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What is Cryotherapy and what does it treat?

Cryopen is an advanced cryotherapy innovation that is fast, effective, safe and a new solution for removal of skin imperfections.  Procedures typically last from 5 to 30 seconds, so you can be in and out of the clinic quickly.

The Cryopen emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure, which allows the clinician to work with millimetre precision.  This destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell.  That means there will be no collateral damage to healthy tissue. its so incredibly accurate and practical.

Cosmetic procedures such as skin tags, milia, cherry angiomas are no longer being treated by many doctors on the NHS.  With the Cryopen you can now have these treatments in Perfection Skin Clinic.

 

 
 
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PIGMENTATION/ AGE SPOTS

Also called liver spots and solar lentigines are flat tan, brown or black spots. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms - areas that a re most exposed to the sun. Age spots are very common in adults.

PRICE £50 per small spot £75 per large spot

 
SKIN TAGS £50 per tag or £75 for up to 5

SKIN TAGS £50 per tag or £75 for up to 5

 
Before & After Mila Removal

Before & After Mila Removal

Before & After Wart removal

Before & After Wart removal

Mila Removal

.Milia are tiny (1-2mm) cysts filled with keratin, a type of protein within the skin. They develop under the top layer of the skin and can often appear around the eyes, nose or on the cheeks and don't have the same inflammation as whiteheads. There are two main types: Primary milia are formed directly from trapped keratin; Secondary milia form after something clogs the ducts leading to the skin surface, usually after a trauma to the skin, such as an injury or burn. 

£30-£60 WITH CRYOPEN

 

 

 

 

Warts & Verrucae

These can be removed successfully but do need between 2-4 sessions with 4-6 weeks between treatments.

Price depends on size of lesions

From £75 (2 treatments)

Cherry Angioma

Cherry Angioma

Cherry Angioma and blood spots can be treated in one treatment very successfully.

From £30

Thread Vein Removal

Sometimes known as spider or broken veins, thread veins are small clusters of red or blue veins that appear on the face and legs. They are completely harmless, but can leave people feeling self-conscious. Studies show that thread veins can be more visibly ageing than lines and wrinkles, leading many people to take action. 

Thread veins are typical on the nose and cheeks. Usually one appears as a red dot, but can sometimes cause redness to the surrounding skin, leaving you with rosy, flushed cheeks. As you age there becomes less collagen in your skin, leaving the skin thinner and veins appearing more visible. Hormonal changes, sun-damage, rosacea, alcohol and smoking can all also accentuate the appearance of thread veins, meaning typically our clients are in their 40s, 50s and 60s. 

Type of thread veins that can be removed with ACP

Treatment consists of tracing the capillary with a tiny needle, causing the capillary to dissolve back into the body. This treatment is only available on the face and neck as is unsuccessful on the legs. 

 

15 minutes £50.00 or 30 minutes £90.00

Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags are small brown or flesh-coloured growths that hang from the surface of the skin. They are made from a core of fibres, ducts and nerve cells and are covered by the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin. Although skin tags are common they are completely harmless and are usually only a few millimetres in size. They do not usually cause any pain or discomfort, however depending on where they are on the body; they can snag on clothing or jewellery and bleed as a result. 

Skin tags can affect anyone and most commonly occur where the skin folds or creases. They are more likely to affect people who are overweight for this reason. Skin tags can be hereditary, and people who are diabetic or pregnant are also more prone to them. 

2 methods of removal are available;

Advanced electrolysis - Involves using short wave diathermy to cauterise the blood supply to the skin tag resulting in them falling off. A very quick, effective treatment. Permanent results are achieved.  Causes the tag to shrivel up, go black and fall off within 2-4 weeks.

Cryopen - Freezing the skin tag off again causing the tag to shrivel up and fall off with 2-4 weeks.

There isn't much difference between these treatments for the removal of skin tags.

 

COST

15 minutes £50.00 or 30 minutes £100.00

£30-£75 WITH CRYOPEN

 

Benign Growths Removed By ACP & Cryopen

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures is a new name for ‘Advanced Electrolysis’ plus all the new additional techniques which have now been developed. This specialist treatment uses Short Wave Diathermy to treat unwanted skin blemishes with no mark left on the skin.

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures was defined to avoid any confusion in thinking that “Advanced Electrolysis” was simply an advanced form of hair removal. The term, Advanced Cosmetic Procedures (ACP), encompassed far more effectively, the wide variety of treatable skin conditions.

Treatable skin conditions include: 

  • Telangiectasia

  • Campbell de Morgans

  • Spider Naevi

  • Minor telangiectasia on the legs

  • Poikiloderma

  • Skin tags

  • Milia

  • All types of warts including common, seborrhoeic, plantar (verruca) with cryopen

  • Hairs from moles

  • Age spots

  • Dermatosis papulosa nigra

  • Small sebaceous cysts

  • Sebaceous hyperplasia

  • Sebaceous naevi

  • Xanthomas

  • Syringoma

  • Molluscum contagiosum

...and the list gets longer and longer as more research and development is carried out. 

Thermolysis/Diathermy/Short Wave Electrolysis

 The thermolysis method, also known as diathermy or short wave, works by using an Alternating Current (AC) of electricity. This electricity causes the water molecules in the skin around the needle to vibrate, which creates heat. If enough heat is produced, it can damage the cells that it is targeting

PRICE £50 per lesion

REMOVAL WITH CRYOPEN

The area treated is frozen by cryotherapy. This kills the localised cells in the area which cause them to shrivel and die. The treated area may go darker over a few weeks, but will return to normal pigmented skin in about 6 weeks.

PRICE £50 per lesion

 

Milia Removal

Milia are tiny (1-2mm) cysts filled with keratin, a type of protein within the skin. They develop under the top layer of the skin and can often appear around the eyes, nose or on the cheeks and don't have the same inflammation as whiteheads. There are two main types: Primary milia are formed directly from trapped keratin; Secondary milia form after something clogs the ducts leading to the skin surface, usually after a trauma to the skin, such as an injury or burn. 

Milia removal treatment at Perfection Skin Clinic in Norwich

There are 3 methods of removal of milia. If the milia is very small then lancing it is not always possible therefore we will need to use the Cryopen.  If the milia are very close to the eye we can not lance them either again the Cryopen method will need to be used. Advanced electrolysis is a cauterisation method, slightly more uncomfortable and will have a longer healing time but maybe needed in certain situations. All methods usually on require one treatment.

Treatments include steaming the skin to warm the skin for extraction, removal with a disposable fine needle or removal with short wave diathermy. All methods are permanent, treatment will depend on size and location of milia. The Cryopen is a method of freezing the lesion causing it to disappear.

COST

 £12 per 15 minutes BY LANCING

£25-£50 PER 15 MINUTES WITH ADVANCED ELECTROLYSIS

£50 PER 5 MILIA WITH CRYOPEN

Seborrhoeic Keratosis

One of the most common non-cancerous skin growths in older adults. A seborrhoeic keratosis is usually appears as a brown, black or light tan growth on the face, chest, shoulder or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance. These usually start to appear from the age of 40. These can be hereditary. These are made up of a build up normal skin cells.

Importantly;

  • They are harmless

  • They are not cancerous

  • They do not develop into cancers

  • They are not infectious

  • They are not transmitted from on person to another