Cryotherapy Punta Gorda, FL
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a medical approach that uses cold to treat medical conditions or assist with surgical procedures. This approach has been used since the 1700s to treat benign and cancerous conditions.
What is Cryotherapy Used For?
Patients in Punta Gorda may benefit from different uses of cryotherapy. The procedure may be used for:
- Reducing cell metabolism
- Decreasing inflammation
- Reducing pain and muscle spasms
- To destroy cells
- Removing skin tags , warts or moles
- Treatment of abnormal cervical cells and more
How is Cryotherapy Delivered?
The most common chemical used to deliver cryotherapy is liquid nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen can be applied to your skin in a variety of ways. A wide area can be sprayed or more precise devices like a tiny swab/application tool may be used to reach very small areas. Cryotherapy is an in-office procedure.
If you are preparing for a cryotherapy procedure and are looking for a cryotherapy provider in Punta Gorda, please call (239) 425-2900 or contact Dr. Doreen DeStefano online.
How will Cryotherapy Feel Like?
Depending on what type of procedure you have, you may have some pain or none at all. For women who are undergoing cryotherapy for the treatment of abnormal cervical cells or cervical dysplasia, there may be a slight cramping sensation, but virtually no pain. Other procedures, like the removal of a wart or skin lesion may trigger a burning sensation. This burning will only last a few seconds.
Preparing for Cryotherapy in Punta Gorda
There are no special steps you need to take for your cryotherapy procedure. Just make sure your skin is clean and dry.
After Cryotherapy / Cryotherapy Recovery
After your cryotherapy is finished, you can expect the area to be red, swollen and may even form a blister. This is normal.
As with any surgical procedure, there are a few risks. Cryotherapy is a generally safe procedure and side effects will vary widely depending on what area of the body is being treated. Some of these complications include:
- Changes to your skin's color
- Nerve injury
Consult a Cryotherapy Specialist in Punta Gorda
Cryotherapy is an effective way to manage a variety of medical conditions. To find out more about your cryotherapy options, contact a cryotherapy provider in Punta Gorda. Call (239) 425-2900 or contact Dr. Doreen DeStefano online.
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