How it works
The applicator is held as close as possible to the skin imperfection and moved quickly towards and away from it. This can vary between 1-30 seconds, depending on the size and depth.
- Removes unsightly skin tags, warts, age spots leaving that perfect finish
- Minimally invasive
During treatment cryotherapy has an extremely cold, sharp, stinging sensation. For most this will settle very quickly but for some it may persist for a few hours.
The treated area can sometimes feel mildly irritated or itchy after this.
Headaches can occur following cryotherapy to the scalp or forehead. The headache usually responds well to simple pain killers and rarely lasts more than a few hours.
You may have redness and swelling
Like a burn, the treated area turns red in the minutes after treatment. This redness can last for 1 to 2 weeks. There may also be swelling and/or puffiness of the treated area. This is likely to settle within a few days.
Scabs or crusts
Treated lesions often develop a scab. This is more common on the face or scalp, and can last for a week. When the scabs fall off, they leave behind a pale pink area of healing skin. In most cases, this colour returns to normal over several weeks.
The treated area may develop a blister in the hours after treatment. Blisters are usually painless, but they may weep a small amount of clear fluid. Just keep them clean and dry and do not pick, burst or touch unnecessarily. If you wish, you can cover the blister with a plaster or simple dressing for a few days. Do not use any creams, powders or ointments on the blister.
If there are no blisters or scabs, no special treatment is necessary. You can shower, swim and bathe normally.