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Cryotherapy versus Laser

The knowledge of the performance of cryomedicine devices is important to ensure a sufficiently safe therapeutic effect. Therefore are suitable only cryomedicine devices with defined performance parameters . These are devices with nitrogen flowing through (N2) or nitrous oxide through flowing (N2O) applicators or the open treatment with liquid-nitrogen or liquid-nitrous oxide (our patented cryosurgical system "Liquid freezing" ) ; Two of today’s comprehending spectrum of cryogen agents in the field of dermatology.

A dermatological freezing treatment shows a good aesthetic result, is bloodless, almost painless, requires no anesthesia, leaving no side effect, without complications. It takes a purely biological skin renewal process with complete healing and regeneration of the affected skin area, which takes its normal function again. The affected skin area is frozen for a few seconds. The skin reacts as if to a slight sunburn, and gets darker in the first days ; a necrosis forms and falls between the 7th-12th day. A young pink-coloured skin (atrophy) appears; a scar-free tinged epidermis is leaved , so that the untreated skin area did not more be different of the surrounding skin area . With a plaster, you can protect the skin area after treatment against exposure to the sun (UVA and UVB radiation). The cold treatment is an outpatient procedure. The patient feels no discomfort; a recovery time is not needed.

The dermatological laser treatment is an asset to the dermatologic therapy too. Prerequisite for successful treatment, however, is a correct diagnosis and accurate knowledge of effects to be expected with the various lasers. This is particularly relevant in pigmented skin changes, the preliminary stage of skin cancers and skin cancers self act a part. The pigmentation is removed indeed, but the cell takes still a risk of degeneration in itself. There may be a colorless melanoma, which could unnoted continuing to grow. Here is not the laser therapy the right therapy. Lasers are not a panacea that will make the impossible possible. A doctor should feel obliged in performing a laser treatment to correct the expectation of patients to normal levels and to inform them about risks and side effects: smoke from the laser therapy releases by heating of the tissue evaporated virus material of the upper skin layers, which can be infectively. Safety measures must be provided. Blisters, inflamations and scars can be the result. Lasered skin to UV exposure leads to pigmentation. "Don’t use the laser , if you don’t need it," so the statement from the pioneer of the laser itself.

The most common everyday skin lesions can be treated at least so good, better or more simply with other therapies. Here has to be taken categorically as an example our simplified cryo-technique , the so-called “Liquid freezing” -system that proved as a therapy to well-being of the patients. The success rate is on average 93% of all treated lesions as a rule with only one treatment.