At SL Clinic, Histofreeze is a form of Cryotherapy (treatment of conditions using various forms of liquid nitrogen). We employ the Histofreezer®, an FDA approved clinical system.
Treats a wide range of common lesions
Histofreeze is indicated for most commonly encountered warts and benign lesions such as: warts, actinic keratosis, seborrheic keratoses, skin tags, age spots, condyloma acuminate and molluscum.
✓ The efficacy of Histofreeze has been proven through clinical studies and clinical use spanning over 19 years
✓ Faster and less invasive than cutting or burning
The Histofreezer® allows targeted treatment of the wart or benign lesion and freezes at temperatures warmer than -60ºC, reducing the chances of scarring. Histofreeze is safe for adults, and children 4 and over.
Histofreeze, is clinically proven with clinical use spanning over 19 years. While Histofreeze is a safer method amongst Cryotherapies, it can only be performed by a trained doctor.
Depending on the size of the lesion and patient recovery, most lesions resolve after 3 treatments, once every two weeks.
After assessing your needs, the doctor can quickly get the Histofreeze done in less than a minute.
Upon completion of recommended course, results can be permanent. Results vary by the individual and lifestyle choices.
There may be slight blistering. Minor discomfort is common and can last for up to 2 days. This can be relieved with paracetamol.
The wound healing time can vary between a few days to a couple of weeks for larger areas. Patients with smaller, less prominent lesions usually return to daily activities after treatment.
Sometimes the area may swell up, blister and can fill with blood. This is quite normal following Histofreeze. Blisters can be pricked with a sterile needle and an antiseptic cream can be applied morning and evening until the healing process is complete.
If you feel the pain is not subsidizing after four or five days of the treatment, and the area looks red and angry, please inform our clinic.
Histofreeze is safe for most healthy adults, and children over the age of 4. As with all medical procedures, you should be sure to disclose all of your medical history and current habits such as smoking and use of blood-thinners, medications, birth control pills, or supplements.
Histofreeze is unsuitable in the following circumstances:
- Lesions that are not benign. Find out by speaking to our doctor who will assess you in person
- Those with a risk of leg ulcers and older patients should avoid Histofreeze on the gaiter area of legs
Pre-care: Please shave any hair around the lesions the night before treatment. Longer, thicker hair can be in the way of treatment.
Post-care: Wash the treated area on a daily basis to keep the area clean and to gently remove any loose scabs. Avoid prolonged exposure of the treatment area to sunlight.