Cryotherapy is the freezing of skin lesions with a cold gas such as nitrous oxide (boiling point of -88 degrees centigrade) or liquid nitrogen (boiling point of -196 degrees centigrade). Cryotherapy may be recommended for various different skin lesions including:
Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
What to expect
The effects of cryotherapy are similar to a small burn. The treated area will become sore, swollen and red for a day or two. Paracetamol can be taken for discomfort. The area can be left uncovered. Apply vaseline three times a day until any scabs have separated. If a blister forms, this can be pricked with a needle that has been sterilised in the steam of a kettle.
Cryotherapy at Belgravia Dermatology
Cryotherapy treatment may be recommended by your Dermatologist.
It is a short procedure carried out without anaesthesia.
You can return to normal activities straight away.
“Cryotherapy is the freezing of skin lesions. This is a good treatment for various skin lesions.”