Cryopen uses freezing temperatures with pressure to remove imperfections that takes minutes and has no downtime.
It helps with all the imperfections that just want to get rid of, such as warts, varrucae, blood spots, pigmentation, age spots, milia and skin tags.
The treatment has no downtime and is done in minutes. Cyrotheraphy is sometimes carried out at GP surgeries or at hospital skincare clinics.
However, it may not be available on the NHS in all areas in all areas of the country. Give Bello a call for your free consultation and discuss how many sessions is right for you.
Treatment Time – 5-15 minutes
Cost - £45
Maintenance – 4 weeks
Aftercare – Yes
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My son had a varrucae on his foot, I have tried everything to make it go away, but it always comes back and never goes. He went to Bello to have two Cryopen sessions and it has completely gone, He’s so happy, its worth every penny
What is Cryotherapy?
Cyroptherapy is the controlled destruction of unwanted tissue by the precise application of extreme cold.
What are the advantages of Cryotheraphy?
How does it work?
The cell is a slow freeze as the body protects itself because it is not attacked fast enough. If you freeze slowly the cell has time to protect itself by removing its contents leaving possible residue.
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 cause water to leave the cell by osmosis which then dehydrates the cell content. Thawing brings about rehydration which will then revive the cells.
Principle of Cell Destruction
Using the Cryopen, it attacks the cell fast and destroys the Nucleus therefore removing the skin lesion as it had no time to protect itself.
This is the process of which our skin produces new skin cells which travel from the lowest layer of the epidermis to the top layer. This is what keep dead cells from building up on the skin surface.
Our cell renewal factor changes as we age;
Does it hurt?
There will be a pain sensation similar to a ball point being pushed onto the skin or a little stinging nettle for a matter of seconds. Generally, little or no discomfort is experienced during the first few seconds when you manage to avoid treatment of healthy tissue. At a penetration rate of 1mm per 5 seconds, the ice will reach the caudal extent of the lesion after a given amount of time related to the depth of the lesion. From the moment the client will experience a small stinging sensation. This may be the moment to stop the treatment.
We may eventually add a few seconds more depending on the patients comfort level and upon the clinical evaluation of the operation. There might be a little residual stinging for a few minutes after treatment. Occasionally, a blister might form and persist for a few days.
What does the Cryopen treat?
What is Pigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is mostly on hands but can also be treated on the face. Please note that skins depth is approx. 0.5mm on the area arounds the eyes and the eyelid is 0.3mm. On elder clients the skin is generally thinner. They may be caused by skin ageing, sun exposure or other forms of ultraviolet light exposure such as tanning beds.
You are most likely to develop the age spots on the areas of your skin that receive the most sun exposure. Skin gets the colour from pigment called melanin.
When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production.
Too much melanin = Hyperpigmentation
Too little melanin = Hypopigmentation
What is Blood Spots?
Cherry Angiomas – Blood spots – Campbell de Morgan
Small Campbell de Morgans can disappear from one cyropen treatment! Larger ones will reduce in size but may dry out and take on a scab. When healed the scab will disappear or reduce in size and may need further treatment.
Found mostly on people over 30 years old. They are broken blood vessels inside the Cherry Anginoma that give the reddish appearance. No cause for concern, unless they bleed or change the shape and colour. Cause is unknown, possible a genetic factor, linked to pregnancy, chemicals or climate change and age.
Cypropen usually removes in one procedure, with no risk of infection and no post care required.
Red birthmarks; Haemangiomascan protrude, non-cancerous growth. Due to a normal collection of blood vessels and are congenital, most people develop these marks before birth whilst still in the womb. Some can disappear by the age of 10 years old. Experts don’t know why they develop, blood vessels fast group together and form a lump, they suspect its caused by certain proteins that are produced in the placenta.
What is Milia?
Milia – Whiteheads/Milium
Mila are small, raised, pearly-white or yellowish bumps on the skin. They are mostly often seen on the skin around the cheeks, nose, eyes and eyelids, forehead and chest but they can occur anywhere on the body. Malia clear by themselves and no treatment is needed. In other people, they may take longer to clear and, in persistent cases, treatment may be needed.
What is Skin Tags?
Skin Tags – Acrochordons
A skin tag is a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. Skin tags are not dangerous. Skin tags appear most often in women, especially with weight gain and in elderly people. Irritation can occur if the skin tag frequently rubs against clothing or jewellery. Women are more likely to develop skin tags than men.
What is a Wart?
Please note: Solar Keratosis is very different to warts/seborrheic warts which are drier, slightly flaky with a little erythema which can be seen underlying.
If the client would like this to be removed by the Therapist/Practitioner, the client should be referred to a dermatologist or doctor, using our consent form. Write what freeze you intend to do and the client to have the consent form signed by the doctor.
Second treatments are often required if the wart is large or has been there for a few years.
Soak and exfoliate prior to treatment.
What is a Verrucae?
Verrucae’s - Planter Warts
They are flatter because they tend to be found on the feet, where the dermis is thicker. Human papilloma Virus (HPV) – Cyropen/Cyrotherapy is recommended. If the client has multiple verrucae’s then a few Cyropen treatments may be necessary.
If they are raised treat as a wart.
Please ask your client to soak and exfoliate feet before their verrucae is treated to get the best affect.
When can we not treat you?
Cyrosurgery has no absolute contra indication, these treatments below are ones which you should avoid.
Agammaglobulinemic – (inherited) disorder passed down through families in which a person has a very low levels of protective immune systems called immunoglobulins. Immunoglobulins are a type of antibody, low levels of these antibodies make you more likely to get infections. This typically appears in the first four years of life.
Cold intolerance – when you are extremely intolerant to cold this can be a symptom of a problem with metabolism.
Cold Urticaria – This is a skin reaction to cold; skin which has been in contact with cold develops red itchy welts (hives). They can be minor or severe and generally appears on young adults and usually clears up within a few days.
Concurrent treatment with Renal Dialysis – medical process of filtering the blood to remove your body of harmful waste.
Collagen and autoimmune disease – Collagen vascular disease is an autoimmune disease. The healthy tissue in your body is mistakenly attacked by its/your own immune system. Examples Lupus (tiredness, rashes, joint pain etc), Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation in your joints), Temporal Arthritis (blood supply to the head and brain become inflamed or damaged)
Raynauds Phenomenon – effects the blood supply to certain parts of your body normally fingertips and toes. They normally change colour and are painful. Its narrowing of small blood vessels on exposure to cold, change of temperature or stress. The immune system – Reduces the activation of efficacy of the immune system.
Cryoglobulinemia – Means cold antibody in the blood. Drug use is a prime risk. Hepatitis C is acquired by injecting.
Multiple Myeloma – This is a cancer that’s starts in the bone marrows plasma cells. Where protein making cells that make all the various proteins that create the antibodies for the immune system.
Platelet deficiency disease – when your skin is injured or broken platelets group together and form clots to prevent bleeding. Without enough platelets in the blood the body cannot create blood cells. All components of blood including platelets are formed in bone marrow. If your bone marrow is not producing enough platelets you will have a low platelet count.
Pyoderma Gangrenosum – necrotic condition causing deep ulcers that usually occur on the legs. When they occur they lead to chronic wounds, they usually look like small bug bites and become larger. Main types – typical ulcerative form which occurs in the legs. Atypical form this is more superficial and occurs in the hands and other parts of the body.
Pregnant women – for obvious reasons labour can be blamed for any treatments.
Cryotherapy cannot be used if using antihistamines.
If a blister does appear;
If it pops;
These turn black at the base over a few weeks, not a straight away and drop off over a period of four weeks. Larger skin tags 3mm+ may need a second freeze, ask your client to contacts you after four weeks if they need to be retreated. It is best to practice to freeze thaw 3mm+ skin tags to save revisits.
If the area does become tender please use Savlon or Germolene twice a day and a plaster can be used to cover the area. If it is catching, it is preferable to allow the skin to dry so try and avoid this.
It Is recommended if they are still there the area should be retreated after 4 weeks following your first treatment. There is no aftercare apart from if it blisters.
As these are superficial keratin filled epidermal cysts these normally flatten and disappear with Cyrotherapy. There is no need to do anything other than follow the blister advice if one appears.
Pigmentation/ Cherry Angiomas
The treated area may raise and look like a bee sting do not worry this is perfectly normal it will go down in a few hours.
Over the next 24hours the area wull go darker and create a small crust on the surface do not pick off. When it naturally falls off your will see new skin (shiny pink) this is not scarring. It will re pigment over the following weeks.