Skin Aesthetics

CryoPen Treatment

Cryotherapy is the controlled destruction of unwanted blemishes by the precise application of extreme cold. Permanently remove skin imperfections, including skin tags, freckles, verrucae, and milia.

Treatment Overview

Treatment Time

15 minutes






2 weeks

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What is a CryoPen treatment?

CryoPen treatment is a medical procedure that destroys skin imperfections by freezing and killing the skin cells. It uses a specialized device called the CryoPen to infuse nitrous oxide into the blemish. As a result, its underlying tissue shatters and destroys.

This procedure provides a lasting benefit by destroying the cells’ reproductive DNA, preventing the eliminated imperfections from returning.

The CryoPen treatment must be done accurately to ensure no healthy part of your skin is affected. This is why our skincare therapists apply an accurate level of precision to prevent healthy skin areas from becoming affected.

Our CryoPen treatment combats skin abnormalities, including age spots, skin tag removal, cherry angioma removal, wart removal, it is also considered as best verruca treatment, and milia removal and other skin imperfections. If you have any of these skin concerns, contact us at the Continental Skin Clinic for effective CryoPen treatment.

This treatment can be combined with the following procedures:

– Advanced Facials


– Chemical Peels

– Laser Toning

– Infini RF Microneedling

– Anti Wrinkle Injections

– Dermal Fillers

The combination of treatments can be discussed at your consultation following with the bespoke treatment plan.


There are various pre-treatment safety precautions to take before CryoPen therapy. These practices may vary based on your needs, skin type, and target area. So, our therapists will provide tailored instructions during your consultation session.

However, generally, we recommend refraining from retinoids, physical exfoliants, or exfoliating acids two days before treatment. Also, refrain from applying fake or gradual tan about two weeks before treatment.

Lastly, do not have any laser procedures, including hair removal or skin rejuvenation treatments a week before your CryoPen session. Following these practices will keep you adequately prepared for CryoPen.


Straight after the procedure the treated area will feel itchy, and there will be some erythema on and around the area. Due to this, we recommended not touching the treated area, avoiding swimming, sunbathing, the use of sauna, or steaming at least 48 hours after your session, and avoiding applying makeup or skincare products to treatment areas.

The treatment spot may appear darker. You may also experience redness and swelling. However, these symptoms are temporary and disappear after some time. We suggest following your specialists’ instructions for the best results after treatment.

How does CryoPen work?

During your CryoPen treatment, our professionals keep the CryoPen close to target area/s, at this point the area will feel extremely cold, the sensation may last for 1-30 seconds based on the type and size of the imperfection to be treated.

The CryoPen freezes quickly, although multiple passes may be needed. The nitrous oxide eliminates the tissue by freezing the intracellular fluid. This destroys the membrane of the cell and consequently the damaged cell is passed through the lymphatic system as waste. The CryoPen procedure destroys unwanted cells with extreme cold temperatures, permanently eliminating skin imperfections.

Precise freezing to the millimetre gives the ability to control how deep the nitrous oxide penetrates and ensures healthy skin cells are avoided.

What can CryoPen treat?

Our CryoPen is an excellent treatment for removing many skin conditions from the surface of the skin, including age spots, skin tag removal, cherry angioma removal, wart removal, it is also considered as best verruca treatment, and milia removal , and other skin blemishes.

The CryoPen enables accurate precision, ensuring that only target areas are treated. As a result, it’s safe and effective. Its precision makes it easy to target different areas of your body and imperfections of various sizes, from 1mm to 10mm.

If mole removal is something you are interested in, we would suggest speaking to your GP about procedures to remove these.


  • Provides pinpoint accuracy
  • Treats imperfections from 1mm to 10mm in size
  • Targets specific areas of your body
  • Quick and provides lasting results
  • It requires no downtime

How long does it take for CryoPen to work?

It takes about one to six weeks, based on the treatment area and size. The affected area will have a darker colour than your original skin tone and will become extremely dry and crusty. After about ten days, the skin regenerates, and affected parts fall off, eliminating the imperfections.

How many CryoPen treatments can I do?

The number of treatments you undergo is based on the size and severity of the imperfection.

Typically, CryoPen cryotherapy procedure is only needed once. We will monitor your progress four and six weeks post-procedure. And our specialists will examine if the imperfections have entirely disappeared and make appropriate recommendations after.

How long does CryoPen take to heal?

The healing process of your CryoPen procedure differs depending on the size of your treatment area and the type of imperfection treated. However, the treatment takes about one to six weeks to heal. The imperfection will scab and begin to fall off after the treatment.

Does CryoPen hurt?

You may feel some slight discomfort during your CryoPen procedure.

You will experience some stinging from the nitrous oxide as it blasts the cold onto the area treated. Redness, blistering, and swelling are general symptoms after a CryoPen procedure.

However, these discomforts are temporary and only last while being treated. After the treatment, you can expect the area to feel itchy and irritated, which will subside after 1-2 days.

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The CryoPen treatment is very safe and does not come with significant complications. Side effects are infrequent, however, patients may notice other swelling and redness of the skin, which disappears within a week after the procedure. There is also a risk of scarring, and in areas where hair grows, can result in hair follicle damage. An in depth consultation will be performed prior to the treatment to ensure it is safe to be carried out.

CryoPen is highly effective in eliminating various skin imperfections, including moles. However, we cannot remove moles, these need to be removed through your GP.

CryoPen is very effective and reliable for eliminating skin imperfections, from verrucae to sunspots, skin tags, and age spots. It freezes lesions and eliminates them.

You can expect redness and stinging around the treatment areas after your CryoPen procedure. It may last for some hours to a few days after your session. After the treatment, the lesion may turn red or much darker then proceed to fall off and new skin regenerates.

The tissue is destroyed by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, with formation of ice crystals, which leads to rupture of the cell membrane, destroying the cell. This causes minimal scarring. There will be no collateral damage to healthy tissue.
Can take up to 6 weeks to heal. Cryo is a safe and reliable treatment. However, once the area has healed you may be left with a pale mark or a flat white scar. Generally the pigment will return to it’s natural colour over time.
The treatment is not painful, however it can cause a light stinging and itching sensation for a short time post treatment.

The skin tag may not fall off after one treatment and multiple sessions may be needed. Some skin tags do not qualify for Cryopen and would have to be removed.

The CryoPen milia removal in London treatment is beneficial and safe for you.

The cryopen treatment cost varies depeding on the size, number and complexity of milia.

We have got a doctor in the clinic who can also remove milia, however, it is not required to be done by dermatologist and can be performed by the aesthetician. Book your milia removal with dermatologist today and get a cryopen treatment cost information today.

The Cryopen treatment cost can vary depending on the nature of the concern. Book a consultation with us and get a Cryopen treatment cost information today!

Cryopen treatment, a popular choice for addressing various skin concerns, has shown consistent interest in recent months. This innovative technique, known for its effectiveness in treating skin imperfections, has gained attention for its affordability, as evidenced by the reasonable cost of cryopen treatment. Furthermore, it is important to note the positive cryopen treatment reviews, reflecting growing satisfaction among patients who have experienced its benefits firsthand. For those interested in exploring cryopen further, there are opportunities for cryopen training to ensure safe and skilled application. Additionally, “cryopen for sale uk” offers access to this technology for medical professionals, making it accessible to a wider audience. With cryopen treatment before and after photos showcasing impressive results, this cosmetic procedure continues to gain popularity in the UK.

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