SkinCare in Wellesley, MA
Cryotherapy, also known as cryosurgery, is a simple technique that expert dermatologists like Dr. Goodkin use as an alternative to making excisions when removing lesions or growths from the skin. Dr. Goodkin is a Harvard-trained dermatologist with many years of experience, so patients in the Boston area can put their trust in her when seeking cryotherapy.
Cyrotherapy, or cryosurgery, is commonly used to treat a variety of skin conditions. Cryotherapy utilizes liquid nitrogen, which may be sprayed onto the treatment area or applied using a swab.
Cryotherapy is used to remove a lesion or benign growth. There are a wide range of uses for cryotherapy in dermatology, including both cosmetic and medically necessary purposes. Some conditions that may be treated using cryotherapy include:
She will then apply liquid nitrogen (a very cold spray) to the area either by spraying it on or applying it with a small swab. This procedure can be completed quickly.
Soon after cryotherapy, the treatment area will be red and may blister or swell. Clear fluid may also drain from the area. A scab may form within several days. Healing generally takes about 2-3 weeks to complete. In rare cases, a white mark may be left on the skin once the skin heals. In order for the best healing to occur, avoid sun exposure and use SPF 30+ regularly.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Goodkin, call our office at 781.227.7977. You may also request an appointment or more information by competing our online form.