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CryoCorrect® Treatment for Dark Spots

CryoCorrect® Treatment for Age Spots, Dark Spots Cold CO2

Have you wanted to get rid of hyperpigmentation or sun spots, but they just can’t seem to go away? While they may be small in size, they can detract from the appearance of the rest of your skin. Even with make-up, they can be difficult to conceal. Fortunately, SkinCeuticals offers a quick and easy solution to dark spots and skin tags using the CryoCorrect treatment.


How does it work?

Cryotherapy is the exposure of the skin to low temperatures, used to treat skin lesions, including dark spots and skin tags. It destroys unwanted cells through an extreme temperature drop, also called thermal shock. The CryoCorrect Treatment has been clinically proven to effectively and safely remove sun spots and skin tags with extreme precision and control.


The CryoCorrect Treatment uses a pen that releases a precise flow of liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) to gently freeze away unwanted age spots, sun spots and skin tags from the face, hands, and body1. The whole process takes only a few seconds. Using the pen, the dark spot is frozen for only 5-8 seconds, turning the skin into a dark color. This lasts for 3-5 days until a scab forms, which will slough off in about 2-3 weeks, revealing new and healthy skin. The use of CO2 compared to other methods such as liquid nitrogen and nitrous oxide allows for milder freezing temperatures. As a result, it is less prone to scarring and other pigment changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will I see results?
    • You will see healthy skin appear after 2-3 weeks, and for some up to 4-12 weeks, after only one treatment.
  • Does it hurt?
    • At most, you may feel a bit of cooling and/or stinging feeling, but the process is non-invasive and relatively painless.

This Before and After is of Dr. Angell herself. This was an acne scar that hyperpigmented and continued to grow. She treats the spot to keep it at bay 1-2 times per year and uses all three of the aftercare products recommended below.

*results may vary

Recovery and After Care: 

After your treatment, you may have a minimal amount of redness and the spot usually appears slightly darker. Over the next several days a layer of skin with start to slough off, like a thin scab. It is important not to pick at the area and to let it slough off naturally. The area then gradually heals to a more even tone. Rarely, the spot may become darker instead of improving. You will need to keep in touch with your provider to review results and future treatment recommendations.

Post Treatment Products recommended to minimize new spots and the recurrence of treated spots include: 1) Phloretin CF Antioxidant Serum, 2) Discoloration Defense Serum, and 3) Daily Physical Fusion SPF 50 Sunscreen.