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Has anyone had Cryotherapy on a mole?

Asked by tan253 (2826points) May 26th, 2016

Hi All,
I just had a keratosis burnt off yesterday.
I expected that the Dr would put the liquid nitrogen on my mole only but he used a cotton bud it went on my skin as well and now I have a burn around the mole as well – is this normal?
Anyone else had it done, he didn’t really tell me what to expect.
The mole is still there – it looks whitish but it’s not falling off.
What happened to your mole and did your skin burn as well?
I don’t think I’ll get another one burnt off – I will just deal with the annoyance of them I think!

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RocketGuy's avatar

My daughter had a wart frozen off by a doctor. It took 2 weeks for the dead wart-skin to fall off. She had to take care of the skin around it the whole time.

tan253's avatar

Thanks guys, apparently the Dr was suppose to give me an after care form and he forgot so I’m going in to get one – I didn’t realise it takes 2 weeks! Gosh that’s a lot of time for an anxiety sufferer!

Seek's avatar

I had one cut from my finger when I was really young (probably 1990, if I had to guess a year). I can still see the scar, but I know what I’m looking for. It was a raised bump for a long time, and I used it to rest my pencil on when I was writing (I’m sure the callous from the pen didn’t help. I wrote a lot as a kid).

Two weeks for healing is nothing in the grand scheme of things. You’ve got this.

Rarebear's avatar

Don’t worry about it. I’ve burned them off on myself. I especially like dumping the liquid nitrogen on the floor.

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