Cryosurgery

At Happy Face Aesthetics we offer a cryosurgery service, using precise jets of nitrous oxide to remove moles, skin tags, age spots, milia, cherry angioma, sun damage, verrucae and warts.

Please ensure that you have had any suspicious mole checked by your GP, or that you have received your negative results from our mole scanning service.

This is a safe and painless procedure, however you may experience minimal stinging and a small blister may form after the procedure.

What is Cryosurgery?

Cryosurgery or cryotherapy is the use of extreme cold produced by nitrous oxide to destroy abnormal tissue.

Although there is slight local pain felt, cryotherapy does not normally require a local anaesthetic, and the procedure itself lasts a matter of seconds; the precise time depends on the thickness and size of the lesion. The frozen skin becomes white and takes one to two minutes to thaw back to normal skin temperature.

Your practitioner may suggest that the process be repeated once the skin has thawed. After a few days, a scab will form, and this will take one to two weeks to fall off (occasionally a little longer, especially on the legs). Usually, the treated area will eventually look normal, although scarring and discolouration is possible, and rarely ulceration, particularly on the lower legs.

Depending on the nature of the lesion, more than one treatment may be necessary, and this is usually repeated at regular intervals.

Cryosurgery prices

1st consultation and treatment of one mole/lesion £55

1st treatment additional moles/lesions £20 per mole/lesion

Follow up treatment of one mole/lesion £40

Follow up treatment additional moles/lesions £15

To book an appointment please go to our booking page.

Helen Western

Advanced Nurse Practitioner– Independent prescriber – NMC registered – registered nurse – aesthetics – Harley trained – insured – wrinkles – dermal fillers – microneedling – skincare – Frinton – lips – cheeks – marionette lines – nasolabial folds – beauty – Walton on the Naze – Holland on Sea – Clacton – Clacton on Sea – Frinton-On-Sea – Colchester – Harwich – aesthetics – Frinton – fillers – Obagi – skin care – Mole checks – Cryotherapy – moles – skin tags – skin boosters