Cryotherapy is gaining a lot of attention for alleviating pain, decreasing inflammation, increasing metabolism and fighting fatigue and stress.
But did you know cold therapy also boosts collagen levels and can even reduce the amount of time spent at your dermatologist?
Here’s what cryotherapy can do for your skin:
1. Reduce The Appearance of Wrinkles
Boosting collagen has a positive effect on the skin’s surface. It smooths cellulite and fatty deposits on the top layer of skin which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Regular Cryotherapy sessions also tighten and improve skin tone.
Improved skin tone by shrinking pores and reducing the appearance of old scars, which is particularly appealing to those who have suffered from acne.
2. Make You Smile
If you visit your doctor for regular injections in order to lessen the appearance of deep frown lines, you’ll be happy to know that a cryotherapy session can cause you to, literally, chill out.
The cold therapy process releases endorphins into the bloodstream, where they affect pain perception, decrease cortisol levels and create a feeling of overall content.
3. Eliminate Toxins
We encounter harmful toxins every day. Gasoline vapors, nail and hair products, bug sprays, air fresheners, not to mention stress and ingested chemicals in foods. Many of these toxins are eliminated during cryotherapy.
Your skin is not immune to stress caused by everyday toxins. However, cryotherapy has been shown to reduce the number of blemishes caused by environment and, as a result, create a radiant glow.
4. Relieve Persistent Skin Conditions
Eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis have all been shown to improve with regular cryotherapy sessions.
This is because the cold therapy process regulates growth of skin cells and ends the autoimmunity associated with excessive cell growth.
5. Reduce Redness
Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, cryotherapy decreases the external symptoms associated with infection and irritation, like redness and puffiness of the skin.
6. Improve Sleep
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to get enough sleep. The effects of cryotherapy induce a restful sleep, which allows your body to perform at its maximum potential.
Cryotherapy has been shown to improve many medical conditions and boost overall well-being. The non-invasive procedure is a convenient and quick alternative to traditional ice packs and ice massages used for decades by professional athletes and those suffering from disease and illness. Today, cryotherapy is not only used as a response to health problems — it’s used as a prohibitor.
While first-time cryotherapy patients will notice a difference, the best results come from regular therapy appointments, particularly when it comes to skin improvement.
Cryotherapy is a safe procedure that lasts only a few minutes. Liquid nitrogen moves across the skin and increases oxygen in the blood. Even after the therapy session has ended, this oxygenated blood will continue circulating throughout the body, reducing pain and swelling, boosting metabolism and, of course, restoring skin.