Project Description

The quick cold spray!

-Skin Tags
-Seborrheic Keratosis

Cryotherapy – Liquid Nitrogen.

Cryotherapy is the use of extreme cold produced by liquid nitrogen (or argon gas) to destroy abnormal tissue. Cryosurgery is used to treat external tumors, such as warts, skin tags, etc.

This treatment is safe on all skin types.

Should only be conducted by a trained professional who can spot potential pigment issues.  A test dose is offered at times when tolerances are being assessed.

-Not indicated for persons with a tattoo in the area being treated
-Not for recent Accutane patients
-Not for persons with active cold sores in treatment area
-Not for persons with Active warts in treatment area

What happens during a visit

What are the steps?

What happens during a visit

What to expect during treatment:

  • We discuss the process with you.
  • You complete the disclaimers.
  • We will treat the area
  • We discuss after care.


What can I expect?


What to expect post treatment:

  • Mild irritation
  • Redness
  • Blistering
  • Mild swelling (bug bite appearance)
  • Going to become scabby for about a week.
  • Hematoma (blood blister)(rare)
  • Once healed may be left with a white or pink spot, this may or may not be permeated

Leading up to a treatment

How can I prepare?

Leading up to a treatment

Before your treatment:

  • The area being treated should be clean.
  • No other prep needed for this procedure


What should I be doing?



  • Areas treated may blister. If the blisters are uncomfortable you may pop them with a sterile needle, but do not pull off the overlying skin.
  • One to two times a day, gently clean areas with mild soap and water, pat dry, and apply small amount of antibiotic ointment or Vaseline to each spot treated. Do this until the treated sites are completely healed. 7-10 days.
  • For any discomfort you may take Tylenol or Advil.
  • Make-up may be applied to the treated area.

Report any of these symptoms to your physician:

  •  Increase in redness
  • Increasing or severe pain
  • Drainage of pus
  • Fever over 100.5 degrees

As these may be signs that the area have become infected.

Youtube – Cryotherapy

VIDEO Rights:

Published on Jul 1, 2014

The Journal of Family Practice Associate Editor Richard P. Usatine, MD demonstrates cryosurgical procedures. Dr. Usatine is Professor of Family Medicine, Dermatology, and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. He is also the Medical Director of the University’s Skin Clinic.View more Watch & Learn videos at

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