Cryotherapy and Complications

Cryotherapy also called Cryosurgery, is typically used for benign lesion and malignant lesions found on your skin.
It is convenient, fast, affordable and easy to apply in clinics, and just need topical anesthesia.
It is the use of extreme cold (-168 Degree) produced by liquid nitrogen (or argon gas) to destroy abnormal tissue or lesion.
Cryotherapy can be done with different techniques which depends on the type of lesions.
It is a considerable choice for benign lesions such as different types of lentigo, lesions related to long-term sun exposure, Seborrheic keratosis, keloid scars, different types of Warts and malignant lesions like Basal cell carcinoma (Bcc) and Squamous cell carcinoma (Bcc)
After the procedure there is no special after care but you’ll need to care for incision wounds, use skin repair creams and clean the area treated with soap and water and you may cover it with a bandage.
After Cryotherapy, a decrease of skin pigment due to absent or damage melanocyte may happen temporarily.
The treated area may blister and develop a scab which usually takes one to three weeks to heal.