These little red dots are called cherry angiomas, blood spots or ruby points. They are made up of a cluster of tiny capillaries at the surface of the skin, and can range in colour from bright red to purple. As they grow larger, they tend to expand in thickness, and may take on the raised and rounded shape of a dome and may be located on any part of the body. Everyone seems to develop a few, but the number is genetically determined. They usually appear in early adulthood; but the onslaught in those genetically inclined tends to increase as one approaches their 40s. Red dots considered to be painless and harmless. Removal is easy with Cryotherpy. They often turn darker as they heal, but heal beautifully usually after just one treatment.
A Skin Tag is a common skin growth that looks like a small piece of hanging skin, often described as bits of skin-or flesh-coloured tissue that project from the surrounding skin from a small, narrow stalk. They typically occur on the neck, underarms, eyelids, and under the breasts. They are harmless and do not become cancerous or malignant. Skin tags are usually inherited.
Milia often referred to as milk spots or facial oil seeds, are keratin-filled cysts that can appear just under the epidermis. They are common in people of all ages, they appear mostly on the face. They can turn dark after treatment, and fall out. They are usually removed with CryoPen in one session.
Warts usually have a “cauliflower” like appearance, and commonly appear on the hands. Verrucas sometimes called plantar warts or spelled verrucae – are warts that develop on the soles of the feet. Cryotherapy is great at treating stubborn warts and verrucas, even if other methods have failed. They can turn dark and flake away after treatment. Depending on the size and the depth, sometimes a second treatment is required if they’re still apparent after 4 weeks.
We may ask you to exfoliate any dry or hard skin from the wart/verruca before your appointment.
Cryotherapy is perfect for mole removal. But, you will need to check with your GP prior to treatment if you wish for us to remove a mole. We can email you with a helpful form for your GP to complete. This is just to check that the mole/s are safe to remove. You will need to bring this form to your appointment. Moles turn darker after treatment, flaking away to reveal new skin.
To protect itself from the damaging effects of the sun, your skin increases its production of the dark brown pigment called melanin. The extra melanin makes your skin look darker or sun-tanned. In some cases, the sun causes an uneven increase in melanin production, which produces irregular colouring or pigmentation of the skin. Lentigo or lentigines may evolve slowly over years, or they may appear suddenly. They may occur anywhere on the body and vary in colour from tan-brown to black. They usually require just one treatment with Cryotherapy. The area will go darker after treatment, and flake/slough away to reveal new skin.