What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a quick pain-free procedure that delivers extreme cold directly to benign cosmetic skin lesions or growths, removing them quickly and effectively. This process is called cryo-necrosis – tissue destruction by freezing.
Skin imperfections that can be treated with Cryotherapy:
- Skin tags
- Cherry Angioma
- Age spots
- Sun spots
- Liver spots
- Seborrhoeic Keratosis
- Benign Moles
Expert diagnosis and advice from a doctor, must always be sought before treatment can commence as benign lesion (non-cancerous) can sometimes be confused with cancerous lesions. CryoPen™ cannot be used to treat cancerous lesion. In addition CryoPen™ treatment may not be used if the lesions are too close to delicate structures of the body i.e. Eyes. However, our experienced cryotherapy practitioners may be able to treat these areas following an in-depth consultation and assessment.
Who cannot receive Cryotherapy?
Contraindications include but are not limited to:
• Diabetes (uncontrolled)
• HIV and AIDS
• Blood thinning medications i.e. Aspirin & Warfarin
• Cold intolerance
• Cold Urticaria (skin reaction to cold – redness & itching, also known as Hives)
• Concurrent treatment with Renal Dialysis
• Collagen and Autoimmune Disease i.e. Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Temporal, Arthritis and Scleroderma
• Raynaud’s phenomenon
• Multiple Myeloma
• Platelet deficiency disease
• Pyoderma Gangrenosum
Treatment with CryoPen™ cannot be performed if you are taking Antihistamines – please avoid taking antihistamines 2-3 days prior to your treatment unless medically prescribed.