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What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a medical treatment where the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for a short period of time. The treatment can be done on specific body parts or on the entire body. Cryotherapy can be delivered in a number of ways, such as ice packs, cold water immersion or chambers where cold air circulates.
Can cryotherapy be an effective dermatology treatment?
- Skin cancer – it is occasionally used to remove small skin cancers that are on the surface of the skin.
- Basal cell carcinoma – cryotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment for basal cell carcinoma. The dermatologist applies nitrogen to the tumour, freezing the damaged tissue. The frozen skin falls off as the skin underneath heals.
- Actinic Keratoses – Cryotherapy can be used to treat precancerous skin lesions known as actinic keratoses. The treatment destroys the abnormal cells and encourages the growth of healthy new skin.
- Freckles and solar lentigos – this involves ‘freezing off’ the lesion in a quick and painless procedure using cold liquid nitrogen
- Warts and verrucas – Cryotherapy can effectively remove Warts and Verrucas by freezing them with liquid nitrogen. The treatment causes the wart to die and eventually fall off.
- Skin tags – Cryotherapy can also be used to remove skin tags. The process involves applying liquid nitrogen to the skin tag, which freezes and destroys the tissue.
- Psoriasis – Cryotherapy can provide temporary relief from the symptoms of psoriasis by reducing inflammation and itchiness.
- Acne – Cryotherapy can help reduce inflammation associated with acne, and may help to kill the bacteria responsible for causing breakouts
How does cryotherapy actually work?
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WHY GET CRYOTHERAPY in Shrewsbury at St Michael's CLinics?
Safe and effective cryotherapy treatments near you. Stratum Clinics offer cryotherapy for patients who are looking for quick and effective removal of these lesions.
We are specialists in conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. Our goal is to provide all the care that you need when you’re experiencing these kinds of problems. We want to make it easy for you to access the best quality treatment and support
Our clinics are conveniently located in Oxford, London and Cheltenham, so it’s easy to visit us if you need to see a Dermatologist. You will find yourself in a very comfortable and welcoming environment. We have created a relaxing space where you will receive the highest quality of care. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top-rated by patients of Doctify so you can be sure of safe and effective treatment with us.
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