Repair. Renew. Rejoice. CryoClear is a highly effective, yet gentle, cryotherapy solution for the minimization or elimination of age spots, sun spots, and skin tags.
What is cryotherapy?
Treating the skin with extremely cold temperatures has existed in the medical practice for over 100 years to remove skin tags and dark spots using frozen carbon dioxide also known as CO2. The use of carbon dioxide as a form of cryotherapy has been the focus of hundreds of studies and has been clinically proven to be safe and effective on a wide range of benign skin lesions.
How it works:
CryoClear works by spraying carbon dioxide onto the skin, which freezes superficially at -79 degrees C, where only the epidermal layers are treated. Because of CryoClear’s shallow but effective depth of freeze, CryoClear greatly minimizes the risk of blistering, scarring and hypopigmentation that is usually associated with colder forms of cryotherapy. In as little as one treatment, CryoClear can treat indications such as skin tags, age spots and sun spots on sensitive areas like the hands, face, and neck.
Did You Know?
- In 1911, the use of carbon dioxide was published for a broad number of indications – carbon dioxide “snow” was used as a light peel.
- Up to 90% of Americans will develop one or more age spots, sun spots or skin tags by the time they reach 50 years old.
- Skin tags are not pre-cancerous and usually form in folds of the skin.
- Hyperpigmentation (dark spot) is caused by damaged DNA within the melanocytes that produce pigment to give your skin its natural color.
How long will it take to see results?
Your treated area will immediately turn darker and you might experience some tingling or itching for a few hours after treatment. The treatment site will remain dark for about 10 days, then your body will “slough” off the dead tissue. Next, you will see pink healthy tissue which will return to your normal skin color in a few weeks. In some cases, it can take 4 to 6 weeks for normal pigmentation to return.
Are there any post-treatment recommendations?
We recommend that you apply a calming/soothing daily moisturizer plus an SPF30+ mineral sunscreen to the treated area to keep it hydrated and protected from the sun.
Can people with sensitive skin be treated with CryoClear?
Yes. Because of its gentle freeze, CryoClear is safe for people with sensitive skin. If this is an area of concern, we recommend consulting with one of our staff to determine the appropriate treatment time for your skin type.
Is it ok to use CryoClear after a chemical peel?
CryoClear can be used in conjunction with a variety of treatments such as chemical peel, microdermabrasion, facials, or extractions. However, after a chemical peel or manual exfoliation treatment, we recommend waiting at least 10 days before being treated with CryoClear.
Is CryoClear safe on all skin types?
CryoClear is less aggressive than other methods of cryotherapy such as liquid nitrogen or liquid nitrous oxide, where the likelihood of blistering, scarring and hypopigmentation is greater.