Cryotherapy is usually well-tolerated, but you may experience some pain and discomfort if a deep freeze is necessary, although it generally isn’t with skin tag or wart removal. If you do feel any discomfort, you may want to take painkillers, such as paracetamol, for the first 24 hours post-treatment.

You may also experience some swelling and redness at the treatment site, but this should settle down without intervention after two to three days. For a short while, the treated area may also ooze a little watery fluid.

Blistering sometimes occurs, but this should settle down once a scab forms. Some people blister more easily than others in response to the freezing.

In rare cases, infection can occur and may need antibiotics. If you think you might have an infection at the treatment site, do contact us for advice.

Some people experience scarring, pigmentation changes, and numbness at the treatment site but these side effects are rare and usually improve over time. Again, if you have any questions about your skin lesion removal, please do give us a call.