Body

Treatments

Our experienced team of Aestheticians and Nurses will listen carefully to your concerns and advise you on the most suitable and effective solution in order to achieve your individual beauty goals.

Our extensive range of non-surgical body treatments will give you a great amount of options to choose from, according to your own needs.

Body

Treatments

Our extensive range of non-surgical body treatments will give you a great amount of options to choose from, according to your own needs.

Verruca and Wart Removal

At Harley Skin & Laser Clinic

No Of Sessions:
1-3

Treatment Time:
15 mins

Recovery Time:
2 - 4 Weeks

Results:
From £50

Wart and verruca removal treatment at Harley Skin and Laser is carried out using the CryoPen™ device. It uses extreme cold, or cryotherapy, to painlessly and safely remove a wide range of skin imperfections. CryoPen uses a technology referred to as cryotherapy – ‘cryo’ meaning ‘icy cold’. This involves the use of a high pressure jet of nitrous oxide – N2O, (the source of the cold energy), which is directed at the specific lesion being treated, to within millimetre accuracy.

It is one of the leading lesion treatment devices available on the market to cosmetic practitioners. The practitioner simply points the CryoPen applicator tip directly at the lesion and applies the cryotherapy. The jet of cold treats any abnormal tissue without interfering with or damaging normal tissue in a matter of seconds.

Before

After

Before

After

Our Step By Step Guide To Treatments

Step 1:
Consultation

Harley Skin and Laser offers consultation to allow you to meet with our aestheticians to discuss your area of concern. You will be advised how treatment works and the cost and what to expect during treatment and post treatment. Your suitability will be assessed and honest advice will be offered.

Step 2:
During Your Treatment

The devise is held as close as possible to the wart or verruca and moved quickly towards and away from it. This could be from 5-30 seconds, depending on the size and depth.

Step 3:
After The Treatment

After the treatment you may notice the area looks red or darker. You may get some itching and crusting of the lesion and on some occasions small blisters may form. Over a period of 1-2 weeks any crusts should fall off, blisters will heal leaving healthy pink skin which will begin to heal over the next 4 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

The wart or verruca is frozen by cryotherapy. This kills the localised cells in the area which cause them to shrivel and die. The treated area may go darker over a few weeks, but will return to normal pigmented skin in about 6 weeks.

Some pain will be experienced during the treatment which will feel like a ballpoint is being pushed into the skin. If you are uncomfortable with the amount of pain experienced, the treatment will stop. A follow-up visit is recommended after 2 to 4 weeks to confirm that all pathological tissue has disappeared or that follow-up treatment is necessary. Minor residual stinging may occur for a few minutes after treatment. Occasionally, a blister may also form and will last for a few hours.

The duration of the treatment time will depend on the surface area and the thickness of the tissue being treated. Upon the clinical evaluation of the depth of the area, our skin therapists will choose an application time from 5 to 30 seconds.

There will be a pain sensation similar to a stinging nettle on the skin when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the area. There might be a little residual stinging or a few minutes after treatment.

Cryotherapy is a relatively low-risk procedure. Cryopen ™ delivers N20 directly to the area, and not the healthy surrounding tissue. CryoPen ™ is both CE and FDA registered.