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Advanced Cryotherapy Solutions in Limerick

Cryotherapy Liquid Nitrogen

What is Cryotherapy?

At my clinic in Limerick, I offer Cryotherapy, a cutting-edge treatment that uses extreme cold to safely and effectively remove abnormal tissue. This method is especially beneficial for treating skin tags, age spots, and actinic keratosis. It’s a quick, minimally invasive procedure ideal for those seeking a non-surgical solution for skin imperfections.

How Does Cryotherapy Work?

Cryotherapy involves the application of liquid nitrogen to the targeted skin lesions. This extreme cold causes the abnormal cells to freeze and die, after which they naturally fall off. The surrounding healthy skin is preserved, making this a precise and effective treatment for specific skin issues.

Treatment areas include:


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During our consultation, I’ll examine your skin and discuss your treatment goals. I will assess the areas you’re concerned about and recommend a customised treatment plan. Your safety and suitability for Cryotherapy will be thoroughly evaluated, including any potential contraindications.

Your Profhilo Treatment Journey


In your initial consultation at my clinic, I will assess the skin lesions and discuss the expected outcomes. Understanding your medical history and any previous skin treatments is crucial for a safe and effective procedure.


Generally, Cryotherapy does not require anesthesia due to its quick and minimally invasive nature. Most clients report only a mild, cold sensation during the procedure.


The Cryotherapy procedure is quick, typically taking just a few minutes. I apply liquid nitrogen to the targeted area using a precise application method to minimise discomfort and maximise effectiveness.


After the treatment, the treated area may show redness or form a small blister, which is a normal part of the healing process. The lesion will gradually dry up and fall off. I'll provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and optimal results.

Cryotherapy Liquid Nitrogen Treatment Limerick
Dr. Margie Lynch


For Cryotherapy

10-15 mins

2 to 14 Days


None Required

€ 75

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Most Common Queries:
Here’s What I’m Often Asked About Cryotherapy for Skin Tags, Age Spots, and Actinic Keratosis

In my clinic, the cryotherapy treatment for skin tag removal involves applying liquid nitrogen to the skin tag using a precise applicator. The extreme cold freezes the skin tag, causing it to eventually fall off. The procedure is quick, typically lasting only a few minutes, and is performed with utmost care to ensure comfort and effectiveness.

The results of cryotherapy can be seen relatively quickly. Skin tags usually fall off within a week or two, while age spots and actinic keratosis may take a few weeks to respond fully to the treatment.

Common side effects include temporary redness, blistering, or slight scarring at the treatment site. These usually resolve on their own. I provide detailed aftercare instructions to minimize any side effects and promote healing.

No, cryotherapy is a non-invasive treatment with minimal downtime. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.

I advise avoiding strenuous activities and direct sun exposure immediately after treatment. Also, it’s important not to pick at the treated area and allow it to heal naturally. I’ll provide you with a tailored aftercare regime during your visit.

Healing time varies, but typically it takes about one to two weeks for the skin to heal completely after liquid nitrogen treatment.

Absolutely. Cryotherapy is effective in reducing the appearance of age spots by freezing the pigmented cells, which then peel off over time.

Age spots, also known as liver spots or solar lentigines, are the result of an excess production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Prolonged and cumulative exposure to UV rays from the sun or artificial sources like tanning beds is the primary cause. These spots are a protective response from the skin to shield deeper layers from UV damage. They are more common in individuals over 50 but can occur in younger people who spend a lot of time in the sun. Factors such as skin type, genetics, and lifestyle also play a role in their development.

The effectiveness of cryotherapy in fading age spots depends on various factors, including the size, depth, and color of the spots. Typically, patients begin to see a reduction in the appearance of age spots within a few weeks post-treatment. The treated spots gradually darken, form a crust, and then flake off, revealing clearer skin underneath. Complete fading can take several weeks to a couple of months. Multiple treatments may be necessary for larger or darker spots to achieve optimal results.
Age spots vary significantly in appearance. They can range in color from light brown to black and are usually flat with an oval or round shape. In terms of size, they can be as small as a freckle or larger, sometimes grouping together to cover more significant skin areas. These spots predominantly appear on sun-exposed areas such as the face, back of hands, shoulders, forearms, and the upper back.
Actinic Keratosis (AK) presents as rough, scaly patches on the skin that may be pink, red, or brown. They can vary in size and often feel dry or gritty, similar to sandpaper. These lesions can cause itching or burning sensations and sometimes become inflamed. AKs are considered precancerous since, if left untreated, they may develop into squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. It’s crucial to monitor any changes in size, color, or texture, as these could indicate progression.
The healing process following cryotherapy for actinic keratosis usually takes a few weeks. Initially, the treated area may become red and swollen, then form a blister. Eventually, a crust develops over the lesion, which peels off, revealing new skin beneath. The total healing time varies depending on the size and location of the AK. During this period, it’s important to follow aftercare instructions closely to support the healing process and prevent infection.
Cryotherapy is widely recognized as an effective treatment for actinic keratosis, with a high success rate, especially for thin, well-defined lesions. It has been found to clear AKs in approximately 75-99% of cases. However, some lesions, particularly thicker or more extensive ones, may require additional treatment sessions. Regular follow-up visits are crucial to monitor the skin’s response to treatment and manage any recurrent lesions.

Yes, cryotherapy treatments can be repeated if necessary. During follow-up consultations, I assess the skin’s response to the initial treatment and determine if further sessions are required. The frequency and number of repeat treatments depend on the individual’s skin type, the severity of the lesions, and their response to the initial cryotherapy session.

Cryotherapy can be performed safely at any time of the year. However, after treatment, the skin becomes more sensitive to sunlight, increasing the risk of sunburn. Therefore, some clients prefer to undergo cryotherapy during months with less intense sunlight or when they can more easily avoid prolonged sun exposure. Regardless of the season, I always recommend using a high-SPF sunscreen on the treated areas and adhering to sun protection measures to safeguard the healing skin and prevent further damage.

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