CryoPen

It's never too cold

CryoPen Cryotherapy is the practice of applying extreme cold to the skin for surgical or medicinal purposes. Also known as Cryosurgery, it typically uses nitrous oxide gas to destroy dead or diseased skin tissue.

CryoPen can treat a vast number of skin conditions, including the following:

  • Skin Tags
  • Age Spots
  • Freckles
  • Cherry Angioma
  • Warts
  • Sun Spots
  • Pigmentation
  • Plantar Warts
  • Moles
  • Birthmarks

Before treatment, you will need a consultation to assess your skin and review your goals and expectations and receive extensive information about the treatment with a personalised treatment plan for you.

Here at Allure Derma, we are renowned for our premium products, safe and expertly performed treatments. Our highly qualified Registered Nurse and our team of experienced therapists will leave you with results that are effective, subtle and natural looking.

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FAQs

CryoPen Cryotherapy delivers a fine, targeted, ultra-cold mist (temperature -89 degrees Celsius) of nitrous oxide gas at high pressure to effortlessly and painlessly treat a variety of unwanted skin lesions. The pinpoint accuracy of a cryo pen provides greater precision and comfort (compared with liquid nitrogen therapy), to create greater treatment versatility and results. Treatments are a fast, comfortable and practical for imperfections found on facial and body skin.

The longer the mist sprays onto a lesion with the cryo pen, the deeper the absorption and actual penetration. Multi-treatment tips enable versatile precision to treat a variety of lesion sizes and depths. Unlike traditional cryotherapy, the tip does not directly touch the lesion allowing far greater comfort, accelerated healing and a more precise delivery system. The nitrous oxide treats damaged tissue by freezing intercellular fluid enabling rapid removal.

Most lesions only need one course to deliver long-lasting treatment and removal. Results may be seen one to two weeks after treatment.

Before your treatment, you will be required to have a consultation with our Registered Nurse and prescribing Doctor who will look at your health history, areas of concern for treatment to determine if you are a suitable candidate.
One Week  Prior:

  • Avoid blood thinning medications
  • Avoid supplements: Multivitamins, Green Tea, Cinnamon, Ginger and Omega 3.

2 Days Prior:

  • Avoid topical products: Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinol, Retinoids, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, or any “anti-aging” products.
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or hair removal cream on the treatment area.

24 Hours Prior:

  • Avoid Alcohol
Larger lesions experience a mildly cold sensation with cryo pen treatment. Smaller lesions treatments are as fast as three seconds for comfortable and pain-free results. The treated area will feel itchy and appear red immediately after application. A mild blister, then scab formation may present for up to 2 weeks post-procedure as part of the removal and healing process.

Anti Wrinkle Injections may not be suitable if you have:

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Pregnancy, Breast Feeding
  • Allergy to Botulinum Toxin
  • Inflammation or infection at the injection site
  • Extensive facial surgery
  • Treatment with Botulinum toxin within the past few weeks
  • Blood-thinning medications
  • Myasthenia Gravis or Myasthenia syndrome
  • Severe needle phobia

Like all treatments, Anti-wrinkle injections have their limitations, lines that are present despite facial expression called “static lines”; these can be softened but not entirely removed. Anti-wrinkle injections are not suitable for the improvement of skin laxity or volume loss.

Minor scabbing, blistering or darkening of the lesion may appear after treatment that disappears in a week or two.

Secondary infection is uncommon. When it occurs, it may cause increased pain, swelling, thick yellow blister fluid, purulent discharge and redness around the treated area. Contact the clinic if you are concerned: topical antiseptics and oral antibiotics may be necessary.

The site will initially form a small blister which will turn into a scab.

The healing process can take between one to three weeks.

The treated area is likely to blister within a few hours. Sometimes the blister is clear and sometimes it is red or purple because of bleeding (this is harmless). Treatment near the eye may result in a puffy eyelid, especially the following morning, but the swelling settles within a few days. Within a few days, a scab forms and the blister gradually dries up.

Usually, no special attention during the healing phase is required. The treated area may be gently washed once or twice daily and should be kept clean. Dressing the scab is optional but is advisable if the affected area is subject to trauma or clothes rub on it.

When the blister dries to a scab, you may wish to apply Bepanthen, Paw Paw cream or moisturiser, and avoid picking at it. The scab peels off after 5-10 days on the face and three weeks on the hand. A sore or scab may persist as long as three months on the lower leg because healing in this site is often slow.

Sun protection of the treatment area is essential to reduce the potential for Hypo/Hyperpigmentation (lighter or darker pigmented areas on the skin). Ensure you cover the area and apply sunscreen daily.

Some lesions may require a second mist, 2-3 weeks after the initial session.

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