Treatment: Cryotherapy of Lesions

Cryotherapy refers to a minimally invasive treatment in which surface skin lesions are frozen using cryogens such as liquid nitrogen. This results in a superficial cold burn that heals within a few weeks.

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Why you might need?

Cryotherapy can assist with a wide range of skin conditions from sun damage (such as actinic keratoses and Bowen’s disease), to low-grade skin cancers like superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma, as well as raised skin lesions like warts and fleshy moles.

Treatment Info

The cryotherapy procedure involves liquid nitrogen to be applied to the skin by using a spray device, to freeze the targeted area. The frozen skin becomes white and takes one to two minutes to thaw back to normal skin temperature and the process may need to be repeated once the skin has thawed. This procedure has the added advantage of not requiring an injection of local anaesthetic and can usually be performed on the day of your consultation procedure.

Treatment Aftercare

We normally work on a quick turnaround of two to three days, your surgeon will usually arrange a follow up consultation with you within a week of your procedure to discuss your results. Sometimes due to extra tests being required there may be a delay in your result but this will be discussed with you.

Treatment Recovery

A few days after the cryotherapy procedure a scab will form and drop off in around one to two weeks. Typically, a wound will take approximately 2-3 weeks to heal over. Scarring may occur and initially be red and raised but will usually reduce in colour and size over several months.

Treatment Programme
Cryotherapy of Lesions


Health Insurance

This service or treatment is generally covered by most health insurance policies. You are responsible for checking your insurance policy cover, and you may need a referral letter. Check which insurance companies are covered.


Self-Pay Available

This treatment is available for self-paying users. If you would like to see more information on pricing visit our pricing and payments page.


Consultation Required

For this treatment you will need to have a 1-to-1 consultation at OneWelbeck first. To book in with our team of expert clinicians or to find out more about the process contact the relevant centre team.


Next Day Availability

We usually have next day availability for this service, please call us to check availability.


Self Referral

No doctor referral needed in order to book this service, although health insurers may require a referral in order for your treatment to be covered.