SKIN CANCER

Cryotherapy

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Cryotherapy is a medical treatment that involves using extreme cold temperatures to freeze and destroy abnormal or unwanted tissue, such as pre-cancerous lesions or certain types of skin cancer. It is a common method used for treating conditions like actinic keratosis, which are precancerous lesions that can potentially develop into skin cancer if left untreated.

During cryotherapy, a substance such as liquid nitrogen is applied to the affected area using a spray, cotton swab, or a specialised device. The extreme cold causes the targeted tissue to freeze, leading to cell damage and subsequent destruction. The frozen tissue eventually falls off or is reabsorbed by the body as it heals.

Cryotherapy is often used for superficial skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) that are confined to the top layer of the skin. It may not be suitable for deeper or more aggressive forms of skin cancer.

Are There Any Side Effects of Cryotherapy?

It’s important to note that cryotherapy may have some side effects, including redness, swelling, blistering, and temporary discomfort at the treatment site.

One possible long-term side effect of cryotherapy is hypopigmentation, which means the treated area of the skin may become lighter or lose its colour. This happens because the freezing temperatures used in cryotherapy can damage the cells that produce skin pigment. In most cases, the lightening of the skin caused by cryotherapy is permanent.

WHICH TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE?

Book in for a skin consultation with Dr Tina for an individualised treatment plan.  Your best treatment will often depend on your age, gender, triggers and causes of your condition.

FAQ

Some medical research suggests that avoiding extremely high intakes of dairy and sugary products with a high glycaemic index (GI) may be beneficial for those with acne.

 

Foods that are considered low GI include vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, fish, and whole grain breads and cereals. 

 

While dietary changes may not be a standalone solution for acne, they can certainly help accelerate the progress of acne treatment and improve overall skin health. Combining a healthy diet with medical treatments can provide the best results in managing acne and preventing further scarring.

Morning

  • Cleanser (non-soap)- Gentle, pH balanced cleansing gel
  • Toner- Balances and restores skin microbiome.
  • Lactic acid, salicylic acid - To resurface, hydrate, calm and balance oil flow.
  • 21% zinc oxide moisturiser with SPF 15 PA+++ - Calms skin redness and promotes healing and minimises excess oil flow and breakouts.

Night

  • Cleanser (non-soap)- Gentle, pH balanced cleansing gel
  • Toner- Balances and restores skin microbiome.
  • Niacinamide (B3)- Reduces breakouts and congestion by regulating oil flow.
  • Retinol- Regulates epidermal turnover, oil production and reduces inflammation.
  • Water-based moisturiser- Lightweight, non-comedogenic, oil-free formula.
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