WHAT IS CRYOPEN?
Cryopen is an advanced, non-invasive skin lesion removal technique offered by Dr Grace Kelly Aesthetic Skin Clinic in Chalfont St Peter. It uses extreme cold temperatures to destroy a variety of skin lesions, including: sun spots / age spots, skin tags, warts, verrucas and seborrheic keratosis (a non-cancerous skin growth). Lumps, bumps and lesions can appear for many different reasons, which often cause the skin to be uneven in texture and / or tone.
HOW DOES CRYOPEN WORK?
The CryoPen treatment process at our Chalfont St Peter clinic is usually very straightforward and requires the pen-like device to be applied directly to the lesion. Your CryoPen professional will administer a fine jet of nitrous oxide to the tissues within the lesion, which crystallises and breaks the cell’s membrane. The freezing process permanently destroys the targeted tissues without damaging any skin or other surrounding tissues. Cryopen provides many benefits for patients with an unwanted skin lesion. The skin lesion removal treatment is quick and safe, delivering consistent freeze temperatures with pin-point accuracy. And, as the nitrous oxide can bring the affected area to temperatures as low as -89 degrees, there is no need for anaesthesia.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM CRYOPEN TREATMENT?
Although CryoPen will immediately destroy the unwanted lesion’s cellular structure, it may take up to 6 weeks for the lesion to expel. This process occurs naturally as the body will work to regenerate new skin cells, and remove the lesion from the surface. Cryopen can effectively treat skin lesions up to 10mm in diameter, and the size of the irregularity will determine how quickly the treated area heals. At Dr Grace Kelly in Chalfont St Peter we approach each case individually, and patients may be asked to return for a review at around 4 weeks after skin lesion removal treatment. The final outcome will restore a smoother skin surface, that may be more even in tone.