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What is Cryotherapy, is it safe?

Treating the skin with extreme cold temperatures has existed in the medical practice for over 100 years to remove skin tags and dark spots using a safe spray of cold, dry ice called Carbon Dioxide. 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 lessons.

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 when 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 four to six weeks for normal pigmentation to return.

Are there any post treatment recommendations?

We recommend that you apply a daily moisturizer plus an SPF30+ sunscreen to the treated area to keep it healthy and protected from the sun. 7 to 10 days after treatment, mildly exfoliate the treated area. (You will be given samples). With CyroClear, you have no lifestyle restrictions - live life as usual!

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 hypo-pigmentation is greater.

Can people with sensitive skin be treated with CryoClear?

Yes! Because of CyroClear's gentle freeze, CryoClear is safe for people with sensitive skin. If this is an area of concern, what we recommend a consult and consider cutting back on the recommended treatment time.

Is it ok to use CryoClear after a chemical peel?

CryoClear can be used in conjunction with a variety of procedures such as chemical peels, facials, microdermabrasion and extractions. 

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