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How the Compound W Freeze Off® Wart Removal System Works

You may already know how effective the Compound W® Freeze Off® Wart Removal System is. But, do you know how it works to remove warts?

The Compound W Freeze Off® Wart Removal System uses the same “wart freezing” process that doctors have performed in their offices for years. Called cryotherapy, which simply means cold therapy, the process consists of applying an extremely cold liquid or instrument to freeze and destroy abnormal skin cells.

Instead of the liquid nitrogen typically employed by doctors, the Compound W Freeze Off® Wart Removal System uses a mixture of dimethyl ether and propane that freezes warts at a temperature of -70°F (-57°C). You simply saturate the specially designed foam applicator with the mixture and apply it to the wart to freeze its core.

The Compound W Freeze Off® Wart Removal System enables you to easily and safely freeze and destroy targeted skin growths without damaging the surrounding skin. It freezes warts on the spot, killing both the virus and the infected skin. Typically, the wart falls off within two weeks’ time and new skin grows in its place.

When the foam applicator is pressed on the wart, freezing begins within a few seconds and the skin turns white. At that time, you may experience a slight aching, itching and stinging feeling.

After the applicator is removed, the discomfort will quickly decrease and completely disappear within a few hours. Once the area thaws and color returns, you may see redness the size of the frozen area.

A blister, often filled with blood, may also form under the wart within a few days, though it may not be visible. In about 10 to 14 days, the frozen skin and the wart should gradually fall off or disappear. In general, one treatment is all that you’ll need. However, if a wart or part of it remains after two weeks, you can safely treat it again.

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