Cryotherapy

What is Cryotherapy

CryoPen TM is an advanced cryotherapy innovation that is fast effective, safe and new solution for removal of skin imperfections. Procedures typically last 5 to 30 seconds, so you can be in and out in a matter of minutes.

The CryoPen TM emits a fine jet of Nitrous Oxide under high pressure, which allows us to work with millimeter precision. This destroys the tissue by freezing inter-cellular fluid, forming ice crystals, which rupture the cell membrane, thereby destroying the cell. There is no collateral damage to healthy tissue. This is incredibly accurate and practical.

What all can be treated?
We can treat Skin tags, Solar lentigo, Age spots, Milia, Cherry Angiomas, abnormal Pigmentation on the flat of the skin, Warts and Verrucae.




How it works?

First cycle – freeze

The applicator is held close to the skin. This could take 1-30 seconds, depending upon the size and depth.

Thaw – After the first freeze cycle, the tissue is allowed to thaw for about 30 seconds.

Second cycle – freeze

In the 2nd cycle the tissue will freeze faster than during the first freezing cycle.



What are the side effects?

Cryotherapy is a relatively low risk procedure. The following side effects may occur:
• Pigmentary changes (hypo or hyperpigmentation) – skin colour normally returns to normal after few weeks.
• Nerve damage (particularly in areas where nerves lie close to the surface of the surface of the skin, on fingers, wrist, areas behind the ears) – normal sensitivity returns after a few months
• Shards of frozen ice (minor shards of frozen ice might blow out, that will thaw on contact with healthy skin.
• Hair follicle damage and permanent alopecia (especially when treating area on sites with coarse terminal hair

How long is the treatment?
The duration will depend upon the surface area and the thickness of the tissue being treated. After clinical evaluation of the depth of the lesion, we would be able to ascertain the application time from 1-30 seconds.




How it works?

The duration will depend upon the surface area and the thickness of the tissue being treated. After clinical evaluation of the depth of the lesion, we would be able to ascertain the application time from 1-30 seconds.

How safe is cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is a relatively low risk procedure. CryoPenTM delivers nitrous oxide precisely to the area, hence avoiding collateral damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. CryoPenTM is both CE and FDA approved

Is the treatment painful?

You would experience pain sensation similar to a stinging nettle on the skin when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the area. This sensation may continue for a few minutes after the treatment.