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Cryosurgery Birmingham

Cryosurgery is a type of a surgical procedure that involves the use of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue, by means of a specialised tool with liquid nitrogen. Low temperature blocks small blood vessels and makes it possible to separate the frozen tissue, in most cases affected by a disease, from the healthy tissue.

How Cryosurgery in Birmingham looks like?

The procedure is relatively short and performed on an outpatient basis. During the procedure the patient might experience some burning sensation, which usually passes after 5-10 minutes. Directly after the procedure there might occur some reddening or swelling of the skin, or, in some cases, an ulcer may form which may take from two to six weeks to heal.

How to prepare for cryosurgery?

Each patient must be qualified to a cryo procedure by a dermatologist. The prices provided by our clinic are only an estimate – the final price depends on the kind and size of the lesion.

What are the indications for the procedure?

  • common warts, plantar warts, flat warts
  • cysts, sebaceous cysts, milia
  • calluses
  • angiomas
  • small acne scars
  • seborrheic keratosis
  • lentigines
  • keratoses
  • fibromas
  • keloidal and hypertrophic scars
  • benign skin growths and precancerous lesions (such as leukoplakia or a cutaneous horn)
  • corns

What are the contraindications for the cryosurgery in Birmingham?

  • cold intolerance
  • cold urticaria
  • cold erythema
  • perniosis
  • cryoglobulinemia
  • recurrent herpes
  • tendency to scarring and keloids
  • connective tissue diseases
  • thrombocytopenia
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • cryoglobulinemia and/or cryofibrynogemia

What are the advantages of the procedure?

  • safety of the procedure;
  • relatively painless, does not require anaesthetics;
  • high effectiveness;
  • no or low-intensity side-effects;
  • good visual effect (after the procedure scars are aesthetic and the smaller ones disappear spontaneously);
  • the procedure can be performed at any age;
  • tissue is destroyed without extraction (the continuity of the skin is not broken) – avoiding any inconveniences which come with traditional surgery;
  • no complications during and after the procedure