Keloid freezing therapy (cryotherapy) uses cryogen for keloid scar treatment. Keloid scars are removed using a special needle filled with sub-zero temperature liquid nitrogen.
After a skin injury has healed, the overgrowth of dense fibrous tissue causes keloids to appear. Keloid scars can affect anyone.
However, they’re more common in people with dark skin and it’s thought they could run in families. Younger people between the ages of 10 and 30 are more likely to develop them.
It’s important to realize that a keloid will never completely disappear. Nevertheless, it’s likely to become less symptomatic and flatter. Larger lesions are tougher to treat.
First, a doctor applies a local anesthetic to numb the keloid scar treatment area. Then, the doctor uses a special needle filled with liquid nitrogen (attached to a liquid nitrogen source – a cryogun) to pass through the middle of the keloid scar. The nitrogen in liquid form doesn’t come in contact with the skin, blood vessels, or keloid scar.
By exposing the keloid to extremely cold temperatures, between –200°F and -300°F, cryotherapy triggers:
The deep tissues of the keloid will freeze, thereby cutting off the lesion’s blood supply. The underlying skin and blood arteries are safe and untouched during this process. It will generate relatively little change in the skin’s pigment.
In this skin scar treatment procedure, keloid size and hardness are reduced. Small keloids respond best to cryotherapy.
Using cryogen for keloid removal treatment is a safe and highly successful procedure. It’s recommended for clinicians and patients targeting to reduce the appearance and discomfort of these lesions.
Below are some vital benefits of this keloid scar treatment versus other forms of treatments:
The effectiveness of cryotherapy in preventing the recurrence of keloid scars is 97 percent.
Keloids are most often found on the chest, shoulders, cheeks, and earlobes. When in contact with clothing or other friction, keloids might itch and feel uncomfortably tender.
However, most people undergo a keloid removal treatment or keloid scar treatment due to cosmetic reasons. Cyro treatment for keloids can help people with a host of various skin injuries including:
Each keloid has a unique shape and structure. To freeze keloids, a doctor must focus on the location, shape, and size of keloids. Every patient’s condition is different. Hence, a careful and comprehensive keloid scar treatment plan must be made for each patient.
Keloid skin scar treatment for lesions larger than one inch needs effective planning and sufficient pain control measures. A better option for oral pain medicines is to use a durable local anesthetic medication for such cases. Your doctor will discuss this with you during the first keloid scar treatment consultation visit.
Some discomfort may last for the following 8–12 hours. Nevertheless, the pain can be treated with a local anesthetic or painkillers like acetaminophen. It all depends on a person’s tolerance for pain.
Possible side effects of cryotherapy keloid scar treatment are redness, swelling, and blister formation which may subside within 48 hours after the keloid scar treatment.
The patient recovers from the procedure almost immediately. Patients can resume routine activities the same day after the keloid scar treatment because stitches aren’t required.
The cost for a keloid freezing therapy is subject to the size and location of your keloid. In addition, the prices can vary based on the customer’s health condition, the doctor’s skills, and experiences.
A medically trained and highly skilled doctor is crucial to help you reduce the pain throughout the keloid scar treatment.
At Premier Clinic, the treatment cost starts from RM150 to RM500 per session. Our doctor will work out an optimized treatment plan that includes the number of sessions necessary for you.
Bear in mind one matter. Irrespective of the method applied to treat keloids, once you have keloid(s), a high chance of them reappearing is possible. You should consult with a doctor or healthcare provider before undergoing any keloid scar treatment procedure.
Reach out to us to better understand keloids and how to treat them with proper post-treatment care.