With Cryotherapy the living tissue is interrupted through a refrigerant which is sprayed onto the skin in an aerosol form or as a liquid in a probe where the tissue is.
In order to freeze the lesions like warts and skin tags, Cryotherapy is an effective way since it can enter the underlying skin structure.
What happens when the living tissue is freeze is the water in the cells expands and burst open that destroys the cells and other viruses within them.
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Warts and verrucas are similar. Verrucas is referred to warts on the feet. They differ from those that are found on the hands and other parts is they flatten out because of walking.
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They are caused by human papilloma virus that are in various forms and they are not easy to be removed.
You may use Cryotherapy because it is fast acting when it comes to removing warts and verrucas. This is because it can enter the skin so that the HPV will be killed instantly.
When you use caustic methods just like painting and application of salicylic acid may be dirtier and take longer to effect. Aside from that, they also destroy the surrounding skin and the lesion even if they are not painful to be used.
However, Cryotherapy is very painful and awkward to aim the specific area to be freeze.
Actually, the chiropodist or podiatrist may be having difficulty to effectively target the area to freeze based on the device and method to be used. Spraying is the other method being used into a semi-compressed wool on the skin in order for the liquid cryogen to be released and the cold temperature onto the skin until it is evaporated.
There is also another method which is the 200?C liquid nitrogen prove and this is a severe treatment. The probe that has the liquid nitrogen is applied to the lesion.
There is also an aerosol treatment which has 200 liquid nitrogen in a small container and other OTC treatment where small foam pad is used and sprayed.
There are many OTC products that you can apply to freeze the verrucas and warts. However, this is only suggested to be used on small warts and verrucas on the feet. It is not advisable to proceed with the treatment without consulting the medical professional who can initially diagnose the parts to be freeze.
Like other treatment, cryotherapy also has side effects. Initially, it is painful. Depending on the pain tolerance of the patient, some may not find it good. In case of no pain, this is may be due to the freeze did not penetrate deeply. There is blistering when you undergo cryotherapy. But this is a good indication that the treatment is deep enough.
If you have decided to have cryotherapy, it is important to follow the guidelines.