A smooth and flawless complexion is an ideal for many people and certain persistent skin lesions cannot be addressed through professional skincare alone. Skin tags, moles, and solar keratoses may require treatment with cryotherapy.


Some discomfort is experienced with cryotherapy or cryosurgery procedures however, anesthetic is not generally required. A canistered medical instrument (Cryac unit) is used to apply liquid nitrogen to the treatment area. The freezing occurs in a matter of seconds.


Some redness, swelling and blister formation can be expected. A dressing may be applied if needed to the treated area and the skin can be gently washed daily while the wound heals. A scab will form after 5-10 days and flake off on its own. Full recovery can take 2 weeks for treatments done on the face and longer for the legs. Daily sun protection is recommended to ensure optimal recovery post treatment.

How It Works

Cryotherapy or cryosurgery involves the freezing off of irregular skin lesions with liquid nitrogen. Treatments target unwanted skin tissue at a cellular level and promote the body to shed or slough away the lesion.

  • Number of Treatments 1 or more
  • Treatment Time 5-10 minutes
  • Average Treatment Frequency varies
  • Average Recovery Time 2 weeks

DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.