This is a centre of expertise for Cryotherapy, an evidence-based treatment that involves the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze an area of the skin and prevent the spread of damaged tissue.
The treatment can be used for lesions such as warts, moles, skin tags, seborrhoaeic keratosis (brown warts) and solar keratoses (pre-cancerous patches on the skin). As well as making a visible improvement, it can also reduce pain and inflammation.
We also offer private treatment for clients who would like to be seen at their earliest convenience, or have needs that are not currently met by the NHS.
Your appointment will be with one of our skilled medical team, led by Dr Amy Poyner. You can find out more about their credentials here
Yes, if we agree that cryotherapy is suitable for your needs, then we would be pleased to treat you through the NHS.
Yes, if you would like treatment on the NHS. This is not necessary for private treatment.
Your consultant will discuss the treatment with you and your state of health. Please bring any medication with you – and it may be helpful to write down any significant dates (eg when you first developed symptoms). We will not have access to your NHS medical notes.
You may feel some limited discomfort during and after the treatment – this can be controlled by over the counter pain medication, such as paracetamol. You may then experience redness and blistering for a few days. Occasionally, patients get temporary numbness around the treatment area, but this usually settles down after a few weeks.
That’s our aim – and many people can’t see where their lesion was, once the treated skin has shrivelled up and fallen off (which can take two to three weeks). However this cannot be guaranteed. The treatment can lead to slight scarring or a visible white or dark patch on the skin. This is more likely to occur after a course of treatment for skin cancer.
Possibly – please get in touch to discuss your policy.
It’s possible, it depends on the size of the area that we need to treat and how quickly it responds to the therapy. For some patients, a one-off session is all it takes.
This is commonly used for warts, moles, skin tags, seborrhoaeic keratosis (brown warts that are a sign of skin ageing) and solar keratoses (pre-cancerous patches on the skin). Occasionally, cryotherapy can be used to treat small skin cancers such as basal cell carcinomas and Bowen’s disease.
We are registered to offer consultations and treatment to children aged 12 and over. You will need a letter of referral from your GP or Paediatrician if your child is under the age of 12.
Yes, if medication is required, we will provide you with a prescription that will be recognised by pharmacists (most creams are available on the NHS).