk procedure. Cryopen ™ delivers N20 directly to the area, and not the healthy surrounding tissue. CryoPen ™ is both CE and FDA registered.
Pigmentation Before & After
Milia Removal Before & After
Skin Tag Eye Before & After
Wart Before & After