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As a highly reputable aesthetics clinic here in Suffolk, we work hard to bring you the best possible treatments for your skin, helping our clients feel happy, confident, more youthful and even more attractive, too.

In this post, we’re shining a spotlight on our cryotherapy treatment. It’s been around for years, but most people haven’t heard of it or aren’t sure how it works – or what it treats. We’re going to help break it all down, so you can decide whether it’s something that would benefit you.


What is cryotherapy?

It’s a tailored treatment that aims to remove benign (non-cancerous) skin imperfections. At our Suffolk aesthetics clinic, we use CryoPen technology to freeze the fluid and water within the targeted area, so the growth can be safely removed or fall off on its own. It’s extremely precise and doesn’t damage the surrounding tissue.


What can cryotherapy treat?

Cryotherapy is useful for treating a range of concerns. Most concern skin growths, but it can also be used for pigmentation. Conditions include:

Skin tags – soft lumps that usually ‘hang off the skin.

Warts & verrucas – small lumps, with verrucas typically appearing on the feet and characterised by hard skin covering tiny black dots, and warts typically appearing on the hands and characterised by a firm, rough texture.  

Millia – tiny white or yellow bumps that can be found almost anywhere on the body.

Age & sun spots – flat spots which can be brown, grey or black and are mostly caused by sun exposure. 

Cherry angioma – red moles, whose colour is caused by a collection of small blood vessels inside.


How long does it take?

Treatment at our Suffolk skin clinic can typically be done in around half an hour, and results usually take a couple of weeks to show as the skin will need to heal. Some cases may require a few sessions, depending on the size of the lesion. Results are permanent.


Is it painful?

Cryotherapy doesn’t involve any incisions or anaesthetic. The skin is usually red and swollen for a time afterwards, but other side effects, such as blistering, are rare. Some patients report a mild tingling or stinging during treatment.


How do I book my cryotherapy appointment?

Talk to our experts here at our Suffolk skin clinic or simply book online and we’ll arrange a consultation. We look forward to seeing you and treating you soon.