Cryotherapy

What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy, which literally means ‘cold therapy’, is a non-surgical technique that employs liquid nitrogen to remove skin lesions by freezing the skin cells until they die and fall off.

The freezing treatment normally involves 5-10 seconds of the liquid spray being applied locally to the target area, with a break between treatment cycles. The duration and number of treatment cycles depend on the skin type and the nature of the problem.

Over the days following treatment, a scab will form which will take a couple of weeks to fall off – this process cannot be hurried. Depending on the response of the tissue treated, follow up sessions may be required.

Safe, effective results on all skin types

No scars or anaesthetic required

Improved self confidence and self-esteem

Highly effective removal of skin lesions

Why The Skin Nurse?

The Skin Nurse team is here to support your journey, guiding you every step of the way.

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FAQ

What Happens During The Procedure?

During the procedure, the area freezes and turns white. After this white area thaws, a flushing occurs and the area will turn red.

Is It Painful?

Cryotherapy is usually a very well-tolerated treatment, but can sometimes cause discomfort if a deep freeze is necessary.

What Is Liquid Nitrogen?

Liquid nitrogen is the liquid state of the gas nitrogen that occupies 78% of the air we breathe. Liquid nitrogen is extremely cold, having a boiling point of minus 196°cm.

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