CryoPen

Cryopen

What is CryoPen?

The CryoPen emits a pressurised, super fine jet of nitrous oxide from its tip, which allows our clinician to work with precision that is millimetre perfect. The tissue is destroyed by freezing the intercellular fluid, this forms ice crystals which break the cell membrane, thereby destroying the tissue we are wanting to remove. That means that healthy tissue remains untouched. Procedures usually take just 5 to 25 seconds, so you can be in and out of the clinic quickly.

What happens during a CryoPen treatment?

The super fine applicator is held closely to the skin imperfection and liquid nitrogen sprayed onto the distorted, unhealthy tissue only. This is usually from 1-30 seconds, depending on the size and depth. The legion is then allowed to thaw and return to its natural colour. The process may be repeated in the same session if required.

Does it hurt?

It is virtually painless. The accuracy of CryoPen means that healthy skin around the site of the lesion is less likely to be affected, and therefore it is not painful. Treatment is generally very well tolerated, even with those with a low pain threshold. The sensation is similar to a stinging nettle on the skin when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the area, but this vanishes quickly. There might be a little residual stinging for a few minutes after treatment.

The area will be slightly itchy for about ten minutes. Occasionally a blister might form and persist for a few hours.

This treatment should not be confused with traditional Cryotherapy, which can be very painful as it usually hits healthy tissue.

What is the aftercare?

Aftercare is minimal as there is no wound or raw area. However, a small blister is not uncommon in the first 24 hours, this is reabsorbed by the skin quickly. The lesion will dry up, assume a darker colour and slough off in 1 to 2 weeks. It is very important not to pick at the area as this will increase healing time.

What is the expected healing process?

Healing occurs from 1-6 weeks depending on the depth of and size of the lesion. Lesions usually assume a darker colour (this is the dead cells), as the skin regenerates underneath it will slough or flake away.

Are there any side effects?

Cryotherapy is non-invasive and relatively low risk.
There are a few side effects that may occur as a result of treatment, including:

  • Temporary pigmentary changes (hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation) in the treatment site. If this happens skin colour normally returns after a few months.
    • Temporary loss of sensation (particularly in areas where nerves lie close to the surface of the skin, on fingers, wrist, area behind the ear) Reports show that normal sensitivity returns after a few months.
    • Blister in the treatment area – this will be reabsorbed by the skin.

Side effects are very rare, but please discuss any concerns you have with your clinician.

Will it leave a scar?

Generally, no. Cryosurgery with Cryopen preserves the tissue matrix which is relatively cold resistant and therefore allows for proper cosmetic healing with minimal scarring. This will of course depend on your skin type, and how well you follow the aftercare advice.

Chris

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5.0
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Chris Thank you so much - it's always a brilliant experience Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-11T17:56:30+00:00 Thank you so much - it's always a brilliant experience https://www.skinphilosophy.co.uk/testimonials/c/

Justyna

"Great service, great knowledge. I would definitely recommend it."
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2015-01-24T08:56:12+00:00
Justyna "Great service, great knowledge. I would definitely recommend it." Skin Philosophy, London 5 2015-01-24T08:56:12+00:00 "Great service, great knowledge. I would definitely recommend it." https://www.skinphilosophy.co.uk/testimonials/john-doe/

Neeta

As always Ismat was a delight and a thorough professional doing my facial. I am really extremely impressed with the service I get every time I come here!! Wouldn’t go anywhere else!
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-11T17:57:17+00:00
Neeta As always Ismat was a delight and a thorough professional doing my facial. I am really extremely impressed with the service I get every time I come here!! Wouldn’t go anywhere else! Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-11T17:57:17+00:00 As always 

Y

"Thank you so much Ismat. You was brilliant, as usual:) . "
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2015-01-24T08:57:12+00:00
Y "Thank you so much Ismat. You was brilliant, as usual:) . " Skin Philosophy, London 5 2015-01-24T08:57:12+00:00 "Thank you so much Ismat. You was brilliant, as usual:) . " https://www.skinphilosophy.co.uk/testimonials/jenna-doe/

Elta

My skin has improved in so many ways through the treatments I’ve had to date. Ismat is an excellent therapist. Thank you for a brilliant service.
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-11T17:57:48+00:00
Elta My skin has improved in so many ways through the treatments I’ve had to date. Ismat is an excellent therapist. Thank you for a brilliant service. Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-11T17:57:48+00:00 My skin has improved in so many ways 

Deborah

Excellent, as always!
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-11T18:01:15+00:00
Deborah Excellent, as always! Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-11T18:01:15+00:00 Excellent, as always! https://www.skinphilosophy.co.uk/testimonials/deborah/

Esti

I had micro-needling done by the lovely Annalouise, she’s so knowledgeable and very professional. I’m delighted with my treatment, and looking forward to having more done
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-11T18:09:32+00:00
Esti I had micro-needling done by the lovely Annalouise, she’s so knowledgeable and very professional. I’m delighted with my treatment, and looking forward to having more done Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-11T18:09:32+00:00 I had micro-needling done by the lovely Annalouise, 

Jennifer

Another fabulous, professional & targeted facial with Ismat. Great advice received & my skin looks great afterwards. Thank you.
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:14:56+00:00
Jennifer Another fabulous, professional & targeted facial with Ismat. Great advice received & my skin looks great afterwards. Thank you. Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-12T08:14:56+00:00 Another fabulous, professional & targeted facial with Ismat. Great advice received & my skin looks 

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Marvellous treatment
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:17:09+00:00
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Sophia

Enjoyed the explanation of what products are doing. Felt very satisfied during the whole experience. Left having topped up my products and ready to make my skin care regime a priority.
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:19:11+00:00
Sophia Enjoyed the explanation of what products are doing. Felt very satisfied during the whole experience. Left having topped up my products and ready to make my skin care regime a priority. Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-12T08:19:11+00:00 Enjoyed the explanation 

Alexandra

My appointment was on time. I was sufficiently numb before treatment started so had no discomfort during it. Annalouise was very professional and I’ll continue to have treatments with her.
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:20:02+00:00
Alexandra My appointment was on time. I was sufficiently numb before treatment started so had no discomfort during it. Annalouise was very professional and I’ll continue to have treatments with her. Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-12T08:20:02+00:00 My appointment was on 

Hilarie

Ismat was excellent. Lots of advice and feedback about my skin. Thorough but gentle. 5*
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:20:32+00:00
Hilarie Ismat was excellent. Lots of advice and feedback about my skin. Thorough but gentle. 5* Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-12T08:20:32+00:00 Ismat was excellent. Lots of advice and feedback about my skin. Thorough but gentle. 5* https://www.skinphilosophy.co.uk/testimonials/hilarie/

Louisa

Everything was perfect and I’m so excited to get started 🙂
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:21:09+00:00
Louisa Everything was perfect and I’m so excited to get started 🙂 Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-12T08:21:09+00:00 Everything was perfect and I’m so excited to get started 🙂 https://www.skinphilosophy.co.uk/testimonials/louisa/

Helen

Ismat was lovely and I felt confident in the treatment approach
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:21:41+00:00
Helen Ismat was lovely and I felt confident in the treatment approach Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-12T08:21:41+00:00 Ismat was lovely and I felt confident in the treatment approach https://www.skinphilosophy.co.uk/testimonials/helen/

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I always enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at Skin Philosophy. They handle even the most intimate procedures in a way that instantly puts me at my ease. I can totally recommend them!
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:22:11+00:00
N I always enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at Skin Philosophy. They handle even the most intimate procedures in a way that instantly puts me at my ease. I can totally recommend them! Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-12T08:22:11+00:00 I 

K

Ismat was great! Friendly and very kind.
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:23:28+00:00
K Ismat was great! Friendly and very kind. Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-12T08:23:28+00:00 Ismat was great! Friendly and very kind. https://www.skinphilosophy.co.uk/testimonials/k/

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Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:26:57+00:00
Natalie Such lovely people and really thorough work. The people that treat you are super calming and talkative. Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-12T08:26:57+00:00 Such lovely people and really thorough work. The people that treat you are super calming and talkative. 

Tara

I can’t praise Maria and the team highly enough, they know their stuff. I’m glowing and confident after a visit and thrilled with the results.
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:28:46+00:00
Tara I can’t praise Maria and the team highly enough, they know their stuff. I’m glowing and confident after a visit and thrilled with the results. Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-12T08:28:46+00:00 I can’t praise Maria and the team highly enough, 

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Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:29:27+00:00
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Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:30:23+00:00
Suzi Absolutely LOVE having my facials at Skin Philosophy. I feel like I get the best advice and treatment each time and will not be going anywhere else going forward! Such a wonderful experience. Thanks! Skin Philosophy, London 5 2019-10-12T08:30:23+00:00 

Sophie

So thankful for Ismat, she was so welcoming and answered all my millions of questions and explained each treatment. I can’t believe what a difference it has made already after one facial, can’t wait for my next. This is such a game changer for me and for the first time ever I’m make up free and feeling good. See you soon!
Skin Philosophy, London
5.0
2019-10-12T08:24:46+00:00
Sophie So thankful for Ismat, she was so welcoming and answered all my millions of questions and explained each treatment. I can’t believe what a difference it has made already after one facial, can’t wait for my next. This is 
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