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Skin Procedures

Dr. Phillip Weinstein and Dr. Adam Weinstein are not dermatologists. However, they have had training and extensive experience providing a number of dermatology services and procedures.

Medical Dermatology

These services include the evaluation and treatment of rashes, acne, poision ivy, contact dermatitis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, fungal infections, scabies, shingles, psoriasis, molluscum, nail disorders, skin cancer screenings and many others.

Dermatology Procedures

These may include skin biopsies, skin cancer removals, benign skin lesion removals, skin laceration repair, minimal incision removal of cysts/lipomas, cryotherapy, electrosurgery and wart removal.


Cryotherapy, also called cryosurgery, cryoablation or targeted cryoablation therapy, refers to the application of extreme cold to destroy diseased tissue, including cancer cells. This modality is used for therapeutic and cosmetic removal of skin lesions.

How does the procedure work?

Living tissue, healthy or diseased, cannot withstand extremely cold conditions and dies from:

  • Ice within the cell. At approximately -40°C (-40°F) or less, intracellular lethal-ice crystals begin to form that will tear apart almost any cell.
  • Bursting from swelling or shrinking. If ice forms only outside the cell, osmosis-the movement of a solution through the membrane of a cell−causes the cell to shrink as it gives up water to replace the water that has turned to ice. Then, as the area thaws, water rushes into the shrunken cell and causes it to burst. For this reason, cryotherapy usually consists of a series of steps in which tumors are repeatedly frozen and thawed.
  • Loss of blood supply. Cells die when their blood supply is choked off by ice forming within small tumor vessels, causing clotting. Since the average blood-clotting time is approximately 10 minutes, the extreme cold is maintained for at least 10 minutes unless tumor temperatures indicate that lethal-ice temperatures have been reached.

Once the cells are destroyed, components of the immune system−primarily the white blood cells−clear out the dead tissue. There is some evidence to suggest that this procedure also stimulates the immune system to attack remaining cancer cells.

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