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At St John & Elizabeth Hospital, we understand the importance of innovative treatments in facilitating healing and recovery. Cryotherapy, a treatment that involves the use of extreme cold to freeze and remove abnormal tissue, stands at the forefront of our therapeutic arsenal. Whether you’re seeking relief from skin conditions, minimising nerve irritation, or accelerating recovery from soft tissue injuries, our cryotherapy services are designed to provide safe, effective, and non-invasive solutions.

Also known as: cold therapy

from £90

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Everything You Need to Know

Cryotherapy, often termed as cold therapy, harnesses the power of extreme cold to address a variety of health concerns. By applying liquid nitrogen or argon gas, the treatment targets abnormal tissue, such as warts, moles, skin tags, freezing them rapidly to prompt natural removal by the body. Beyond dermatological uses, cryotherapy has gained traction for its effectiveness in reducing pain and inflammation, making it a valuable tool in sports medicine and physical therapy.

Before Your Cryotherapy Session

Preparing for your cryotherapy session at St John & Elizabeth Hospital is straightforward. Our team will guide you through a comprehensive pre-treatment consultation to assess your suitability for cryotherapy and discuss any precautions. It’s essential to disclose your medical history, current medications, and any skin sensitivities to ensure the highest safety standards. On the day of your appointment, we recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to facilitate easy access to the treatment area.

During Your Cryotherapy Session

Your comfort and safety are our top priorities during cryotherapy. The procedure is quick, typically lasting only a few minutes, and involves minimal discomfort. A specialist will apply a freezing agent to the targeted area, which may cause a slight tingling sensation. Our state-of-the-art facilities and experienced practitioners ensure a safe, controlled environment for every session.

After Your Cryotherapy Session

Post-treatment care is minimal, reflecting the non-invasive nature of cryotherapy. You may experience some redness or sensitivity in the treated area, which typically subsides within a few days. Our team will provide detailed aftercare instructions, including how to care for the skin as it heals. Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment, making cryotherapy a convenient option for those with busy lifestyles.

How to pay for your treatment

If you’re… paying for yourself

Did you know you don’t need private medical insurance to come to St John & St Elizabeth Hospital? As a self-pay patient, you can access safe, outstanding quality health care at times to suit you.

For scans and tests, as well as to see most consultants, you’ll still need to be referred by a medical professional like your GP, but as a self-pay patient, the process is more straightforward. You won’t need authorisation from an insurance provider, and you’ll have greater choice of consultant and appointment times.

If you’re… insured

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is approved by all major medical insurance companies. If you have a personal private health insurance policy, or your company provide it for you, you can use it to pay for your care from your initial consultation through to treatment, surgery and aftercare such as physiotherapy. Not all private health insurance plans cover the same things. It’s very important to check exactly what you are covered for with your insurance provider.


Booking Your Cryotherapy Session

Start your path to recovery with a consultation at St John & Elizabeth Hospital. Contact our reception to schedule a meeting with a cryotherapy specialist, where you’ll discuss your treatment goals and any questions you might have.


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Ensuring a Custom Treatment Approach

We tailor each cryotherapy plan to your specific needs, detailing session frequency, treatment areas, and preparation steps. Our aim is for you to be well-informed and comfortable with your treatment plan.

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