We have both liquid nitrogen cryofreeze as well as Hyfrecator
Cryotherapy, which uses liquid nitrogen to induce a chemical burn, causes a superficial chemical burn. This is used to remove a variety of benign and even precancerous skin blemishes.
What to expect?
• Expect redness at first, along with itching or burning pain. Any substantial soreness can be relieved with Tylenol (if you are able to take Tylenol) or cold compresses.
• Over the next few days, blisters may appear on the treated area(s). It’s possible that the blister will start to drip or drain, and it will be clear or bloody.
• Skin at the treatment location may be somewhat darker or lighter when the lesion cures; this usually resolves after a few weeks.
Aftercare for Cryotherapy-Treated Areas (s)
• Gently wash every day, but do not scrub.
• Use Vaseline on a regular basis to relieve inflammation and prevent scab formation.
• If the blister is stiff and painful, clean it with alcohol and pierce it with a sterile (alcohol-cleansed) needle. Before and after this treatment, wear gloves or wash your hands immediately.
• Apply Polysporin antibiotic ointment or Vaseline and a bandage if the wound is open or draining.
• Don’t pick or pull at the scab. Allow the wound to heal fully.
Returning to the Clinic
Please return to the clinic for extra treatment if the lesion persists 3 to 4 weeks after therapy.
A hyfrecator is a low-powered medical device that is used to perform electrosurgery on conscious patients in a clinic environment. It’s used to immediately kill tissue and control bleeding during small surgeries. It operates by sending low-power, high-frequency, high-voltage AC electrical pulses directly to the affected part of the body through an electrode installed on a handpiece. Although it is not required for the device to function, a continuous electrical spark discharge may be drawn between probe and tissue, especially at the higher power settings. The device’s output power may be adjusted, and it comes with a variety of tips, electrodes, and forceps.
- The hyfrecator has a wide range of applications, including the removal of warts (especially recalcitrant warts), pearly penile papules, desiccation of sebaceous gland disorders, electrocautery of bleeding, epilation, destruction of small cosmetically unwanted superficial veins, and many other dermatological procedures. It may potentially play a role in the treatment of skin malignancies like basal cell carcinoma. The hyfrecator can be used in many sessions in the same location or point for higher amounts of tissue destruction, such as to progressively reduce the size of a huge subcutaneous structure like a plantar wart.