Originally published on Cryo Science
When it comes to beauty and looks, some people will walk to the end of the earth and back to get what they want. It’s common to think of effective beauty treatments as being dangerous and instantly being put off. But what if we were to tell you that there’s an affordable and effective way for you to enhance your look?
Knowledge is key to choosing the right treatment, so let’s get to it. Here’s how cryotherapy is used to enrich beauty so you know how to pick the perfect cryotherapy beauty treatment.
- Know What You’re Trying to Achieve
- How does Cryotherapy Enhance Beauty?
- What is Cryotherapy?
- What are the Different Types of Cryotherapy?
- Whole Body Cryotherapy
- Localised Cryotherapy
- Cryotherapy Facials
KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE
If you are looking to add cryotherapy into your beauty regime, it’s best to know what you’re trying to achieve. Cryo treatments have many benefits and work best when part of a wider, healthy lifestyle.
If you’re looking to slow down the signs of aging, speed up weight loss or simply improve your complexion generally, then there are different cryotherapy beauty treatment options. They’re outlined below, but first, here is a look at how they can all help achieve different beauty goals.
HOW DOES CRYOTHERAPY ENHANCE BEAUTY?
The beauty treatments work in the exact same way as regular cryotherapy does. The sudden cold temperatures kickstart your body’s natural healing processes and get rid of toxins and impurities from the skin. This leaves your complexion glowing and you appear more radiant and youthful.
Which treatment you decide to undertake is totally dependant on you and your end goals. Here are five tips for choosing the right cryotherapy beauty treatment:
Leaves a Glowing Complexion
During cryotherapy sessions, your blood circulation is stimulated and encourages flow to your skin’s surface. More nutrient-enriched blood is then pumping around your body and to the surface of your skin which allows for toxins to be flushed easier and quicker. This is an effective way of replenishing your skin.
After the treatment you should notice that you now possess an enviable complexion with fewer spots, blemishes, blackheads and wrinkles. A-List celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Alba both use cryotherapy to leave them with jaw-dropping skin.
Reduces Size of Pores and Creates Tighter Skin
The total skin care doesn’t stop at a glowing complexion either. Cryotherapy can make you look healthier and younger. Unlike many of us, cryotherapy doesn’t spare any care or attention and catches every single pore (even the smaller ones). Tighter and firmer skin is encouraged by the subzero temperatures which reduce the size of your pores while stimulating collagen production and blood flow.
Reduction of Wrinkles
As we get older we tend to find our skin starts to dry out. Your collagen and natural oil production levels start to dip so your skin becomes less elastic and with this, dreaded wrinkles are formed. Although a natural part of aging, lots of people like to keep these things in check.
There’s only so much work that anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams can do. Cryotherapy has been proven to remove toxins and revitalise your skin. On top of this, it’s renowned for slowing down the aging process and increasing life expectancy.
When used alongside a healthy diet and a regular exercise regime, cryotherapy can encourage weight loss. The freezing cold temperatures trick your body into thinking it’s going to freeze. This kickstarts the fight or flight mode. You’ll start shivering and your internal processes will speed up to help raise internal body temperature. Your metabolism increases and fat begins to burn much more quickly.
Reduction of Cellulite
Cellulite is best treated using localised cryotherapy. By suddenly and briefly exposing certain parts of the body to subzero temperatures, you can activate a number of different reactions. Firstly, collagen production is stimulated and then the body enters the fight or flight mode. Similarly to weight loss, as the body is shivering and processes have sped up more fat is being burned off. Therefore, the more fat deposits that are burned, the less cellulite appears.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CRYOTHERAPY?
People are often under the wrong impression that cryotherapy is a newly founded method of treating the body. However, it actually dates back to 1978 and was used in Japan by Dr Yamaguchi who would treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis. He found that by using freezing treatments to rapidly decrease the temperature of the skin, he could help to ease the patients’ conditions.
Since then, cryotherapy has evolved in many ways. There are now a vast number of treatments that have been proven to treat a variety of conditions, from fibromyalgia to sports injuries. It’s now a highly popular treatment that provides a lot more than pain management and athletic recovery.
Cryotherapy uses extreme subzero temperatures to treat the body and help it recover. The three main types of Cryotherapy that are used are:
Whole Body Cryotherapy
After stepping into the °CRYO Chamber, your body will be targeted with cryogenically cooled air for up to three minutes. Temperatures may reach as low as -140°C. You’ll be given mittens and socks to protect your extremities from the cold and you’ll enter the chamber in your underwear.
At °CRYO you can decide whether you’d like to be completely covered with the chamber or whether you’d like for your head and neck to stick out of the top, exposing them to room temperature air. Both are common, it’s just a matter of personal preference.
Cryogenically cooled air is applied to specific areas of the body. This can lock on to a target and relieve pain, soreness, inflammation and speed up recovery from injuries.
Localised treatments tend to have the same benefits as a whole body cryotherapy treatment but target one specific area of the body or a “problem” area. In addition, it’s particularly effective in helping people target and combat pain in specific areas.
Localised cryotherapy is the preferred method of a number of cryotherapy beauty treatments, including the reduction of cellulite on the backs of the legs.
Cryotherapy facials are the main method of choice for various different cryotherapy beauty treatments, these include improving skin condition and it’s an effective anti-wrinkle treatment too.
For example, here at °CRYO, our Glow Facials tighten the skin’s pores and in the process, can also tighten the skin too. These sessions only take up to 10 minutes and are really relaxing.
THE BENEFITS OF CRYOTHERAPY
There are many benefits of exposing yourself to the freezing cold temperatures of -140°C. Various sports teams and celebrities are advocates of the cold therapy. The main benefits are:
- Enhancing Recovery
- Enriching Beauty
- Managing Pain
- Bolstering Wellness
- Encouraging Weight-Loss
FIND OUT MORE HOW CRYOTHERAPY CAN BENEFIT YOU
Now you know about the various different beauty benefits that cryotherapy can enhance your look with. Still unsure or need a little more convincing? See our educational page dedicated to everything about cryotherapy.
You can experience the benefits from cutting edge cryotherapy treatments here at CBB BLVD. Get in touch to book an appointment with our estheticians and leave with glowing, rejuvenated skin!