Non surgical Actinic Keratosis removal with Lipo Freeze 2 U, using Cryopen freezing technology.


Actinic keratosis (AK) is a skin condition caused by long-term sun exposure. It appears as scaly patches on the skin, usually on areas of the body most often exposed to the sun such as the face, ears, neck, scalp, lips and forearms.

While Actinic Keratosis itself is not cancerous, if left untreated it can lead to skin cancer.

Treatment involves topical creams or freezing techniques to remove the lesions.


Cryopen treatment is a form of cryotherapy which uses a fine jet of nitrous oxide to freeze and destroy actinic keratosis lesions. Cryopen is safe and FDA approved.

The freezing effect of the treatment causes ice crystals to form between the cells, destroying them in the process.

It also helps to stimulate the body’s natural healing response, which helps to further reduce the size and visibility of any remaining lesions.

As an added bonus, Cryopen treatment can also reduce redness, itching, and other symptoms associated with actinic keratosis.


The Cryopen is an effective treatment for Actinic Keratosis (AK) , a precancerous skin condition. The Cryopen utilizes freezing temperatures to eliminate AK lesions.


This procedure can be done quickly and conveniently, without having to undergo any type of invasive surgery or anesthetic.


The primary benefit of using the Cryopen to treat Actinic Keratosis is that it can provide quick and effective removal of these lesions, while also minimizing risk factors associated with traditional surgical methods.


You do not have to worry about scarring or side effects since no incisions are made during the procedure. The Cryopen also requires less recovery time than other treatments, since there is no cutting or sutures involved.

In addition to providing a safe and efficient treatment option for AK, the Cryopen also offers some cosmetic the freezing technique used by the Cryopen helps to reduce inflammation associated with AK lesions and improve their overall appearance.

As a result, patients who undergo this type of treatment often experience more even-toned skin as well as improved texture and clarity after their treatment sessions are complete.

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Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to actinic keratosis cryopen treatment:

  1. What type of skin conditions can be treated using the CryoPen®?

    The CryoPen® can be used to treat various skin conditions such as skin tags, age spots, warts, actinic keratosis, verruca’s, Milia, cherry angiomas, and more.

  2. Can anyone have the treatment?

    Yes, anyone can have cryotherapy treatment for actinic keratosis. However, factors like skin types and location should be considered carefully before treatment.

  3. How effective is cryotherapy for actinic keratosis?

    Cryotherapy is an effective treatment for actinic keratosis. If treated, virtually all actinic keratoses can be cleared up or removed before they turn into squamous cell carcinoma. 

  4. Are there any side effects of cryotherapy for actinic keratosis?

    Side effects of cryotherapy may include blisters, redness, swelling, and temporary discomfort. It is important to follow proper aftercare instructions to minimize the risk of complications. 

  5. Can cryotherapy be used for other skin conditions?

    Cryotherapy can also be used to treat other skin conditions such as viral warts, seborrheic keratosis, and other benign lesions. 

Please note that these FAQs provide general information and it is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and treatment options.

With no need for local anaesthetic, cryopen uses the liquid state of gaseous nitrogen to treat a wide variety of benign lesions no longer treatable under the NHS.

Liquid nitrogen is the common agent that is applied to the treated area at a low temperature to remove the skin lesion.

Your dermatologist will encourage you to make sure after treatment you wear sunscreen and spf to protect your skin.

The healing process happens over a couple of weeks depending on the size and shape and location of the blemish.

This is the best treatment for sensitive skin, if you suffer rosacea, acne or psoriasis around areas of the skin where you also have AK. As there is no cuts you will have no worry from risk of infection.

After treatment you will experience mild discomfort or irritation but there is now downtime. The dermatology team will cover the area with a dressing as per the care quality commission UK guidelines.

Solar keratosis can be more dangerous and precancerous skin lesions are the type of skin cancer that need to be checked regularly.

A member of our team will urge you to seek medical advice for some abnormal cells and the doctors may take a skin biopsy.

The healthy tissue around the affected area will not be damaged as cryopen offers pin point accuracy.

For skin growths, scaly patches of skin, inflammation even a scab we will advise you to get this checked by your gp before treatment.

Speak to our team today and book your consultation for more information.