Liquid Nitrogen Instructions

What happens after you have “cryo/freezing”: Liquid Nitrogen?

  • The area will sting slightly for a day. The area may peel, have some redness and may blister.
  • This is “freezer burn” so it can become blistered; sometimes the blister can appear blood red. This is normal and occurs from trauma.
  • Leave the blister intact. DO NOT KEEP a band-aid tightly placed on the site that was treated. It will irritate the area and keep it moist, which will hinder the healing process.
  • Once the blister “pops,” place Bacitracin or Aquaphor on the area 2-3 times a day. At this point, you may use a band-aid at your discretion.
  • The purpose of the liquid nitrogen is to make the treated area peel. If you put medication or cream on the skin to moisten it, we may render the treatment less effective.
  • Do Not “Baby” the area

Afterwards:

  • Area may appear scaly, red, or discolored and then peel which looks like scabs.
  • Once the area begins to heal, you may have a scar like darkening or pinkness to the area. Color change is similar to a burn.
  • Use Aquaphor Ointment once a day and SPF 30 daily. The site will lighten over time.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office @ 732.295.1331.
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