Cryotherapy is the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal cells or diseased tissue.
The prefix “Cryo” is from Ancient Greek meaning “cold” and ‘‘therapy’’ refers to the actual treatment. Composed primarily of water, cells crystallize, burst, and die when exposed to extreme cold.
This freeze off technique is used to treat a number of skin conditions with nitrogen oxide. Amongst treatable ailments are small and benign cutaneous masses (sebaceous adenoma, acrochordon (skin tags), etc.).
This process is quick, effective, and fairly pain free.