Targeting unwanted skin concerns


Cryotherapy is a general term that refers to treatment using cold temperatures. It’s also known as cold therapy. The way it works and the experience of treatment will vary depending on what you are being treated for.

Warts, Verrucae and Skin Tags can be embarrassing and cause irritation. Prescribed treatments or over the counter remedies may not always be effective at getting rid of such stubborn lesions. We offer an effective solution via our latest Cryotherapy treatments.

What does the cryotherapy procedure involve?

We use the Cryopen device for accurately delivering the liquid nitrogen towards the skin lesion to be removed. The Cryopen emits a very fine jet, allowing a much more focused and targeted treatment than larger canisters sometimes used. This results in less unwanted side effects, and a more comfortable procedure, due to the fact that surrounding healthy tissue can be avoided.

The procedure lasts only a matter of seconds and although slight discomfort is felt, it does not require anaesthetic and is very well tolerated. The skin lesion will appear white and then thaw back to its original appearance within a minute. Over the next week or two, the skin lesion should scab and fall off. Depending on the nature of the skin lesion involved, it may take more than one procedure for this process to be complete.

Lesions treated:

  • Skin tags
  • Warts
  • Verrucas
  • Age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Liver spots
  • Plantar warts (found on the sole of the foot and toes)
  • Plane warts (found on face, hands and shins)
  • Filiform warts (found on the face )
  • Actinic Keratoses
  • Seborrheic keratosis

Cryotherapy  is a very safe treatment. Most side effects are minimal and temporary. These include redness, swelling and the possibility of slight oozing or a small blister formation. Less common side effects, considered to be rare, may include scarring, pigment changes to the skin treated, or loss of sensation to that part of the skin. In the vast majority of cases, when performed correctly, cryotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for the removal of specific benign skin lesions.

A skin tag is simply an overgrowth of the skin, usually smooth and soft, and appearing anywhere on the body. Skin tags are frequently found in multiple and often a result of surface trauma to the skin, such as the rubbing of clothes or jewellery against the skin. Skin tags are very easily treated with cryotherapy, usually requiring only one session.he effects of the treatment usually last between 3 and 5 months, this will vary from person to person. Deep lines will be softened and may take several treatments until the optimum result is seen. Fine lines can almost disappear.

Cryotherapy provides a low risk and fast way of treating certain skin lesions. In many cases the predominant reason for seeking removal is because the skin lesion is unsightly or embarrassing. In the case of viral warts, cryotherapy treatment can reduce the chance of spread to other areas of the skin. In some cases skin lesions can become a nuisance through inflammation, itching, or catching on clothing, which provides another common reason for people seeking treatment for removal.