Have you tried all the home remedies there are for your child’s warts but can’t quite seem to get rid of them? Come in and see Dr. Samantha Casselman, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, at Happy Skin Pediatric Dermatology for cryotherapy treatments.
We understand how overwhelming a doctor’s office may be for a child. That’s why our pediatric dermatology office and services are designed with children’s comfort in mind. She’ll ensure your child is comfortable throughout their treatment process and through their follow-up visits, so you can have peace of mind that your child is getting the skin care they need.
Dr. Casselman is also a firm believer in providing her patients with integrative dermatology treatments, which combine the powers of evidence-based medicine with holistic treatment methods to treat all aspects of a patient’s condition. In addition to your cryotherapy treatments, Samantha may recommend some less invasive remedies to help prevent warts from reappearing in the future.
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is an advanced treatment for different types of warts, including common warts and plantar warts. This procedure involves the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze and eliminate problem areas. Cryotherapy is a very safe and effective treatment for warts, as it is able to reach and eliminate the root of each wart treated. Dr. Samantha Casselman, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, may suggest cryotherapy as a wart treatment for your child if their warts have not been responsive to acid-based treatments or topical creams.
What to Expect with Wart Freeze Off
Before your child’s cryotherapy treatment begins, our provider will go over the cryotherapy procedure in depth, so your child knows exactly what they can expect when the procedure begins. To perform cryotherapy treatments, our provider will apply short bursts of liquid nitrogen to your child’s affected areas. This application of liquid nitrogen may be uncomfortable, but only for a few seconds. This process will be repeated with each wart on your child’s body.
It's important to note that cryotherapy treatments will not be performed on the face or groin. In addition, we will not force treatment upon children who are unwilling to participate. The quantity of warts being treated is at your provider’s discretion.
What to Expect After Cryotherapy Treatment
Cryotherapy treatments cause a blister to form around the treated warts. These blisters will scab over and eventually slough off over a period of about a week. During this time, we ask that you keep your children’s wounds clean and protected from the sun. Eventually, mild scarring may occur in the area.
How Many Cryotherapy Treatments Will My Child Need?
The number of cryotherapy treatments your child will need depends on how many warts your child has, and the number of treatment sessions recommended by your provider to achieve desired results. The best way to find out how many cryotherapy treatment sessions your child will need is to schedule a consultation with our pediatric nurse practitioner, Samantha Casselman. She’ll be happy to evaluate your child’s skin condition and provide you with a personalized treatment plan based on your child’s individual needs.
Cryotherapy Wart Treatments in Phoenix, AZ
Don’t let your child’s warts keep spreading. Instead, get them treatment to remove their warts once and for all. Cryotherapy treatments are a safe and effective way to eliminate your child’s warts. If you have any questions about the services offered at our practice, please give us a call at (602) 837-3376. To schedule an appointment with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Samantha Casselman, please use our convenient online appointment request form.