This skin treatment is to remove unwanted benign skin imperfections such as skin tags, milia, pigmentations, cherry angiomas, moles *, warts and verrucas. A cryotherapy high pressure jet ‘pen-like’ device is used, that ejects -89 degrees nitrous oxide (N20). It is directed precisely at the site to be treated. The freezing temperature causes cell destruction of the abnormal cells; however it leaves healthy surrounding skin unaffected.
During this treatment, clients may see a frost or ice-field on top of the lesion which usually goes away within a few seconds, this is normal. A common technique Emma uses is called the freeze-thaw-freeze technique. The area is treated and then allowed to rest for 30 seconds and then a second treatment applied whereby the tissue will freeze faster second time around. Some skin imperfections require only 1 treatment, whereas other may require more. Emma will discuss this during a free consultation.
Aftercare treatment (SPF factor 50) will be provided for facial areas. It is advisable to leave the area uncovered as this speeds up the healing process and clients can return to normal activities following treatment. However, Emma may apply a simple dressing or plaster if there is a chance that the site may get rubbed or aggravated in any way.
*Moles – Emma requires clients to seek GP advice before treatment.
Thread Vein treatment is performed using short wave electrical current which causes the small blood vessels to collapse and discard. The treatment can take a few minutes with some discomfort, Emma will apply numbing cream to the affected area prior to treatment and a cooling gel immediately afterwards.
Both treatments can take 2-4 weeks for the healing process to complete, so timing of treatment should be considered if you are planning a holiday or special event.
Aftercare advice will be provided.
All consultations are free and non-obligatory.