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Aftercare Instructions

Cryotherapy involves using liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy abnormal skin tissue including, but not limited to, warts, skin tags, seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis, and other benign or pre-cancerous growths.

What to Expect

  • The area that was treated will become red and swollen.
  • You may experience a burning sensation that can last up to 24 hours post treatment. The discomfort may be relieved with Tylenol, Advil, or a similar over-the-counter pain medication.
  • Within 24 to 48 hours a blister may form. Do not try to remove the blister yourself, this could leave you open to the possibility of infection. Allow the blister to resolve on it’s own.
  • Clean the area treated with soap and water as you normally would.
  • Call the office if any signs of infection occur, such as redness, swelling, warmth, increased pain, or a yellow/green discharge.

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