At Renew Medical Aesthetics we use the CryoPen X device.
Cryotherapy is recognised as a no-pain treatment with no preparation and no follow up care required. CryoPen is the effective and controlled destruction of unwanted tissue by the precise application of extreme cold. A session of cryotherapy usually takes 5-15 minutes. If cryotherapy hasn’t been successful within three months, further treatments aren’t likely to be effective.
How does the CryoPen work?
Liquid nitrogen is applied to the area for a few seconds to freeze and destroy the affected skin cells. After treatment, a sore blister will form, followed by a scab, which will fall off 7-10 days later.
Is the CryoPen Suitable for all?
The CryoPen is a safe and effective treatment for all, from children to adults. Little to no skin preparation is needed; the treatment is quick with no aftercare required.
When will I see results?
Within approximately 3 days you will notice a change in the treated area, between the seventh and tenth day the skin lesion should shed. Healing will then begin, after 3 – 6 weeks optimum results will be seen.
Does it hurt?
You will experience only very minor discomfort with the CryoPen treatment.
Is it safe?
The CryoPen is completely safe.
What happens after the treatment?
The treated area will heal with a growth of healthy skin. The new skin may contain less pigment that the original skin and should end up smooth. The new skin grows across the area from the edges and from deep follicles. This is underneath the scab that forms.
What are the side effects of cryotherapy?
Pain, blistering, your skin may become darker (hyperpigmentation) or lighter (hypopigmentation).