Here at the office of Charles Kleinberg, MD, you can avail yourself of a wide array of valuable, effective, and safe services for your skin. And when it comes to optimal appearance and the well-being of both your skin and your health in general, one thing is certain: problems such as age spots, sun spots, actinic keratoses, and seborrheic keratoses are anything but pleasant, and can make you feel self-conscious, as well as having a negative effect on you. Well, our Upper East Side skin doctor has a solution. It’s cryosurgery.
How does this method work? By freezing the problem areas or lesions using liquid nitrogen. If this sounds like state-of-the-art treatment to you, then you’re correct. First you are numbed using a local anesthetic. There are various methods that can be used by our Upper East Side skin doctor in order to apply the liquid nitrogen. Among them are as an aerosol spray and with a cotton applicator. The point is to surround the area of concern, such as the age spots or sun spots, with the liquid nitrogen. Depending on the situation, more than one application may be required for maximum effectiveness. The skin that is affected will take about 3 to 6 weeks to heal completely after undergoing cryosurgery. Fortunately, our Upper East Side skin doctor can perform this procedure right here at our office, on an outpatient basis. There is no hospital stay required. This method may not be the best option in all cases, nor for all people. There are potential drawbacks in some situations, including the fact that biopsies of the tissue will not be possible since the liquid nitrogen destroys it. But it does achieve impressive results under the right circumstances.
Book an appointment at our Upper East Side skin doctor office for a consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for cryosurgery.