CryoPen Certified CE Medical Device NHS Skin Treatments
Your Complete Solution to:
Skin Imperfections: Milia | Pigmentation | Seborrheic Keratoses | Skin Tags | Vascular Lesions | Verrucae | Warts
Perfect * Erase * Correct
Perfect * Erase * Correct
CryoPen™ In Depth
Patch Test Required?
No Patch Test Needed
As Little as
2 to 5 Minutes
Can I Use Cosmetics?
Mineral Make-Up May be
Worn After 24 Hours
Prices Start at £80
Patch Test Needed?
No Patch Test Needed
As Little as
2 to 5 Minutes
Can I use Cosmetics?
Mineral Make-Up May be
Worn After 24 Hours
Prices Start at £80
Certified CE Medical Device
Global Leader in Gold Standard Cryotherapy Technology
Cryotherapy has been used for over 200 years and accepted as the gold standard treatment to remove most skin lesions.
Prior to CryoPen’s innovation, the outmoded methods of using cryotherapy were very hit and miss, and could be extremely destructive to the skin tissue surrounding any lesions.
Liquid nitrogen, traditionally used in medicine, is very damaging to skin, as the liquid is used at -195°c which causes instant tissue destruction rather than the target necrosis. It is highly effective, but generally causes a wound with risks of infection, and often leaves scar tissue in its wake, due to the damage caused to the dermis.
This is now no longer supplied to community clinics in England and Scotland, but is however, still used in hospitals to remove malignant tissue.
CO2 – also known as ‘dry ice’ – is used in community clinics, but is ineffective. It may be purchased from chemists and supermarkets as a wart or verruca treatment, but its performance is poor, as it can only reach temperatures of -20°c and therefore does not cause necrosis; many treatments will be needed to effect any real change.
For necrosis to occur, a temperature of -27°c must be achieved.
Dimethyl Ether, used originally as a local anaesthetic (because of its ability to slow down nerve impulses, due to the extreme cold) can now be purchased as a spray for the skin (available from local chemists) but often causes tissue damage, as it reaches -24°c and is dispersed over a wide area due to its aerosol function.
Many of these traditional methods are applied in an uncontrolled manner, and can therefore cause collateral damage to surrounding skin, due to lateral spread. They also are more likely to cause complications such as blistering or hyper/hypo pigmentation, due to deep uncontrolled penetration, especially in the case of liquid nitrogen.
The most accurate, painless way to remove benign skin lesions
CryoPen™ is an innovative, high performance cryosurgery instrument that not only freezes below -27°c (the temperature at which the necessary necrosis occurs) but its jet of nitrous oxide is so fine that it is accurate to within 1mm. This makes it the single most effective and safe cryotherapy device on the market today.
CryoPen treatments are fast (usually between 1 to 2 minutes), they are naturally sterile, there is no incision, no curettage, no bleeding, minimal risk of infection and virtually pain free, due to the analgesic effects of the freezing temperature.
CryoPen treatments are the perfect solution for the following conditions (and many more):
Benign Skin Lesions
How Does CryoPen Work?
When using traditional Cryotherapy treatments to include products such as ‘Wartner’, the effect on the cell is a slow freeze and the body protects itself because it is not attacked quickly enough.
At slow freezing rates, cells are given time for self-protection. The slow freezing of cells causes the production of extra cellular ice, which in turn causes water to leave the cell by osmosis, which then dehydrates the cell content. Thawing brings about rehydration which will then revive the cells; this is why traditional methods had a poor success rate.
All this changed when CryoPen™ was launched. CryoPen is so accurate, and attacks the cell at such a speed, it destroys the nucleus, therefore removing the skin lesion as it has no time to protect itself.
Destroying the nucleus means that the cells reproductive DNA is destroyed leading to permanent tissue destruction
Am I Suitable For CryoPen?
Prior to your CryoPen treatment, you will undergo an advanced and comprehensive consultation, where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. You will be carefully examined, and any skin irregularities, lesions, scars or comments will be documented. Before proceeding, you will be asked to sign a consent form.
There are a number of health issues that may mean you are contraindicated for CryoPen, in either the short term or long term:
- Cold Intolerance
- Cold Urticaria
- Renal Dialysis
- Collagen Vascular Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Temporal Arthritis
- Raynaud’s Phenomenon
- Diabetes Types I and II
- Multiple Myeloma
- Pyoderma Gangrenosum
- Active Acne and/or Acne Rosacea
- Platelet Deficiency Disease
- Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
- Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus Type III
- Lymphadenopathy Associated Virus
- Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE)
- Dermal Fillers
- Creutzfield-Jakob Disease, Variant Creutzfield-Jakob Disease, New Variant Creutzfield-Jakob Disease or any syndrome, condition or virus of a similar kind to the foregoing specific medical conditions listed above howsoever it may be named or any mutation, derivative or variation thereof
- Anticoagulants (Warfarin, Heparin, Coumarin, Apixaban)
- Immunosuppressants (Prednisolone, Prediolone, Methylprednisolone, Medrol, Cyclosporine, Azothiaprine)
- Oral Chemotherapy (Methotrexate)
- NSAIDS (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Brufen)
- Cyclo-oxygenase Inhibitors (DF118 Voltarol )
- Appetite Suppressants (e.g. XLS Medical)
If you have any questions regarding a pertinent medication or health issue you are currently anxious about, please get in touch, we would love to chat with you.
Should you find yourself unsuitable for CryoPen cryotherapy, Clinic No 2 has a number of different modalities that yield similar excellent results.
Please head over to the homepage, where a list of common skin concerns is evident; just ‘click’ your particular worry and find out all about how we can offer an alternative solution for you.
Our treatments are truly bespoke, and it is very rare indeed that we are unable to help in some meaningful and effective way.
What Does CryoPen Entail?
Prior to treatment, you must first undergo an advanced consultation, where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding, you will be asked to sign a consent form.
A selection of anonymised photographs will be taken prior to the treatment, to accurately gauge your progress; baseline photographs are highly recommended to allow comparisons with past treatment results.
Once you have been assessed, your clinician will choose the most appropriate freezing procedure based on the *location of the lesion/s, your skin type, age, and the size, depth, nature and quantity of lesions that are to be removed.
1) The CryoPen will be held perpendicular to the lesion/s and in extremely close proximity (to facilitate the rapid drop of temperature – know as thermal shock).
2) The CryoPen trigger will be depressed and the tip will emit a fine jet of nitrous oxide, under high pressure (55 bar), which allows us to work with millimetre precision. Each lesion, depending on those specifications noted above* will be treated for a minimum of 5 seconds, and a maximum of 30 seconds.
Up to 5 separate lesions can be treated in one session, but no more.
3) The treatment is finished once the lesions have been treated. Depending on the nature, size and number of lesions, you may have to arrange further appointments to clear away any residual tissue.
How Does The Treatment Feel?
Cryotherapy is a brief, effective and low risk treatment.
Depending on how long your exposure to the fine jet of nitrous oxide is, will determine how sensate your experience is likely to be.
If you have a small lesion that only requires a 5 second treatment, then it will be all but painless; should you be exposed to the maximum time of 30 seconds, then it can feel rather like having a ball-point pen pushed onto the skin, or a little like a stinging nettle contact.
However, this lasts for such a short time, most people find it extremely tolerable.
Ideal Number of Treatments?
As each CryoPen treatment is entirely bespoke, then the number of treatments needed can vary from person to person, based on the following criteria:
- Type of lesion/s
- Your age and ethnicity
- Nature and location of lesion/s
- Number of lesions
- Underlying health issues
However, as a rough guide, small lesions can usually be successfully erased in a single treatment, but if you have a number of verrucae or warts, they may need a second or third treatment.
Pre Treatment Checklist
In general, there very few guidelines that must be adhered to prior to your cryotherapy procedure.
Other than the standard advice noted below, the only condition that requires any specific positive action on your behalf, is if your unwanted lesions are verrucae: in this case you will be asked to soak and exfoliate your feet prior to your appointment; this will enhance the efficacy of the treatment.
Please note: if using a file to exfoliate your feet, you must dispose of the file immediately afterwards, verrucae are extremely contagious.
1) We reserve the right to charge for any appointment booked but abandoned due to either the noted contraindicated health issues being present, or the continued use of medicines discussed herein.
2) A medical history is taken at the consultation, but we rely on you to inform us of any changes to this. We need to know of any medication you are taking including those bought from a chemist or herbalist.
3) Make sure that you arrive in good time for your appointment; this will allow us plenty of time to ensure your treatment can be performed promptly and without haste.
Post Treatment Checklist
1) Most healing is straightforward and occurs without problem. Most healing will take place in 4 to 6 weeks, however it may sometimes take longer than this, as all skin varies, and can take longer to regenerate.
2) Any treatments that take longer than 6 weeks to heal may need to be reviewed by your GP.
3) If your immune system is compromised, you may still have treatment, BUT healing may take longer, and you may require further treatment.
4) If the area treated is tanned, the treatment will remove the tanning and the skin will need to re-pigment to the tanned colour. The small dry crusting that forms should come away after 4 weeks.
5) During the healing time you may shower/wash as normal and use your usual cosmetics, including makeup, deodorants and moisturising cream.
Treatment is usually painless, or with slight discomfort. Initially, immediately after the treatment has been applied, you may get any of the following which will have been explained to you when you signed the consent form:
1) Redness due to the initial inflammation, this is normal and is part of the healing process.
2) The area may also be slightly raised.
3) You may get a small dry scab – do not pick or pull the scab, allow it to come away by itself.
4) Itching may occur, usually within a few minutes of treatment. It usually lasts only a few minutes but may last up to half an hour: this is due to the release of histamine, and is totally normal in treatment of this kind.
If blistering does occur, it is regarded as a normal occurrence. Do not pop the blister, it will go down on its own.
1) Blisters may form with any treatment to the skin, and can happen to anyone. Any blisters which do form, may last just a few hours or a few days dependent on the location that has been treated.
2) Blistering may occur after treatment of any type of lesion. Any blistering will not affect the outcome of the treatment. *Should it burst, use an alcohol-free wipe to clean the area, and apply a thin layer of antiseptic cream. It may also be covered with a dressing or plaster.
FOLLOWING TREATMENT WITH CRYOTHERAPY DO NOT:
1) Scratch or pick the treated area, this will cause a delay in healing and may inflict damage on the skin.
2) Use exfoliating scrubs on the area, as this too, will damage the surface of the skin.
1) These will turn darker from the base and will dry up and fall off over 1 to 6 weeks as the skin heals beneath them.
2) Larger tags may need a second treatment.
3) If the tag becomes sore or rubs against clothing it may be covered with a dressing or plaster.
These are generally small superficial cysts filled with keratin. They usually flatten and vanish with a single treatment and require no aftercare.
Follow the advice for *blisters should one form.
1) The area will often become red and raised and will go down after a few hours. The pigment will then become darker and a dry crust will form.
2) When the crust falls away, the new skin beneath is pink and shiny, this is NOT scarring. It is important at this stage that you use a minimum 50+ SPF to prevent the pigmentation returning.
*For your peace of mind and well-being, at the end of your treatment you will be given an out-of-hours telephone number; your clinician will be on call 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have*
CryoPen™ Packages £
CryoPen™ x 1
CryoPen is a Certified CE Medical Device, and is unequalled in both safety, efficacy and accuracy.
CryoPen™ x 2
Cryotherapy is the gold standard treatment for permanently removing unwanted benign tissue, and CryoPen™ is the BEST cryotherapy device on the market today.
CryoPen™ x 3
Cryotherapy is no longer performed by local GP surgeries, but there is no need to suffer any longer, Clinic No 2 can help.