Cryotherapy is the latest trend in skin care and wellness. The word “cryo” comes from the Greek word “krous,” meaning “icy,” or “cold”. Using any ice or exposure to very cold temperatures as a treatment of any kind of physical ailment counts as cryotherapy. At Azeal Dermatology Institute, our specialized Cryo treatment packages target the specific results you want to see. That being said, cryotherapy is still up and coming when it comes to skin care trends, and not a treatment many people know about. In this blog, we’ll outline the benefits of cryotherapy, and why it’s the key to your most youthful looking skin yet.
- Pain Relief
We all know that when you become injured, it’s recommended that you should ice the affected area. Cryotherapy is a larger-scale version of applying ice to an injured area. It helps with muscle pain, as well as joint disorders like arthritis. It is a common treatment for athletes because it promotes healing for muscular injuries that can be obtained through overuse. Cryotherapy works through exposure to temperatures ranging from -110℃ to -160℃. This equals approximately -160℉ to -220℉. This increases blood circulation to injured areas, promoting healing and pain relief.
- Reduced Inflammation
It’s your immune system’s job to fight infection in your body. However, sometimes it becomes overly reactive and the result is chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation has been linked to other health problems such as diabetes, depression, cancer, dementia, and arthritis. Reducing inflammation benefits your overall health through the increase of blood flow throughout the body and therefore reduces your risk of unwanted chronic ailments.
- Improve Skin Appearance
Types of cryotherapy have been shown to improve symptoms of both eczema and atopic dermatitis. Eczema is characterized by itchy patches of dry skin. Cryotherapy treatments have been shown to minimize the red patches and itchiness through increased blood circulation to the affected areas. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition with symptoms similar to eczema. Cryotherapy improves antioxidant levels in the blood, as well as blood circulation, and can reduce the inflammation and promote your body’s healing process, leaving your skin smooth and more youthful.
- Weight Management
According to an article by Business Insider, recent studies have shown that exposure to extreme cold helps with weight loss. The reason for this is because cold temperatures helps your body produce more brown fat. Brown fat is the type of fat in the body that utilizes more calories to keep your body warm, and burn off any extra fat. This means that exposure to consistent cryotherapy treatments helps your body get rid of the stubborn fat you’ve always wanted to lose.
How Does Azeal Dermatology Do It?
Azeal Cryo does it a little bit differently. Instead of an immersion tank, we use a compact device that cycles between warm and cold treatments. It stimulates dormant collagen and elastin in your skin to give your skin back its youthful glow. Our cryo treatments speed up cellular activity in the skin which helps to contour specific areas of your body and improve the appearance of your skin. When your treatment is finished, your blood vessels and capillaries will expand up to 400 percent, which improves the permeability of the skin. Azeal Cryo can be used on the face, neck, chest, stomach, arms, hips, butt, and legs. They are safe, painless, and have no side effects.
Our treatment packages are specific to your needs. We offer a facial package, a skin tightening package, a sculpting package, and a rejuvenation package. Schedule a consultation with Azeal Dermatology Institute today to learn more about Azeal Cryo, and find the right treatment for you.