Southern DHB Tokanui Medical Centre
Primary Healthcare Service
Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container with a nozzle and is usually applied by swab or spray. Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating after two weeks.
Because it cannot be stored for too long, you will often find that your GP will treat a number of patients one after the other.
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This page was last updated at 10:30AM on November 3, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Tokanui Medical Centre.