Cryotherapy is often used for precancerous conditions like actinic keratosis or small basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, as well as warts.
Sometimes called cryotherapy, it is not a surgical procedure that involves cutting of the skin. Rather, it is the use of extreme cold produced by liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy abnormal tissue. The liquid nitrogen can be applied directly to the skin with a spraying device or a cotton swab.
This process is repeated several times in the same clinic visit. After the affected area of skin thaws, it will swell, blister and crust. The wound may have fluid draining from it for a period of time and take a month or two to heal, leaving behind a scar and possible discoloration after treatment. Mild blistering and tenderness are also expected results and part of the normal process for destruction of abnormal tissue.
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Tanya Wayne PA-C
Tanya is originally from North Dakota-the land of flax and canola and a place where everyone is empowered to be imperfect. Growing up active in sports lead her to North Dakota State University where she pursued a double major in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. Her upbringing set the stage for her love of sports, health, the outdoors and travel.
Tanya moved to Oregon in 2003 was accepted to Pacific University School of Physician Studies. She earned her MPAS and has been practicing medicine here for over 15 years. She is well versed in many areas of clinical practice but her passion has always been in aesthetics. Tanya is excited to be working with the team at Knott Street Aesthetics where the focus is on educating the public about evidence-based anti-aging strategies and techniques.
Aging is an inevitable phenomenon but also has a wonderful beauty we should have respect for. “
Olivia Gill LE,CAE
Olivia graduated from Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics in 2015 and has been working full time as a Certified Advanced Esthetician and Laser Safety Officer for the last 6 years. Olivia’s favorite part about her job is helping her patients feel more confident in their own skin. She takes pride in tailoring each skin care regimen and treatment plan to fit everyone’s lifestyle and budget. When she’s not pampering patients, she enjoys camping, traveling, and quality time spent with her family, husband, and Corgi puppy- Ginger!
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