Cryotherapy or Liquid Nitrogen therapy for warts, solar keratosis and other indications

By: Skin Laser Centre  11-11-2011
Keywords: Solar Keratosis

Cryotherapy or “freezing”  is a treatment technique in which skin lesions are frozen. Cryotherapy can therefore be seen as a controlled way to induce localised frost bite.

The freezing of the skin lesions is achieved by spraying a cold liquid in aerosol form onto the skin lesion. The liquid is most often liquid nitrogen which has a temperature of -196 degress Celcius.

Many different skin lesions, including Warts, Solar keratosis, Seborrheic keratosis and Molluscum Contagiosum can be treated with Cryotherapy.

Despite newer and sometimes better alternatives to cryotherapy, cryotherapy still has a role to play in some skin conditions.

Keywords: Solar Keratosis

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