FreezPen Cryotherapy is the gold standard for the removal of benign skin lesions in dermatology and aesthetic procedures. The FreezPen Cryotherapy Treatment utilizes extreme cold gas jet to freeze skin lesions. As a consequence, the water inside the cells freeze, expands and ruptures the membrane of the cells. The cells that comprise the lesion are eliminated over time to allow new healthy tissue to grow in the same area.
What Does The FreezPen Cryotherapy Procedure Involve?
The FreezPen Cryotherapy Treatment utilizes extreme cold gas jet to freeze skin lesions. As a consequence, the water inside the cells freeze, expand and rupture the membrane of the cells. The cells that comprise the lesion are eliminated over time to allow new healthy tissue to grow in the same area. The repair process will actually extend over a two to three-week period after treatment. Each lesion requires two freeze-thaw cycles.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
Common benign lesions such as dark spots, skin tags, moles, age spots and warts can be treated.
Who Is A Candidate For FreezPen Lesion Removal?
This treatment is suitable for all patients who are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
How Does The FreezPen Treatment Feel?
The FreezPen treatment does not require anesthesia as it is non-invasive. Patients have described the treatment as a light pinch.
Benefits Of FreezPen
- No Scars
- No Downtime
How Long Does The Treatment Take?
This depends on how many lesions are being treated. 1-2 lesions can take 5-10 minutes. There is no limit to how many lesions can be treated in a single session!
How Many Treatments Will I Need? How Long Does The Product Last?
Most lesions require one treatment, however, large lesions may require 1-2 follow-up treatments. Dr. Motakis and his team will discuss this during your consultation to develop a treatment plan.
How Long Will It Take For The Lesion To Disappear?
The lesion is expected to fall off 2-4 weeks after the treatment. Some lesions are more persistent and may take longer to disappear.
Side Effects Of Cryotherapy Lesion Removal
Immediately after treatment, the lesions might become red, swollen and sensitive to touch. Some patients may develop temporary blisters (clear, red or purple) in the lesion area due to the accumulation of cellular fluids.
Can This Treatment Be Done The Same Day As A Facial Or Laser Treatment?
No, Facials, Lasers, Botox and Dermal Filler treatments can resume one week after FreezPen.
Can I Get This Treatment If I Am On Accutane?
No, Accutane must be stopped for six months prior to FreezPen.
Can I Continue Using Retinol Prior To FreezPen?
It is recommended to stop any products containing Retinol one week prior to FreezPen and can resume one week after.
When Can I Return To Normal Activities?
The recovery time for this treatment is minimal and FreezPen Cryotherapy involves zero downtime, getting you back to your everyday activities immediately following treatment.
Preparation For FreezPen Lesion Removal
For FreezPen treatment, patients must not sunbathe, use tanning beds or sunless tanning creams two weeks before or after this treatment.