Popularized in cosmetology for facial aesthetics and cellulite control, local cryo is now used in orthopedics and sports medicine.
What is it Local Cryo?
Local cryo provides short exposures to injured tissue with liquid nitrogen gas to up to -320 Deg F, while the skin surface temperature maintains between 30-50 deg F.
With nitrogen vapor, the skin is cooled down promoting vasoconstriction followed by rapid vasodilation, increasing blood flow microcirculation to a specific region to boost recovery and affect cellular activity.
A natural approach to reducing inflammation and pain.
- Zero downtime
- Quick treatment 5-10 Minutes.
- Increased blood circulation
- Reduced swelling
- Aids in post procedure and post exercise recovery
How does it work?
Intensive vapor flows at extremely low temperatures up to -320 deg F that stimulates your body’s own thermoreceptors to signal pain receptors and cell signaling. Local vasoconstriction (reduced blood flow) followed by rapid vasodilation (increased blood flow) that promotes an analgesic effect to reduce pain. Lymphatic flow and micro-circulation are increased promoting metabolic enhancement, detoxification, with protein and cytokine signaling to reduce inflammation.
Is Local Cryo Safe?
The iceberg has a unique thermal imaging handle with LCD display to indicate optimal temperature and to avoid excessive cooling to an area. An LED Laser light is utilized to promote the optimal distance from contact with the skin surface.
Do you feel cold afterwards?
No. The cold is not penetrating as the nitrogen vapor contains almost no moisture. The patient may experience a dull ache after treatment from the change in blood flow and micro-circulations immediately post treatment
- Cold intolerance
- Open wounds or ulcers
- Current infection
- Active cancer
- Hypothyroidism if sensitive to cold
Is this covered by insurance?
No. Local cryo stim is self-pay but cost effective compared to invasive alternatives. Please contact our office to receive information on a la carte and package pricing.
Contact an Orthohealing representative to learn if Iceberg Local cryo is right for you.