Freeze away impections


How does Cryotherapy work?

Cryotherapy is a medical procedure that uses extreme cold temperatures to freeze and destroy abnormal or unwanted tissue, such as skin lesions or skin tags.

Our advanced Cryotherapy technique involves the precise application of a high-pressure jet of Nitrous Oxide. This method allows us to target imperfections with millimeter precision. By freezing the inter-cellular fluid, it creates ice shards and crystals that disrupt the cell membrane, effectively eliminating the irregular tissue.

Many doctors no longer offer cosmetic procedures for skin tags, verrucae, and cherry angiomas through the NHS. Therefore Cryotherapy is an option at our Clinic. Laura will position the applicator as close as possible to the imperfection, swiftly moving it towards and away from the target. The duration varies from 3 to 30 seconds, depending on the size and depth of the imperfection.


Areas most commonly targeted

Commonly Treated Areas with Advanced Cryotherapy

Explore the diverse range of skin imperfections and conditions that can be effectively treated with our advanced Cryotherapy technology:

  1. Skin Tags
  2. Milia
  3. Cherry Angiomas
  4. Age Spots
  5. Warts
  6. Seborrheic keratosis 
  7. Verrucae

Repeated treatments may be needed for some skin tags, warts and verrucae.

What to expect from the treatment?

Potential Side Effects

Cryotherapy involves freezing the treated area to eliminate localised cells, causing them to wither and eventually perish. It's normal for the treated area to darken over a few weeks. However, rest assured that this darkened skin will gradually return to its natural pigmentation in about six weeks.  Very rarely can cryotherapy leave a scar.

Treatment Duration

The duration of Cryotherapy treatments varies depending on the size and thickness of the tissue being treated. Laura will determine the optimal application time, which can range from 3 to 30 seconds, based on a clinical evaluation of the treatment area.

Cost of Treatment

The cost of Cryotherapy treatment is influenced by the size of the targeted area. To get a precise cost estimate and assess your specific needs, we recommend scheduling a consultation appointment.

Safety of Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy is a relatively low-risk procedure. It targets the affected area with freezing, leaving healthy surrounding tissue unharmed. Our Cryotherapy device is both CE and FDA registered, meeting stringent safety standards.

Discomfort During Treatment

While undergoing Cryotherapy, you may experience a sensation akin to a stinging nettle as the Nitrous Oxide reaches the base of the area. It's common to feel some residual stinging for a few minutes after the treatment, which is entirely normal and manageable.

Healing Duration

The healing process following Cryotherapy can take up to six weeks, depending on aftercare adherence and the advice provided by your nurse practitioner. In some cases, particularly with larger skin tags, patients may require a second treatment session to achieve the best results. It's important to avoid scratching the treated area to prevent tissue damage and minimise the risk of infection.

At Pro Skin, we prioritise your comfort, safety, and well-being throughout your Cryotherapy journey. Feel free to reach out for any additional information or to address any concerns you may have.


  • Avoid Direct Sun Exposure: Protect your skin from direct sunlight immediately after treatment. UV rays can be harsh on the skin, so apply sunscreen if you need to be outdoors.
  • Normal Activity Resumption: There is minimal downtime associated with Cryotherapy, which means you can typically return to your regular activities right away. Avoid strenuous exercise or activities that may cause excessive sweating for the first day.
  • Be Gentle: Treat the treated area gently, avoiding excessive touching or scrubbing. Your skin may be sensitive during the initial recovery phase.
  • Moisturise: Using a gentle, hydrating moisturiser can help keep your skin moisturised and minimise any dryness that may occur as your skin heals.
  • Avoid Harsh Products: Refrain from using harsh skincare products, such as retinoids or strong exfoliants, for a few days following treatment to prevent irritation.
  • Healing Process: Over the days following your Cryotherapy treatment, you may notice some redness, swelling, or the formation of small scabs or blisters. These are normal parts of the healing process as your skin naturally sheds the treated tissue. DO NOT pick and scabs that form as this will increase your risk of scarring.


Cryotherapy is a safe and effective procedure for most people, but it may not be suitable for everyone. It's not recommended for those with uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune disorders, Raynaud's disease, cold allergies, or a history of frostbite. Pregnant individuals and those with open wounds, infections, or skin issues at the treatment site should also avoid it. If you have concerns or underlying medical conditions, consult your GP to determine if Cryotherapy is safe for you. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities.

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