New from Paris conf (IMCAS) A new way to treat scars – stubborn, raised (hypertrophic) and some keloid scars

New Device to Treat Scars

At the Paris conference, I saw a new way to treat scars, including the raised (hypertrophic) scars and some keloid scars.

Dr. Welf Prager (Netherlands) introduced a new device called the IntraLyse that treats these scars with long lasting results in 1-2 treatments.   The device uses cold (cryogens) to freeze the scar from the inside after a small probe is inserted under or into the scar.    This was very well tolerated by patients who expressed very little discomfort in the study.   I always hesitate to describe pain levels unless I’ve tried it myself personally.  🙂    Contact the company for status of FDA approval in the U.S.

Dr. Irwin

See Dr. Irwin’s article on Acne Scars and Other Scars In Depth

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

Ask me your skincare question!

Hi, I’m Dr. Irwin, and I believe that consumers need and deserve a medically trained and unbiased skincare advocate.

  • All our content is written and researched by myself and my trained staff.
  • My medical office in Seattle has experience treating thousands of patients.
  • This site is not affiliated or financially tied to any product line.
Ask Me Something
SkinTour Skincare
One of the best investments in your skin is your daily skincare. Why? Because you can prevent many problems with blotchy skin color, lack of glow, texture, some types of acne, and fine lines with good skincare products. You can also correct some of these problems with effective skincare products. Great skincare is often more expensive because quality ingredients are expensive. Some companies spend on research/development which benefits all of us and adds to the cost. Are they worth it? In general - yes!