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One modality of treatment of some specific / selective skin lesions is cryotherapy.

This means using very cold temperatures to freeze the lesion.

At Dickson General Practice, we use Liquid Nitrogen ( -196 degrees).

Depending on the lesion the duration and intensity of freezing varies.

What to expect post freezing


The main concern is secondary wound infection, but this is uncommon. Infection may cause increased pain, swelling, thick yellow blister fluid, purulent discharge and/or redness around the treated area. 

Other undesirable effects may include:

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