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A common issue experienced by patients within aesthetics and dermatology is skin lesions (an area of skin that is different to the surrounding skin). It is important to have any skin lesion assessed properly. We use the Heine dermatoscope to examine any skin lesion, and have referred people back to their GP for urgent dermatology review if we suspect anything suspicious.


Common benign lesions include: moles, warts, verrucae, skin tags, birth marks, age spots, solar lentigo, actinic keratosis, milia, and many more. However some can appear similar to malignant lesions such as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. It is important not to remove these by any means other than excision by a dermatologist.


CryoPen Uses

At Dr Malaika Clinics we use the CryoPen for the removal of benign skin lesions, because it is the market leading cryosurgery device. The CryoPen offers a quick and pain free treatment of a variety of lesions. It uses a fine stream of nitrous oxide to freeze the inner cell membrane, causing it to expand and rupture the cell. Usually within 5-10 days the lesion will drop away leaving a slightly pink or pale area of new skin (this will even out over time). Some lesions will require more than one treatment to be successfully removed.

CryoPen example before & afters