Frequently Asked Questions

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Cryonize is a portable, easy-to-use, cryosurgical device that treats many common skin lesions. it is not bulky, does not require maintenance, and can be used with our cryonize zone applicators or cryonize foam tip swabs. both methods allow for one-handed usage. our metered dose allows for quick 1-minute precise and accurate treatments. this easy procedure can be very lucrative for practitioners and satisfying for patients. most practitioners recover the entire cost of the starter kit within 2-3 treatments (each canister contains an average of 100 freezes). cryonize is bloodless, self-anesthetizing, and environmentally friendly (requires no hazmat fees).

CryoNize is FDA-cleared for the treatment of common warts (verucca vulgaris), plantar warts (verucca plantaris), flat warts (verucca plana), genital warts (condyloma acuminata), molluscum contagiosum, skin tags, seborrhoeic keratosis, actinic keratosis, and age spots (lentigo).

Both liquid nitrogen and nitrous oxide systems require a large initial investment (at least $2000-$4000). Bulky equipment is necessary to store both products. Liquid nitrogen evaporates quickly and needs frequent maintenance. Consumable probes necessary for the nitrous oxide system are very expensive. The teratogenic properties of nitrous oxide also require practitioners to use extra caution and abide by strict OSHA guidelines. The only disposable nitrous oxide product is 5 to 6 times more expensive ($14-21) per freeze, has only a 6 month shelf life once activated, and contains only 16-24 freezes per unit. CryoNize does not require any large initial investment, has a 2 year shelf life, and costs only $3 - $5 per average treatment! For your convenience, each unit contains approximately 100 freezes.

  • FDA-cleared, clinically proven, quick, safe, portable, easy-to-use
  • CryoNize uses our specialized CryoNize Zone Applicators to isolate the lesion and provide enough room to allow treatment of demarcated regions and margins.
  • One-handed operation
  • CryoNize also provides CryoNize Foam Tip Swabs of 3 different sizes for hard to reach and bony areas.
  • No uncontrolled spray
  • Painless, bloodless, self-anesthetizing
  • Long shelf life of 2 years
  • Easy to learn
  • Reimbursable office procedure that usually covers its cost within 2-3 treatments. Each unit contains an average of 100 freezes!
  • The most PRECISE and ACCURATE freeze!

CryoNize is a bloodless, self-anesthetizing procedure that is quick and easy. Surgery and electrocautery can be used, but practitioners need to take precautions against bloodborne pathogens such as HIV, eliminate medical waste, and address wound care. CryoNize is much easier, quicker, and costs only $3 - $5 per average treatment.

Since most governing bodies allow non-physicians to perform these procedures, NPs and PAs can help increase revenue with this quick and easy procedure. CPT codes in the 17000 series have been extremely valuable for reimbursement. For genital warts, be sure to code in the 46000, 54000, 56000, or 57000 series for best reimbursement. Reimbursement from $185 - $1200 is common in some states depending on location of lesions and level of complexity. Compensation depends on the individual state, and varies among insurance carriers.

The following equation demonstrates how doing just a small number of lesions can dramatically increase revenue.

25 lesions/month X $200/treatment = $50,000 extra revenue per year

Because the average freeze costs you only $3 - $5 and reimbursement is usually high, you usually recover the entire cost of the starter kit within 2-3 treatments.

A canister of CryoNize will last for an average of 100 freezes. Because CryoNize is so precise, no cryogen is wasted on uncontrolled spray and blowback. Replacement kits are available.

Practitioners often utilize multiple freeze - thaw cycles, especially with the more difficult lesions, such as plantar warts. With plantar warts, it is especially important to remove superficial thick layers before cryosurgery to achieve best results. Salicylic acid after cryogen treatment can also be used for these more difficult lesions. Podophyllin is sometimes used as an adjunct for genital warts. Ballooning can be used for difficult lesions. This involves injecting lidocaine with epinephrine under the lesion. The resulting vasoconstriction allows the freeze to penetrate deeper and last longer. In general, patients may be retreated in 2 weeks if necessary, although the majority of patients will achieve results in only one office visit.

The CryoNize Foam Tip Swabs can be reused on the same patient, but are disposable and cannot be used on another patient. The CryoNize Zone Applicators can be reused on different patients after sterilization with a low or intermediate level EPA registered disinfectant.