Do you have warts, skin tags, or actinic keratosis on your skin? If for cosmetic or health reasons you would like to remove such growths, there is a cosmetic treatment available at OC Skin Institute. Liquid nitrogen spray also known as cryotherapy is used by board-certified dermatologists to treat and remove many unwanted skin growths including benign skin lesions, small skin tags, warts, seborrheic keratoses, and lentigines.
Cryotherapy Treatment for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions
Cryotherapy is compressed liquid nitrogen in a metal spray bottle. Cryotherapy cures most pre-cancer lesions. The cold liquid nitrogen spray is applied in a very directed manner to treat pre-cancerous lesions. Liquid nitrogen is very cold (-170°F). As a result, cryotherapy creates a small freezer burn, which removes the damaged or, precancerous cells on the surface of the skin. The treated area then blisters, turns into a crust, and the pre-cancerous cells slough off. This process of sloughing takes approximately one to two weeks.