Cryotherapy is a simple office procedure utilizing liquid nitrogen, delivered by a special tip application, to freeze epidermal lesions. It is widely used for many conditions such as warts, actinic keratoses, and brown pigmented lesions.
Liquid nitrogen is considered a surgical destruction of a lesion, that uses a freeze/thaw cycle for 30 seconds. After the treatment, the lesion will swell for a few hours to days, then scab and eventually it should fall off. The entire process can take anywhere from one to three weeks to see the result. Often times the lesion may need to be treated again in 20 to 30 days.
Scar revision and the treatment of acne scarring is simultaneously some of the most challenging and some of the most rewarding work in Dermatology.
The mechanism of injury, the previous treatment modalities, techniques, and the course of healing all must be evaluated carefully in order to determine how to improve on the healing process and alter the outcome more favorably. Frequently, a single mechanism is not sufficient and multiple treatment modalities are required. Sub scission and fillers can be combined to achieve maximum results. Just as frequently, a single operation may not be able to achieve the maximum improvement, and several stages need to be instituted in sequence.
Surgical excision in Dermatology is a simple outpatient procedure that is used to remove moles, cysts and minor skin cancers. The physicians at The Derm performs these procedures daily in the office.
The doctors use fine precision and meticulous technique to assure a beautiful cosmetic result. An office procedure allows the patient to safely and effectively have their skin treated in a comfortable and simple fashion.