Get rid of those unsightly warts, skin tags
and benign lesions with Cryo Pen
Cryo Pen™ is an advanced cryotherapy innovation
that oﬀers many advantages over traditional spray can-type cryotherapy. Firstly, it delivers a nitrous oxide (N2O) jet that is much colder and at a higher pressure than traditional cryo sprays, making for an extremely fast and eﬀective treatment. It is able to treat a 2mm lesion in just 10 seconds, and is able to go up to 5mm deep. This means it will save you money on repeat visits.
Cryo Pen™ will only treat your lesion, and not the healthy surrounding tissue, because of its special applicator tips that can be selected for diﬀerent sized lesions. This means that your treatment will involve minimal discomfort and
few side eﬀects. It also means that lesions on
the face and the area around the eyes can
be safely treated too.
Cryo Pen™ treatments are available at
selected aesthetic clinics, GPs and dermatologists.
Your clinician will assess your skin and treatment area to recommend a treatment plan suitable for you.
What is Cryotherapy?Cryotherapy (ʻcold surgeryʼ) is a highly eﬀective and safe procedure that is
used to freeze and destroy benign skin lesions. It uses liqueﬁed nitrous oxide to destroy tissue by freezing the
inter-cellular ﬂuid which forms ice
shards and crystals that rupture the cell membrane, destroying the cell.
First Freeze Cycle
The clinician will hold the applicator as close as possible to the lesion, and move it quickly towards and away from it. Depending on the lesion size and depth, the treatment could be 1 to 30 seconds.
After the ﬁrst freezing cycle, the tissue will be allowed to thaw for about 30 seconds.
Second Freeze Cycle
The second freeze cycle will start. The tissue will freeze faster than during the ﬁrst freezing cycle.
Q. How safe is cryotherapy?
A. Cryotherapy is a relatively low-risk procedure. Cryo Pen™ delivers N2O directly to the lesion, and not the healthy surrounding tissue. Cryo Pen™ is both CE and FDA registered.
Q. How long are Cryo Pen™ treatments?
A. The penetration rate of freezing with the Cryo Pen™ is approximately 1mm per 5 seconds, with a maximum freezing depth of 3 to 6 mm depending on the used applicator. The duration of the treatment time will depend on the surface area and the thickness of the tissue being treated. Upon the clinical evaluation of the thickness of the lesion, the operator will choose an application time from 1 to 30 seconds.
Q. Is the treatment painful?
A. There will be a pain sensation similar to a ballpoint pen being pushed onto the skin when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the lesion. There might be a little residual stinging for a few minutes after treatment. Occasionally a blister might form and persist for a few hours.
Q. Will there be a follow up session?
A. A follow up visit is recommended after 2 to 4 weeks to conﬁrm that all pathological tissue has disappeared or if a follow up treatment is necessary.
Q. What if I have darker skin?
A. Repeated short freezing cycles of 3 to 6 seconds at two-week intervals are recommended if you have a darker skin type.
Q. Are there any side eﬀects?
A.Cryo Pen Therapy is relatively low risk. There are a few side eﬀects that may occur as a result of treatment, including:
• Pigmentary changes (hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation)
• Nerve damage (particularly in areas where nerves lie close to the surface of the skin, on ﬁngers, wrist, area behind the ear)
• Shards of frozen ice (minor shards of frozen ice may blow out, that will thaw on contact with healthy skin)
• Hair follicle damage and permanent alopecia (especially when treating lesions on sites with coarse terminal hair)
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