The popular clinical treatments can be pain-staking, ugly, and pricey. The last thing a person wants to do is spend a lot of money in doctor fees because of having a mole removed with scarring left behind in its place. This is a common result of the cutting away that is involved in tradition surgical removal procedures. It is good to know that freezing moles is an excellent alternative as opposed to surgery for removing skin moles.
During the process of freezing moles, a small amount of liquid nitrogen is applied to the area. Liquid nitrogen is stored at temperatures that is below -320 degrees Celsius. During the treatment, it can sometimes be sprayed directly on a mole, or applied to a cotton swab before placing it on the skin. As it might sound harsh, this is a common method of mole removal with a high success rate. However, there is often a two-week healing process where the affected area must be watched closely to avoid infection.
The freezing method is effective in thoroughly targeting and destroying the cells, as long as the mole has not been too deeply rooted under the surface of the skin. Unlike surgical procedures where the skin is usually cut off, there is not a need for stitches because there is not a wound resulting afterward. The area is likely to blister within a few days after the freezing. It is rare to develop scars from it, yet in some cases it can happen.
If you are freezing moles, it is very important to take care of the affected area to ensure that you avoid infection. The doctor will instruct you to keep the area covered and avoid touching or picking the blister that may form afterward. Blistering is normal. Be sure to follow the advice of your physician about how to take care of your skin after the treatment. If the area becomes painful and you face other issues while the blister is scabbing during the first five days, return to your doctor as soon as possible.