CryoPen® is a medical procedure which involves the application of nitrous oxide gas at a temperature of -89oC to freeze and selectively destroy unwanted skin lesions. The safety of cryotherapy has long been established and the risk of complications is lower than many other treatments. Because it delivers N2O directly onto the lesion and not the healthy surrounding tissue, it can safely treat lesions on the face and around the delicate eye area. 


  • Skin Tags
  • Warts
  • Age Spots
  • Sun Spots
  • Liver Spots
  • Verruca’s
  • Milia
  • Pigmentation patches



   No anaesthetic is required for cryotherapy and it is usually very well tolerated with only minimal discomfort.  During the procedure, mild discomfort may be experienced that is similar to the pressure with a ball point pen on the skin although pain can be more intense as more freezing is applied.  There is sometimes some residual stinging after treatment which may last for several minutes.  Following the treatment, the skin lesion will become red and sore, there may be some blistering and occasionally a scab may form.  If a deeper freeze is required, this can sometimes cause a greater degree of pain which may be immediately following treatment and for a variable time afterwards.  Simple analgesia can be taken if necessary.


   A follow up visit is recommended after 2-4 weeks to assess response to treatment and further application if required.  Over the following days, a scab will often form and the lesion may become a little red and angry looking.  This will usually resolve over 1-4 weeks and the area remaining will often return to normal, although it is possible to develop a small area of scarring or change in skin colour.  Lesions treated on the legs often take a little more time to heal.  It is important not to pick at the scab as this may lead to scarring.


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