Cryotherapy is often used by GP’s to remove skin growths such as skin tags or warts. The process is very easy, hardly causes any pain and is over very quickly. Your GP will use a very cold substance such as liquid nitrogen to make the skin tag very cold. This freezes them off, killing the cells within the skin tag, blocking the blood supply to the area and causing it to eventually drop off. The cold substance can be placed on the skin using a cotton bud, sprayed over the area or targeted using a specialised probe. The process is over within minutes, although for larger skin tags you may need to have more than one treatment before it is completely removed.
You cannot book directly into this service and must be assessed by your usual doctor.