Cryotherapy is a medical treatment that involves freezing a wart or other skin growth with liquid nitrogen to destroy the affected tissue. It is a safe and effective procedure that can be performed by a dermatologist or other qualified healthcare provider.
During cryotherapy, liquid nitrogen is applied to the affected area using a specialized instrument or applicator. The extreme cold causes the cells in the skin growth to freeze and die, ultimately resulting in the removal of the wart or other skin growth.
Cryotherapy is a quick and minimally invasive procedure that typically takes only a few minutes to complete. While it may cause some discomfort or mild pain during the treatment, most patients report that any discomfort subsides quickly.
Following cryotherapy, patients may experience some redness, swelling, or blistering in the treated area. This is a normal part of the healing process and typically resolves within a few days.