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After-care instructions for Liquid Nitrogen

  • Drink plenty of water following the treatment
  • Do not touch, scratch, or force the peeling process. Sometimes, after liquid nitrogen, the skin has blisters or boils.  Do not attempt to break these, rather let the skin heal naturally.
  • Cover the area with Garamycin cream and keep it clean to avoid infection.
  • The first 5 days apply Garamycin cream to treat the skin. Make sure the wound is clean and dry before applying this antibiotic cream. 
  • Stay out of the sun for at least 7 days. After Day 7 use a sunscreen with minimum SPF 30.

Possible side effect after Liquid Nitrogen 

  •  Red, sore skin, blisters, boila.  Paracetamol 500mg 3 times a day can reduce the pain. Also cold compress with saline water and gauze will help.
  •  After 3-4 days the skin will be very dry. Please use Garamycin Cream on Days 1-5 and then regular moisturizer there after.
  •  Around Days 5-7 the skin will start to dry up and sometimes peel off. This is normal and it is important to NOT force the peeling process.
  • In general the skin will be very sensitive and sore the first week. Stay out of the sun, let the healing take its course, and make sure that the treated area always clean.
  • In rare occasions infection can occur. Please contact the clinic if you experience any infection in the treated area during the first week.

Repeat treatments and maintenance

Usually no repeat treatment or maintenance is needed.

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