What is it?

Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is a method of removing  skin lesions by freezing them, for medical or aesthetic reasons.

Warts, moles, actinic keratoses (sun spots), some skin cancers and skin tags are commonly treated.

What are the advantages?

It is quick (a matter of seconds), needs no local anaesthetic, cutting of the skin or stitches and is relatively inexpensive.

Successful treatment results in normal skin replacing the lesion, with no scarring or other visible signs.

For some lesions, like very large warts for example, more than one treatment may be needed to eliminate it completely.

What does it feel like?

Depending on the site and size of the lesion the treatment may be painless, or cause a stinging sensation for a few seconds.

What does it cost?

Cryotherapy at Atlantic Clinic costs 85 euros per session of treatment by a GP, and normally can be done on-the-spot at the first consultation.

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Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 07 Mar 2019