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Cryopen treatment

At Thames Aesthetics, we are proud to offer  CryoPen® treatment, a cutting-edge treatment for the removal of benign skin lesions. This highly effective and safe procedure uses liquefied nitrous oxide to freeze and destroy unwanted lesions with pinpoint accuracy, ensuring minimal discomfort and no downtime.

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What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy (also known as cryosurgery) is a state-of-the-art treatment that effectively and safely removes benign skin lesions using a precise freezing technique. This minimally invasive procedure harnesses the power of liquefied nitrous oxide to destroy unwanted tissue, ensuring a quick and efficient treatment process with minimal discomfort.

How CryoPen® Works?

The CryoPen® device works by delivering a controlled, targeted spray of liquefied nitrous oxide onto the lesion. This rapid cooling process freezes the cell fluid within the lesion, causing it to form ice crystals. These ice crystals then rupture the cell membrane, ultimately destroying the lesion from within. The CryoPen® is designed to focus only on the affected tissue, leaving the surrounding healthy skin untouched.

Benefits of CryoPen® treatment

Cryotherapy stands out from other lesion removal treatments due to its numerous advantages:

  • Non-Invasive: Unlike surgical procedures, CryoPen® treatment does not require any cuts or incisions, reducing the risk of infection and promoting faster healing.

  • No Anaesthesia Needed: The treatment is generally well-tolerated, and there is no need for local anaesthesia, making the process simpler and more comfortable.

  • Minimal Scarring: Because the treatment is so precise, the risk of scarring is minimal, making it an excellent choice for visible areas like the face.

  • Efficiency: Treatments are quick, often completed in a matter of seconds, and usually require only one session to achieve optimal results.

Commonly Treated Lesions

CryoPen® treatment is highly effective in treating a wide range of benign skin lesions, including:

  • Warts: Both common warts and plantar warts can be effectively removed.

  • Pigmented Spots: Sun spots and age spots respond well to CryoPen® treatments.

  • Cherry Angiomas: These small, red vascular lesions can be quickly and safely removed.

  • Seborrheic Keratoses: These non-cancerous skin growths are easily treated with CryoPen®.

  • Skin Tags: CryoPen® can remove these small, benign growths often found in areas of friction.


Treatment Procedure

The CryoPen® treatment is straightforward and consists of two freeze cycles with a thaw period in between.

  1. First Freeze Cycle: The clinician holds the CryoPen® applicator as close as possible to the lesion, moving it quickly towards and away from it. The duration depends on the lesion's size and depth, ranging from 1 to 30 seconds.

  2. Thaw: The treated tissue is allowed to thaw for about 30 seconds.

  3. Second Freeze Cycle: The tissue undergoes a second freeze cycle, which is quicker than the first.


Treatment results

CryoPen® delivers exceptional results, often achieving complete removal of lesions in a single session.


Before: A benign skin lesion, specifically a raised skin tag or mole, located near the nose is clearly visible

After: The same area post-treatment, showing the complete removal of the lesion with smooth, healthy skin in its place, showcasing the efficacy of the CryoPen® treatment in removing skin lesions while highlighting the precision and minimal invasiveness of the procedure.

Cryopen treatment Cost

The cost of treatment can vary depending on the size, location, and number of lesions, as well as the number of sessions required. Below is a detailed guide to our pricing strategy.

Small Lesions (Under 3mm):

  • 1 Lesion: £50

  • Up to 3 Lesions: £65

  • Additional Lesions: £10 per lesion

Medium Lesions (Under 6mm):

  • 1 Treatment: £80

  • Up to 3 Treatments: £150

  • Further Treatment Sessions: £40 per treatment

Large Lesions (Under 8mm):

  • 1 Lesion: £70

  • Up to 3 Lesions: £95

  • Additional Lesions: £20 per lesion


Is the treatment painful?
At a penetration rate of 1 mm per 5 seconds, the ice will reach the caudal extent of the lesion after a given amount of time. Patients will experience pain at this point, and treatment should be stopped. A slight stinging sensation may persist for a few minutes after the treatment.

Will there be scarring?
CryoPen® treatments typically cause the least amount of scarring compared to other lesion removal methods, as they cause minimal damage to the connective tissues. Hypopigmented lesions will be noticeable until they darken.

How long will the lesion take to heal?
A blister may form and persist for up to 5 days, after which it scabs over. Healing times vary from 2-6 weeks, depending on the lesion's depth and location.

How many treatments are needed?
Most lesions respond to a single treatment. However, deeper lesions may require several sessions for complete removal.

How long will the results last?
Cryotherapy generally provides permanent removal of lesions. However, some lesions are harder to remove than others.

Will activities be limited after treatment?
There are no limitations on activities except for protecting the treated area from damage or abrasion. Swimming and showering are permissible.

What follow-up is necessary?

Follow-up appointments should be scheduled at 2-week intervals to monitor results and provide further treatments if necessary.

Can anyone have the treatment?
Yes. However, skin types and lesion locations should be carefully considered prior to treatment.

What are the risks for darker-skinned patients?
Melanocytes, the cells responsible for pigment in the skin, are highly sensitive to cold injury and can be easily damaged during cryotherapy. Darker-skinned patients should consider the risk of permanent pigment loss.

Is there a change in pigmentation after treatment?

Both hypopigmentation (lightening) and hyperpigmentation (darkening) may occur after cryotherapy. These changes generally last a few months but can be longer-lasting. Please discuss this with your practitioner before treatment.

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