Advice & Treatment for a variety of Skin Complaints – with specialist referral where appropriate.
After treatment the normal wound can blister, ooze, form a scab and take between 1-6 weeks to heal. Reaction to liquid nitrogen is variable, some patients may blister alarmingly, but satisfactory healing still occurs. Complications are uncommon, but may include; temporary discomfort, irritation and redness, infection, hypertrophic scars, nerve damage, hypo or hyper pigmentation;and ulceration of lower leg lesions.
Immediately following treatment, apart from slight discomfort, it will look as if nothing has happened to the skin. Gradually over the next few days, swelling, reddening and sometimes blistering will occur. Blistering may occur within 24hours. Keep the treated area dry, if possible, for up to one week. It does not need any dressing unless blistering occurs. If a blister occurs it may be drained with a sterile needle; and a simple, clean, dry, non-sticky dressing applied. Following this stage, healing will occur. This is usually remarkably pain free and leaves only a very slight scar or none at all. After healing continued care through use of a sunscreen, with an SPF of at least 30, is recommended.In darker skins, there is usually an area of de-pigmentation following treatment. This normally recovers over the following year.