ZIMMER LASER REVIEW
Founded in Germany over 30 years ago, Zimmer manufactures the Cryo Chillers. These widely used skin cooling systems are used in over 60 countries around the world. Today the most commonly used system is the Cryo 6, which is the newest incarnation of the previous machine, the Cryo 5.
The Zimmer Cryo is an award winning technology as it is the “Editor's Choice Award for Best Stand Alone Epidermal Cooling Device” from Aesthetic Trends and Technologies.
Zimmer machines work for the following applications:
- Temporary relief from injections
- Minimized pain during laser procedures
- Lowers risk of thermal injuries due to procedures
Zimmer cooling machines are great for keeping patients numb and comfortable. They are typically used with the Cynosure Apogee Elite and make a considerable difference when it comes to pain management. Additionally, practitioners are pleased to find that the Zimmer machines do not require consumables.
Essentially, the new model the Cryo 6 is quite similar to the Cryo 5. The machine now comes with a glass countertop so it is possible to put items on top during treatment. The Cryo 5 is taller and skinnier.
You may be surprised to hear this, but we actually find that clinics and patients alike prefer the Cryo 5 over the Cryo6. The Cryo5 gets much colder and the treatment is more pleasant as a result.
If you are looking for a Zimmer, don’t just immediately select the Cryo6 and assume it is superior because it is the newer model. We find most people are happiest with the Cryo5 due to the fact it is a more powerful machine.
Who is Happiest with the Zimmer Brand?
Our clients that use IPL or Lasers without built-in cooling systems are the happiest with the Zimmer machines. Primarily, this product is used to accompany Cynosure systems due to the fact that they lack built in cooling systems.
What Do You Need To Know Before You Purchase a Zimmer?
If you are looking to get a good deal on a Zimmer, check the machine out yourself before purchase to ensure it is running perfectly. Also check to see when the machine has been most recently serviced.
Typically, you can expect to put about $1500 per year into your Zimmer machine. The most frequent repairs necessary are due to either gas leaking or dirt/dust that is negatively impacting the machine.
Zimmer Cryo 5
The Cryo 5 cooling system is designed to reduce the pain and heat damage that incurs through the use of lasers or IPL equipment. This machine protects tissue and also offers relief during cosmetic treatments involving lasers. The Cryo 5 offers 6 different flow rates.
Winner of the Editor's Choice Award for Best Stand Alone Epidermal Cooling Device. (Aesthetic Trends and Technologies) This unit includes: 1. Hose 2. Nozzle 3. Power Cord Zimmer Cryo 5: Maximizing Patient Comfort & Minimizing Side Effects The manufacturer Zimmer Cryo 5 cooler minimizes pain and thermal injury during laser and IPL treatments, and provides temporary relief for cosmetic injections. Cryo 5: Cooling Before, During, and After Unlike other cooling methods, such as contact cooling, cryogen spray, or ice packs, the official Zimmer Cryo 5 can cool the epidermis before, during, and after any non-invasive laser or IPL treatment. The operator can customize the intensity of the skin cooling system by choosing among 6 different airflow rates.
Zimmer Cryo 6
The Cryo 6 is the newest model cooling system from Zimmer. Unlike the Cryo 5, it comes with a sensor touch LCD as well as a special glass keyboard. The Cryo 6 also offers 9 fan speeds and a very light hose to deliver the cool air to patients. This machine has also been designed to be quieter than the Cryo 5.