Here at the Ghosh Medical Group, we offer the very latest cryotherapy technology to all of our private clients.
We ensure the safe removal of skin tags, warts, verrucas and other types of skin lesions. We completely understand how embarrassing it can be to have a wart or lesion and the reasons why they need to be removed. Sometimes prescription medicine and over the counter remedies simply do not work, or only partly work, leading to more anxiety, discomfort and embarrassment.
We are able to effectively remove these kinds of skin lesions at one of our many private clinics that are located in Cheshire, Liverpool and on the Wirral. We offer our cryotherapy service at a time that suits you and your needs so that you can simply get on with your day. In some cases, you will only need a single treatment, but most patients will require several treatment sessions to fully remove the wart, skin tag or verruca. This will all be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
What is cryotherapy?
So, what exactly is cryotherapy? It is sometimes referred to as cold therapy because an extremely cold temperature, that of up to -195 degrees Fahrenheit, is used to tackle the affected skin. This cold treatment is applied in the form of liquid nitrogen that is handled in an extremely safe manner.
In most cases, an instrument called a Cryopen is used to target specific areas of the body, so as to freeze the affected skin and to safely remove it. This is achieved by freezing the wart, verruca or skin tag, while not damaging any surrounding skin.
The Ghosh Medical Group is able to use cryotherapy to treat a number of non-cancerous skin lesions, such as seborrhoeic keratoses and actinic keratosis. It can also be used to safely treat skin tags, verrucas and warts anywhere on the body, even on the face.
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What's involved in this treatment?
The biggest question that we are asked is 'what is involved in this type of treatment?' This treatment is always carried out by a medical practitioner who has been trained in the use of cryotherapy equipment. During your initial consultation, you will be told what to expect and what will happen after treatment.
During the session, the liquid nitrogen will be applied directly to the targeted skin. You may experience a slight stinging sensation, but you will feel no pain. This is why you will not need a local anaesthetic. The procedure will only take a few seconds, as the skin is frozen, and this can be easily seen as it turns white. It will then take a few minutes to thaw, as it returns to normal temperature.
What to expect after private cryotherapy
A few days after your treatment, a scab will form. This should ideally be kept dry. What is most important is that you do not pick at your scab, as it should be left to fall off naturally. This usually happens 1 -2 weeks after treatment. If the affected area feels dry and sore, then you may be advised to apply a little Vaseline to the area.
Are there any side effects?
One major concern that many people have is that of side effects following cryotherapy. The good news is that there are very few side effects associated with this treatment.
Sometimes when treating a particularly deep lesion, there may be a little discomfort during the freezing process or post-treatment. This is usually resolved with painkillers that are taken for a short amount of time, usually only for the first 24 hours.
Redness and swelling will also typically occur due to the freezing process, but this is normally resolved 2 - 3 days after treatment. It is also normal to see a little oozing, but this should be a clear liquid. Blisters may also appear after cryotherapy, but they usually disappear once the blister forms around day 3.
If you would like to learn more about our private cryotherapy treatment and how we can help you, then please do get in touch with us today. As one of the UK's leading providers, patients should email us or simply give us a call to arrange a free no-obligation consultation.
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