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Freeze Off Wart Remover
Seborrheic Keratosis: Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery). Cryosurgery can be an effective way to remove seborrheic keratoses. However, it may not work on large, thick growths, and it may lighten the treated skin (hypopigmentation). Cryosurgery is more effective at the doctors office because it is much colder, -320 vrs -55 from otc products. ...Read more
No: Nothing is a guarantee in wart treatment. ...Read more
Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very: I have had patients use it for years. ...Read more
Yes: Small ones should freeze off pretty easily. ...Read more
Why wonder: Why wonder just do not do it ...Read more
It depends on the: size of the mole,how deep it goes,how long he has to freeze it, your skin color.. The bottom line is: if it requires extensive cryo, the more likely it is to leave a scar ...Read more
My bf has a wart on his hand.He's tried OTC freeze off, liquid wart remover, also saw a dr. Who tried to freeze it & its still there.Whats left to try?
Freeze: Freezing with nitrous oxide or liquid nitrogen will destroy most, but may require several treatments. The wart has layers like an onion, and some are below the skin surface.If you only destroy the top part, it regrows from below.I routinely freeze them, cut the dead skin off and freeze again and recheck them in a week for final touch up as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beware: I would strongly encouraged you to avoid over the counter wart removers, whether it be salicylic acid based or cold based when addressing genital warts. That area is quite sensitive and is best addressed by your primary care doctor or dermatologists. Remember you can do more harm than good trying to treat these at home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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