Some skin conditions can be managed by a skin cancer doctor, without the need for surgery. The skin GP’s commonly use cryotherapy (freezing) at Brisbane City Skin Clinic.
What is Cryotherapy Used For
Wart treatment – viral warts
Other skin lesions such as sun spots (actinic keratosis)
What to Expect From Cryotherapy
The procedure is safe and downtime is minimal. It involves spraying the lesion with liquid nitrogen for less than a minute. It can be painful, but this will be transient.
After the skin lesion has been sprayed, the area will be red and may swell. There is usually a white spot from the ice and a blister may occur within a few hours. This is a normal response from the skin and healing will take place over a few days while the skin repairs.
Sometimes a scab will appear, and may drop off once healed. Keeping the area clean and protected with a simple dressing will prevent irritation from clothes and facilitate healing.
If you are concerned about your wart treatment healing, you can chat with one of our friendly Registered Nurses.
Wart Treatment Duration
Due to their viral nature, warts often require more than one application of liquid nitrogen. The number of sessions that you require will be determined by the skin doctor during your consultation.
Information for New Patients
We welcome new patients to Brisbane City Skin Clinic. If you are a new patient, we ask that you arrive at Brisbane City Skin Clinic 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete a New Patient Form. One of our receptionists will be in contact the day before your appointment to confirm, either via SMS or telephone call.
Due to our inner-city location, if you are not walking from your office or catching public transport, we ask that you be mindful of the time required to park and walk to our clinic. The nearest car parks to our clinic are Wintergarden Secure Park and Myer Centre Car Park.