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Cryopen - Molluscum Contagiosum

Understanding Molluscum Contagiosum Southampton

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that causes raised, pearl-like bumps on the skin. These bumps may be small – usually about 2 to 5 millimeters in diameter – or larger than 15 millimeters wide in some cases. They are usually painless, but can be itchy, red, and inflamed. These bumps can appear anywhere on the body, but commonly appear on the face, neck, arms, and upper body.

Molluscum contagiosum is highly contagious and can easily be spread through skin-to-skin contact or by sharing personal items such as towels, clothing, or toys. It is most common in children and young adults, but anyone can develop it.

The main symptom of molluscum contagiosum is the appearance of small, raised bumps on the skin. These bumps may have a dimple or “belly button” in the center and may be pink, white, or skin-colored. Itching and redness may be present, and the bumps may become inflamed or painful if scratched or infected.

Molluscum Contagiosum Southampton , How We Remove It

Molluscum Contagiosum Southampton Removal Treatment

Molluscum Contagiosum
Cryopen works by applying a controlled spray of liquid nitrogen at a very low temperature (-196°C). This rapid freezing causes the molluscum bumps to crystallize, which then kills the virus and destroys the bump. The treatment is quick, with each bump taking only a few seconds to treat. In most cases, only one treatment session is required, but it depends on the severity of the infection.

How is cryopen used for molluscum contagiosum removal?

Cryopen is a quick and straightforward process. It’s a medical device that releases liquid nitrogen through a nozzle, which freezes the affected area. The liquid nitrogen is sprayed directly onto the lesion to freeze it for a specific period. Patients typically feel a slight burning or stinging sensation during treatment, which lasts for a minute or so. After the treatment, the lesions typically form a blister that falls off within a few weeks.

What to expect after using Cryopen for Molluscum Contagiosum Removal?

After treatment, the area may appear bruised or reddened, but this is normal and will subside within 24 hours. The stinging or burning sensation may last for a few minutes after the treatment, but that is nothing serious to worry about. The lesion will eventually blister and sometimes, the blister may burst, followed by a crust. It’s crucial to avoid scratching or rubbing the treated area to ensure fast and safe healing.

The Benefits

Cryopen is considered a great alternative to other removal methods because it has several advantages, including:

  1. Minimal discomfort: Cryopen freezes the affected area quickly and painlessly, and usually, no anesthesia is required.

  2. Quick treatment: The Cryopen process takes only a few seconds, and the treatment can be completed in less than 10-15 minutes.

  3. High success rate: Cryopen targets the mole in a precise manner, killing the virus and destroying it. This method has a success rate of more than 90%.

  4. Minimal side effects: Cryopen is a low-risk treatment that usually does not result in scarring or other side effects.

  5. Minimal recovery time: Cryopen does not require any downtime, and patients can return to work or school immediately after treatment.
Questions Molluscum Contagiosum Removal Treatment Southampton ?

1. What is molluscum contagiosum?
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection that causes raised, skin-colored bumps on the skin.

2. How is molluscum contagiosum transmitted?
The molluscum contagiosum virus spreads through direct skin-to-skin contact, sharing personal items, or touching contaminated objects.

3. What are the symptoms of molluscum contagiosum?
The primary symptom is the presence of small, raised bumps on the skin that are usually painless but can become itchy or sore.

4. How is molluscum contagiosum treated?
While the condition often resolves on its own, treatments such as imiquimod cream and topical chemical treatments can be used in some cases.

5. Can molluscum contagiosum be prevented?
Yes, by avoiding direct skin contact with an infected person, not sharing personal items, and keeping the bumps covered to prevent spreading the virus.

6. Is Cryopen treatment safe?
Yes, Cryopen treatment is a proven safe and effective method for removing benign skin lesions.

7. How long does Cryopen treatment take?
The Cryopen can freeze the targeted lesion at -40 degrees in just 12 seconds, making the treatment incredibly fast and efficient.

8. Can Cryopen be used on all skin types?
Yes, Cryopen can be safely used on various skin types. A consultation with one of our experts at Lipo 360 will determine if Cryopen is the right treatment for you.

9. Where can I get Cryopen treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Lipo 360 offers expert Cryopen treatment for molluscum contagiosum. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.