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What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy or Cryosurgery is a highly effective and safe procedure that is used to frewwze and destroy bening skin lesions. 

It uses liquefied nitrous oxide to destroy the tissue by freezing the cell fluid which in turn forms ice shards that rupture the cell membrane in turn destroying the cell and the lesion.


Cryotherapy is beneficial as it is quicker than other treatments, patients can be in and out in seconds. It requires no anaesthesia and has minimal scarring. There are no limitations on activities (except protecting the area from damage or abrasion) and patients can return to normal activities after treatment(s).


Benefits of CryoPen

Treatment Method

First Freeze Cycle

The clinician will hold the applicator as close as possible to the lesion, and move it quickly towards and away from it, depending on the lesion size and depth, this treatment can be 1 to 30 seconds. 


After the first freezing cycle, the tissue will be allowed to thaw for about 30 seconds.

Second Freeze Cycle

The second freeze cycle will start. The tissue will freeze faster than during the first cycle. 

CryoPen Cryotherapy can treat all common benign skin lesions including age spots, warts, skin tags, verrucas, cherry angiomas and many more.

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CryoPen FAQ

Yes. However, skin types and location should be considered carefully prior treatment.

Generally, little or no discomfort is experienced during the first few seconds when you manage
to avoid treatment of healthy tissue.

At a penetration rate of 1 mm per 5 seconds, the ice will reach the caudal extent of the lesion
after a given amount of time related to the depth of the lesion. From that moment the patient
will experience a pain sensation. This may be the moment to stop treatment. There might be a
little residual stinging for a few minutes after treatment.

Typically, it leaves the least amount of scarring of any form of lesion removal because it causes
the least damage to the connective tissues. Hypopigmented lesions will be noticeable until
they darken.

Occasionally, a blister might form and persist for up to 5 days. After, it scabs over the lesions,
healing depends on how deep the wounds is. Typically, healing will occur from 2-6 weeks,
depending on the length of freeze and location.

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