Cryotherapy is a type of treatment where people expose part of, or all of, their bodies to extreme cold in order to achieve a number of benefits. Cryotherapy facials expose the skin on the face to extremely low temperatures for a short period of time in order to enhance the skin’s glow and improve the overall complexion and appearance of the skin.
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy facials are a minimally-invasive treatment option that consists of using liquid nitrogen on your face to briefly expose the skin to extremely cold temperatures. When this occurs, it causes the blood vessels in your face to immediately constrict, and the pores also tighten. As the skin returns back to normal temperature, the blood vessels in the face dilate, and blood flow to the face increases. This provides the skin with a boost of oxygen, and the increased blood flow also helps to decrease facial swelling.
Exposure to extreme cold also kills bacteria, reducing acne. Cryotherapy can also decrease the skin’s sebum production, further improving acne. If you struggle with active acne, learn more about acne treatment at our Advanced Clinical MedSpa.
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What is a Cryotherapy Treatment Like?
When you arrive for a cryotherapy facial at the El Paso Cosmetic Surgery Advanced Clinical MedSpa, your skin will first be thoroughly cleansed and prepped. You will then be given goggles to protect your eyes during treatment. Liquid nitrogen will then be used to expose your face to freezing temperatures. While the treatment does feel cold, like sticking your face in a freezer, it is not painful or overly uncomfortable. The liquid nitrogen is only exposed to the skin for approximately three minutes.
Cryotherapy, or cryo-facials, are usually combined with microdermabrasion treatments that we provide at our SkinCeuticals Advanced Clinical Spa East and West.
Recovery and Results After a Cryotherapy Treatment?
There is no downtime after a cryotherapy facial, and you will be immediately able to return to your usual routine. Some patients may experience temporary numbness or a tingling sensation, which should dissipate quickly.
The results from a cryotherapy facial are visible immediately, and you will notice that your skin has a more even and glowy complexion. You may also notice a reduction in your pore size and an increase in skin firmness. Results from a cryotherapy facial remain most visible for approximately three to five weeks. Regular cryotherapy facials can lead to a more permanent improvement in complexion, texture, and firmness.
Am I a Good Cryotherapy Candidate?
A skin analysis is required by our experienced SkinCeuticals Aesthetician to determine whether you would benefit from a cryo-facial treatment. The treatment is minimally invasive and well-tolerated by most people, and therefore, most patients make good candidates.
Take the Next Steps
Look your best and feel confident. Get started by scheduling a consultation with our Skin Care Specialists by calling or texting (915) 351-1116. During this time, we’ll evaluate what kind of treatment would be most beneficial for YOU, as well as answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the treatment.
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