CRYOALFA SUPER – Q & A

The Cryoalfa Super

  1. How does the Cryoalfa work?
    The Cryoalfa dispenses nitrous oxide at a temperature of -89C directly on to the skin. This freezes the tissue around the capillary & forma an erythema. The patient will feel a slight burning effect during treatment. After 2 or 3 days a necrosis scab will appear which will detach after 10 – 14 days. The skin will heal with good cosmetic results within 4 weeks.
  2. What is the Cryoalfa suitable for treating?
    Cryoalfa will treat all types of skin conditions including warts, plantar warts, acne, age marks, certain skin tumors and carcinomas.
  3. How many treatments will I get out of a single Cryoalfa Canister?
    Each Cryoalfa Canister has at least 57 grams of gas in it which is equivalent to about 5 minutes continuous flow of nitrous oxide. The number of treatments will vary depending on what is treated but on average you should achieve about 40 treatments per canister.
  4. What is the best way to use the Cryoalfa?
    Apply the Cryoalfa tip vertically directly to the skin, this ensures that the nitrous oxide penetrates into the skin & freezes the deeper skin tissue, it also ensures that the application temperature is a constant -89C. Applying the Cryoalfa for 10 seconds to an area will result in a penetration of 3-4 mm, a diameter of 10mm and a final penetration temperature of -40C.
  5. How do I clean the Cryoalfa tip between patients?
    The Cryoalfa tip can be disinfected with alcohol or any other type of sterile disinfectant. If it has come in touch with blood or any type of infection then the tip should be sterilised at 134C.
  6. How long will a canister last stored on the shelf or in the Cryoalfa?
    A Cryoalfa canister will last indefinitely on the shelf & generally for up to 12 months in a Cryoalfa.
  7. Are there any storage issues with the nitrous oxide canisters?
    The nitrous oxide canisters should be stored away from heat & direct sunlight.
  8. What guarantee do I get with the Cryoalfa?
    The Cryoalfa is guaranteed for 12 months from purchase date. Only nitrous oxide canisters designed for use with the Cryoalfa should be used. The device must not be dropped or modified in any way. Only use as per the enclosed instructions and do not use your Cryoalfa if it becomes damaged in any way.

Cryoalfa – Recommended Applications

Condition                                               Application Time (seconds)
Aging pigmentation                                              1 – 2
Lentigines seniles                                                2 – 3
Lentigines maligna                                               4 – 5
Acne                                                                 4 – 6
Juvenile warts                                                    3 – 4
Actinic keratoderma                                            5 – 7
Solar keratoderma                                               4 – 5
Keratoma senile                                                  7 – 8
Basalioma                                                           8 – 9
Naevus flammeus                                                 6
Naevo fibroid                                                      8 – 10
Soft fibroid                                                         4 – 5
Hemagiolymphangiom                                           6 – 8
Keloids                                                              4 – 6
Verrucae vulgares                                               8 – 10
Plantar warts                                                    10 – 12
Verrucoe seborrhoicae                                        6 – 8
Mollusca contagiosium                                         3 – 5
Granuloma anulare                                              5 – 6
Prurigo nodularis                                                4 – 6
Lichen ruber paper                                           4 – 6
Condyloma                                                         8 – 12
Spinaliome                                                         8 – 10
Lid tumors                                                         6 – 8
Labium carcinoma                                               2 – 5