Cryotherapy is a surgical treatment that removes skin growths such as warts and skin tags through the process of freezing and thawing. In this procedure, liquid nitrogen exposes the skin to extremely low temperatures which destroys the targeted cells. Cryotherapy is a very quick and convenient procedure and is often performed at the doctor’s office without anesthesia for small removals.
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Low incidence of complications
- Minimal pain and discomfort
- Short recovery time
The procedure can cause minor pain and irritation in the area being treated. A loss of color can also result as a side-effect. As with any procedure, infection is a possibility. For larger growths, your doctor may recommend surgical excision.
Cryosurgery is often a relatively inexpensive procedure.