Cryotherapy in New Jersey
Cryotherapy is the use of extreme cold in medical therapy. From the Greek, it literally means "cold cure."
Utilized in medicine since the 17th century, cryotherapy destroys abnormal cells in benign and malignant lesions via the freezing and thawing process. Liquid nitrogen is the most commonly used source of cold.
Sprayed onto the skin or applied with a cotton-tipped applicator, liquid nitrogen is used to treat precancerous lesions known as actinic keratosis, as well as warts and sebaceous hyperplasia (small donut-shaped growths on the skin).
In some cases, the cryotherapy treatment is repeated once thawing is completed.