Cryotherapy at DAM Health

Here at DAM Health we can now offer Cryotherapy.  Cryotherapy is the removal of warts, veruccas, moles and much more!

For a £20 non refundable deposit, you can come and have a 30 minute consultation with one of our nurses who will assess your needs and arrange a bespoke treatment plan with you.   Treatments will then vary from £15-£75 dependent on size and location and type of removal, and treatment is available on the day of consultation!

For any questions on this treatment please contact us –
[email protected] 

We have clinics available in Manchester, Liverpool Rodney Street and London Cornhill!  Scroll down to book now! 

Using the latest Cryotherapy technology, we use bursts of cold to freeze cells and prevent reproduction. The treatment is safe and painless. Liquid nitrogen is used directly at the area of the skin where there is a problem, such as Skin tags, warts and verrucas and other skin lesions.

The cells rapidly freeze and die off so that they can no longer reproduce. We offer a 30-minute consultation at a time that suits you

In some cases, only a single treatment will be required, but you may require several treatment sessions to fully remove the lesion. This will all be discussed with you at your initial consultation.

The cost of a consultation is £20* with one of our trained nurses. We will assess your needs and arrange a bespoke treatment plan with you.

If you have any queries you can contact us on [email protected]*If, on the day you are unsuitable for any of our treatments you will receive a refund.

Treatments will then vary from £15 to £75 dependent on the size and location and type of removal. Treatment is also available on the day of consultation. We currently offer this service in Manchester, Liverpool Rodney Street and London Cornhill, Monday – Friday.
Cryotherapy can be used to treat :


Warts
Veruccaes
Moles – ( GP referral required )
Skin tags
Xabthelasma
Pigmentation / Sun damage
Sevhorrohoeic Keratosis
Milia
Cherry Angiomas

£20

(Includes 30 minute consultation)

Advantages

  • Rapid process-treatment only takes 1-2 minutes.
  • Sterile – no incision or skin cutting, no bleeding zero risk of infection (from the treatment) the risk is dependent on clients’ actions.
  • Analgesic effect-extreme cold reduces pain perception due to nerve effects.
  • Safe-little to no collateral skin damage.
  • Excellent results- well established in the medical field, used for well over 200 years accepted as the gold standard treatment to remove most skin lesions.

HOW DOES CRYOTHERAPY WORK?

Cryotherapy works by causing the water in the skin cells to freeze. As this happens the water expands (setting up a crystalline matrix) and then fractures the frozen cell walls causing cellular necrosis.

• If the freeze is rapid (i.e. below -27 degC ) the fluid inside freezes before it can be expelled via osmosis, and the cell wall is destroyed. This causes the Cryonecrosis. This freeze also destroys the nucleus of the cell, and there can be no revival, and the cells within the skin lesion are removed.

Cryotherapy works by causing the water in the skin cells to freeze. As this happens the water expands (setting up a crystalline matrix) and then fractures the frozen cell walls causing cellular necrosis.

• If the freeze is rapid (i.e. below -27 degC ) the fluid inside freezes before it can be expelled via osmosis, and the cell wall is destroyed. This causes the Cryonecrosis. This freeze also destroys the nucleus of the cell, and there can be no revival, and the cells within the skin lesion are removed.

BEFORE AND AFTER CRYOTHERAPY

APPOINTMENT TIMES

Consultation is required.

Dependent on how large the area is to treat and what age the client is, further appointments may be needed. As the skin regenerates every 28 days this is the amount of time, we recommend for the client to come back if the treatment does not remove the first time.

SKIN AFTER TREATMENT

The skin will look red, possibly raised and cold. The area must not be touched, and the surface will go darker. The treatment area should not be picked or irritated and should be left to heal in its own time. This may take anything up to 28 days. The client may experience an itchy feeling which is the body responding to the nitrous oxide with histamine, a normal process which goes after around 10 minutes. Protect the area from sun exposure while it is healing to help prevent scar formation. We recommend that you use SPF 50.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

AGAMMAGLOBULINAEMIA

This inherited disorder results in repeated infections due to the lack of Ig immune globulins and therefore Beta white blood cells and this affects the immune system and the body does not produce antibodies to fight infections. It is rare and usually manifests within the first year of life. (less than 200 new cases every year in the UK).

COLD INTOLERANCE

This is an extreme reaction to cold, maybe a symptom of metabolism.

COLD URTICARIA

This is a reaction in the skin to cold exposure and causes the development of itchy red rash in the area (hives like nettle rash). This may be very mild causing no problems or maybe severe and result in an allergic reaction.

COLLAGEN AND AUTO IMMUNE DISEASES

This is due to a reaction of the bodies normal defence mechanism attacking the body itself, as collagen is a protein based connective tissue. The body can form antibodies to the structures and cause them to break down. The capacity of the skin to heal is very much compromised and will result in the skin breaking down and wounds appearing from the treatment which may result in skin infection. There are many examples including Lupus, and scleroderma.

KIDNEY DISEASE

Anyone undergoing kidney dialysis will have problems with infection and blood clotting, due to the drugs required to allow the dialysis. There will also usually be another underlying complaint, disease which will be a further factor.

TEMPORAL ARTERITIS

This is a condition where the blood vessels in the temples, become inflamed and damaged, (sometimes called giant cell arteritis). An inflammatory reaction (such as achieved during the cryotherapy treatment) may cause this to happen. It can result in blindness and requires emergency treatment.

SCLERODERMA

This condition causes the thickening of the skin and connective tissues underlying, including blood vessels which become thicker and react differently to any treatments. The healing will be very prolonged and possibly will be subject to infections.

RAYNAUD’S DISEASE*

This is an extreme reaction to cold on the smaller blood vessels. Usually in the fingers and toes but may also affect area/patches of the skin. Blood vessels close and the patient maybe subject to formation of necrotic tissue, and very poor healing.

CONDITIONS OF IMMUNOSUPPRESSION

This includes anyone who is taking immunosuppressant medication following transplant treatment. The body has an inability to fight infections and to heal correctly, therefore there is an increased risk of infection following the treatment with cryotherapy.

CRYOGLOBULINAEMIA

This is a cold antibody found in the blood and causes the formation of antibody clumps in blood vessels, which will result in blood vessels closing and blood unable to flow through. This may cause necrotic tissue to form.

MULTIPLE MYELOMA

This is a cancer that starts in the bone marrow’s plasma cells. These cells usually produce the antibodies that fight infections. In Myeloma these cells produce abnormal proteins that stop antibody production. This adversely affects the inflammatory process and the immune system, thereby preventing the healing process and stopping Cryotherapy treatment from being effective against lesions.

PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM

This necrotic condition causes the skin to become gangrenous. It can spread rapidly in the layers of the skin and dermis, resulting in ulceration and loss of tissue. Typical form often occurs in the legs and will result ultimately in amputation. Atypical is more superficial and more often in other parts of the body with a better blood supply.

ANTIHISTAMINES

 Histamine is required for the initiation of an inflammatory response to the treatment, and therefore for the resolution of the lesions. This is only an issue where the client is unable to stop taking the antihistamines due to allergy. If possible, for the treatment to work they will need to stop taking for a minimum of 48 hours, but preferably 1 week before and after the treatment.

PLATELET DEFICIENCY DISEASES

Any condition which causes a reduction in the platelets in the blood will result in severe bleeding into the tissues/ shown as bruising. This may be due to conditions such as thrombocytopaenia, which may be due to illnesses like leukaemia. But may also be due medication such as Warfarin or Apixaban.

PREGNANCY

This is contraindicated due the possibility of an induction of miscarriage in early stages or of early delivery in later stages of pregnancy.

DERMAL FILLERS

Treatment over an area of dermal fillers then there is a possibility that you will induce a dent/ pitting of the fillers

DIABETES

Diabetes is an endocrine disorder which affects the metabolism of food. It can have serious consequences for the person, including blindness, heart disease, kidney failure and amputation and problems with infections.

 There are 2 main types: Type 1: (also known as Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus IDDM) This is a lack of production of insulin, usually seen in young people under the age of 30 and is often diagnosed as an emergency.

Type 2: (also known as NON Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus NIDDM). This is an inability of the body to use the available insulin effectively, usually seen on older people, and those who are overweight. People with type 2 Diabetes often have the condition for many years before they are diagnoses, as it will have a slow onset over time. Both types of Diabetes can cause problems with healing due to changes in the metabolism.

Conditions where it is recommended to not treat

  • Hepatitis, specifically B and C

  • Human T-Cell lymphotrophic virus 3 (HTLV3)

  • Compromised Auto-Immune System

  • Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy e.g. CJD vCJD

  • We do not treat Genital Warts

Contraindicated medications

Anticoagulants- Warfarin, Heparin, Coumarin, Apixaban Prevents platelets sticking and clots forming May cause extensive bruising

NSAIs Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Brufen (ok in low dose i.e. daily aspirin for prevention) Reduces inflammatory response slows healing Extends healing

 Immunosuppressants – Prednisolone, Prediolone, Methylprednisolone, Medrol, Cyclosporin, Azothiaprine Reduces healing by preventing white blood cell activity Prevents healing

 Cyclooxygenase inhibitors DF118 Voltarol Pain relief, reduces action of inflammatory response Slows healing

 Chemotherapy (oral) Methotrexate Causes cell destruction, reduces white bloodcells Prevents healing

Appetite suppressants E.g. XLS medical Reduces hormonal response to eating, reduces absorption offats and carbs

Test Centres

Cornhill Test Centre

32 Cornhill, London EC3V 3SG, UK

Manchester Stretford

Unit 3, Empress Business Centre, 380 Chester Road, Manchester M16 9EA

Liverpool Rodney Street

57 Rodney Street, Liverpool, L1 9AT

Belfast *Coming Soon*

7 Lower Crescent, Belfast, Co Antrim, BT7 1NR

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Any mole, pigmentation or xanthelasma which has not been seen by a GP will not be removed.

If you are on blood thinners DAM recommend that you do not book a consultation / treatment.

If you are on antihistamines DAM recommend that you stop taking these 48 hours prior to any treatment taking place

All Moles must have been seen by a GP prior to attending an appointment. 

For any questions on this treatment please contact us – [email protected] 

Cancellation Policy – In order to receive a full refund, 48 hours notice must be given. 
Any cancellations after 48 hours, no refund will be given. However, we can place your appointment on hold to use at a later date. 

If you are on antihistamines DAM recommend that you stop taking these 48 hours prior to any treatment taking place

All Moles must have been seen by a GP prior to attending an appointment. 

For any questions on this treatment please contact us – [email protected] 

Cancellation Policy – In order to receive a full refund, 48 hours notice must be given. 
Any cancellations after 48 hours, no refund will be given. However, we can place your appointment on hold to use at a later date. 

At the time of booking a £20 non – refundable payment will be taken at the time of booking , this includes the cost of a 30minute consultation. This does not include the removal of a lesion.

There will be an additional charge dependent on the bespoke treatment plan offered. 

No refunds will be given, however if you wish to move your appointment, please log on to the patient portal or contact customer service on
0330 174 2200 who will be happy to move your appointment.