You might be surprised to learn that at Rebecca Taylor Aesthetics, we’re not just an aesthetics clinic – we’re a skin clinic, too. Alongside our beauty treatments, we also offer cryotherapy – and while it has many cosmetic benefits, the treatment can also help tackle troublesome skin lesions, such as warts and skin tags.
In this post, we’ll go through our cryotherapy treatment and give you an insight into what treatment entails here at our skin clinic in Suffolk.
What is cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a method of removing benign (non-cancerous) skin imperfections, and can also help tackle issues such as hyperpigmentation (for example, sun spots). Here at our Suffolk skin clinic, we use the CryoPenTM device, which uses a fine jet of nitrous oxide to freeze away these imperfections.
How does cryotherapy work?
On a more detailed level, cryotherapy freezes the water within the cells of a targeted area of skin, which breaks the cell membrane and causes the affected cells to be removed.
What does cryotherapy treat?
Cryotherapy with the CryoPenTM device can help treat a range of skin lesions, including:
- Skin tags
- Age spots
- Cherry angiomas
- Sun spots
Does the treatment hurt?
Cryotherapy doesn’t require an anaesthetic or any incisions (cuts) to be made, and is relatively painless – most people report a mild stinging or some mild itching. Following treatment, the targeted skin may develop into a blister, but this is rare and it will heal to reveal healthy skin.
How long does cryotherapy take?
It depends on how many areas you’re looking to treat, but a typical appointment for cryotherapy treatment here at our Suffolk skin clinic takes around half an hour. More complex cases, however, might need a follow-up session to treat successfully. And, for more sensitive areas, like the skin around the eyes, we actually offer shorter treatment sessions to protect the delicate skin and ensure you’re comfortable throughout
Who can have cryotherapy?
We advise booking in for a consultation with us prior to your treatment, so we can assess your skin type and tone and identify which areas to treat, but most people will be able to have cryotherapy.
How do I book?
To book in for your cryotherapy treatment at our skin clinic here in Suffolk, please visit our contact page and fill out the form or give us a call. Our dedicated team look forward to welcoming you soon.