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‘Skin lesions’ is the generic name for a wide range of lumps or bumps that appear on the skin, through a variety of different causes. The vast majority of skin lesions are harmless, but they can cause significant cosmetic concern, and affect an individual’s confidence, or they can routinely catch on clothing (and hence be a source of regular irritation).

A selection of some of the different types of skin lesions which can be treated at BrightNewMe are shown below.  We treat a wide variety of lesions using two processes, cryotherapy or thermo-coagulation.

The process of cryotherapy which is used, for example, to treat warts, skin tags and moles, involves the precise application of a freezing gas to the lesion, such that the damaged cells are destroyed and eliminated. The equipment we use is the Cryopen, which is so accurate that lesions measuring just 1 mm across can be targeted, with minimal damage to the surrounding tissues. Within our Cryopens we use two different gases, allowing us greater flexibility with regards to tailor-made treatments.  We use Nitrous Oxide (which freezes to minus 89 degrees C) for deep or raised lesions, or Carbon Dioxide (which provides a so-called ‘soft freeze’, to minus 76 degrees C) for flat, more superficial lesions such as age spots.

You should be aware that following treatment there will be some downtime (for example there may be scabbing and occasionally a blister at the site of the lesion) in the short term. Cryotherapy is not suitable for dark/ pigmented skins, as there is a risk of loss of pigmentation, leaving a white area.

Thermo-coagulation is a procedure whereby a tiny amount of microwave energy is transmitted, through a needle the width of a strand of hair, directly into the lesion. The process is repeated to cover the entire lesion. The energy affects only the cells around the point of entry, leaving surrounding tissues unaffected.  It is a technique pioneered for the treatment of thread veins, but has been shown to be extremely effective for treating some skin lesions, particularly those of a vascular nature such as red blood spots (Cherry Angiomas) and spider naevi. Small lesions such as sebaceous hyperplasia can also be treated with thermocoagulation. Short term scabbing is likely following treatment.

Examples of treatable skin lesions

  • Warts

  • Skin Tags

  • Campbell-de-Morgan

  • Lip Angiomas

  • Milia

  • Actinic Keratoses

  • Poikiloderma

  • Xanthelasma

  • Dermatofibromas

  • Spider Naevi

  • Dermatosis Papulosa

  • Seborrhoeic Warts

  • Syringomas

  • Intradermal Naevus


Treatment costs inevitably vary according to the type of treatment (freezing or heat treatment) and also the nature, size and number of lesions to be treated. We ask patients to send in photographs of the lesions, for an initial assessment by Dr Sarah Norman. She will determine whether or not further investigation is indicated, and/or determine suitability for treatment. If you proceed with treatment this will be undertaken by Dr Sarah.

For cryotherapy, in general, the cost of the first lesion to be treated is £95- £110 (depending on the lesion’s size), with additional lesions charged at £15-£25 each (again depending on size). Very large lesions (8mm or more in diameter, or very raised) will require a longer treatment time and are charged at more than the above.

The majority of lesions require a second freezing treatment, as (to minimise the risk of potential issues like hypopigmentation) it is clinically appropriate to err on the side of caution, and treat conservatively. Severe warts can require multiple treatments. Repeat sessions are usually undertaken at 28 day intervals, and are also chargeable, albeit often at a reduced charge (typically 75% of the original charge).

For thermocoagulation, treatment cost is based on time but is typically £120 for one lesion, or £275 if multiple lesions. Repeat treatment is often required one month later.

A more specific cost estimate can be given upon receipt of a clear photograph of the area of concern. Please see the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Some patients follow their lesion treatment with Dermalux LED light therapy, the cost of which is £40 for one 30 minute session. This will not only reduce the downtime (redness and healing) but also provide general skin benefits.

Tissue Diagnosis

Please be aware that the 2 techniques we offer (freezing or burning) do not enable a tissue diagnosis – nothing is sent off to the laboratory. As such, the treatments are only offered to benign (non-cancerous) lesions. If your mole/ lesion is pigmented you will be asked to attend your General Practitioner prior to visiting BrightNewMe. This is important in order for us to confirm the appropriateness of our treatment.

Patient experience

Although we have a dedicated page for general client testimonials, below you will see a selection of comments from patients whose skin lesions we have treated.  Click on the extract to see the comments in full.

Two weeks on, just a quick note to say “˜thanks’ to BrightNewMe for the super service and impressive outcome of the cryotherapy procedure – my seborrhoeic keratosis has disappeared & the fatty lump (I’ve forgotten the medical term!) is much reduced.


I had a large mole like growth on my fore head develop last winter. I had it checked out by my GP who referred me to a specialist and they said it was nothing sinister and I would have to live with it or go private to remove it. After a search on the internet I came across Bright New Me Cryotherapy treatment and the pics on there web sight looked interesting but I thought they might be publicity pics from a library. I decided to proceed with the treatment that was very reasonable in cost compared to others offering the same service. The very nice lady that treated me told me before she started that because of its size would probably need a second follow up treatment. I went ahead with it and to my complete surprise the result after 2 treatments is absolutely perfect. Very many thanks to Bright New Me for this fabulous result. A lot better than I expected. David

I honestly can’t tell you enough how happy I am and my confidence has already changed so much since treatment. Before I came to visit you I used to wear make up most days to cover them up and I was so self conscious about travelling all the way to Altrincham without it on for my first treatment and since having the cryotherapy done even after just one session I’ve probably worn make up twice maybe 3 times I feel so comfortable without it now that I don’t have the lesions on my face. I can’t thank you all enough!

The scab fell off exactly a week after the procedure and today, exactly three weeks after the procedure, there is only a very small amount of redness and no scar whatsoever. I am very, very pleased with the service, the treatment and the outcome. Please pass on my regards and thanks to Julie and Sarah.

Dear Dr. Norman, A very brief word to confirm that my cryotherapy treatment, a couple of weeks back, has been highly successful and effective. The post-treatment reaction and healing process was exactly as anticipated. I am a happy patient and will not hesitate to recommend your services should the opportunity arise.
After living with a facial mole for most of my adult life I finally decided to do something about it. I came across Bright New Me clinic as my wife works close by. The consultation I had with Sarah was just what I was looking for. Sarah gave me some extremely useful advice and really put my mind at ease with regards the treatment she proposed. Sarah also suggested other skin related blemishes that could be treated by the same process to freshen up my 45 year old face (not her words!). The treatment went ahead in the clean safe environment at the clinic and I felt completely at ease the entire time. Everything proceeded exactly as Sarah had outlined and within days I was all healed and couldn’t be happier with the result. I would thoroughly recommend Sarah Norman to anyone who is considering treatment and wants the reassurance of an expert who puts their clients first.
Dear Sarah, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the really wonderful treatment which you gave me on Wednesday. I was nervous but you put me at ease and I was treated very kindly and with great care. The sites of my 17 skin tags are calm, I had no reaction, which I am relieved about, and I am confident I will look as good as new very shortly. So, thanks once again. I will definitely recommend you to my many friends who have various skin problems.

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