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Ephelides Treatment Middlesex

Cryopen - Ephelides

Understanding Ephelides Middlesex

Ephelides, also known as freckles, are small, flat, and circular spots that appear on the skin. They are usually tan, brown, or reddish in colour and are more common in people with fair skin. They typically appear on the face, arms, and shoulders and can increase in number during exposure to sun rays.

Ephelides are caused by an increase in melanin production, which is responsible for the skin colour. Sun exposure is the most common cause of ephelides, which is why they tend to appear on sun-exposed areas of the body. Genetics also play a role in the development of ephelides.

The symptoms of ephelides are mostly visual and appear as small brown spots on the skin. They are usually painless and do not cause any discomfort. However, some people may experience itching or irritation in the affected areas.

Ephelides Middlesex, How We Remove It

Ephelides Middlesex Removal Treatment

The Cryopen is a cutting-edge technology that uses cryotherapy, or cold therapy, to freeze and destroy benign skin lesions like freckles. The Cryopen emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure, which allows the clinician to work with millimetre precision. This means the nitrous oxide is applied only to the targeted area and not the healthy surrounding tissue.

Ephelides Removal Treatments

While Cryopen is an effective method for freckle removal, other treatments like chemical peels, laser treatments, and topical creams are also available. However, these alternatives may not offer the same level of precision and can require multiple sessions before significant results are seen.

How does Cryopen work?

Cryopen works by freezing the cells in the skin lesion, causing them to die and fall off. The device uses a tiny probe that emits liquid nitrogen at a very low temperature (-196┬░C) directly onto the affected area. The extreme cold causes the skin to freeze and eventually blister. After the blister heals, the ephelides fall off, leaving behind healthy skin. The procedure usually takes a few minutes and can be repeated if necessary.


After the procedure, it’s important to avoid sun exposure and protect your skin with SPF. The treated area may form a scab or blister, which is normal. Do not touch or pick at the scab as it may cause scarring. Keep the area clean and dry and avoid using any harsh products or exfoliators.

The Benefits

  1. Permanent Results: Cryopen destroys the pigment cells responsible for ephelides, resulting in permanent removal.
  2. Quick Treatment Time: Cryopen treatment for ephelides only takes a few minutes to complete, making it a convenient option for busy people.
  3. Safe and Non-Invasive: Cryopen treatment is entirely non-invasive and does not cause any bleeding or scarring.
  4. Minimal Discomfort: Cryopen treatment is generally pain-free. Some patients may experience a slight stinging sensation during the treatment, but it is usually well-tolerated.
  5. No Downtime: There is no recovery time after the cryopen treatment. Patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure.
Questions Ephelides Removal Treatment Middlesex?

1. What are ephelides?
Ephelides, commonly known as freckles, are small, pigmented spots that form due to increased melanin production, often triggered by sun exposure.

2. What causes ephelides?
The primary cause of ephelides is sun exposure or sunburns, which trigger an increase in melanin production in the skin.

3. How can ephelides be managed?
Ephelides can be managed through sun protection, topical treatments, and laser treatments, depending on individual preferences and advice from a healthcare professional.

4. Are ephelides harmful?
No, ephelides are not harmful. They are a benign skin condition influenced by genetic factors and sun exposure.

5. Does Cryopen Treatment Hurt?
Cryopen treatment for ephelides is generally pain-free. Some patients may experience a slight stinging sensation during the treatment, which is usually well-tolerated.

6. How Many Cryopen Sessions are Required for Ephelides Removal?
Most patients achieve satisfactory results after one session of cryopen treatment. However, the number of sessions required may vary depending on the size and location of the freckles.

7. Are There Any Side Effects of Cryopen Treatment?
Cryopen treatment is a safe and non-invasive procedure that does not cause any significant side effects. In some cases, patients may experience temporary redness, swelling, or scabbing in the treated area, which usually resolves within a few days.