What is Cryotherapy?
Research has found that cryoskin therapy promotes blood circulation, however it’s primary use is to burn fat cells. So, how does it do that? The word cryotherapy literally means “cold therapy.” It’s basically a term that can be used any time extreme cold is used as a form of treatment. Conventional medicine has used cryotherapy for decades to remove abnormal skin tissue.
Cryotherapy is cryolipolysis, which is the freezing of fat cells to break them down so they can be reabsorbed by the body. The fat layer is gradually cooled to temperatures between 30 and 39 degrees fahrenheit.4 You might know this type of therapy as cryoskin therapy or cool sculpting.
Cryoskin therapy incorporates the same principles as contrast bath therapy, using hot and cold temperatures to stimulate drainage of the lymphatic system.10 One of the primary functions of your lymphatic system is to absorb fat and fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E, and K from your gut and transport them through your blood. Cryoskin therapy breaks down fat cells so that your lymphatic system can easily remove them.
Because of its effects on the lymphatic system, cryoskin therapy has also been used to increase blood circulation. The cool temperatures widen the blood vessels and increase oxygen supply. Another side benefit of cryoskin therapy is that it has been shown to boost collagen production.
A typical cryolipolysis treatment lasts 30 minutes and focuses on one area of the body at a time. It starts by applying heat at 104 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 minutes, immediately followed by applying cold at 18 degrees Fahrenheit, and finishing with 2 more minutes of heat.
We all want to slow down father time and keep that youthful look to our skin. Many of the existing beauty products and treatments out there such as botox contain toxins. I recommend avoiding anything with toxins to minimize your body’s toxic burden. A heavy toxic burden puts you at a greater risk of developing an autoimmune disease and other issues. What if there was a way to rejuvenate your skin without all the toxins? I have some exciting news for you!
Cryofacials, also known as Frotox, is a new trend being used to rejuvenate your skin and help you look younger. While it may seem like an exciting new discovery, this type of therapy has been around for years! Cryofacials use the same principles as other forms of cryotherapy by stimulating blood flow to your face.
A cryotherapy facial involves pumping liquid nitrogen all over your face. It feels just like you’re putting your face in a really cold freezer. During a cryofacial, the intense cold causes your blood vessels to contract and your pores to tighten, which is a similar, yet more intense version of what happens when you rub ice on your face.
Each session lasts about 10 to 20 minutes.