Is Cryosurgery Right For You?

If you have skin tags, warts, or age spots and are looking for a simple way to remove them and reveal the beautiful skin underneath, cryosurgery may be a great option for you. Cryosurgery is the process of using extreme cold to freeze cells, thus killing them and causing the body to shed these dead cells. Cryosurgery can be a viable treatment for benign skin lesions, and is also used to remove skin cancer cells in some cases. With minimal to no recovery time, this aesthetic procedure is a simple way to improve the appearance of your skin in no time at all.


Cryosurgery usually uses liquid nitrogen, which at the right temperature, instantly freezes anything in comes in contact with. At Key T, we utilize a CryoPen for application, which is very precise. When this is human tissue, it freezes and kills the cells. The makes cryosurgery a great way to remove cosmetic skin lesions as well as skin cancer cells from the surface of the skin. This procedure is quick, easy, and non-invastive. 


This treatment is typically very well tolerated by most patients. Any pain experienced after treatment is easily managed by everyday over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen. However, in rare cases, patients with extreme sensitivity to cold may experience more serious pain. If you are aware of any extreme sensitivities, please make our team aware of this during your consultation appointment. Treatment requires minimal to no preparation on the part of the patient. Our doctors will be able to guide you through the process, and answer any questions at your consultation appointment. After treatment is completed, some minor side effects can occur. These are typically harmless. Discoloration of the treatment area is possible, although not common. It is mostly found in patients with darker skin tones. Overall, cryosurgery is extremely safe with little to no side effects. 


This quick and easy procedure is a perfect solution for many people. If you have been looking for a solution to your skin tags, moles, or warts, make an appointment at our Dickinson office today to meet with one of our highly trained professionals, and learn more about what Cryosurgery can do for you.

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