Cryotherapy is used to apply extreme cold to freeze and destroy abnormal tissue. This can be done both locally or generally depending on the target area. To achieve cold temperatures, substances like liquid nitrogen are typically used due to the temperatures they achieve and how quickly it can be achieved.
Cryotherapy is a beneficial as it is a minimally invasive treatment. In comparison to traditional surgery, cryotherapy generally causes less pain and bleeding and has a lower risk of damaging healthy tissue near the abnormal cells.
Cryotherapy is also used frequently in the podiatry industry for wart removal solutions.