Cryotherapy is one of th most common and eficient tehniques used for removing seborrheic keratoses growths. A lot of people see in Cryotherapy the best option for removing seborrheic keratosis and a best alternative for the surgery.
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What is Cryotherapy and how it works?
Cryotherapy is a tehnique based on freezing the seborrheic keratosis growths with liquid hydrogen. The procedure is very simple: the liquid nitrogen is applied on the affected skin, the growths will be freezend and after a few hours/days will peel off. Sounds easy, isn’t it? The only problem is that you can remove just small and moderate growths with Cryotherapy. If your seborrheic growths are larger than 1cm let’s say, you have big chances that the doctor to recommend you another option like laser surgery for example.
The best part on Cryotherapy is that even the growths are freezed and the cells are destroyed, the connective tissue foundation will remain INTACT. That mean, the skin will have a very fast recovery thing that we can’t say about other removal methods like burning the growths with Hydrogen Perioxide or removing them by surgery.
Cryotherapy Risks and Precautions
Cryotherapy don’t imply any major risks, but in some cases can appear a hypopigmentation (that mean, the treated skin look a bit lighter). That is the reason for I don’t recommend Cryotherapy for people that have the black skin.
Personal Opinions about Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is a great and fast tehnique for removing Seborrheic Keratoses. Also is one of the safest one (for the example, if you remove them by surgery and you have bad luck to have an unexperienced doctor, you may get scars). I won’t do or recommend Cryotherapy for large seborrheic keratoses growths. That tehnique from my point of view is just for the small ones.
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