WHAT IS CRYOTHERAPY?
A freezing technique using liquid nitrogen to remove skin lesions that sit primarily on the surface of the skin, such as warts, benign (non-cancerous) lesions and keratosis (areas of sun-damaged skin found predominately on sun-exposed parts of the body) with minimal scarring. By freezing the skin, a blister is created underneath the lesion and as the new skin forms underneath the blister, the abnormal skin on the roof of the blister peels off.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
During treatment expect the area being treated to sting and possibly itch. Immediately after treatment the area will be slightly red, sore and a little swollen. The next day a blister or blood blister will form and within seven days the surface will become dark red and brown and scab like. It takes about one to three weeks for the scab to fall off, which is when the new layer of skin has formed under the blister. Areas of thinner skin, such as the face, may heal a little faster.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
This safe, non invasive therapy method is a fast way to tackle superficial skin lesions with minimal downtime or discomfort. 1-3 sessions is recommended.
CONDITIONS CRYOTHERAPY CAN TREAT
Hands age quickly from constant exposure to environmental factors such as pollutants and UV radiation resulting in a loss of volume, lack of skin tone, notable appearance of veins and tendons, and hyperpigmentation.
What to expect: Dermal fillers work to plump up and smooth the skin on tops of hands, encouraging collagen production. While there is minimal downtime, there may be bruising, a little swelling and tenderness which can last for a few days. Results generally last up to 12 months.
Also good for: Smoothing out the tear trough, cheek augmentation, nasolabial folds and lips.
Alternative treatments: Laser resurfacing: to improves sun-damaged skin and the apperance of any brown sunspots. In addition, IPL – Intense Pulsed Light- emits high levels of light and gentle energy to help treat imperfections giving clarity to hands. Cryotherapy can also be used for sunspots. Mesotheraphy and iPixel can help improve collagen production and tightening.
The result of intensive exposure to direct sunlight accrued over a lifetime, the ultraviolet rays stimulate the pigment cells ‘melanocytes’ to kick-start the production of pigment ‘melanin’. This changes the colour of skin and causes unsightly patches of brown hues.
What to expect: Light treatments target the pigment in the skin to help diminish pigmentation resulting in a clearer complexion. There may be up to 7-10 days where areas of hyperpigmentation look darker after treatment and any redness, erythema and swelling should last for only 24 hours followed by clearer more even skin tone. For best results 3-5 treatments are recommended.
Also good for: Sun damage, hyper pigmentation, smoothing out skin tone.
Alternative treatments: iPixel, Peels and Cryotheraphy.
Photo-ageing or sun damage is the consequence of excessive exposure to the sun’s harmful and powerful rays leaving skin with wrinkles, brown or sunspots, and pigmentation.
What to expect: Chemical peels are an effective way to repair sun-damaged skin by removing the outer layers of the skin to freshen the complexion and to reduce freckles and irregular pigmentation. As a consequence, fine lines and wrinkles are also softened during the treatment. With all peels post treatment you may experience varying levels of redness, flaking and swelling so always choose a suitable qualified and experienced practitioner to carry out your peel and give you suitable aftercare products and instructions.
Also good for: Acne and skin rejuvenation.
Alternative treatments: Cyrotherapy, Light Treatments, Fractional ablative laser.