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Cryosurgery in Birmingham, AL

Cryosurgery is an advanced technique of treatment for certain types of lesions that develop on the surface of the skin. The procedure provides patients with quick results and little to no scarring. Dermatologists of Birmingham performs cryosurgery for patients in Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding areas in Alabama.

What is Cryosurgery?

Cryosurgery is a technique that we use to remove certain types of lesions that develop on the surface of the skin. Certain types of skin cancer, such as melanoma, should not be treated with cryosurgery, so you should be evaluated by a qualified dermatologist before undergoing the treatment.

Cryosurgery works by using a medium to freeze the skin, such as liquid nitrogen. The freezing effect destroys the skin cells. We typically recommend cryosurgery for:

Benefits of Cryosurgery

Cryosurgery has been used for more than a century to treat specific types of skin lesions. The procedure is proven to be safe and effective, as well as more affordable compared to other treatments for cancerous and non-cancerous skin lesions.

How Do I Know If I Need Cryosurgery?

Your dermatologist understands the appropriate use of cryosurgery for skin lesions based upon a definitive diagnosis. We will review all your options for treating the skin lesion and help you make an informed decision.

What to Expect from Cryosurgery

The freezing medium is applied to the skin using a cotton swab, spray or probe. In just a few seconds, the medium begins to thaw. Your dermatologist may use a second application of the freezing medium based on the depth of the lesion.

Within a few hours, the area may develop blisters. If the treatment is performed in the eye area, you may have some swelling. After two to three days, the blisters dry, and a scab forms over the treatment area. You will use an emollient to keep the scab moist. The scab lasts for up to three weeks, and you may develop a small sore.

After the skin fully heals, it will blend well with the surrounding skin.

How Much Does Cryosurgery Cost in Birmingham?

Cryosurgery may be covered by your insurance carrier, and we can verify your out-of-pocket costs after the consultation. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers several payment options, including cash, checks and major credit cards. If you are interested in affordable monthly payment, you may qualify for our financing options.

Cryosurgery is typically the first treatment that is used for non-melanoma skin lesions. The procedure is effective and affordable. To learn more about cryosurgery, contact Dermatologists of Birmingham to schedule a personal consultation.

*Individual results may vary. The content on this website is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a qualified physician.