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What Is Cryosurgery for Skin Cancer?

If you've been diagnosed with skin cancer, it can be difficult to decide what to do next. At Keys Dermatology, our experienced team is here to help you consider your options and decide which next steps make the most sense for you. Here, we'll take a look at whether cryosurgery could be the right fit for your skin cancer treatment.

What Is Cryosurgery?

Cryosurgery is a type of treatment for cancer and precancerous skin cells. The treatment works by freezing the cells, causing them to die. Most people find that the discomfort of cryosurgery is minimal. At Keys Dermatology, our team has been using cryosurgery for years to help our patients with cancerous or precancerous cells.

What Happens During a Cryosurgery Procedure?

There's no need for general anesthesia in order to have cryosurgery. At Keys Dermatology, your doctor will recommend that you take pain medication before your appointment. You'll relax comfortably during the procedure, and our care provider will apply liquid nitrogen to the targeted area on your skin.

While some people only need a single treatment of cryosurgery to treat cancerous or precancerous cells, most people need a few treatments in order to ensure that the problem cells are eradicated. Our team will work with you to develop a course of treatment that makes sense for your needs.

Who Is a Candidate for Cryosurgery for Skin Cancer?

Most people who are diagnosed with precancerous skin conditions, as well as those with small basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, are good candidates for cryosurgery. This type of treatment can also be a good fit for people who are experiencing a lesion in an area where they haven't had cancerous or precancerous cells before, as well as for patients who wish to address sun spots.

Schedule a Consultation for Cryosurgery in Key West, FL

Whether you're experiencing a skin issue, are looking for cosmetic dermatology services to help you feel your best, or need ongoing treatment for a precancerous skin condition, the team at Keys Dermatology is here to help. We invite you to call us at (305) 664-8828 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can support you in looking and feeling your best.

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