Benign Lesion and Mole Removal
Beauty Mark? We don’t think so. We offer the service of removing those unwanted moles and lesions in office. Dr. Krummen and staff will use state of the art techniques to artfully remove the lesion, always being mindful of less painful techniques for the comfort of the patient. (Lesions and moles with suspicious appearance may be sent to pathology if necessary, at the discretion of Dr. Krummen.)
What is CryoCorrect PRECISION™ Treatment?
Dr. Krummen offers one of the newest lesion removal systems, CryoCorrect PRECISION™ to help correct dark spots and remove skin tags. This treatment is a noninvasive system, able to freeze away the following unwanted skin lesions:
- Age Spots
- Sun Spots
- Solar Lentigines
- Skin Tags
Can CyroCorrect Treat all Skin Lesions?
As the CryoCorrect is able to treat many types of skin lesions, there are specific types the device is unable to remove. These types include the following:
- Any type of skin cancer
- Moles, both colored and non-colored
- If you are unsure of what you are treating, do not treat the lesion
How long does it take to perform a CryoCorrect Treatment?
Each freezing cycle lasts between 5-8 seconds in which the cosmetic lesion is quickly frozen. Typically, two freezing cycles per treatment are recommended.
Skin Lesion Treatment Recovery
When the cosmetic lesion is quickly frozen, the skin will turn a dark color. This dark color may last between 3-5 days before a scab forms. The scab may remain between 2 – 3 weeks after which the scab will slough off and normal healthy skin will appear. In some cases, the healing process can vary between 4-6 weeks.
When should a CryoCorrect Treatment be performed?
The CryoCorrect Treatment is ideal as a stand-alone or be can be used in conjunction with a series of facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which Fitzpatrick Types are appropriate candidates for CryoCorrect Treatment?
This device has been tested on Fitzpatrick Types I – III. For Fitzpatrick Types IV-VI a patch test in an inconspicuous area may needed. Each patient should be individually evaluated by medical personnel via a complete medical consultation to determine if they are appropriate candidates for treatment.
Why is carbon dioxide (CO2) an ideal form of cryotherapy?
The CryoCorrect PRECISION™ device treats each cosmetic lesion with a precise flow of carbon dioxide (CO2) which has been proven to freeze the skin at a mild temperature vs. traditional cryogens like liquid nitrogen. Carbon dioxide’s mild temperature results in a softer, shallower freeze, more likely to leave the surrounding skin intact.
How many treatments can be performed per cartridge?
The CryoCorrect PRECISION™ device contains 16g CO2 cartridges which can facilitate 8-12 treatments per cartridge, depending on the size of the lesions treated.
What SkinCeuticals products are safe to use after a CryoCorrect PRECISION™ treatment?
Phloretin CF® and Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 have been safety-tested with the CryoCorrect Treatment and are proven to complement the post-treatment recovery process.
Are there other SkinCeuticals products that can be used after a CryoCorrect Treatment?
While the CryoCorrect Treatment has been safety-tested post treatment with Phloretin CF® and Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50, physicians can also recommend the use of other SkinCeuticals products intended to soothe and hydrate the skin. After the recovery period, physicians can recommend products like Advanced Pigment Corrector to help prevent the appearance of future discoloration.