Your facial skin is your most prominent feature, providing a smooth canvas that serves as a backdrop for other features like your eyes and lips. When unsightly conditions turn your smooth skin into a lunar landscape, full of bumps, craters and dry patches, it detracts from your overall appearance, and no amount of primping or makeup can totally hide it from view.
As the largest organ in your body, your skin performs a number of important functions that keep you looking and feeling healthy:
- Protection: Your skin acts as a barrier to provide protection from trauma, environmental temperature, micro-organisms, radiation and chemicals.
- Regulation: Your skin is a regulatory organ for body temperature, peripheral circulation and fluid balance, and it acts as a reservoir for the synthesis of Vitamin D.
- Sensation: An extensive network of nerve cells enables your skin to detect and relay messages to your brain about heat, cold, touch, and pain.
To get an idea of the size of your skin as an organ, an average adult’s skin covers about 21 square feet and weighs about 9 pounds.
When bumps, lesions and dry patches appear on your skin, it can be a sign of other issues going on within your body, including poor digestive health.
Common Types of Skin Problems
While rare skin conditions do exist, many unsightly conditions are common to just about everyone at some point in life.
A few of the most common skin conditions include:
- Acne: While common during the hormonal ups and downs of adolescence, many adults suffer from acne as well, ranging from mild to severe.
- Rosacea: This condition is marked by reddish facial skin with small dilated blood vessels and bumps, often located on the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose.
- Wrinkles: Generally a result of exposure to UV light over time, wrinkles are caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers in the dermis, the deeper layer of skin.
- Dull dry complexion: Inadequate oxygen and fluids can dry out the superficial layer of skin. Culprits include smoking, alcohol consumption, dehydration, and poor diet. Regular exfoliation helps remove dead cells that give skin a dull appearance.
- Eczema: Marked by itchy red patches in any area of your body, eczema is a relatively common condition.
How Cryotherapy Helps Resolve Skin Conditions
A CryoFacial is cold therapy from liquid nitrogen vapor, administered by a trained clinician, and delivered to your facial skin using a wand-like device. As the superficial layers of your skin begin to freeze, blood vessels constrict, shunting blood, toxins and fluids away from the skin’s surface. As your body warms, freshly oxygenated blood brings nutrients to your cells, leaving fluids and toxins behind for elimination.
Your skin will instantly tighten, diminishing lines and wrinkles, and puffiness will vanish. The procedure activates collagen production, which produces new, more elastic skin cells over time. Tighter pores and firmer skin mean fewer contaminants can get in to cause skin disorders and breakouts.
CryoFacial Nitrogen Skin Treatment in NYC
If you are tired of yucky skin and long for a firm, smooth glowing complexion, CryoFacial is just around the corner at Advanced Cryo NYC in fashionable SoHo. Our skilled clinicians will treat your skin with the tender loving care it deserves, and you will leave looking younger, fresher and more radiant. While you visit, be sure to check out our growing menu of therapies and treatments for health and beauty.