How Cryosurgery Remedies Common Skin Conditions

Your skin stands between you and the outside world, shielding your body from whatever the worlds throws at you, from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays to bacteria that mean you harm. The evidence of a job well done can begin to pile up as the years go by, leaving you with lesions that range from harmless skin tags to precancerous moles. Luckily, we can wipe the slate clean through cryotherapy.

At Sulkowski Family Medicine, under the experienced and knowledgeable guidance of Dr. Thomas E. Sulkowski, we look after your health from head to toe, both inside and out. When it comes to skin lesions of all kinds, we successfully help our Murfreesboro, Tennessee, patients restore order and good health through our cryosurgery services.

Here’s a look at how cryosurgery can help remedy the most common skin conditions.

The skin you’re in

The average human skin covers an incredible 21-22 square feet, making it the human body’s largest organ. This tough tissue protects your body from the outside world, absorbing and diffusing any number of things that mean you harm. And it does its job well, but not without some consequences. In, quite literally, taking a hit for the team, your skin is exposed to any number of conditions that can leave their marks across the otherwise smooth surface.

Skin conditions 101

To give you an idea of just how many conditions can develop on or just below the surface of your skin, here’s a look at some of the most common skin conditions:

Warts

Warts are lumpy growths that develop on your skin (usually on your hands or feet) as a result of a viral infection called the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Skin tags

These benign skin growths, which are also called acrochordons, mainly occur in the folds of your skin where there’s some friction, especially around your neck, eyelids, bra area, underarms, and groin.

Cysts

Cysts are small fluid-filled masses that can develop just underneath the surface of your skin.

Papules

If you have a small solid bump on your skin, we label this a papule, which includes the warts we mentioned above, as well as insect bites, and some skin cancers.

Scales

If you have a skin condition like psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis, you’re probably all too familiar with the tough-to-get-rid-of dry patches of skin that can develop as a result.

Actinic keratosis

These precancerous growths develop on the heels of too much sun exposure and usually appear on areas of your body that are the most exposed, such as your face and hands.

In addition to these conditions, macules are extremely common, which include any small discolorations, such as freckles or port wine stains.

A freezing solution

With our cryosurgery, we can clear your skin of many of these common skin conditions by freezing them with cold liquid nitrogen. This therapy works quickly to destroy the problematic cells, causing them to slough off, leaving smooth skin in their wake.

Our cryosurgery is a quick, in-office procedure and there’s no downtime afterward. Your skin may flake off for the next week to 10 days, but the end result is well worth it as you’re rewarded with healthy, problem-free skin.

If you’d like to explore further how our cryosurgery can help clear your skin of the most common skin conditions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Or you can use the online booking tool on this website to set up an appointment.

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