Cryosurgery uses liquid nitrogen (freezing) to destroy abnormal skin tissue or diseased tissue through spraying with a probe. This technique is frequently used on actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous skin lesions), warts, acrochordons (skin tags) and seborrheic keratosis.
Cryosurgery is a minimally invasive procedure in which patients usually experience redness and minor or moderate localized pain. Pain can be relieved by Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Blisters may occur but usually scab over and peel away. If they become red, infected and warm to the touch, please call the office.