Cryosurgery in San Diego, CA
Cryosurgery is a minimally invasive treatment we typically use to address non-cancerous skin lesions. With the help of dermatologist, Dr. Faryal Siddiqui, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is proud to offer cryosurgery and other cutting-edge dermatologic treatments to men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California.
What is Cryosurgery?
Cryosurgery is a minimally invasive surgical treatment used to treat a variety of non-cancerous skin lesions. Also referred to as cryotherapy, this treatment uses a very cold substance like liquid nitrogen to freeze away unhealthy skin lesions while keeping the remaining tissues around the lesion healthy and untouched. Dr. Siddiqui may recommend patients receive cryotherapy treatments to address concerns like warts and molluscum, skin tags, or dark spots on the skin.
What are the Benefits of Cryosurgery?
There are many benefits of receiving cryotherapy with the expert medical team at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic, including:
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Does not require cutting or general anesthesia
- Minimal downtime and recovery period
- High success rate in few treatment sessions
If you believe cryosurgery may be a good treatment option for your unwanted skin lesions, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Siddiqui and her expert medical team. They’ll be happy to evaluate your skin and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you treat your biggest skin concerns.
How is Cryosurgery Performed?
Your cryosurgery treatments will be performed by Dr. Faryal Siddiqui in our beautiful office. Before your treatment begins, a topical or local anesthetic may be applied to your treatment area. This is to ensure you remain comfortable throughout your treatment session. Once numb, Dr. Siddiqui will apply the cryotherapy using a spray or cotton swab. Treatment sessions are typically short, but the length of your treatment will depend on the size and severity of your skin lesion.
What Can I Expect During Cryosurgery Recovery?
Following your cryosurgery treatment, it’s normal for the skin to be red, tender, and blistered for several days. This blistering will typically scab over within one week of treatment, and scabs generally heal on their own within three weeks. If you have any questions about your cryosurgery recovery, we encourage you to contact us at your convenience. One of our medical team members will be happy to assist you over the phone or may recommend coming into the office for further assistance.
How Much Does Cryosurgery Cost?
The cost of your cryosurgery treatments will vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic accepts coverage from most insurance plans. To get a more accurate estimate of your treatment cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.
Cryosurgery is an effective and minimally invasive treatment that can help you address your concerning skin lesions. To learn more about cryotherapy for men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California, contact us at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today to schedule a consultation.