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CryoPenTM is an advanced cryotherapy innovation that is a fast, effective, safe and new solution for removal of skin imperfections. Procedures typically last from 5 to 30 seconds, so you can be in and out of the spa quickly.


Are there any side effects?


The area treated is frozen by cryotherapy. This kills the localised cells in the area which cause them to shrivel and die. The treated area may go darker over a few weeks, but will return to normal pigmented skin in about 6 weeks.

How long are CryoPenTM treatments?


The duration of the treatment time will depend on the surface area and the thickness of the tissue being treated. Upon the clinical evaluation of the depth of the area, the clinician will choose an application time from 1 to 30 seconds.


How much will the treatment cost?


The cost of treatment will depend on the size of the area. Make an appointment with Feel The Heal to discuss costs and to assess your area.


How safe is cryotherapy?


Cryotherapy is a relatively low-risk procedure. CryopenTM delivers N20 directly to the area, and not the healthy surrounding tissue. CryoPenTM is both CE and FDA registered.


Is the treatment painful?


There will be a pain sensation similar to a stinging nettle on the skin when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the area. There might be a little residual stinging for a few minutes after treatment.


The applicator is held as close as possible to the skin imperfection and moved quickly towards and away from it. This could be from 1-30 seconds, depending on the size and depth. • Removes unsightly skin tags, warts and age spots for that perfect fi nish • Minimally invasive CryoPenTM is an advanced cryotherapy innovation that is a fast, effective, safe and new solution for removal of skin imperfections. Procedures typically last from 5 to 30 seconds, so you can be in and out of the salon quickly. The CryoPenTM emits a fi ne jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure, which allows the clinician to work with millimetre precision. This destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fl uid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell. That means there will be no collateral damage to healthy tissue. It’s so incredibly accurate and practical. Cosmetic procedures such as skin tags, milia and cherry angiomas are no longer being treated by many doctors on the NHS. With the CryoPen™ you can now have these treatments in the beauty salon.


CryoPen treatments are safe and effective, with excellent results. However, aftercare for the treated areas is also important in order for you to achieve the best possible outcome. There are some things that can affect the outcome…


Treatment is usually painless, or with slight discomfort. However, immediately after the treatment has been applied, you may experience any of the following (note: all of these will have been explained to you when you signed the consent form):

  • Redness due to the initial inflammation, this is normal and is part of the healing process. The area may also be slightly raised.

  • You may get a small dry scab, please do not pick or pull the scab. Allow it to come away by itself.

  • Itching may occur, usually within a few minutes of treatment. It usually lasts only a few minutes but may last up to ‘ an hour. It is due to release of histamine, and is totally normal in treatment of this kind.

  • 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 area that has been treated. Blistering may occur after treatment of any type of lesion. Any blistering will not affect the outcome of the treatment.


If blistering does occur, it is regarded as a normal occurrence. Do not pop the blister: it will go down on its own.

Should it burst, use a non-alcoholic wipe to clean the area and apply a smear of antiseptic cream. It may also be covered with a dressing/plaster



  • Scratch or pick the treated area. This will cause the area to take longer to heal and may cause damage to the skin.

  •  Do not use scrubs on the area, as this will damage the surface of the skin.

General healing expectations:

  • Most healing will take place from 4 to 6 weeks, however it may sometimes take longer than this, as all skin varies, and can take longer to regenerate.

  • Any treatments that take longer than 6 weeks to heal may need to be reviewed by our Doctor.

  • If your immune system is compromised, you may still have treatment, but healing may take longer, and you may require further treatment.

  • If the area treated is tanned, the treatment will remove the tanning and the skin will need to repigment to the tanned colour. The small dry crusting that forms should come away after 4 weeks, if not please wait until it has done so before contacting the clinic.

  • During the healing time you may shower/wash as normal and use your usual cosmetics, including makeup, deodorants and moisturise creams.

Skin Tags:

  • These will tum darker from the base and will dry up and fall of as the skin heals beneath them over 1 to 6 weeks.

  • Larger tags may need a second treatment.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • When the crust falls away the new skin beneath is pink and shiny, it is important at this stage that you use sun block minimum factor 50 to prevent the pigmentation returning.

Cherry Angioma/Campbell de Morgan

  • The area will often become red and raised and will go down after a few hours.

  • The lesion will shrink away and slowly vanish over 2 to 4 weeks.

Warts and verrucae

  • As these are viral infections they may need more than one treatment to destroy the infected cells.

  • The second treatment can be completed 4 weeks after the first.

  • If you see black spots in the wart or verruca then it is dyeing away and should disappear over the next few weeks.

  • There is no specific aftercare. Follow the advice for blisters should one form.

Pigmented moles

  • These may only be treated by a medically qualified practitioner.

  • Following treatment, the mole will darken and crust over.As the fine crust slowly comes away the tissue will shrink and be paler than surrounding.

  • It will slowly blend into the normal pigment colour of the skin over the next few weeks.

  • It is important that you use sun block to prevent the skin from pigmenting dark again.


  • These lesions may only be treated by a medically qualified practitioner.

  • Following the treatment, they will crust and darken.

  • As they heal the crusting may come away in patches.

  • The new tissue will come through paler than the surrounding area and requires sun block to protect it  from pigmenting dark again.


  • It is important that you use sun block (factor 50) following treatment of any pigmented lesions to prevent them re-pigmenting. Ask your clinic about sun block, continue to wash, bathe and shower as normal. Pad the area dry afterwards, do not rub dry.

  • Continue to use cosmetics and deodorants and perfume as normal.

  • If the treated area is weeping 2 weeks after treatment contact your clinic or salon for advice.

  • If you do not understand any of this information, please ask your clinician/therapist.

Taking care of yourself after the procedure is crucial. By following the above you will enjoy your results for longer.

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