Cryosurgery in McAllen, TX
Dr. Carlos Ayala is double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and offers cryosurgery (skin resurfacing) for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Cryosurgery?
Cryosurgery is a technique that is used to remove damaged skin, such as in cases of skin cancer, scars, and other concerns. Dr. Ayala uses cryosurgery to remove small irregularities on the skin, such as:
- Facial lesions
- Age spots (solar lentigo)
- Seborrheic keratosis
- Benign fibromas and nevi
What Are the Benefits of Skin Resurfacing with Cryosurgery?
Cryosurgery is often used to remove skin cancer that has not spread to other tissues. Because it is less invasive than surgery to remove a lesion, patients have little scarring and tissue trauma. Dr. Ayala performs cryosurgery with the CryoProbe® device that offers superb control over the administration of liquid nitrogen that is used for smaller skin imperfections and lesions.
Who is a Good Candidate for Cryosurgery?
The best candidates for cryosurgery are men and women who have flaws on the surface of the skin. Dr. Ayala evaluates the lesion to determine if it is cosmetic in nature and can be treated with cryosurgery.
What is the Procedure for Skin Resurfacing with Cryosurgery?
Skin resurfacing with cryosurgery is performed in our office and does not require anesthesia. Dr. Ayala prepares the treatment area and uses the CryoProbe® device to administer the liquid nitrogen for a few seconds. This freezes the damaged tissues with little to no discomfort. The lesion may fall off during the treatment or within a short period of time after the treatment.
What is Recovery Like After Cryosurgery?
The advanced design of the CryoProbe® system reduces patient downtime compared to other methods for cryosurgery. Dr. Ayala explains any post-treatment care at the time of your cryosurgery procedure.
How Much Does Skin Resurfacing with Cryosurgery Cost?
The cost of skin resurfacing with cryosurgery varies, so we can provide more information at the time of your consultation. Prior to the appointment, feel free to review the information about our financing options through Prosper® and CareCredit®.
Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers cryosurgery (skin resurfacing) for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas. To learn more about our services, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayala.