- Cosmetic Surgery
- Minor Ops
Cryotherapy is usually a well-tolerated treatment, but can sometimes cause discomfort if a deep freeze is necessary. This discomfort can occur during and after the treatment and may require painkillers for the first 24 hours to relieve this, or, you may opt to have a local anaesthetic applied beforehand. Redness and blistering may occur, and it's important to take care of the wound to avoid infection – you would be advised by your consultant exactly how best to do this -
It is important to keep the area as dry as possible and a dressing or plaster may be applied if the treated area is likely to be knocked or rubbed by clothing. It is also crucial not to pick the scab as this may cause scarring.
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.Go to Treatment