Unfortunately, in the course of time, unsightly skin irregularities or warts, also known as benign skin tumours or skin tags, may develop. Huidzorg West’s skin therapists can remove various benign skin spots including age warts, xanthelasma, benign moles and pigmentation spots with a CryoPen. This treatment is user-friendly and safe and is completed in a few seconds.
Depending on the ‘type’ of benign spot, it is treated with the CryoPen. This freezes unwanted tissue with liquid nitrogen. The freezing causes the tissue to die and naturally replaces healthy tissue.
At Huidzorg West, the CyroPen treatment is often combined with coagulation or curettage. For each benign skin spot, our skin therapists look at which treatment method is most suitable for this.
The area in which the benign skin spot is located is cleaned
During a CryoPen treatment, the skin therapist freezes the skin to be treated for 20 to 30 seconds. A few days after the treatment, a dark spot or scab develops. It will automatically fall off the skin
The skin spot is treated with an after treatment cream
Frequently Asked Questions
Benign skin patches can consist of various structures such as keratin, veins, pigment and connective tissue. Depending on various indicators, the skin therapist determines whether the spot should be further checked by the general practitioner or dermatologist.
Depending on the type of skin spot and the number of spots, an average of 1-3 treatments are necessary. During an initial consultation, the skin therapist makes an estimate of the number of necessary treatments.
The treatment for benign skin spots can be sensitive, and you can also feel warmth. Depending on your pain threshold and location, the skin therapist may recommend a sedative cream.
Treatment of some benign skin abnormalities lasts 15 minutes.
After the treatment, the skin will be red and slightly swollen. A scab will form on the treated skin, which will heal in 7-14 days.
For the first 6-8 weeks after treatment, the treated skin is particularly sensitive to UV radiation. We recommend that the skin is well protected with SPF30 or higher.
Depending on health insurance, the treatment may be reimbursed. As a rule, the treatment of benign skin spots is not covered by the supplementary insurance. Check the policy conditions to see if the treatment is (partly) reimbursed.
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