Which pets can benefit from cryotherapy? The following conditions are ideal for cryotherapy:
- Abnormal benign growths
- Skin tags
- Sun induced skin changes such as actinic keratosis
How is Cryotherapy performed?
The procedure is normally done with a local numbing agent and in most cases does not require sedation or anesthesia. The procedure can take 15 to 45 minutes depending on the extent of the lesions. Pets do not require hospitalization and go home with you the day of the procedure. Multiple sessions may be necessary depending on the extent and location of lesions.
What should I expect after a cryotherapy procedure?
Cryotherapy is very effective for minimizing and removing problematic growths. The areas treated typically become dark as the abnormal tissue dies then falls off naturally, allowing healthy tissue to regrow. Gentle cleaning of the surgical site is usually all that is needed for aftercare.