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Cryotherapy for the Treatment of Keloid Scars – CRYO-T VITAL

Localized cryotherapy is gaining traction as an innovative treatment for keloid scars, which are tough, raised scars that typically do not subside on their own. This therapy involves the targeted application of extremely cold temperatures directly to the keloid, causing the scar tissue to freeze and eventually die off.

The primary mechanism behind cryotherapy for keloids is its ability to induce damage to the fibroblast cells that produce collagen, which is overly abundant in keloids. By freezing these cells, cryotherapy reduces the collagen production that contributes to the bulky nature of these scars. Additionally, the extreme cold helps to decrease blood flow to the scar tissue, further reducing its size and the associated itchiness and discomfort.

Cryotherapy offers a non-invasive alternative to traditional keloid treatments like surgery or steroid injections, which can be painful and may have significant side effects. It also holds promise for those who have not seen results with other treatments. Quick and generally safe, localized cryotherapy sessions can lead to noticeable improvement in the appearance and symptoms of keloid scars, making it a compelling option for individuals seeking relief from this challenging condition.

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Credits: NCBI