Cryotherapy at Big Sky Dermatology

Cryotherapy is a method of localized freezing dermatologists use to treat localized areas of abnormal or precancerous skin cells. During cryosurgery, we apply extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue. We use cryosurgery to treat a number of diseases and disorders, especially skin tags, warts and actinic keratoses (also known as solar keratoses), which are rough, scaly growths on the skin. We typically use liquid nitrogen to freeze the tissues at the cellular level.

Actinic keratoses develop from years of exposure to the sun. Actinic keratoses are most commonly found on the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, back of hands or forearms. An actinic keratosis enlarges slowly and usually appears as a patch or small spot on your skin. These take years to develop, often not appearing in people until they are over 40 years of age. A small percentage of actinic keratoses lesions eventually become skin cancer.

Discover the difference in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology treatment. Call Big Sky Dermatology at 406.587.SKIN (7546) or use our Schedule an Appointment. Our cryotherapy patients come to us from Belgrade, Gallatin Gateway, Livingston, Ennis, Big Sky and and close-by communities.

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"This appointment was my first ever visit with a dermatologist. I wanted to get a couple of spots looked at and get a baseline on my overall skin health. Dr. Shannon was very gentle and explained everything she was doing. She answered my questions to my satisfaction."

4515 Valley Commons Drive
Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59718