Cryopen Treatment

CryoPen™ is an innovation in Cryotherapy. Skin Tags, Milia, Cherry Angiomas, Age Spots, Sun Spots, Warts and Verrucas – all treated quickly and painlessly.
Not to be confused with traditional cryotherapy, it eliminates the use of liquid nitrogen making treatment virtually painless, quick, effective, and safe enough to use on children. It is an ideal solution for removal of skin lesions and imperfections. Procedures usually take just 5 to 25 seconds, so you can be in and out of the clinic quickly.

The CryoPen™ emits a pressurised, super fine jet of nitrous oxide from its tip, which allows our clinician to work with precision that is millimetre perfect. The tissue is destroyed by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, this forms ice crystals which break the cell membrane, thereby destroying the tissue we are wanting to remove. That means that healthy tissue remains untouched. It’s so incredibly accurate and practical. Cosmetic procedures such as skin tags, milia and cherry angiomas are no longer treatable as a standard NHS procedure. With the CryoPen™ you can now have these treatments affordably in our clinic.

Skin tags are small, brown or flesh-coloured growths that protrude from the surface of the skin, usually by a few millimetres. Often mistaken for warts, skin tags can appear anywhere on the body but are typically found in areas where skin repeatedly rubs against itself, such as the armpits, groin, eyelids and neck. Some skin tags grow over time and very occasionally, can become as large as 5 centimetres.

Photo of skin tag below woman’s bottom lip
Photo of woman’s lip after skin tag removal

Removal of skin tag

Although they may be unsightly, skin tags are always harmless. Unlike moles they are not a potential sign of skin cancer and do not usually cause any discomfort or pain. Depending on their location, however, skin tags can snag against items of jewellery or clothing or on seat belts and may end up bleeding as a result.

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Our experienced therapists use the CryoPen to effectively remove skin tags, warts, blood blisters (cherry angiomas) and millia – contact us to find out more about this treatment. The cryoPen allows us to achieve better result than traditional cyrotherapy treatments such as the application of liquid nitrogen with a cotton bud or home removal kits (known as Wartner etc) when removing these imperfections from the face and body.

The Procedure

Before the treatment is conducted, an analysis of the treatment area will be conducted, taking into account the age, location, and size of the lesion and skin type. The duration of the treatment time will depend on the surface area and the thickness of the tissue being treated. The treatment will consist of two stages: the first freezing cycle and the second freezing cycle – this offers the best opportunity for success.

Imperfections will be removed by controlled circular movements that stay within the limits of the treatment area. The CryoPen has a penetration rate of freezing of approximately 1 mm per 5 seconds with a maximum freezing depth of 3 to 6 mm – the amount of time needed will relate to the depth of the lesion. The area will then be left to thaw (for 30 seconds) and dried with a tissue then followed by a second freeze. Some pain will be experienced during the treatment which will feel like a ballpoint is being pushed into the skin. If you are uncomfortable with the amount of pain experienced, the treatment will stop. A follow-up visit is recommended after 2 to 4 weeks to confirm that all pathological tissue has disappeared or that a follow-up treatment is necessary. Minor residual stinging may occur for a few minutes after treatment. Occasionally, a blister may also form and will last for a few hours.

Picture of Cryopen device used in treatments

Before and Afters

Photos of a skin tag on the palm of a hand, a wart under the armpit and a blood blister
Photos of palm of the hand, armpit and blood blister free skin after treatment

Removal of wart, skin tag and blood blister

Photo of woman’s eyebrow with sunspot before treatment
Photo of woman’s eyebrow sunspot free after treatment

Customer results after removal of sunspot

Patient Reviews

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I had several laser treatments for my sun spot with little success and spent alot of money. A friend recommended me to pay a visit to aesthetics of essex and I am so glad I did. My advisor was very knowledgable and I felt that I was in good hands. With one treatment of the cryopen my sun disappeared in one week. I am delighted and wished I had gone to aesthetics sooner.

F.Hope 1st July 2016

Watch the Procedure Video

Procedure Time5-30 minutes
Back to WorkImmediate
Recommended number of treatmentsvaries
Sensitivity Period1-2 hours
Full RecoveryUp to 4 weeks
Duration of ResultsPermanent

Treatment Costs
Free consultation

From £40


  • No exposure to dangerous cyrogenic gases or liquids
  • Quiet, patient-friendly, low risk procedure
  • Immediate treatment without referral
  • Simple, safe, and effective treatment