What is cryotherapy?
A very precise jet of highly compressed liquefied nitrous oxide freezes and destroys a variety of skin lesions in a matter of seconds using our Dp Cryodevice.
What conditions does it treat?
Common skin lesions treated include warts, skin tags, age spots, cherry angiomas, fibromas, moles, seborrheic keratosis.
What is the procedure like?
The Dp Cryo device will be used to precisely spray the coolant directly on the skin lesion and not the surrounding healthy tissue. The entire procedure takes less than a minute.
Is it painful?
There is mild discomfort when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the lesion.
Is there any downtime?
No, you can resume normal activities immediately.
How many treatments are needed?
Usually one treatment is all that is needed.
What aftercare is needed?
You should clean the treated area with soap and water 2-4 times per day until it fully heals in 1-4 weeks. For large lesions a topical antibiotic cream covered by gauze pad may be used.
Are there any side effects?
Temporary pain, redness, swelling and crusting may occur.
Are there any risk?
Pigment changes (especially if dark skinned), nerve irritation (especially on the fingers, wrist and behind the ear), and hair loss at the treated site are rare, but possible complications.
When will I see results?
Most lesions are better within 2 weeks.
What is the cost?
Most single lesions can be treated for under $100.