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Cryoskin Frequently Asked Questions:

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How does Cryoskin work?

The treatment works by triggering the phenomenon of apoptosis (cell death) of the fat cells. This is achieved without risk to the other tissues (in particular muscular tissue) by the fact that the intracellular electrolytes of the fat cell are the first to crystallize in the cold before all the others. This crystallization causes the cell to self destruct.

What are the benefits?

The major benefit is a significant decrease in fat mass which has been visualized by CT scans and measured between 15% and 40% according to subjects tested. The device alternates between heat and cold causing "thermal shock". This method of thermal shock is recognized to be particularly restorative for tissues due to significant increase in local microcirculation and collagen.

Is Cryoskin safe?

Yes. Cryoskin is very safe. In terms of programming and electronics, it is managed by a computerized Windows system. The cooling system is controlled by an electronic temperature sensor located in the processing head of the device and the temperature is controlled in real time by a curve and figures displayed in real time on the screen. In the event of a malfunction, the device alerts the operator by sounding a tone and displaying an error message.

How does it feel?

The feeling is rather pleasant thanks to the start of the treatment which is generally done with a short period of skin warming and a gradual but rapid decrease of the temperature. At the end of the treatment, the thermal shock appears very quickly, which gives a feeling of warmth and lightness at the same time.

Who shouldn't do it?

Do not use Cryoskin if you have any of the following conditions:

- Raynaud's syndrome

- Allergy to cold

- Pregnancy

- Strong diabetes

- Cancer

- High blood pressure

How often can I have a Cryoskin treatment?

The usual frequency is 1 treatment every 15 days (for slimming treatments). There is a physiological reason for this: when apoptosis occurs and some fat cells die, waste is formed. This will be eliminated by natural routes (blood, lymphatic system, and then urine). The metabolism needs sufficient time to evacuate this waste without overloading the circuits. Toning treatments can be performed once every week.

Can I work out before/after treatment?


What do I need to bring?

Nothing. Just stick to the best possible diet and lifestyle to accompany the treatments (drink plenty of water in particular).

Will I lose weight with this treatment?

A loss of weight is common during the treatment. This is due to both the loss of fat mass but also to the drainage techniques (exercise, etc) and the diet and lifestyle required.

How does it make the skin look more youthful?

The Cryoskin machine is capable of causing thermal shock due to its ability to alternate rapidly and automatically between periods of skin warming (up to 104°F / 40°C) and cooling (down to 17.6°F / -8°C). This phenomenon causes a very strong increase in the local metabolism and an acceleration of the microcirculation which are both responsible for the production of collagen. The collagen thus brings elasticity and toning to the skin and makes it possible to visibly and durably combat skin aging.

How is Cryoskin different from other Cryotherapy treatments?

Tests and experience have shown that no other machine is currently capable of an inertia as strong as the Cryoskin. This inertia is due to the fact that the device does not only produce cold. It works by heat exchange with the body and the ability to descend very strongly and quickly the temperature of the tissues by absorption of calories, accumulation of calories and evacuation by a system equipped with a ventilated hydraulic radiator.

Why can I only have 2 areas done at a time?

As described above, the body eliminates destroyed fat cells through various systems. Only 2 areas can be done at a time as to not overload the elimination pathways.

What if I want to do my face, tummy, arms and legs in one session? Can I do the different options?

No. A better course of action would be:

- Face and arm in a session

- Belly and legs in another session

In general, it is always advisable to perform treatment on the upper OR lower body in a session.

Do legs count as 1 or 2 areas?

The legs count as one area because we divide the time between each leg.

What are the side effects?

There are few. Sometimes localized redness that disappears after a few hours. Occasionally some local pain that rarely exceeds 2 to 3 hours. There may also be some itching due to the reactions of certain cosmetic products. That being said, it is advised that you don't use lotions or other cosmetic products before coming to do the treatment.

Who is best suited for this treatment?

The treatment is not for those requiring extreme weight loss but rather for those who have unsightly cellulite or fatty areas. The goal is to re-harmonize the body's curves.

How quickly will I see results?

Initial results are often visible immediately after the first session. However, the best results appear from 15 days to 3 weeks after the start of treatment and extend for several months after the end of treatment.

How long will results last?

Depending on the individual, lifestyle and diet, the results last several months or several years. It is advisable to obtain 2 or 3 sessions 6 months after the end of treatment to maintain results.

What is unique about the facial treatment using Cryoskin?

Cryoskin utilizes thermotherapy to rejuvenate and smooth the skin. Used for massaging the face and the body, Cryoskin delivers temperatures between 28.4°F / -2°C to 39.2°F / +4°C with the following effects:

  •  Accelerates biochemical reactions, increasing the oxygen and nutrient supply to the tissue, obtaining a draining effect.
  • Stimulates the production of collagen, improving the elasticity of the skin.
  • Firms muscles which retract with the cold.
  • Lasts for several months with only a few sessions. Cryoskin is the only thermotherapy device on the market offering facial rejuvenation