Kosmetische Medizin 2013 – 34(2): 52-54
FOCUSED COLD THERAPY FOR DYNAMIC FACIAL LINES
KLAUS FRITZ, GEORGE-SORIN TIPLICA
KEY WORDS: Botulinumtoxin, Iovera, cold therapy, dynamic facial lines, neuromuscular nerves
Similar to the treatment with botulinumtoxin, focused cold therapy (Iovera®) targets dynamic facial lines such as crow’s feet and furrows. Thereby, after a pre-treatment with local anesthesia, needles in which liquid nitrogen flows, are jabbed into the treatment area and the nerve tracts are cooled down to minus 20 degree Celsius, thus the muscles – responsible for crow’s feet and furrows – are paralyzed. Compared to the treatment with botulinumtoxin, where one has to wait about 3 to 14 days for the effect to occur, focused cold therapy acts immediately. The effect lasts for about two to four months. This article describes application and efficacy of the newly available device.