Cryotherapy is a medical procedure that involves the use of extreme cold to treat a variety of conditions, including the removal of warts. Here is an overview of the procedure, risks, benefits, conditions, side effects, precautions, and cost associated with cryotherapy for wart removal, as well as the use of nitrogen cryotherapy for other conditions.
Cryotherapy for wart removal involves the use of liquid nitrogen, which is applied to the wart to freeze and destroy the tissue. The procedure is typically performed the experienced healthcare provider at our clinic.
During the procedure, we as healthcare provider will apply the liquid nitrogen directly onto the wart using a special applicator. The freezing process usually takes between 10 to 30 seconds, depending on the size and location of the wart. After the treatment, the wart will usually turn black and fall off within a few days to a few weeks.
While cryotherapy is generally safe, there are some risks associated with the procedure. These may include blistering, scarring, and infection. Some people may also experience pain or discomfort during or after the procedure.
Cryotherapy can be an effective treatment for the removal of warts, with a success rate of up to 90%. The procedure is minimally invasive, and there is typically no need for anaesthesia.
Cryotherapy may be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including warts, skin tags, and certain types of skin cancer.
Some common side effects of cryotherapy may include pain, redness, and swelling at the treatment site. In some cases, blistering or scabbing may also occur.
It is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by the healthcare provider to avoid infection or other complications. People with poor circulation or certain skin conditions may be at higher risk of complications from cryotherapy.
The cost of cryotherapy for wart removal can vary depending on the location and the severity. It best to drop by to our clinic to have discussion with us.
Post follow up treatment:
After nitrogen cryotherapy, it is important to take proper care of the treated area to promote healing and reduce the risk of infection or other complications.
Here are some general tips on how to care for yourself after nitrogen cryotherapy:
- Keep the treated area clean and dry. Avoid getting the area wet for at least 24 hours after the procedure. When you do shower or bathe, be gentle and avoid rubbing the area.
- Protect the treated area. If the treated area is on your foot or another part of your body that is in contact with the ground, avoid walking barefoot or wearing tight-fitting shoes or clothing that could irritate the area. It may be helpful to cover the area with a bandage or dressing.
- Avoid picking at the area. While it may be tempting to pick at the scab that forms after the procedure, doing so can increase the risk of infection and slow down the healing process.
- Apply an antibiotic ointment. The healthcare provider may recommend applying an antibiotic ointment to the treated area to prevent infection and promote healing.
- Manage any discomfort. It is normal to experience some pain or discomfort after nitrogen cryotherapy. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help to manage this discomfort.