Cryotherapy can be used to treat localised skin conditions
from warts to verrucas
At Greywell clinic we offer Cryotherapy treatment, or 'Cold therapy' a procedure which uses controlled use of liquid nitrogen used to treat various skin conditions using extremely cold temperature, an effective and non-invasive treatment.
Finally say goodbye to those surface skin lesions problems you thought you couldn’t
get rid of with our Cryotherapy Service
What is cryotherapy used for?
Cryotherapy can be used for several different skin conditions such as:
Warts on fingers and toes
Sun damage (solar keratoses)
Basal cell carcinomas
Small fleshy growths and similar small 'lumps and bumps' on the skin that are ideal for liquid nitrogen treatment.
What happens during the treatment?
The lesion is frozen using pressurised liquid nitrogen applied from the nozzle of a canister or cotton bud and applied to the area which is treated for 10-30 seconds, cryotherapy causes frozen skin to blister and peel off so that healthy new skin can grow.
What should I expect after cryotherapy?
The treated area will heal in about 7 to 10 days, most people will experience redness with mild pain gone after couple days after the treatment with recovery time being relatively quick, with little some slight discomfort.
After care treatment is simple, there is no special care except for facial treatment where sunblock would be advised, especially during summer months and, again, expectations should be managed appropriately.
We advise some simple steps to ensure the area is healed properly including:
Avoid using scented soap, makeup, or lotion on the treated area until it’s fully healed.
You may find a crust forming over the area, which will drop off within 2 weeks usually, avoid touching the area or urge to peel it off.
Swelling & redness is normal after the treatment, which will settle within a few days.
Blistering may form which is common, before a scab in formed, we advise for you to leave this alone, as the protective skin helps the healing process, however if the blister is large or you are experiencing any discomfort, please see a nurse who can open up the blister by pricking it with a sterile needle. Please do not try to do this yourself as you could cause it to become infected.
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