WHAT IS CRYOTHERAPY vs CRYOSURGERY
Cryotherapy is a technique that utilizes freezing power from liquid
nitrogen, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, argon and other various cryogenic
gases. The application of cryotherapy freezes the abnormal cells that are associated
with pesky and unsightly benign skin lesions, keratosis and pigmentation/sun
damage and much more.
Cryosurgery is a type of surgery for
benign or malignant tissues that involves the use of extreme cold to destroy abnormal
tissues and tumors and also described as Cryo-Ablation.
Cryotherapy works by taking advantage of the force of
freezing temperatures on cells When their temperature
sinks beyond a certain level ice crystals begin forming inside the cells
and, because of their lower density, eventually break down those cells.
WHAT IS THE CRYOPROBE?
It is a pen-like instrument that utilizes the latest Nitrous
CryoProbe has an optimal freezing temperature of -127 °F this coupled
with an impressive delivery pressure of 725
psi. The stream of gas under this pressure allows for a quick, effective and direct treatment permeating to the perfect diameter and depth
associated with the lesion.
The practitioner will measure the
area to be treated and select the matching applicator tip which allows the
capability to work within millimeter precision. This allows little to no collateral
damage outside the lesion border, sparing the healthy tissue.
HOW IS CRYOPROBE DIFFERENT THAN THE
Most Cryotherapy treatments use:
The swab, cone spray or press method and use...
Liquid Nitrogen = that has a freezing temperature of −321 °F and is
usually dabbed on with a cotton swab. This method can allow for the opportunity of
damaging normal skin tissues due to the low temperature gradient and
lack of precision to the lesion border.
Carbon Dioxide mixed with Acetone. This forms a slush that is also placed
onto the skin with limited accuracy and creates an opportunity to cause cell death in
healthy surrounding tissues.
Argon. This is usually applied topically with a needle for more control.
Over the counter freeze sprays that are only -42 °F. These are usually
a propane base with aerosols and tetrafluoroethane.
Some of the above methods are spayed through a cryotherapy canister but the
spray emits a fall out or has a cone spray pattern (as seen in above photo) not staying exact to the
lesion and allowing contact with the healthy skin
For Comparison The CryoProbe
is the most
ground-breaking technological advancement offering the most significant improvement in
cryosurgery on the market in the last decade.
The CryoProbe offers: Accuracy, Ultra Cold, Pressure
- Different sized applicator tips ranging from
1mm-10mm – perfect precision
- Only device that can treat as small as 1mm
- Minute precision allows for treatment around the
mouth and eye area.
- Improved patient comfort due to the
reduction of collateral damage to healthy
- Little to NO scarring or white spots
(hypo-pigmentation) left behind due to healthy tissue not being affected
- Ultra fine jet allows millimeter precision
- micro-applicator tips makes the CryoProbe the favored
instrument for facial lesions
- Perfect temperature gradient at -127 °F. Not so
cold that it causes unbridled destruction that could result in scarring or
- This temperature allows for the gradient to
penetrate into depth for heart of lesion
- Prime treatability before thawing at surface
level or upon skin contact
- Much colder than most units on the market which
allows more effectiveness
- Freezing power-penetration allows for fast
dissolution of benign lesions
- 725 psi penetrates faster to the heart of the
- The pressure allows for a precise stream and no
fall out spray
- Allows for treatment right up to the border to
ensure full treatment area
BENEFITS OF CYROPROBE
- Little to no patient discomfort
- Tolerated very well by children and pets
- No complicated pre-or post treatment care
- no anesthesia demanded
- No scarring, minimal surface trauma
- Fast healing of benign skin lesions
How much does it cost?
* this includes a complimentary touch up session *
What can be treated?
All benign skin lesions:
skin tags, solar lentigo, pigmented spots, liver spots, actinic keratoses, seborrheic
keratoses, hemangioma, molluscum contagiosum, condyloma, plantar warts, and many
more...Click slide show below to see
VIDEO OF TREATMENTS
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