Cryotherapy

  • Cryotherapy is the treatment used for sunspots (Solar Keratoses) and occasionally very shallow skin cancers or other benign lesions
  • Cryotherapy is also known as cryosurgery or freezing
  • Liquid Nitrogen is sprayed onto the skin for 2 – 7 seconds depending on the thickness of the lesion and the location on the skin
  • This procedure usually stings a little
  • The site where Cryotherapy has been used could blister within a few days. Vaseline can be applied to the treated lesion to aid healing
  • The lesions that have been treated heal in about 6 weeks