Cryosurgery is one of the most commonly used methods of treating skin lesions using liquid nitrogen. Skin Lesions can be removed in as little as one minute.
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
During the cryosurgery treatment, the abnormal skin tissues are destroyed by freezing them. Depending on type of skin lesion, the treatment can be one-time or planned in several stages.
The treatment utilizes liquid nitrogen to freeze skin lesions. As a consequence, the water inside the cells freeze, expand and rupture the membrane of the cells. The cells that comprise the lesion are eliminated over time to allow new healthy tissue to grow in the same area.
WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
The most common benign lesions such as:
- viral warts
- seborrheic warts
- soft fibromas
- actinic keratosis
- vascular changes
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Cryosurgery treatment is in most cases painless, or the pain is minor and does not require additional anesthesia. However, local anesthesia is used if needed.
BENEFITS OF CRYOSURGERY:
- No Scars
- No Downtime
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
This depends on how many lesions are being treated. The treatment is usually very quick. There is no limit to how many lesions can be treated in a single session.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Most lesions require one treatment, however, some lesions may require follow-up treatments depending on the type and size. Your esthetician will discuss this during your consultation.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR LESION TO DISAPPEAR?
Usually it takes 2-4 weeks after the treatment. Some lesions are more persistent and may take longer to disappear.
WHEN CAN I RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES?
The recovery time for this treatment is minimal and involves zero downtime, getting you back to your everyday activities immediately following treatment.
WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS?
- poor general condition
- acute viral infections
WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS?
Immediately after treatment, the lesions might become tender, red, swollen and sensitive to touch. Some clients may develop temporary blisters in the lesion area due to the accumulation of cellular fluids.