Cryo Facials – Do they work?
What are Cryo Facials?
Cryo facials are a non-invasive cosmetic procedure utilizing a machine-operated device which pumps liquid nitrogen onto the face. The procedure lasts about 2-3 minutes and the goal is to give the skin a more youthful and vibrant appearance.
What Does a Cryo Facial Do?
Due to the extreme cold experienced during a cryo facial, your blood vessels will contract and your pores will close. Once the procedure is over and your skin returns to a normal temperature, these same blood vessels will then dilate – resulting in a temporarily improved appearance.
Does Cryo Facial Really Work?
Cryo facials are reported to improve the look of skin and make your skin feel tighter. Currently, there is no empirical research to verify this claim. Unfortunately, nearly all information available on cryo facials (and cryotherapy as a whole) has been provided by sources whose motivation is questionable at best.
How Long Does a Cryo Facial Last?
As with anything, individual results experienced from cryo facials will vary greatly – but you can expect to need to return to receive the treatment at least every 3-5 weeks to maintain results. Although results are immediate, they have not been found to create actually lasting changes.
What are some alternatives to Cryo Facials?
If your goal is to permanently improve the appearance of your skin at a fundamental level, cryo facials should be near the end of your list. Instead, consider red light therapy which has the ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production at a cellular level and has been consistently proven to improve the appearance and health of skin and many other tissues.