Hypertrophic scars are formed on the skin at the injury site boundaries when abnormal excess of collagen disposition interrupts the healing process and leaves elevated, thick, rubbery lesions at the site of the wound or incision. Hypertrophic scars are disfiguring and cause daily discomfort and distress. There are multiple treatments to treat hypertrophic scars – some designed to prevent the development of hypertrophic scars, and others to treat them once they have formed.
Pressure bandages/garments or silicone sheeting/gel can be applied to the scar following surgery or injury to prevent the development of hypertrophic scars.
Therapeutic methods to treat hypertrophic scar once they appear include daily application of silicone sheeting/gel, pressure garments, steroid injections, ablative and non-ablative laser application etc. all of which may cause the scars to flatten and fade. All these treatment modalities necessitate several treatment sessions over a long period of time.
The CryoShape probe is a quick and effective keloid and hypertrophic scar treatment method that treats the deep scar tissue by freezing the entire scar. A sterile cryo-needle is inserted into the core of the scar and liquid nitrogen is forced to freeze the cryo-needle and the abutting scar tissue around it from inside out.
CryoShape scar treatment has been shown to be effective even on large, old and disfiguring scars with only mild discomfort to the patient. Unlike other modalities of hypertrophic scar treatments that require repeated sessions over a period of time, CryoShape will usually minimizes scars effectively in a single session.
CryoShape technology effectively destroys hypertrophic scars and keloids in a single session by freezing the deep scar tissue from inside out.