Lincoln Footcare - Cryotherapy Verruca Treatment
Cryotherapy is one of the treatments available to treat a Verruca. Cryotherapy is a controlled destruction of the tissues using very low temperatures, i.e. freezing of the skin. Ice is formed inside and outside the cells, disrupting the cell where the virus is living. The aim is to freeze as quickly as possible so that the cells have no time to defend themselves. Ideally, the treatment ruptures the cells and releases the virus into the blood stream. The body’s immune system is then thought to fight off the skin infection.
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WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THE TREATMENT?
1. Skin preparation: removing all calluses, dead skin surrounding the verruca.
2. Freezing: The freezing will last a few seconds with cycles of application/rest.
3. Dressing: We most of the time cover the area with a small plaster to keep for the first day.