Cryotherapy or Cryosurgery is a highly effective and safe procedure that is used to freeze and destroy benign skin lesions.
It uses liquefied nitrous oxide to destroy the tissue by freezing the cell fluid which in turn forms ice shards that rupture the cell membrane in turn destroying the cell and the lesion.
Cryotherapy is beneficial as it is quicker than other treatments and patients can be in and out in seconds. It requires no anaesthesia and has minimal scarring. There are no limitations on activities (except protecting the area from damage or abrasion) and patients can return to normal activities after treatment(s).
Yes. However, skin types and location should be considered carefully prior treatment.
Both hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation may occur after cryotherapy, generally last afew months, but can be longer lasting. Please ask your practitioner about this before treatment.
Melanocytes are the most sensitive to cold injury. Therefore, they are the most easily damagedwith cryotherapy. Dark-skinned patients need to consider the risk of permanent loss of
The ice will penetrate the lesion, from that moment the patientwill experience a slight stinging sensation. There might be alittle residual stinging for a few minutes after treatment.
Occasionally, a blister might form and persist for up to 5 days. After, it scabs over the lesions,Healing depends on how deep the wounds is. Typically, healing will occur from 2-6 weeks, depending on the length of freeze and location.
Typically, it leaves the least amount of scarring of any form of lesion removal because it causes the least damage to the connective tissues.
Most lesions will respond to a single treatment. However, some deeper lesions may take several aggressive treatments to get results.
Follow-up should be scheduled in 2-week intervals to observe results, and for further sessions if required.
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