What is cryo therapy?

What is cryotherapy?

Cryo therapy is a method which is used to freeze benign skin lesions by a way of freezing. Freezing damages the tissue skin lesion so the treated zone dies or necrotises. Cryo therapy is often used to freeze warts.


Cryo therapy has proven to be a reliable and effective freezing method for the treatment of for example hand and foot wartsskin tags and water warts. The type of wart determines the method of cryo therapy treatment. Freezing warts removes them resulting in new, fresh skin. Treatment will only take a few seconds. Some discomfort and slight tingling may be experienced when treating a wart. This will gradually disappear. Within a few days a scab will be formed. This is the start of the healing process.


The healing process will take between 1 and 2 weeks. Smooth, pink skin will be revealed once the scab has fallen off. Skin will slowly return to normal and pigmentation will be regained. Protect your skin from the sun during the healing process by applying sunscreen to new skin for a period of 4 weeks following treatment. In some cases, cryotherapy may not be a suitable treatment. The instructions should be carefully read before use as this will prevent skin irritation or scarring as a result of improper use.