With Cryotherapy, the living tissue is freeze by a refrigerant sprayed onto the skin in an aerosol form or as a liquid in a probe where the tissue is.
This is an effective way to penetrate the underlying skin structure to quickly interrupt the lesion like warts and skin tags.
When the living tissue is freeze, the water in the cells expands and burst open which destroys the cells and other viruses within them.
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Warts and verrucas are similar. Verrucas is referred to warts on the feet. They differ from those that are found on the hands and other parts is they flatten out because of walking.
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Both of them are due to human papilloma virus which are in different forms and it is not easy to remove them one by one.
Cryotherapy is fast acting when in terms of removing warts and verrucas. This is because it can enter the skin so that the HPV will be killed instantly.
The caustic methods like painting and using of salicylic acid can be dirtier and longer to take effect. Although they are not painful to be used, they attack the good surrounding of the skin including the lesion.
However, Cryotherapy is painful at first and it is awkward to target the specific area to be freeze.
Actually, it is not easy for the chiropodist or podiatrist to have the effective freeze based on the ways and equipment used. There are other methods used like spraying the liquid to a semi-compressed wool on the skin that would retain the liquid cryogen so that the cold temperature will be released on the skin until it is evaporated.
There is also another method which is the 200?C liquid nitrogen prove and this is a severe treatment. The probe has a liquid nitrogen which is applied to the lesion.
Some aerosol treatment is also use which has 200 liquid nitrogen in small containers and other over-the-counter treatment that use small foam pad which is sprayed.
You can use different OTC products that you can use to freeze the warts and verrucas. However, this is only suggested to be used on small warts and verrucas on the feet. It is needed to consult a specialist to first diagnose what you are going to freeze before you can proceed with the treatment.
There are side effects of cryotherapy. Initially, it is painful. Some people may not like the idea of it depending on their pain tolerance. When it is not painful, it may be because the freeze did not penetrate deeply. If you undergo cryotherapy, you may have blistering. But this is a good indication that the treatment is deep enough.
You need to follow the guidelines if you have made up your mind to have this treatment.