The Dermapen Cryo uses disposable cartridges of liquefied N2O to deliver quick, effective cryotherapy treatments to benign skin lesions. The nitrous oxide destroys tissues by freezing the intercellular fluid and forming ice shards and crystals that rupture the cells membrane, destroying the cells.

Because it delivers N2O directly onto the lesion and not the healthy surrounding tissue, it can safely treat lesions on the face and around the delicate eye area. Dermapen Cryo accurately delivers an ultra-cold, high pressure N20 jet directly onto the lesion, making it very effective. It is also very fast, with a penetration rate of 1mm per 5 seconds and able to penetrate to a depth of 5mm deep.

  • How safe is cryotherapy?

    Cryotherapy is a relatively low-risk procedure. The Dermapen Cyro delivers N2O directly to the lesion, and not the healthy surrounding tissue. The Dermapen Cyro is both CE and FDA registered.

  • Ideal for:

    • Skin Tags
    • Warts
    • Age Spots
    • Sun Spots
    • Liver spots
  • How long are Dermapen Cryo treatments?

    The penetration rate of freezing with the Dermapen Cyro is approximately 1mm per 5 seconds, with a maximum freezing depth of 3 to 6 mm depending on the used applicator. 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 thickness of the lesion, the operator will choose an application time from 1 to 30 seconds.

  • Is the treatment painful?

    There will be a pain sensation similar to a ballpoint pen being pushed onto the skin when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the lesion. There might be a little residual stinging for a few minutes after treatment. Occasionally a blister might form and persist for a few hours.

  • Are there any side effects?

    Dermapen Cryo treatments are relatively low risk. There are a few side effects that may occur as a result of treatment, including:

    • Pigmentary changes (hypo-pigmentation and hyper-pigmentation)
    • Nerve damage (particularly in areas where nerves lie close to the surface of the skin, on fingers, wrist, area behind the ear)
    • Shards of frozen ice (minor shards of frozen ice may blow out, that will thaw on contact with healthy skin)
    • Hair follicle damage and permanent alopecia
  • Will there be a follow up session?

    A follow up visit is recommended after 2 to 4 weeks to confirm that all pathological tissue has disappeared or if a follow up treatment is necessary.

  • What if I have darker skin?

    Repeated short freezing cycles of 3 to 6 seconds at two-week intervals are recommended if you have a darker skin type.


£ 30 for first lesion/skin tag

and £10 for each subsequent lesion. Larger amounts priced individually.