Age & Pigmented Spots
Age spots are caused by an excess production of melanin. Despite the name, doctors don’t always know why age spots develop. They may be caused by skin aging, sun exposure, or other forms of ultraviolet light exposure, such as tanning beds. You are most likely to develop age spots on the areas of your skin that receive the most sun exposure, including:your face, the back of your hands, your shoulders & your forearms
Solar Lentigo’s are due to localised proliferation of melanocytes. The most common type, solar lentigines, arise in middle age and also result from sun damage (age spots). They are most often found on the face and hands, and are larger and more defined than freckles. Lentigines tend to persist for long periods and don’t disappear in the winter (though they may fade). The correct term for a single lesion is solar or actinic lentigo.
CryoPen™ is a FDA and CE registered advanced cryotherapy innovation that is a fast, effective, safe and new solution for removal of skin imperfections.
How does it work?
The CryoPen™ emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure, which allows the clinician to work with millimetre precision. This means the N2O is delivered directly to the treated area and not to the healthy surrounding tissue.
The tissue is destroyed by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell. It is an incredibly accurate and practical method for removal of skin imperfections.
Cosmetic procedures such as removal of skin-tags, millia and cherry angiomas, are no longer being treated by many doctors on the NHS. With the CryoPen™ you can now have these treatments here at Dermacare Salon.
Warts – hands & feet
The applicator is held as close as possible to the skin imperfection, and moved quickly towards and away from it. This could be from 1-30 seconds, depending on the size and depth. The CryoPen™ freezes at a rate of approximately 1mm per 5 seconds.
What does it feel like?
There will be a mild sensation similar to a stinging nettle on the skin when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the area. There might be a little residual stinging for a few minutes after treatment. The area can be slightly itchy for about 10 minutes after the procedure and on occasion a blister might form and persist for a few hours.
Repeated short freezing cycles of 3-6 seconds at two-week intervals are recommended if you have a darker skin type.