Cryosurgery involves the use of cold in medicine and dates back 4000 years, when the old Egyptians noticed that applying cold on the body eases the pain and decreases the inflammation.
Modern cryosurgery has begun at the end of the 19th century and in the beginning of the 20th century when cooled carbon-dioxide, air, etc. were applied in treatment. Cryosurgery in our times involves controlled freezing of the tissue for the destruction of some of its parts.
Today in cryosurgery liquid nitrogen at a temperature of –196°C is usually applied. To store and therapeutically apply liquid nitrogen a special cryosurgery unit is necessary so that the doctor can enable safe, precise and efficient treatment.
Side effects are very rare and pass quickly.
Spec. Dr. Svetlana Djurisic, dermatologist
Dermatological clinic DERMATIM, Belgrade - Serbia