Cryotherapy is mainly applied by Dermatologists - Venereologists. It can also be used in neurosurgery, oncology, gynecology, urology and ophthalmology.
Yiannis Neofytou2018-12-07T13:36:43+02:00How is it performed?Yiannis Neofytou2018-12-07T13:36:43+02:00
The low temperature of the tissue is usually achieved through the use of liquid nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen is usually kept in special containers. During the contact of liquid nitrogen to the skin , through spraying or contact probes freezing if the skin is caused . Soon swelling and redness are created in the area and [...]
Yiannis Neofytou2018-12-07T13:35:43+02:00How does cryotherapy work?Yiannis Neofytou2018-12-07T13:35:43+02:00
During the freezing of the skin ice crystals are formed both inside and outside of the cell. This results blood stasis within the vessels, tissue anoxia and finally necrosis of the diseased tissue. A successful technique is considered the rapid freezing of the lesion and its slow defrosting. Multiple cryotherapy sessions of smaller duration cause [...]
Yiannis Neofytou2018-12-07T13:34:55+02:00What is applied cryotherapy on?Yiannis Neofytou2018-12-07T13:34:55+02:00
Cryotherapy is used for treatment of following skin lesions, in alphabetical order: Cherry angiomas Angiolymphomatoid hyperplasia Hemangioma Squamous cell carcinoma Acne Actinic lips Actinic keratosis Basal cell carcinoma Oral mucocele Cutaneous horn Cutaneous leishmaniasis Dermatofibroma Scabs Facial granuloma Solar lentigo Folds pappiloma – warts Malignant lentigo Benign hemangiomas Campbell de Morgan Keratoacanthoma Lymphangiomas Leukoplakia Melasma [...]
Yiannis Neofytou2018-12-07T13:32:28+02:00When should cryotherapy be repeated?Yiannis Neofytou2018-12-07T13:32:28+02:00
The frequency of cryotherapy sessions depends on the problem and is determined by the attending doctor. In cases of repeated treatment cryotherapy is applied after 3-4 weeks.
Yiannis Neofytou2018-12-07T13:31:34+02:00Which patients are not suitable for cryotherapy?Yiannis Neofytou2018-12-07T13:31:34+02:00
Cryotherapy should not be performed on patients suffering from the following: Cryoglobulinemia Agammaglobulinemia Cold urticaria Cold intolerance Raynaud’s disease Pyoderma gangrenosum
Yiannis Neofytou2018-12-07T13:29:42+02:00What are the complications of cryotherapy?Yiannis Neofytou2018-12-07T13:29:42+02:00
Cryotherapy is generally a safe method with few complications the most common being hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation and scarring .