Safe, quick and reliable treatment
Cryotherapy uses extremely low temperatures to treat skin lesions including tags, moles, warts, verrucas and age spots. At R3 Aesthetics, we use CryoPen – an advanced cryotherapy technology that emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure allowing our skilled doctors to work with millimetre precision.
The nitrous oxide freezes cell fluid to form ice crystals which then rupture cell membranes to effectively destroy the lesion. Healthy surrounding skin remains unaffected making this treatment accurate and safe.* The great news is that the treatment is over in just seconds leaving you free to get on with your day.
The CryoPen treatment process
We’ve chosen CryoPen to treat skin lesions as its design and technology enables us to work in extremely fine detail. The treatment follows a straightforward freeze-thaw-freeze process as detailed below:
- 1st cycle freeze – we’ll hold the CryoPen as close as possible to the lesion before moving quickly towards and away from it. This will take 1 to 30 seconds depending on the size and depth of the lesion
- Thaw – the lesion is left to thaw for about 30 seconds
- 2nd cycle freeze – we’ll complete another freeze cycle. This is quicker than the first cycle as the tissue will freeze faster than during the first freezing cycle.
*Individual results may vary.