Cryopause (also known as cryotherapy or cryosurgery) is a non-invasive method of treating skin lesions. Liquid nitrogen through a special device is supplied either in the form of sprays or using specific probes. This creates a cold burn on the skin, the depth of which depends on the time of cryopaque application. The dead skin decays along with the "damage", after a few days to a few weeks.
Cryopoiexia is generally painless, but when major damage is destroyed, the use of anesthetic cream or localized anatomy is preceded. The method does not apply to people who are intolerant to cold, Raynaud's syndrome and cryoglobulinemia.
Applies to treatment:
• benign skin lesions: wrinkles, warts, phoney, keloids, hemangiomas, papillomas
• Precancerous conditions: radial hyperkeratosis
• In cases of skin cancers such as basal cell and squamous cell (in early stages or in elderly patients with health problems)
Complications of the method are hyperpigmentation (brown spots) or depigmentation (white marks) that resolve after a few weeks.
Cryopaque is used mainly in dermatology and other specialties such as urology, neurosurgery, gynecology, general surgery, oncology and ophthalmology.