A noninvasive treatment, cryosurgery (or cryotherapy) is designed to get rid of skin growths. At OneSkin Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Rachel Day, M.D. offers cryosurgery to eliminate undesirable skin growths, like moles and lesions. Cryosurgery may also be applied as a skin cancer therapy if you have actinic keratosis (precancerous cells) or are in the earliest stages of skin cancer. A fast, effective treatment for several skin growths, cryosurgery is performed in our Chambersburg, PA office with very little (if any) downtime following the process. To find out more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Day, contact OneSkin Dermatology today.
Cryotherapy can be used on undesirable skin growths, like skin tags or moles, in order to improve your appearance. You might want a skin growth removed if it's in a visible area (such as your face) or in a location where it's frequently irritated by jewelry or clothing (such as your chest). Cryosurgery might also be utilized if you have actinic keratosis (precancer) or cancerous (squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma) cells in your top layers of skin. Cryosurgery may be used with other skin cancer therapies or performed multiple times to attain better outcomes.
Cryosurgery is generally a quick and easy procedure. To begin the process, Dr. Day will clean the skin. Topical anesthesia might be used on the affected area to help alleviate any discomfort. Liquid nitrogen is administered directly on the skin with a spray or cotton swab. Once applied, it instantly freezes the cells it touches. Dr. Day will carefully use the therapy so just the targeted growth is affected. After the process, the treated skin will be cleaned and covered with a bandage.
What to Expect
Following your procedure, you are free to leave our office and continue most normal activities. The treated skin might be swollen or red and a blister may appear. Dr. Day will explain how to wash and take care of your skin as you recover to prevent problems. You should gently wash the region 3 – 4 times every day until a dry crust or scab develops. You might be asked to schedule a follow-up appointment so Dr. Day can evaluate your recovery and decide if a second treatment is necessary.
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Cryosurgery for Skin Cancer
If you notice an unwanted skin growth or lesion, schedule an appointment with Dr. Day for an examination and treatment. Cryosurgery is a great nonsurgical choice available to treat many growths. A fast and simple process, cryosurgery efficiently removes growths using liquid nitrogen to destroy abnormal cells. Contact OneSkin Dermatology in Chambersburg, PA to schedule a skin examination with Dr. Rachel Day. In our office, you can find out about treatment choices, like cryosurgery, to eliminate unwanted growths.