Cryoneedles A Possible Alternative To Botox In Fighting Against Wrinkles – Part 1 of 3
Cryoneedles A Possible Alternative To Botox In Fighting Against Wrinkles. A recent technology that temporarily zaps away forehead wrinkles by freezing the nerves shows warranty in early clinical trials, researchers say. The technique, if eventually approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, could provide an alternative to Botox and Dysport. Both are injectable forms of Botulinum toxin genus A, a neurotoxin that, when injected in small quantities, temporarily paralyzes facial muscles, thereby reducing wrinkles. “It’s a toxin-free selection to treating unwanted lines and wrinkles, similar to what is being done with Botox and Dysport,” said study co-author Francis Palmer, director of facial plastic surgery at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles.
And “From the prematurely clinical trials, this procedure – which its maker calls cryoneuromodulation – appears to have the same clinical efficacy and safety comparable to the existing techniques”. Palmer is also consulting medical governor of MyoScience Inc, the Redwood City (California) – based company developing the cryotechnology. The results of the clinical trials were to be presented Friday at an American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) discussion in Grapevine, Texas.
To do the procedure, physicians use small needles – “cryoprobes” – to deliver cold to nerves perpetual through the forehead, specifically the temporal branch of the frontal nerve. The cold freezes the nerve, which interrupts the nerve signal and relaxes the muscle that causes vertical and horizontal forehead lines. Although the presumption quickly returns to normal body temperature, the cold temporarily “injures” the nerve, allowing the signal to remain interrupted for some period of time after the patient leaves the office.