The Cryopen uses state-of-the-art, linear compression cooling technology to freeze and treat specific skin conditions via the process of cryosurgery. Cryosurgery is the selective destruction of lesions by killing their cells with extreme cold. The ice crystals formed destroy the cell organelles and protein matrixes. Water is then attracted to the surrounding area, causing a small blister and disruption of the local blood supply.
The process preserves the tissue matrix which is relatively cold resistant, and therefore allows for cosmetic healing with minimal scarring. The Cryopen is helpful for the following skin conditions: warts/plantar warts (verrucae), lentigines, dermatofibromas, sebhorrheic keratoses, actinic keratoses, keloids (thick scars), and skin tags.
Since the treatment is fast and non-invasive, it requires no anaesthetic, and results in a quicker healing time with less after-care.
To book an appointment with Dr. David Duizer or for further information call 604-734-7760.