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UltraFreeze Cryotherapy

UltraFreeze™ Cryotherapy Q & A

Am I a candidate for cryotherapy?

Whether you’re in the middle of your first plantar wart outbreak, or your warts keep popping up no matter how hard you try to prevent them, cryotherapy may be right for you. Generally, cryotherapy for plantar warts is an ideal treatment solution if:

  • Over-the-counter or traditional salicylic acid treatments haven’t worked
  • Plantar warts are spreading or aren’t improving
  • Warts are causing pain or discomfort

During your evaluation at New Jersey podiatry clinic, Dr. Petkov can let you know if cryotherapy with UltraFreeze is right for you.

What happens during a cryotherapy treatment?

Your cryotherapy treatment is entirely tailored to you, based on the severity of your wart outbreak. Cryotherapy with UltraFreeze involves using liquid nitrogen, which has a temperature as low as -320°F, to freeze and destroy warts.

Depending on your treatment plan, podiatrist Clifton, NJ Dr. Petkov may apply the liquid nitrogen directly to your warts, or he may numb your skin, shave away the warts, then treat the underlying skin directly. Cryotherapy can cause brief periods of stinging, but as soon as your skin numbs, which takes only a few seconds, you shouldn’t feel a thing.

The entire in-office cryotherapy procedure requires no downtime, so you can go right back to your regular activities. Dr. Petkov can counsel you on how to care for your treated skin at home as it heals.

How many cryotherapy sessions do I need?

In most cases, it takes more than one UltraFreeze cryotherapy session to permanently resolve a plantar wart outbreak. You could need up to 3-4 cryotherapy sessions, each spaced about 2-3 weeks apart. Qualified foot doctor Clifton like a Dr. Petkov lets you know about how many cryotherapy sessions you’re going to need when you come into Premier Podiatry for your initial exam.

For optimal results and even faster healing, Dr. Petkov might even suggest applying a prescription-strength salicylic acid solution to your treated warts between treatments. This topical treatment can further help you get through a wart outbreak and prevent future occurrences.

Find out if UltraFreeze cryotherapy is right for you by scheduling a consultation at Premier Podiatry. Click on the online scheduler or call the clinic directly.

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