Cryosurgery is a non-invasive alternative to a traditional surgical procedure. This is an ideal option for skin lesions such as warts, skin tags, and papillomas that can be removed from your pet. The procedure can be completed in one day and does not require the use of general anesthesia. It causes minimal discomfort and the healing time is very short.
A topical anesthetic is applied to numb the area that will be operated on. During cryosurgery, the area where the cryosurgery is going to be performed will be frozen with the use of non-toxic gas. This gas freezes the area where your pet has a skin lesion. Over the next two weeks, the lesion will scab over and eventually fall off. When the lesion has resolved, new healthy skin cells will regenerate in its place. Medium-sized lesions may require multiple rounds of treatment.
Cryosurgery is not the appropriate course of action for large tumors, but it is beneficial for small to medium-sized skin issues. This treatment is ideal for the following skin lesions:
● Skin tags
● Superficial tumors
This procedure is ideal for older pets or those with skin-related conditions. Consult with your veterinarian in Tuckerton to determine if cryosurgery would be right for your pet.