Cryotherapy service

What it is?

Cryotherapy is the removal of skin lesions and blemishes accurately and effectively using a super cold, very fine jet of Nitrous Oxide. Looking for a safe and non-invasive way to remove warts, verrucae, skin tags or other annoying skin problems? Our Cryotherapy Service can help.

By using a state-of-the-art treatment tool, our specially trained pharmacy teams can apply this painless cold therapy to the required lesion. This allows the lesion to fall off and your body to heal naturally.

How it works?

Cryotherapy destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell. Meaning there will be no collateral damage to healthy tissue. It’s so incredibly accurate and practical.

Who is it suitable for?

Cryotherapy causes the water in the skin cells to freeze. If the temperature drops rapidly to below -27°C, the water expands and the cell walls fracture, causing the cell wall to be destroyed. It also destroys the nucleus of the cell and allows any skin lesions to fall off painlessly.

Cryotherapy is available for people with skin problems such as warts and verrucae, skin tags, milia, cherry angioma, pigmentation, pigmented moles and keratosis.

Our effective Cryotherapy Service is open to anyone seeking treatment for their skin condition quickly and effectively.

Who is it not suitable for?

However, certain groups should not undergo Cryotherapy treatment without first speaking to their GP. This includes pregnant women and those with:

  • Scleroderma
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Immunosuppression
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Hepatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type III (HTLV III)
  • Lymphadenopathy Associated Virus (LAV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE)
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)/ variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD)/ new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (nvCJD)
  • Any syndrome, condition or virus of a similar kind

How does the Cryotherapy Service work?

1. Book your Cryotherapy Service appointment by clicking on one of the buttons on this page.

You will be able to select your location, date and time.

2. Come for your appointment

When it’s time for your appointment, call into the pharmacy and let a member of our friendly team know that you’re here. We’ll take you to a private consultation room close to the main pharmacy and our healthcare professional will ask you several questions about your health to ensure that you are suitable for the Cryotherapy treatment service and explain what to expect. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

3. Receive your Cryotherapy Service treatment

Once we’ve confirmed that you are suitable, our healthcare professional will carry out your treatment according to your unique needs.
This may involve removing any dead skin and then using a specially designed applicator to freeze the lesion. Despite how this might sound, the process is usually completely painless. After treatment, the healthcare professional will provide you with detailed aftercare information that you should follow if you want to heal quickly and effectively. Should you have any further questions, this is your opportunity to ask.

What are the side effects of the Cryotherapy service?

Cryotherapy is entirely safe and provides excellent results. The side effects are minimal and might include itching, redness, mild blistering or scabs. It’s important to follow our aftercare advice and avoid picking or scratching the area to reduce irritation and promote better healing.

How many Cryotherapy treatments do I need?

If you have multiple lesions or are treating a resistant skin complaint, you may need more than one treatment. As skin cells take around 28 days to renew, any follow up treatments would take place after this time.


Skin Tag Removal | Number of Skin Tags Price Per Treatment

1 treatment is £85
2-3 treatments are £105
4-5 treatments are £125

Milla and Cherry Angiomas | Number of Milla & Cherry Angiomas Price Per Treatment

1 treatment is £50
2-3 treatments are £70
4-5 treatments are £90

Warts & Verrucae- for a few days before treatment, please soak to soften skin and remove dry skin if it is surrounding the wart or veruccae | Number of Warts/Veruccae Price Per Treatment

1 treatment is £85
2-3 treatments are £105
4-5 treatments are £125

Pigmentation/ Age Spots | Number of Pigmented Marks/Age Spots Price Per Treatment

1 treatment is £85
2-3 treatments are £105
4-5 treatments are £125

Our cryotherapy service is available in the following locations:

Oxgangs, Edinburgh
Dunfermline, Fife
Glenrothes, Fife


Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.

Sign up for our Newsletter

Sign up NHS Flu Updated 2023

Who doesn't love a cookie?

Here at Dears Pharmacy, we’re them same; however, ours help ensure we provide you with the best experience on our website.