What are Hypertrophic scars?

Hypertrophic scars are formed at the injury site when abnormal excess of collagen disposition interrupts the healing process and leaves elevated, thick, rubbery lesions at the site of the wound or incision.  Hypertrophic scars are disfiguring and cause daily discomfort. There are multiple treatments to treat hypertrophic scars – some designed to prevent the development of hypertrophic scars, and others to treat them once they have formed.

Standard Hypertrophic scar treatment

Pressure bandages or silicone sheeting can be applied to the scar following surgery or injury to prevent the development of hypertrophic scars.

Other therapeutic methods to treat hypertrophic scar once they appear include daily application of silicone gel , pressure garments, steroid injections which cause the scars to flatten and fade, application of vitamin E oil which cause the hypertrophic scars to become supple, etc.


Hypertrophic scar treatment with CryoShape

The CryoShape probe is a quick and effective keloid and hypertrophic scar treatment method that treats the deep scar tissue  by freezing the entire scar. A sterile cryo-needle is inserted into the core of the scar and liquid nitrogen is forced to freeze the cryo-needle and the abutting scar tissue around it from inside out.

CryoShape scar treatment has been shown to be effective even on large and disfiguring scars with only mild discomfort to the patient. Unlike other modalities of hypertrophic scar treatments that require repeated sessions over a period of time, CryoShape will usually minimizes scars effectively in a single session.