Cryotherapy refers to a treatment in which surface skin lesions are frozen, commonly used for a variety of benign and malignant lesions, for example cryotherapy is consider the best treatment for Warts, actinic keratosis, Seborrhic keratosis, and some Skin tags. And with cryotherapy, patients affected with Basal cell carcinoma (the most common cancer in humans) can achieve almost 99% cure with this treatment (if diagnose early). we can also use it for other Skin cancers, Hyperpigmentation, Age spots, and other skin diseases.
An actinic keratosis is a rough, scaly patch on skin that develops from years of exposure to the sun. It’s most commonly found on the face, lips, ears, back of your hands, forearms, scalp or neck.
Also known as solar keratosis, an actinic keratosis enlarges slowly and usually causes no signs or symptoms other than a patch or small spot on your skin. These lesions take years to develop, usually first appearing in older adults.
Lentigines are due to localized proliferation of melanocytes. The most common type, solar lentigines, arise in middle age and also result from sun damage (age spots). They are most often found on the face and hands, and are larger and more defined than freckles.
The correct term for a single lesion is solar or actinic lentigo. These are common in those with fair skin but are also frequently seen in those who tan easily or have naturally dark skin.
Seborrheic keratosis is a common skin growth. It may look worrisome, but it is benign (not cancerous). These growths often appear in middle-aged and older adults. Sometimes the patient gets just one patch. It is, however, more common to have many but they are not contagious.
Most often, seborrheic keratoses starts as small, rough bumps which then slowly, thicken and get a warty surface. They can range in color from white to black but most are tan or brown.
Skin tags are very common soft harmless lesions that appear to hang off the skin. Skin tags develop in both men and women as they grow older. They are skin coloured or darker and range in size from 1mm to 5cm. They are most often found in the skin folds (necks, armpits, groin). They tend to be more numerous in obese persons and in those with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer. More than 2 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. With early detection and treatment, skin cancer is highly curable. The most common warning signs of skin cancer include changes in size, shape, or color of a mole or other skin lesion or the appearance of a new growth on the skin.
Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is contagious, so it is easy to get this virus. Many people get a wart when they have skin-to-skin contact with someone who has a wart. You also can get a wart by touching something that touched a person’s wart, such as a towel or the floor of a locker room. The type of wart you get depends on the type of HPV that infects you and where it is located.