Do you have warts, skin tags, or actinic keratosis on your skin? If so, you know firsthand how these skin conditions can negatively affect a person’s self-esteem. Even though these are all common skin issues, most people who have them want to find a treatment for them. Fortunately, cryotherapy exists, and it may be just what you’ve been looking for to make your skin growth a thing of the past!
Cryotherapy has actually been in use for many decades. In its simplest form, cryotherapy describes using cold to treat something. So if you trip while walking down the street and bruise your knee and then put an ice pack on your knee, technically you’re using cryotherapy. However, we are discussing cryotherapy for the treatment of precancerous or benign growths on the skin.
At Crystal Cove Dermatology, cryotherapy is a helpful treatment that utilizes a liquid nitrogen spray to effectively treat skin growths like actinic keratosis, seborrheic keratosis, skin tags, and warts. It is performed in the comfort of our office in Newport Beach without the need for anesthesia or incisions.
This procedure could be right for you if you are dealing with benign or precancerous growths on your skin. It is even a great option for people who have bleeding disorders, since virtually no bleeding is involved. It’s also a good alternative for those who do not respond well to anesthesia.
Do keep in mind that the results of cryotherapy are not immediate. Some crusting and scabbing are likely to occur after the treatment, but this is actually a good thing; it means your body is responding to the treatment and preparing to discard the growth. In the weeks following your procedure, the growth should fall off.
Oftentimes, the cryotherapy procedure needs to be repeated for optimal results. However, it all depends on the unique situation. During a consultation at Crystal Cove Dermatology, you can get all the facts about cryotherapy, including whether or not it is the best treatment option for your situation. Our office is conveniently located in Newport Beach, CA. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started.