Removal of papillomas with nitrogen

Removing papillomas with liquid nitrogen (cryodestruction of papillomas) is a popular technique aimed at removing formations caused by HPV. The procedure has a lot of advantages, in comparison with other ways of removing skin formations. Dermatologists increasingly offer their patients to undergo such treatment, because it is safe, effective, affordable and universal. The essence of the procedure is the effect on the papilloma of liquid nitrogen, its temperature is -196 degrees. Such a frost kills the upper layer of the skin and the new growth itself departs during the time.



  • 1General characteristics of the procedure, indications and contraindications
  • 2Procedure
  • 3Recovery after the procedure

General characteristics of the procedure, indications and contraindications

At home, moxibustion of neoplasms with liquid nitrogen is impossible. Removal of growths in this way is carried out in medical offices, where there are all conditions to recreate extremely low temperatures for storage of the substance.

The main advantages of the procedure include:

  • Efficiency. On cauterization of one papilloma takes about 1 minute of time, and within 5-21 days, the crust, appeared from cryodestruction, will disappear naturally;
  • Efficiency. Nitrogen is used even with large papillomas formed next to each other;
  • nitrogen is safe for the skin. In most cases, after the procedure, patients are not bothered by side effects;
  • in almost 100% of cases, scars after removal of papillomas with liquid nitrogen do not remain.

The shortcomings of the procedure include the impossibility of the doctor to control the degree of influence on the neoplasm. Because of this, a specialist can "overdo" and damage a healthy tissue located behind the papilloma. The overwhelming number of procedures take place without such incidents.

Nitrogen is used not only for the removal of papillomas caused by HPV, it also removes other neoplasms - nevi, papillomas, epidermal cysts, warts of different nature.

Nitrogen has a number of contraindications, they include:

  • oncological diseases. An exception can only be melanoma, its removal in this way is solved only with the attending physician;
  • allergic reactions to cold. Hypersensitivity to low temperatures;
  • infectious diseases in acute form;
  • exacerbation of chronic ailments.

There are a number of other relative contraindications, for example, pregnancy, therefore, before the procedure for removing papillomas with liquid nitrogen, a doctor's consultation is mandatory. If neoplasms appeared on the face, arms, legs, abdomen, then the direction for cauterization can give a dermatologist or therapist. In the case of papillomas on the external genitalia, diagnosis and follow-up treatment is performed by a venereologist, urologist or gynecologist.


Nitrogen instantly cools the skin, it freezes the intracellular fluid, due to this, ice crystals form in it. A similar phenomenon kills cells of the epidermis, so is the cauterization of papillomas.

A specialist for one procedure freezes and thaws the tumor within 1-2 minutes. A sharp change in temperature increases the efficiency of cryodestruction.

Complete disposal of the papillomas takes place in several stages:

  1. Nitrogen affects the skin, immediately after the procedure they turn white, become dense. Tingling and burning sensation are possible. If there are pronounced painful sensations during the removal of the neoplasm, the procedure should be stopped immediately.
  2. After the procedure, the area affected by liquid nitrogen may lose sensitivity for several hours, also allow for a small swelling of the dermis.
  3. Nitrogen causes epidermal blisters, they appear 6-24 hours after the procedure - this is a normal skin reaction. Inside these neoplasms, fluid may appear.
  4. Moxibustion gives the maximum effect after 5-21 days after the procedure, pink skin appears on the site of the tumor - an updated epidermis.
  5. After the papilloma is gone, the skin is still recovering. This can take a long time, up to several months. As a result, the skin will have a fresh, familiar look.

In a number of cases, the doctor may recommend that the procedure for removing new formations with liquid nitrogen be performed several times. Usually this forced measure is necessary when the papilloma is large in size.

Nitrogen removes only the external manifestations of HPV, the procedure does not guarantee that the skin will not be covered with new growths a month later. A complex treatment is necessary, the doctor will select the appropriate drugs with which the disease will be introduced into remission.

Recovery after the procedure


Cauterization leaves behind a natural swelling and inflammation, all this is due to the death of a large number of epidermal cells. Such a condition is normal, all such symptoms should pass within 14-21 days. If the recovery process after removal of the new formations with liquid nitrogen is delayed, it is worth to consult a dermatologist.

The wound formed on the spot by the papilloma covers the crust. It protects the body from viruses and bacteria. It can not be cleaned or traumatized by itself - it is fraught with purulent inflammatory processes. To wet the crust is allowed after 4-5 days after the procedure.

It is necessary to be careful not to get cosmetic products - creams, lotions, tonics, to the place where the moxibustion was done.

It is forbidden to use decorative cosmetics. It is advisable to start using cosmetic products only after complete healing of the injured area of ​​the skin.

After the crust is gone, a light pink skin appears in its place. This area of ​​the epidermis is notable for its susceptibility to sunlight, so it should be protected from ultraviolet radiation. For this, you can use protective creams. You should avoid getting alcohol products on this area of ​​the skin, so it's worth to limit the use of perfume, deodorants and other cosmetics. Neglect of this rule can trigger burns and pigmentation spots.

Cauterization with liquid nitrogen is an effective procedure, but it can not be done at home, you need to see a doctor. The specialist will determine the required number of sessions and tell more about skin care after cryodestruction.

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