Cryotherapy is a method that uses liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy skin cells that need removal. The goal of cryotherapy is to freeze the skin as quickly as possible in order to destroy the affected skin cells. New healthy skin cells will then grow in their place.
Cryotherapy does sting/burn and may be slightly painful at the time of the procedure as well as for a short time afterwards. There may be some redness, swelling and blistering. The blister can become purple in colour due to bleeding but it is harmless. A dressing is optional but is advisable if the affected area is subject to trauma or if your clothes are rubbing on it. Once the blister stage is over, usually within a few days, a crust will form which will fall off in a week or so.
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