Cyrotherapy Is the controlled destruction of unwanted tissue by precise application of extreme cold (-196° C for liquid nitrogen and -89°C for nitrious oxide)
The medical literature has confirmed that cyrotherapy is a quick and easy alternative. It prevents pre- operative and post-operative incidents such as bleeding and infections. No bleeding means this technique can be used by podiatrists.
How does it work ?
- Light analgesia using cold treatment
- Appearance of edema 30 minutes following treatment. This edema disappears in the course of the day
- Necrosis of the treated tissue occurs within 3 days
- 7 to 10 days after treatment the necrotic tissue falls off
- Healthy tissue forms to replace the necrotic tissue
- Full recovery within 3 to 6 weeks
Current medical techniques
- Electrocoagulation or cauterisation through use of a probe (sensor ?) (effective but painful scar)
- CO2 laser under anesthetic in rare or difficult cases (effective but results in scarring).
- Surgical removal (effective but risk of infection of the scar)
- Cyrotherapy: The most frequently used technique as it is simple and quick (pain)
The method preferred by your podiatrist to treat warts/verrucas is the “Cyropen”
The combination of high pressurized nitrious oxide with a minute nozzle adapted to the size of the wart/verruca enables a very low temperature (-89°C) to be used simultaneously with a strong and monitored mechanical action.
Important: After a clinical appraisal of the lesion (corn? Wart? Verruca? ) your podiatrist will choose an appropriate treatment for the patient. A range of treatments may be used together in order to treat the wart/verruca radically: Ktaping, iontophoresis, homeopathy.