Cryotherapy is a method of treating skin lesions by freezing them, using a commonly employed freezing agent known as liquid nitrogen. The term itself signifies the use of low temperatures in this therapeutic process.
Cryotherapy can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. It is commonly used for sun-damaged skin, viral warts, seborrheic keratoses, and other benign lesions. In some cases, it may also be used for low-grade skin cancers like basal cell carcinomas. Your dermatologist will determine if cryotherapy is the appropriate treatment for your specific condition.