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The literal meaning of the term “cryotherapy” is “treatment using low temperature.” Cryotherapy treatment refers to the removal of skin lesions by freezing them, with the most commonly used agent being liquid nitrogen.
Liquid nitrogen can be used to treat a wide variety of superficial benign lesions. However, the freezing procedure is best suited for removing viral warts, actinic keratosis (an area of sun-damaged skin found predominantly on sun-exposed parts of the body), seborrhoeic keratoses and other benign lesions.
At the Cadogan Mole and Cancer Clinic, our clients can expect to receive the best quality cryotherapy treatment London has to offer. The procedure itself is performed during the course of a routine outpatient consultation with your dermatologist. Cryotherapy can also be used to deal with small skin cancers such as Bowen’s disease and basal cell carcinomas.
As with any treatment that we offer, we encourage prospective patients to come in and take advantage of our informative pre-treatment consultations, where they can receive a thorough diagnosis and discuss all questions and concerns that they may have.
What Are the Results From the Cryotherapy Treatment?
The primary purpose of the cryotherapy treatment is to increase cellular survival, to lower cellular metabolism, to decrease inflammation, to promote vasoconstriction and, when using extreme temperatures, to destroy cells by crystallising the cytosol.
By undergoing a cryotherapy treatment, patients will also experience reduced levels of pain compared to alternative treatments.
In some cases, more than one treatment may be necessary to see satisfactory results, and additional treatments are usually repeated at regular intervals pre-determined with your consultant.
The procedure is a day case treatment, and you can expect to leave the Cadogan Mole and Cancer Clinic the same day, so that you can go home and recover in the comfort of your own home.
Why Choose the Cadogan Clinic for Your Cryotherapy Treatment?
The Cadogan Mole and Cancer Clinic is one of the UK’s leading centres for diagnostics and and treatment of skin health issues. It was established and is run by leading experts in the field, so you can be confident that when you walk through our door, you are in good hands. Each and every one of our consultants has been handpicked by our Medical Advisory Committee, which serves as a guarantee that you are not only receiving the highest quality care, but also the individual attention and customised approach of smaller facility.
The Cadogan Mole and Cancer Clinic is also the only mole check service in the country, which delivers results to you within 24 hours. Getting your results promptly means that you are spared days of worrying and unnecessary stress, and a delay to appropriate treatment in the worst case scenario.
At the Cadogan Mole and Cancer Clinic, we understand that our clients may experience fear and anxiety. We value and encourage open communication between patients and dermatologists. This way a high level of trust is established and all concerns are addressed, so that patients can proceed with their treatment with confidence and peace of mind.