Treatment Of Warts
Also known as cryosurgery, Cryotherapy is a commonly used procedure for the treatment of a variety of benign and malignant lesions. It uses a chemical, liquid nitrogen which is extremely cold to freeze and destroy the lesion.
Nitrogen makes up about 80% of the air we breathe. When compressed and cooled, the gas turns to liquid, which looks like water. The main difference is the temperature – liquid nitrogen is -195.8 Celsius.
Liquid Nitrogen (LN) is used on various types of skin conditions. For younger people most common it’s used on warts, but for people with sun-damaged skin it can be used as a pre cancer treatment. The treatment is very effective and has very few side effects if used to treat small problems early.
How It works?
Before any treatment with LN the doctor will examine the area thoroughly. The doctor might take a biopsy to be sure of the nature of the spot. In this case the treatment will be done after the result comes back. The LN will be applied on the area in a very small dose. The LN will freeze the body tissue quickly. The body will then recognize the damaged tissue and remove it.