A one-time scar-freezing treatment promises to reduce or eliminate keloid and hypertrophic scars. CryoShape LTD introduced CryoShape™ at the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery / Anti-Aging Medicine: The Next Generation Symposium in New York City. PSP is a media sponsor of this event.

The new product freezes scars from the inside out; penetrating the deep tissues that are often out of reach of other scar treatment methods. Cryoshape uses an intralesional cryoprobe to freeze and thaw deep scar tissue. This allows for enhanced destruction of fibroblasts while blocking further blood circulation in the unwanted tissue. Pigment cells within the skin are not destroyed during treatment . As a result, rates of pigment loss post treatment are significantly reduced.

“One of the most challenging problems for surgeons is the prevention and management of hypertrophic and keloid scars. Many patients suffer from physical and emotional trauma as a result of these embarrassing, unsightly and painful scars,” says New York Plastic Surgeon Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, the Medical Director of CryoShape LTD. “For the first time, CryoShape is offering patients and physicians a long lasting and predictable solution to treat disfiguring scars rapidly and effectively.”

CryoShape is now available in North America under license to CryoShape LTD.

[Photo credit: CryoShape LTD]