The Treatment and Prevention of Skin Cancer
Localised Cryotherapy is a form of cryotherapy that has been developed to treat specific localized tissue disorders. It can be used for the treatment of localized wounds such as those resulting from burns, surgery, or car accidents, and also as a therapy for the treatment of sports injuries, sports cuts, and wounds caused by dog bites, stabbings, and bites from children. The localized cryoablation procedure is also known as stereotympathectomy and uses a cannula that is inserted into the blood vessel. Using a pressurized stream of high-pressure liquid nitrogen, this cannula is then inserted into the localized wound.
Prevention of Skin Cancer
The technique used in the localised cryotherapy procedure involves the use of ultra-cold temperatures to destroy any abnormal tissue, leaving healthy tissue unharmed. The methods of localisation have evolved over the years, with the current version involving a narrow tube that is inserted into the limb or into a small incision in the skin, either directly above or within the blood vessel. This tube is later removed after a short period so that the localised cryoablation can continue. Although it was initially thought that only the skin could be cryoablated, it has now been discovered that the skin can also be cryoablated using a cannula inserted into the vein. Localised cryotherapy is extremely successful in treating localised wounds and the most common areas for this treatment are the leg, foot and ankle.
A general principle used in cryoablation is that it destroys the diseased tissue, leaving healthy tissue unharmed, although this cannot prevent new blemishes occurring. As with any type of surgery, localised cryoablation is not suitable for all skin conditions, and those with an increased amount of melanin should consider other forms of treatment. It is also important to understand that although localised cryoablation can be effective in destroying a wide variety of skin and tissue disorders, it is not suitable for all cancers as it can damage healthy tissue. However, it has proven extremely successful in treating a wide range of skin and tissue disorders and is often used in conjunction with other forms of therapy.