Cryotherapy just means therapy using liquid nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen is non-toxic and freezes tissue, allowing for a controlled, local destruction of the unwanted lesion. No anesthetic or injections are necessary, and treatment lasts a matter of seconds per lesion. Here are the types of problems that are helped by cryotherapy:

  • ┬áSun precancers, known as actinic keratoses, which usually show up as flaky red blotches on the face, scalp, ears, back, neck, chest and arms/hands.
  • Warts on the eyelids, trunk, hands and feet
  • Skin tags under the arms and around the neck area
  • Brown seborrheic keratoses on the face and trunk, which are slightly raised, flat on top, dry and crusty (we call them “barnicles”)