Cryosurgery can sound like a scary word, but it really isn’t surgery at all. This dermatological service uses cryolysis technology to remove certain skin lesions of varying types and sizes. By freezing the offending feature, the cells are killed off; and eventually the mole or other object simply falls away, and the small area heals. Here are the most common uses for this freezing technology.
Cosmetic uses for cryosurgery
Sometimes cryosurgery is only done because someone doesn’t like a feature. Usually this is going to refer to a mole, wart, or skin tag being removed for cosmetic reasons. You can also have acne and raised acne scars removed this way. Of course, there are medical and quality of life concerns with these removals as well; but when the procedure is done for purely cosmetic reasons, it makes a difference in charges and insurance coverage.Continue reading “Common Uses for Cryosurgery in Dermatology”