iovera° treatment is simple and only takes about 15 to 30 minutes
First, a numbing agent (topical or injected) is applied to minimize discomfort during treatment. iovera° treatment is not painful.
Then, a small probe (we call it a “Smart Tip”) is inserted into the skin.
Under the skin, a precise cold zone forms, which temporarily freezes the targeted nerve. This immediately blocks the nerve from sending pain signals to your brain for up to 90 days.
Your doctor will repeat this process until the targeted nerve is blocked. The entire treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes.
A novel way to relieve pain with cold
Everyone is familiar with the idea of using cold for pain relief. But iovera° is an innovative treatment that uses cold like no other therapy. iovera° is a type of treatment known as cryoneurolysis (kri-o-nuh-rol-i-sis), or cold therapy, to achieve cryoanalgesia (kri-o-an-al-je-ze-a).
iovera° targets the nerves
The iovera° system is a handheld device that allows your doctor to target specific nerves with just the right amount of cold. This temporarily stops the nerves from sending pain signals. iovera° is precise and safe—it cannot damage surrounding tissue.
You will feel immediate relief after treatment.
See the iovera° system in action.