Cryofacials are a revolutionary treatment to slow down the visible signs of ageing.
Here’s everything you need to know!
There’s no doubt about it, men and women alike are constantly trying to find new ways to roll back the years that natural ageing adds on their skin, and cryofacials may sound like the next ‘new fad’. The market is flooded with creams, potions, and lotions, all making promises more earnest than the next – that they can reduce fine lines, iron out wrinkles, improve skin tone and remove unsightly blemishes. Now, these claims aren’t necessarily incorrect, but what they, and more invasive facial treatments like Botox, rarely take into consideration is that great skin starts from the inside and works its way out.
The elasticity and tone of your skin are all in the proverbial hands of a well-known protein called collagen. Collagen is responsible for the strength and firmness of the skin on your face and, as you get older, collagen production slows down leading to fine lines, excess skin (bags) and those dastardly devils that everyone loves to hate…wrinkles!
What is a cryofacial?
Cryotherapy facials or ‘cryofacials’ are treatments administered locally with a Penguin (a hand-held cryotherapy machine) designed to target specific areas of the body. A stream of liquid nitrogen rapidly cools the skin to temperatures below freezing which stimulates collagen production to improve elasticity and smooth out fine lines.
What are the benefits of cryofacials?
Here are eight benefits of cryofacials that you might not have thought of, if you need to be convinced whether or not cryofacials are for you!
Cryofacials are non-invasive. There is no poking or prodding involved in cryofacials, in fact, there is no skin contact with any equipment whatsoever. All you’ll feel is a stream of cool air above your face, neck, and chest.
Cryofacials are completely painless. If your pain threshold is low then cryofacials are for you! We guarantee you won’t feel a thing!
Cryofacials give you 20 minutes to do nothing more than relax. Lie back, put your feet up and relax! You can close your eyes or keep them open, either way, you don’t need to move for 20 minutes, and who doesn’t need more of that in their life?
Cryofacial results are immediate. As soon as your cryofacial is over you’ll see a visible difference in your skin. As you’d expect, results improve over time so with regular treatments your skin will become brighter, firmer, and your complexion will become clearer.
Cryofacials plump fine lines. A cryofacial stimulates the production of collagen so those fine lines will start to fill after one treatment. Frequent, regular treatments will see these results increase over time so the more frequently you have a cryofacial, the more your lines will decrease.
Cryofacials remove acne scars. Cryofacials target red and irritated areas to reduce localised inflammation and visible acne scarring.
Cryofacials are completely safe. You can have a cryofacial every day with no risk to your skin or health.
Cryotherapy facials enhance your beauty naturally. There are no harsh chemicals or drugs involved in a cryofacial. You’ll look and feel a million dollars completely organically.
What to expect at your cryotherapy facial
If you’ve never had a cryofacial before, you might like to know what to expect before you arrive for your appointment. When you get to the appointment we’ll ask you to fill in a simple medical questionnaire to make sure you don’t have a condition which could impact the treatment. The treatment takes place in a private room where the portable Penguin machine is located. You can remove your top if you want the treatment on your chest too (keeping your underwear on).
You’ll lie down on your back and a trained cryotherapy operator will administer the treatment directing the liquid nitrogen all over your face, shoulders, neck, and chest. You can keep your eyes open and have a chat during the treatment, or close your eyes and drift off! If this is your first time, it might take a few seconds to get used to the sensation but apart from that, you won’t feel a thing.
If there are any specific areas you want to pay attention to, let your therapist know. Ladies, you can keep your makeup on during the treatment and this will be in tact once the cryofacial is over. Some people like to touch up after the treatment is complete but this is a personal preference. You’ll be fine to immediately return to your day, or go back to work.
It’s recommended to allow 30 minutes for your first cryofacial and 20 minutes for subsequent treatments.