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Cryoshape in Topeka, USA - Robert - 06-06-2013 19:09

I have a consultation with a doctor in Topeka in a couple of weeks who uses the Cryoshape method. He teaches at KU Medical. My son is going to be evaluated for treatment. SOOOOO excited!


RE: Cryoshape in Topeka, USA - c_man - 08-06-2013 12:50

Hi Robert,

Welcome to the community Icon_surprised.

Where does your son have keloid scarring? If they are 'new' or 'young' scars, I believe the chances of having them treated is increased Icon_smile.

If you have performed much research on the doctor you plan to see, feel free to post his details and credentials in the Specialists forum.

Please do keep us updated - good luck!! Icon_toppa

Thanks!
c_man


RE: Cryoshape in Topeka, USA - Robert - 09-06-2013 02:08

Hi,
His keloids are on his chest, back and shoulders. They are really bad and he has had them for about 3 years. He is seeing Dr.Joseph Gadzia, MD

Dr. Gadzia is Board Certified in Dermatology and serves as the Medical Director of the Laser Institute of Kansas. He completed his MD at the University of North Carolina and trained at the Medical Center of Delaware for internal medicine and the University of Kansas for dermatology. Dr. Gadzia is member of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has been affiliated with Kansas Medical Clinic since 2000. He practices at KMC in Topeka KS.

Here's hoping!


RE: Cryoshape in Topeka, USA - Robert - 18-06-2013 20:12

Saw doctor today about the KryoShape method. He said my son's keloids were the worst he had ever seenIcon_sad because of how many there are and how big they are) The cost of the probe is $500 and it is supposed to only be used once, so it would take tens of thousands of dollars to remove them and countless procedures. He charges $600 a keloid. He is, however, going to freeze two of them in July, which will give us an idea of how effective the treatment is for my son and then we will probably have more of an idea on how to proceed. I wonder if traveling internationally would not be a whole lot cheaper??


RE: Cryoshape in Topeka, USA - antone - 19-06-2013 01:44

I'd suggest checking the keloid group on Facebook, there is a member there in NY that had several keloids treated with cryoshape. Not sure why you would need to use a new needle for each keloid instead of using the same one for the same patient, unless the extreme temp of the nitrogen damages the needle??


RE: Cryoshape in Topeka, USA - antone - 19-06-2013 16:45

The rep that supplies Cryoshape confirmed that the probe can be used for multiple keloids per session for one patient.


RE: Cryoshape in Topeka, USA - c_man - 20-06-2013 10:00

Hi Robert, thanks for the update.

(18-06-2013 20:12)Robert Wrote:  Saw doctor today about the KryoShape method. He said my son's keloids were the worst he had ever seenIcon_sad because of how many there are and how big they are) The cost of the probe is $500 and it is supposed to only be used once, so it would take tens of thousands of dollars to remove them and countless procedures. He charges $600 a keloid. He is, however, going to freeze two of them in July, which will give us an idea of how effective the treatment is for my son and then we will probably have more of an idea on how to proceed. I wonder if traveling internationally would not be a whole lot cheaper??

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That is a ridiculous amount of money. And even then it is (presumably) not a guaranteed procedure Icon_shakey.

Regarding the upcoming treatment in July, are you able to take photos of the before/during/after stages of treatment. I've personally not known of anyone who has undergone Cryoshape and so naturally wonder what is involved and what actually happens. If you prefer not to post images if your son's keloids, that's fine too Icon_smile.

Best of luck,
c_man


RE: Cryoshape in Topeka, USA - Robert - 20-06-2013 18:27

I would be happy to post pics. They are working on a large, isolated keloid on the back of his neck and then one on his chest where it looks like 3 scars have merged into one. It is going to be interesting to see how they each respond to the treatment.


RE: Cryoshape in Topeka, USA - c_man - 25-06-2013 14:23

(20-06-2013 18:27)Robert Wrote:  I would be happy to post pics. They are working on a large, isolated keloid on the back of his neck and then one on his chest where it looks like 3 scars have merged into one. It is going to be interesting to see how they each respond to the treatment.

Brilliant, thank you very much. The chest one sounds similar to mine and so I'd be personally interested in seeing now it looks now, during treatment, and afterwards. Of course, it will help several others here who also have similarly places keloids.

Please keep us updated! Icon_smile

Thanks,
c_man


RE: Cryoshape in Topeka, USA - jaycejames - 13-10-2013 19:04

Robert:

My father is in desperate need of cryoshape for his chest. Can you tell me what doctor you use or how I might find a doctor in IllinoisIcon_smile?

Thank you.

Jayce James
Normal, IL