The device emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure which allows us to work with millimetre precision.
This destroys the tissue by freezing the intercellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membranes, thereby destroying the cells within the lesions. The cells then die which results in the destruction of the skin tissue.
The treatment is so incredibly accurate which means there will be no collateral damage to healthy tissue. Procedures typically last from 5 to 30 seconds, so you can be in and out of the treatment room quickly. Cosmetic concerns such as skin tags, milia and cherry angioma are no longer being treated by many doctors on the NHS. With Cryotherapy you can now have these concerns safely removed in clinics like ours.
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT TREAT MOLES.
The applicator is held as close as possible to the lesion and moved quickly and away from it. The duration of the treatment will depend on the surface area and the thickness of the tissue being treated.
Upon clinical evaluation of the depth of the area, the clinician will choose an appropriate application time of between 5 and 30 seconds per lesion.
Cryotherapy is a low-risk procedure. It delivers a freeze directly to the area of concern and does not affect the healthy surrounding tissue.
You will experience a sensation similar to a stinging nettle touching the skin when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the lesion. There may be a little residual stinging for a few minutes after treatment, this is completely normal.
The cost of treatment will depend on the size of, and the number of lesions being treated. Prices will be confirmed during a consultation appointment. Personalised discounted quotes will be given for multiple lesions e.g 10+
Skin tags: £60 each + £30 additional/follow-up
Age spots: £60 each + £30 additional/follow-up
Warts: £75 each + £40 additional/follow-up
Verrucae: £75 each + £40 additional/follow-up
Milia: £50 each + £30 additional/follow-up
Cherry angioma: £50 each + £30 additional/follow-up
Clients who have particular conditions such as Raynaud’s Phenomenon, Platelet Deficiency Disease and hepatitis would unfortunately not be suitable candidates for cryotherapy treatment.
A full consultation will be completed prior to treatment to check for any contradications which may prevent us from being able to proceed with treatment.
We can only treat clients who are over the age of 18.
Histamine will rush to the treated area which may cause an itchy sensation, this is completely normal and will subside after approximately ten minutes. Redness may also be experienced due to the initial inflammation but usually subsides fairly quickly.
Blisters can sometimes appear in the treated area and can last for anything between a few hours to a few days, dependent on the lesion(s) treated.
Small dry scabs may also form on the treated area which must not be picked or pulled off the skin.
Localised cells in the treatment area are frozen by the cryotherapy device and are killed as a result, healthy tissue is unaffected by the treatment. Apart from the normal responses detailed in the question above, there are no side effects to be concerned about.
There may be a temporary darkening effect on the treatment area but the pigment should return to normal within approximately 6 weeks following treatment.
Aftercare advice will be explained thoroughly prior to any treatment being performed.
Most small lesions (1-2mm) will only require one treatment. Larger or viral lesions (e.g. verrucae) may require more than one treatment.
The minimum interval between treating the same lesion is 28 days, longer may be necessary for clients that take slightly longer to heal.
Sunscreen will protect new skin following your treatment from harmful UV rays. Use of SPF protection should be a priority to help protect treated skin from the harmful rays that can cause long term damage.
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