Cryo™ is an advanced cryotherapy innovation utilizing disposable cartridges of liquefied N2O to deliver an extremely fast, effective treatment that eliminates benign skin lesions. The nitrous oxide breaks down tissues by freezing the intercellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals that rupture the cell’s membrane, completely destroying the cells.
Because it delivers N2O directly onto the lesion and not the healthy surrounding tissue, it safely treats lesions on the face and around the delicate eye area. Cryo™ is unparalleled in its effectiveness and speed; it delivers a highly targeted, ultra-cold, high pressure N2O jet directly onto the lesion with a penetration rate of 1mm per 5 seconds. It has the ability able to reach a depth of 5mm.
Are there any side effects?
Cryopen® Therapy is relatively low risk. There are a few side effects that may occur as a result of treatment, including: • Pigmentary changes (hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation) • Nerve damage (particularly in areas where nerves lie close to the surface of the skin, on fingers, wrist, area behind the ear) • Shards of frozen ice (minor shards of frozen ice may blow out, that will thaw on contact with healthy skin) • Hair follicle damage and permanent alopecia (especially when treating lesions on sites with coarse terminal hair) Discuss any concerns with your clinician.
What if I have Darker skin?
Repeated short freezing cycles of 3 to 6 seconds at two-week intervals are recommended if you have a darker skin type.Will there be a follow-up session?
How long will the treatment last?
For most lesions, cryotherapy is a permanent removal. Some lesions are harder to remove than others. In addition, it is necessary to obtain a result with the least damage to the surrounding skin. In other instances, a deep lesion may take several aggressive treatments to get results. It is important to have an instrument that can adapt to variable dosing of power.
What is Cryopen therapy?
Cryotherapy is a procedure that uses extreme cold to destroy tissue. The process is called cryo-necrosis, tissue destruction by freezing.