What is cryotherapy?
The term ‘cryotherapy’ literally means ‘treatment using low temperature’ and refers to the removal of skin lesions by freezing them. The most common product used by doctors is liquid nitrogen.
What is liquid nitrogen?
Liquid nitrogen is the liquid state of gaseous nitrogen, which occupies 78% of the air we breathe. Liquid nitrogen is extremely cold, having a boiling point of minus 196°c. It is necessary to store and transport it in special flasks
The treated area will become red soon after your procedure. It also may blister and swell. If this happens, don’t break open the blister.
You may also see clear drainage on the treated area. This is normal.
The treated area will heal in about 7 to 10 days. It will probably not leave a scar.