Cryotherapy is a tried-and-true procedure used by dermatologists for decades. It involves using extreme cold to remove a broad range of skin conditions and precancerous skin lesions including:
- Cryotherapy, also called cryosurgery, works by freezing, killing and removing abnormal or diseased tissue at the surface of the skin.
- Genital Warts
- Growths caused by sun damage
- Liver spots or blemishes
- Non-Cancerous growths
- Plantar Warts
- Skin tags
The most common type of cryotherapy involves the application of liquid nitrogen using a special cryo instrument or cotton swab.
The amount of liquid nitrogen and application method depends on the size and type of the lesion. Other factors include the thickness of your skin and underlying structures below the lesion.
Due to the advancements in cryotechnology, cryonics and cryoelectronics there are now even state-of-the-art cryo tools available that allow dermatologists to administer cryotherapy without the use of liquid nitrogen.
The great news is it is relatively painless and rarely ever requires more than local anesthesia (if that).
If you discover any of these symptoms you should visit one of our Top10MD dermatologists for diagnosis and treatment before the condition worsens.
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