Cryotherapy

I’m sure many of us heard the saying, wash with warm water when cleansing and rinse with cold water to close your pores? Ever wondered why coldness on the skin was important? Let me introduce you to Cryotherapy, also known as Frotox. Give your face the anti-aging cold therapy treatment to help reduce acne, acne scars, and shrink pores.

It is important to keep our skin renewal cycle up by producing collagen. Collagen is what gives us our youthful appearance many of us wish to remain for as long as possible. When you put your skin under too much stress such as: lack of sleep, drinking, caffeine, pollution, it causes the skin renewal cycle to slow down. The result of this is having loose, dull, and lifeless skin.

Benefits of Cryo Facial

  • Treat eczema
  • Even out the skin tone and reduce pigmentation.
  • Make the skin radiant and make it firm
  • Soothes irritation
  • Gives the skin a smooth texture and tone
  • Rejuvenates the skin
  • Makes lightens acne scars
  • It is used as a once-off rejuvenation treatment or as part of a maintenance program*
  • It is used to restore firmness, tone, and radiance to the fatigued skin. Cryotherapy also helps to decrease pigmentation*
  • It provides long-term rejuvenation results*
  • Recharged and energised complexion
  • Youthful glow
  • Stimulated skin cell renewal and repair

What Do I Need To Know About Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy uses a cryogen or dry ice snowball, that is created at the time of treatment. Liquid CO2 is made into a snow ball and wrapped in gauze or cheesecloth and then dipped into acetone to create a slush. The slush is then lightly swiped over the treated areas. Cryotherapy has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties making it ideal for acne prone skin. Cryotherapy can be done alone to treat acne, as often as once a week due to its exfoliation abilities.

In addition, the Cryo facial machine uses cold air to boost circulation and stimulate cell repair.The facial is suitable for most skin types, but if you have particular skincare concerns please consult your GP or Dermatologist before your treatment.

Benefits

  • Penetrates deep into the skin’s layers
  • Targets the source of acne
  • Clear skin in as little as 1 week
  • Treats existing blemishes
  • Helps prevent future breakout

Results

Patients will notice a refreshed look the following day after their treatment. Skin is left tightened and rejuvenated.

The treatment itself is quick—mine took less than 20 minutes—and quite relaxing. I was expecting the liquid nitrogen concoction to feel, well, freezing. But to me it felt very cooling, not shockingly cold (which in all honesty, I found somewhat disappointing—I guess I’m just a beauty masochist). I’ll qualify that statement by adding that a friend of mine who also tried a cryotherapy facial found it cold. Not “very cooling”—actually cold.

For the facial, liquid nitrogen is combined with 100% pure medical-grade oxygen and applied to the skin with a big cotton swab. The cold nitrogen freezes and then exfoliates away dead skin cells while stimulating cell regeneration. The oxygen, which also contains added vitamins and antioxidants, kills bacteria and heals damaged skin cells. The result is smoother skin, more even skin tone, and a healthy glow.

The treatment was so soothing; I could have gotten my face frozen for hours. After my 20 minutes, my skin felt clean, fresh, and firm. It looked taut and noticeably glowier, but I can’t say I saw too much of an improvement on my forehead fine lines. However, I assume that’s more of a long-term benefit. The recommended treatment plan is usually six sessions spaced two to four months apart, with maintenance sessions every four to eight weeks after that. Instantly; the cold air brings the blood to the skin’s surface to give you a youthful rosy flush.

Cryotherapy Facial Treatment

During facial cryotherapy, vapors of nitrogen are blown over the neck and face. The pores shrink and inflammation on the face disappears. The face immediately starts to glow. It also brightens the dark spots, tightens the skin, improves the blood circulation and the tone becomes even.

The increase in collagen makes the face more elastic. The capillaries and skin vessels undergo vasoconstriction and later vasodilatation. Deposits and toxins are flushed out of the skin and blood circulation improves after a few treatments.

The treatment takes about 20 minutes. Liquid nitrogen is mixed with 100% medical oxygen and it is applied on the skin using a cool cotton wool. Dead skin is removed by the cold nitrogen. The added vitamins in the oxygen, heals damaged skin and kills bacteria giving it a glow and an even skin tone. The treatment usually takes about six sessions, which can be done within two to four months. After the treatment, you should go back for maintenance after about four weeks. After the Cryo facial there are other usual methods of facials such as cleansing, scrubbing, and masking.

The best thing about cryo facial is that there are no foreign substances infused in your system. The results are immediate unlike Botox, which takes about four days to work. The treatment is then followed by a detoxing massage as well as a scalp and neck massage, which leaves you more rejuvenated from your scalp to the chest. The cold also promotes hair growth on the scalp, eyebrow and eyelashes making them long and strong. Cryotherapy treatment makes the pores smaller, reducing inflammation.

Its properties of reducing inflammation helps it treat diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis. If the treatment is done over and over again it will relieve discomfort, reduce the affected area and eventually heal the area.

The treatment is non invasive and very safe but one should ensure that they are treated by practitioner, who is registered and make sure that you consult before starting any treatment. Expectant women with health issues such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension should not consider taking the treatment.

Process

CryoLift Facial employs a new cryo-probe to rapidly chill the skin surface from 10-18 degrees Celsius.

As human beings grow older, the structural protein collagen in the body is lost, leading to wrinkling and sagging of the skin. Cryo facial can help you achieve a youthful look. During this process, the outer layer of the skin is frozen and the collagen is disrupted. The body then creates more collagen which makes the skin more elastic, making it look younger and smoother.

After having a consultation to discuss which areas of the face require the greatest attention and is lacking the most life, the Cryo facial begins; first your skin is double cleansed with Cryotherapy products to clear and clean the pores. Following this -90°C air is used to target specific areas for stimulation. The colder temperature causes the blood vessels to constrict. As the skin reacts to the freezing temperatures, its natural defence system is ignited, and the skin cells start to replenish and perform more efficiently.

Once your skin temperature regulates, the blood rushes to the skin’s surface to give it an instant glow. The cold air opens the pores, to allow for the deeper penetration of the next product applied which is the Cryo Energising Face Serum to give your skin refreshed and radiant look.

Results

To maximise your results, we recommend the use of the Cryo skincare range such as the Cryo Energising Face Serum and the Cryo Energising Body Serum which replicate the effects of the treatment itself.