Let’s start with cryotherapy. This procedure involves freezing your mole with liquid nitrogen. Freezing causes the skin cells to die and the mole to fall off on its own.
Here’s how the procedure works. The freezing substance is applied directly onto your skin with a spray applicator. It usually takes just a minute or two to apply.
As your mole begins to freeze, it will turn white in color. You’ll probably notice redness and blistering soon after as well.
Healing time is usually not more than a few weeks and long term scarring is not a concern. However, some patients experience a spotted area where the mole used to be.
Finally, not all moles make good candidates for cryotherapy, especially large moles or ones that otherwise penetrate deep into the skin. Don’t worry though, your doctor will be able to quickly tell you if this procedure is right for you.