CryoProbe for Skin Irregularities
The CryoProbe™ is a medical device developed by HO Equipments, a medical technology company that specializes in making equipment used in cryosurgery. This device is used in cryosurgery procedures and is especially effective at removing warts and other unwanted skin conditions.
What is the CryoProbe™?
The CryoProbe™ is a hand-held device about the size and shape of a fat pen. It contains a cartridge filled with nitrous oxide (N2O) and comes with a variety of applicators that control the flow of the gas. The applicators come in different shapes and sizes and thus have different uses.
In addition to warts, the CryoProbe™ can also be used to remove skin tags, freckles, actinic keratoses and other benign blemishes. Small blemishes typically go away after one treatment, but larger or deeper blemishes may require multiple treatments to completely eradicate them. It all depends on the unique situation.
How is it Used?
To put it simply, the CryoProbe™ is used in cryosurgical procedures to remove warts and other blemishes. The medical professional holds the device and presses a button to make it release nitrous oxide that immediately freezes the wart. The sudden freezing causes the cells in the wart to expand and burst. The wart should go away within a week or so.
Treatment with the CryoProbe™ is very quick, and the patient will typically not need anesthesia. There is virtually no recovery time, so the patient may resume their normal schedule after treatments.
The CryoProbe™ should not be used to treat aggressive skin cancers. It is especially not recommended as a treatment for melanoma.
Who is a Good Candidate for the CryoProbe™?
The CryoProbe™ can be used on just about any healthy patient with a benign skin condition. It can even be safely used on children. The medical professional will need to be particularly careful in treating thin-skinned areas. Similarly, they need to be careful when treating a patient with lots of pigmented blemishes.
If you are dealing with genital warts, seborrheic keratosis, precancerous actinic keratosis, solar lentigo (age spots), benign moles or facial lesions, make an appointment at Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about the CryoProbe™. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in McAllen!