Liquid Nitrogen Cryotherapy Treatments

How Does Liquid Nitrogen Cryotherapy Work?

Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy works by freezing and destroying the cells in a skin growth or lesion. The liquid nitrogen is applied by your dermatologist directly to the site using a small spray device. The nitrogen quickly freezes the growth, essentially killing the cells. The growth then scabs and eventually falls off after several days. It is a quick and pain-free way to eliminate stubborn growths on the skin. Since cryotherapy is used on only the top layer of the skin, it does not create any scarring. Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy can be done quickly and easily in your dermatologist’s office and requires little recovery time.

Conditions Treated by Liquid Nitrogen Cryotherapy

Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy is most commonly used to treat common warts and other small benign growths on the face or body. Cryotherapy can also be used to address lesions due to age and sun damage. This intervention can also be used to remove precancerous growths that could potentially develop into more malignant growths. With its quick recovery time, liquid nitrogen cryotherapy is one of the easiest ways to remove unsightly or potentially dangerous growths on the skin.

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