Cryotherapy for wart
Portland Wart Removal
Warts are generally small and harmless growths on the hands and feet. They may look flat and smooth or have a dome-shaped or cauliflower-like appearance.
Warts are caused by different forms of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Warts can spread from person-to-person and from one part of the body to another. They may disappear without any treatment in some cases, which for some people may take up to 2-3 years.
If self-treatments are not working for you and/or your warts are spreading please contact us for a consultation. We'll assess your warts and recommend the best option.
Cryotherapy is one of the preferred methods to treat warts in a medical’s office. Liquid nitrogen is much more efficient than home kit treatments methods, due to its extremely low temperatures that can be as low as -320 F.
What To Expect from Cryotherapy
A doctor applies liquid nitrogen to the warts.
First, the tissue is frozen with liquid nitrogen. Then, the tissue is allowed to thaw. The tissue is frozen again, if needed. The time of application varies by the type and size of the warts.
The size and thickness of the warts determine the number and length of freeze/thaw cycles. Up to three treatments may be needed.
You may have a mild to moderate burning sensation during the treatment.
What To Expect After Treatment:
Recovery time depends on the location and number of warts removed. Healing usually occurs in a few days or up to 3 weeks. After treatment, the following may occur:
Irritation, soreness, or mild pain may occur.
You may have swelling.
You may have dead tissue shed off.
Sores or blisters may form in some people.
Once you leave your doctor's office, you should be able to return to your normal routine, including showering and bathing.
The area usually should not get infected, but watch for signs of it, like redness or swelling.
Always contact your dermatologist if a wart is causing pain, changes in color or appearance and for all genital warts.
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