I'm on a mission! Armed with my Cryopen, I can now remove all those little skin lesions that can often become the bane of our lives. I'm particularly focusing on sun spots/age spots/liver spots in this post because it is the most common concern I am coming across in the weeks since I qualified.
WHAT IS CRYOTHERAPY?
The Cryopen treatment uses extreme cold, or cryotherapy, to painlessly and safely destroy unwanted, benign and superficial lesions on the surface of the skin, such as warts, milia, skin tags, verrucae, cherry angiomas and sun/liver spots.
The treatment is very comfortable and takes just a few seconds. You need to be aware that the area swells a little and goes red straight after, but this is nothing to worry about as it calms down within an hour or two. It's all part of the healing process which you have to trust as you go through the following weeks. Pigmentation becomes very dark and much more visible. It will remain so for up to two weeks (sometimes more). As in my case the area blistered as you can see in the photo of my hand. It's essential you don't pop any blisters. Just let the skin do what it does naturally and allow it to heal on it's own. Following on from that the area becomes dry and crusty. It shrinks back and falls away, leaving fresh new 'pink' skin in it's place. The pink skin changes again over the following weeks as it goes through the renewal process, but this time the pigmentation will be gone. The most important factor when the new skin is revealed is to wear a factor 50+ every day, 365 days of the year. If you don't the pigmentation will return and will be darker! Then you will require another treatment and we don't want that. So I always ensure I have my Heliocare to hand which is what I recommend to all my clients. The 'after' photo of my hand is at the 3.5 week stage. It can take between 4-6 weeks for the skin to renew so if you are planning a special occasion please bear that in mind when you book an appointment. This is a great time of year to have treatment because the UV light isn't as strong, but you should still wear an SPF50+ whatever the weather.
There are a few contraindications to bear in mind, e.g. • Hepatitis • Diabetes
• Compromised Auto-Immune System. Also if you are taking anti inflammatory medication it can slow down the healing process. A full and comprehensive consultation is carried out before going ahead with any treatment. If you are unsure about your skin lesion/s, please consult your doctor first, as they will have to be certified benign before I can go ahead.
I am getting excellent results every time with this fast effective treatment. I recommend Cebelia Baume L.C.E after treatment which has excellent healing properties and boosts epidermal repair following surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. I always have this in stock at my clinic so you have the option to buy this when you come in for your appointment. It's important to note that removal of benign skin lesions is no longer available on the NHS as it's seen as cosmetic. You do have the option to go privately but this can work out extremely costly. I charge £50 to treat a skin lesion and £10 each for any extra similar lesions (if treated at the same appointment). You can book your appointment directly through my booking system here. If you have any questions about the treatment please drop me a line and I will do my best to respond as soon as I can.