Cryotherapy of Skin Lesions

Cryotherapy for Skin Lesions in Southend-on-Sea, Essex at JR Medical by Consultant Dermatologist

What is cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy literally translates as ‘treatment using low temperature’. Cryotherapy is often used to treat skin lesions or patches of skin that might look different to the skin that surrounds it.

How does cryotherapy for skin lesions work?

Cryotherapy for skin lesions works by using liquid nitrogen, which is extremely cold, to freeze the skin creating a blister underneath the lesion. As the blister heals and new skin forms, the abnormal skin peels off.

A few days after the treatment, a scab will form which will take 1-2 weeks to heal. The area that has been treated should be fully healed within 3-6 weeks.

Which skin lesions can be treated using cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is most commonly used to treat skin lesions such as warts and skin tags, and sometimes other conditions such as seborrheic keratosis and actinic keratosis, which is sun damaged skin. Cryotherapy for skin lesions can also be used to treat acne, scars and small benign growths.

What to expect from cryotherapy for skin lesions in Southend-on-Sea at JR Medical?

The cryotherapy treatment is carried out in our Essex-based clinic by a Consultant Dermatologist at JR Medical. You may experience some localised pain in the area of treatment although it does not usually require an anaesthetic. Depending on the size and nature of the skin lesion, more than one cryotherapy treatment may be necessary.

How to prepare for cryotherapy treatment by Consultant Dermatologist at JR Medical?

Please make sure that the area to be treated is clean, if necessary removing any makeup or lotion from the affected area before your cryotherapy treatment by Consultant Dermatologist at JR Medical.

JR Medical is a clinic, based in Southend-on-Sea in Essex, with over 25 years of professional experience in the cosmetic industry. All treatments are administered by an experienced professional and include a free follow-up consultation to review your treatment as part of our ethically responsible service.

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