What are the benefits of cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a quick and effective method for treating skin conditions. It involves using liquid nitrogen to freeze the tumor, which destroys the affected tissue.
In addition to providing a minimally invasive treatment option for pet owners who are looking for an alternative to surgery, cryotherapy also offers several other benefits:
- Dramatically reduces recovery time compared with other methods.
- Minimal side effects when compared to surgery.
- Stops even extremely small growths from getting worse and affecting your pet’s health.
- Accurately treat lesions in sensitive areas like the eyes and mouth with minimal discomfort to your pet.
What is a cryoprobe?
VIP Animal Hospital offers advanced treatment options for pets. The cryoprobe is a small, handheld device that is used for quick, non-invasive removal of skin lesions from pets. It delivers an accurate stream of nitrous oxide to freeze off even the tiniest of lesions, even in very sensitive areas. Because of its accuracy, our veterinarians can precisely treat and remove affected areas without disturbing the surrounding tissues.
Are cryoprobe procedures painful?
As a pet owner, you may have the same concerns about your pet’s experience as you would for yourself.
The short answer is that no, procedures using the cryoprobe are not painful. Unlike traditional surgeries or procedures, cryoprobe procedures are completed with minimal discomfort to your pet and with a high level of accuracy.
What skin conditions does it treat?
Cryoprobes effectively remove a range of pathologies including:
- Small skin tumors
- Tumors in the mouth
- Perianal adenoma
- Ear tumors
- Aberrant or extra eyelashes (distichiasis)
Due to its accuracy and effectiveness, the cryoprobe can be used to remove many more skin conditions and pathologies in addition to what’s listed.
How long does it take to recover from cryoprobe?
There is no lengthy recovery time with cryoprobe treatments. Your pet will be treated during the procedure and should be able to return to its normal activities afterward.
If your pet has any peculiar growths or lesions, and you believe they would be a good candidate for cryoprobe treatments, give VIP Animal Hospital a call today!