Reducing patient pain and providing relief with the Zimmer Cryo Cooling device
The Zimmer Cryo Cooling device is an award winning system that minimises pain and injury during laser and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments and provides temporary relief for cosmetic injections. According to data released by the Aesthetic Buyers Guide, over 51% of the most profitable aesthetic office procedures could be made more comfortable using the Zimmer Cryo Cold Air Cooling system. Some of these procedures include skin rejuvenation, laser hair removal and laser wrinkle reduction, Botox, chemical peels and sclerotherapy.
The Zimmer Cryo Cooling system uses a compressor system similar to a refrigerator to generate a permanent stream of cold air with a flow of 500 to 1,000 litres per minute and temperatures as low as -30 Celsius, depending on the cooling level required (range of 1 to 9). The system consists of a thin tube with a special cooling adapter and the stream of cold air that hits the skin exactly at the place of the laser beam application. The adapter is easily fitted onto all laser types.
In a study carried out in Germany of 166 patients undergoing various treatments using different laser systems, 86% preferred cold air therapy. This study also found that, on average, the pain relief was 37% better with cold air than cooling with ice gel. The increased protection of the skin also made it possible to increase laser energy levels by 15-30% and to reduce the rate of side effects (erythema, purpura and crusting). All patients in the study who were epilated in the armpit and bikini area said that cold air therapy had a better analgesic effect than icepacks and gels Doctors performing the treatments noted that the procedures became more practical, safer and more pleasant with application of cold air. This resulted in treatments carried out more quickly and with no breaks to apply a cooling medium. They also noted that the treatment area remained visible at all time and after treatment the patient did not have to clean any remaining cooling substances off of themselves.