Cryotherapy

Also known as: 

Freezing

Cryotherapy is the treatment of surface skin lesions by freezing. In skin cancer medicine, it is an easy, inexpensive and effective treatment for superficial basal cell carcinoma, superificial squamous cell carcinoma (also called Bowen's disease), solar keratoses and certain harmless non-cancer conditions such as warts or seborrhoeic keratoses.

Resources

Skin lesions and conditions

Solar keratoses, also known as “sun spots”, are one of the most common signs of skin damage from long term sun exposure. If not treated, they sometimes develop into skin cancers. Fortunately there are many effective treatments.

Procedures

Cryotherapy is the treatment of surface skin lesions by freezing. In skin cancer medicine, it is an easy, inexpensive and effective treatment for minor skin cancers and pre-cancerous conditions.

Documents/downloads

Pamphlet thumbnail PDF icon Brush up on the facts about sun spots: pamphlet
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CSL

Information about solar keratoses and the most common treatment options (exludes information about ingenol mebutate/Picato)

PDF icon Seborrhoeic keratoses: patient information
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Dr John Murtagh

This patient education sheet provides general information about seborrhoeic keratoses.

Web links

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