Another member of the Dermapen™ Family is the Dermapen Cryo™, which allows users to remove unsightly skin lesions in a matter of seconds. The device uses a very precise jet of highly compressed liquefied nitrous oxide (N2O) to destroy benign lesions, such as warts, skin tags, and age spots. The Cryo™ freezes the lesion’s inter-cellular fluid, forming ice crystals, which subsequently rupture the cell membrane, destroying the cell. In practice, the Dermapen Cryo™ is able to penetrate up to 1 mm per 5 seconds of application, making it an extremely versatile machine, treating anything from extremely superficial sun spots, to lesions up to 5 mm in depth.
The high precision applicator tips allow for a very targeted treatment, ensuring that only the lesion is being treated, and not the healthy tissue around it. This helps to greatly reduce the risk of post-treatment hypo-pigmentation, and makes the Dermapen Cryo™ safe for all areas of the face and body, even near the eyes.
The Dermapen Cryo™ kit includes two applicator tips — one for smaller and one for larger target sites (with treatable lesions varying from 1 mm to 10 mm in diameter). No matter the size of the lesion, the treatments are quick and effective, with patients rarely needing a repeat visit for a touch up.
The device features simple, one-button operation, and uses small N2O cartridges which are easily loaded into the device itself, making it light and portable.
The Dermapen Cryo™ does not rely on contact with the skin to be effective, meaning no messy buds, cones, or apertures. There is also no need for maintenance, no refilling canisters, and no preparation needed to use the device.