This procedure involves inflicting extreme cold to destroy tissue.
The following can be treated with Cryosurgery
- Skin Tags
- Cherry angioma
- Mole removal
- Sun spots/ Actinic Keratosis
- Brown warts/ Seborrhoeic keratosis
- Almost any unwanted benign small skin lesion
How does the Cryopen work ?
By rapidly lowering the temperature of the problem lesion, ice crystals are formed and this causes cell destruction.
CVould you treat skin cancer (Melanoma, Basal cell cancer) with this ?
Cancers need more extensive treatment, hence cryosurgery wouldn’t be appropriate.
What happens after treatment?
A blister forms 2-24 hours after treatment and can take many days to dissolve. A crust is formed once the blister breaks and healing occurs from 1-6 weeks depending on the depth of freeze and size of lesion.
Can the Cryopen be used anywhere on the body?
It should be avoided in areas with delicate/ skin or areas with reduced blood supply. Since cryosurgery can sometimes leave the treated area hypo-pigmented, so care should be taken to avoid areas, which might be cosmetically important.