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About Our Cryotherapy Services

Medical cryotherapy is different from over-the-counter freezing sprays. Cryotherapy, or cryosurgery, is a medical procedure that employs freezing temperatures to treat various skin irregularities. Liquid nitrogen (not dry ice) is applied to the targeted area, rapidly freezing and destroying abnormal tissue. This non-invasive approach is versatile and effective for treating conditions such as warts, skin tags, actinic keratosis, and certain types of skin cancer.

Cryotherapy’s key advantage lies in its ability to selectively eliminate abnormal cells while preserving surrounding healthy tissue. By creating ice crystals within cells, cryotherapy induces cell death and eventual shedding of the treated area. This method is particularly effective for surface-level or well-defined irregularities, offering quick results and minimal discomfort. We use advanced cryogen canisters with a fine tip to avoid treating areas around the target as much as possible.

While temporary cold sensations and mild discomfort may occur, they subside quickly. After cryotherapy, a blister may form and eventually crust over before the treated tissue sheds. Proper wound care instructions are provided to promote optimal healing and reduce the risk of infection or scarring. Multiple sessions might be required based on the lesion’s nature and patient response, with regular follow-ups ensuring effective healing and addressing any concerns. Cryotherapy offers patients a reliable and safe solution.

Understanding Moles

If you are unclear on the mole definition, find out more about it here. A mole, also known as nevus, is a cluster of pigmented cells that appear as dark spots on the skin. They develop due to the accumulation of melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells. 

While most skin moles are harmless, understanding their formation is essential. Explore topics such as the definition of moles, their development, and their connection to melanin production.


Types of Moles

Delve into the various types of moles here: 

  • Congenital moles - Present at birth, larger in size, potential for increased melanoma risk.
  • Dysplastic nevi - Irregular shapes, varying colors, higher melanoma risk.
  • Common moles - Everyday pigmented spots, usually harmless. Vary in color and size, often round or oval.


Signs of Atypical Moles

Identifying atypical or suspicious moles involves paying attention to specific characteristics. Watch for asymmetry, irregular borders, variations in color, and any changes in diameter or evolution in appearance. 

If a mole exhibits these irregularities during self-examination, it's crucial to seek professional evaluation promptly. Monitoring mole irregularities helps in the early detection of potential skin issues, ensuring timely intervention and peace of mind.


ABCDEs of Melanoma Detection

Learn the rules of ABCDE for melanoma skin cancer detection, such as the following: 

  • Assess moles for Asymmetry, ensuring both halves match 
  • Inspect irregular Borders
  • Note Color variations
  • Monitor Diameter, with a threshold of 6mm
  • Be vigilant for any Evolving changes in size, shape, or color. 

Understanding and applying these criteria during mole examination enhances early skin cancer detection and intervention.


Mole Self-Examination Guide

Conduct a thorough self mole examination with these steps. Use a mirror to check moles on all body parts in a well-lit area. Look for asymmetry, irregular borders, color changes, and any variations in size. Enlist a partner for hard-to-reach areas. Perform this skin check at home monthly to detect any abnormalities early, ensuring proactive skin health.


When to See a Dermatologist

Book a dermatologist mole check if you notice sudden changes, itching, bleeding, or any concerns about the ABCDE criteria. Timely dermatologist consultations ensure accurate assessments and proactive interventions, promoting peace of mind regarding your skin health. Don't hesitate; prioritize your well-being with professional mole consultation.




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Take control of your skin health.  If you have concerns about moles or notice changes, don't hesitate to book a consultation for a mole check. We have customers coming in from Brentwood, Downtown L.A., Pasadena, Costa Mesa & Orange County. Schedule an appointment with Metropolis Dermatology today!

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