Cryosurgery is a type of treatment which uses liquid nitrogen spray to freeze skin lesions on the skin surface. By using the extremely cold temperature of liquid nitrogen, such surface skin lesions or abnormal tissue gets destroyed and removed in the process, with minimal downtime and without the need of any anesthesia injection.
Common skin lesions on the skin surface which can be treated with cryosurgery include viral warts, skin tags, seborrheic keratosis (age spots), actinic keratoses (sun-damaged skin growths), molluscum contagiosum.
It is also a treatment option for certain types of superficial skin cancers on the skin surface (superficial basal cell cancer, Bowen’s disease or squamous cell cancer-in-situ).

What do I expect from Cryosurgery treatment?

The procedure is minimally invasive and generally well tolerated without the need for any anesthesia injection.
The liquid nitrogen is sprayed directly to the skin lesion from a hand-held Cryogun, or applied with a cotton-tipped applicator for several seconds, and the treatment repeated for a few freeze-thaw cycles.
Post-cryosurgery treated areas will generally heal well with simple local wound care. There may be some skin discolouration, light or dark patches arising from the liquid nitrogen application.
The information written and published on this website is not intended to substitute the recommendations of a trained professional and does not replace a professional consultation.
It is advisable to undergo a formal consultation to help establish a relationship between the doctor and yourself, accurately determine your concerns/problems, and get the appropriate treatments for them.
It is also imperative to note that the contents of the website with respect to treatments, results and pricing can vary from individual to individual, and can only be accurately determined by the doctor upon diagnosis.
Do note that all medical treatments will only be administered upon proper consultation, with the requirement that patients be above 21 years of age to provide legal consent.

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Dr Tay Liang Kiat is a fully accredited Dermatologist who specialises in skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic and nail surgery, aesthetic dermatology and laser procedures. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, he also manages other aspects of general ambulatory and inpatient dermatology, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, urticaria, hair loss, children skin issues and other complex medical dermatology. In addition, he has expertise in the use of the latest immunotherapy (biologics) treatment for severe eczema, psoriasis and urticaria.