What is Cryotherapy?
CryoPen™ is an advanced cryotherapy innovation that is a fast, effective, safe and new solution for removal of skin imperfections. Procedures typically last from 5 to 25 seconds, so you can be in and out of our Limerick clinic quickly.
The CryoPen™ emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure which allows the clinician to work with millimetre precision. This destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell. That means there will be no collateral damage to healthy tissue.It’s so incredibly accurate and practical.
Cosmetic procedures such as skin tags, milia and cherry angiomas are no longer treated by many Doctors. With the CryoPen™ you can now have these treatments in the clinic.
How Does it Work?
Step One: First cycle-freeze
The applicator is held as close as possible to the skin imperfection and moved quickly towards and away from it. This could be from 1-30 seconds, depending on the size and depth.
Step Two: Thaw
After the first freeze cycle, the tissue is allowed to thaw for about 30 seconds.
Step Three: Second cycle-freeze
Now the second freeze cycle will begin. The tissue will freeze faster than during the first freezing cycle.
Cryotherapy Frequently Asked Questions
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These are broken blood vessels that give a reddish appearance. Causes linked to pregnancy, chemicals, climate change and/or age.
Otherwise known as whiteheads, these are small, raised, pearly white or yellowish bumps on the skin. Often seen on cheeks, nose, eyes & eyelids, forehead & chest. By treating with cryotherapy, this freezes the lesion in seconds & milia will disappear.
UV Induced Pigmentation can be treated in seconds will darken temporarily & fade, a second session may be needed. It may look like a bee sting. Do not worry, this is perfectly normal & will go down in a few hours.
These turn black at the base over a few weeks, then drop off over a period of 4 weeks. Larger skin tags 3mm+ may need a second freeze.
Warts / Verrucae
Warts occur when the virus comes in contact with your skin & causes infection. Warts are contagious. Second treatments are required for warts. Verrucae are found on soles of the feet (HPV). Multiple treatments may be necessary. Please soak warts & verrucae prior to treatment.