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Aftercare – Cryotherapy

Important Advice – After Treatment

Please read this information carefully, if you have any questions after your treatment do not hesitate to contact us on either 0141 638 8930 or 07811 027631.

Cryotherapy Aftercare

  • The histamine in the area treated will create an itchy sensation for about ten minutes, do not worry, this is perfectly normal.
  • Do not pick the treated area at any time after treatment, your treatment will take longer to heal.
  • If a wheel/scab is knocked off accidentally it will also take longer to heal, but you should still have the same outcome of a successful treatment.
  • Blistering can happen with any cryotherapy treatment and is indiscriminate.  The Cryopen is the most effective way of avoiding blisters as we are only treating the affected area and not healthy tissue, so this is quite rare.  This is in the risks and side effects on the consent form which you have signed.

Blisters

If a blister does appear leave it alone, don’t pop it.  It will go down on its own.

If it pops weeping may occur, if so use a smear of Savlon or Germolene cream twice a day.  An adhesive dressing such as a plaster can be used to cover the area.  You can also use Savlon or Germalene if the area is tender.  You can use a non-alcoholic baby wipe to remove any debris from the area affected following it bursting.

Skin Tags

These turn black at the base and drop off over a period of four weeks.  Larger skin tags 3mm+ may need a second freeze, please contact us after four weeks if they need to be retreated.

Warts/Verrucae

It is recommended if they are still there warts should be retreated after 4 weeks following your first treatment.  There is no aftercare apart from if it blisters.

Milia’s

As these are superficial keratin filled epidermal cysts these normally flatten and disappear with Cryotherapy.  There is no need to do anything other than follow the blister advice if one appears.

Pigmentation / Cherry Angiomas

The treated area may raise and look like a bee sting do not worry this is perfectly normal it will go down in a few hours.

General Advice

  • Over the next 24 hours the area will go darker and create a small crust on the surface do not pick off.  When it naturally falls off you will see new skin (shiny pink) this is not scarring.  It will re pigment over the following weeks.
  • Please use a sunblock factor 50 on any pigmentation removal until it has re-pigmented, this may take up to eight weeks.  Do not pick the area.
  • You can continue to place make-up or deodorant’s or perfumes on treated areas but try and leave for as long as you can on the day of treatment.
  • If the small crust has not fallen off after four weeks, please wait until it has done before contacting the clinic.  Skin sometimes takes longer to regenerate.
  • If the skin being treated is tanned, please remember it will remove the tan and re-pigment to the original skin colour.
  • Treatments do not heal after four weeks, should be reviewed by your doctor or dermatologist.

 

 

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