What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a technique used to remove unwanted blemishes.
Cryotherapy is for all skin types and offers the ideal treatment for the removal of unwanted skin blemishes.
What skin conditions can cryotherapy treat?
- Skin tags
- Pigmentation such as, Sun damage /Age spots
- Cherry Angiomas / blood Spots
- Verrucae etc
We can treat children from 6 years+ for the removal of Warts and Verrucae with parental consent.
What is cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is an advanced innovation that is a fast, effective, and safe for removing skin blemishes / lesions quickly and effectively.
Cryotherapy freezes the treated area killing the localised cells causing them to shrivel and die.
How does cryotherapy work?
The device emits a fine jet of Nitrous Oxide under high pressure, allowing us to work with millimetre precision. It destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane destroying the cell. Because of its accuracy it means there is no collateral damage to healthy tissue making it a very practical choice for clients.
How long are Cryotherapy treatments?
The duration of the treatment time will depend on the surface area and the thickness of the lesion being treated. Typically, the procedure itself lasts from 3 to 30 seconds, so you can be in and out of the clinic quickly.
The overall appointment time can vary depending on the number of lesions to be treated so this can be from 15mins+
What happens during treatment and what to expect?
After an initial consultation, photographs are taken for documentation. The area is cleaned with an alcohol wipe and treated.
The device is held as close as possible to the skin lesion and moved quickly towards and away from it. This could be from 3 – 30 seconds, depending on the size and depth.
The treatment feels very cold that sometimes the brain is tricked into thinking it is hot. The overall sensation is a mild discomfort and completely bearable.
After treatment, a sensation like stinging nettle rash occurs. This sensation typically lasts 5 – 30 mins.
The treated area will also display some mild swelling and redness, this typically returns to normal by the time the client leaves.
What happens after treatment?
During the first few days a micro crust forms (think, tiny little scabs) and it may go darker. As the days pass, dependant on what type of lesion has been treated it may either fall off or simply flake away leaving new fresh normal pigmented skin underneath. The healing time is 4 – 6 weeks.
Occasionally a blister may occur after treatment. If this happens the best thing to do is leave it as it is. Do not pop, poke or burst. This allows for protected healing to continue.
Throughout the healing it is necessary to apply (dab on) sunscreen of factor 30 – 50 on the treated area if it will be exposed to daylight. This is because the treated area becomes more sensitive and reactive to day light for 4 – 6 weeks post treatment. Wearing sunscreen will prevent the treated skin from the risks of hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) or hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin).
The larger the lesion in depth and size the more likely it is to require a follow up treatment. Warts and verrucae are most common to fall into this category.
How to book your appointment
The quickest and easiest way to book your consultation and treatment is to click on any of the book now buttons on the Skin Happy webpage. You will have access to the diary and availabilities. Or you can type in this direct link: https://bit.ly/SHBookNow
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