If you have been searching for innovative beauty technologies to incorporate into your spa or beauty location, you may have come across Cryoskin, the cutting-edge non-invasive technology that harnesses the power of biological processes by utilizing precise cold temperatures to slim, tone, and smooth the skin of the face and body with clinically proven results. But what is Cryoskin, how does it work, and what are the benefits?

What Is Cryoskin?

Cryoskin is an innovative beauty technology that offers three different targeted treatment types on one platform— CryoSlimming®, which aids in the reduction of body fat, CryoToning®, which improves skin appearance and texture on various areas of the body, and CryoFacial, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck—all of which utilize the application of cold temperatures to help achieve the desired results. This innovative technology uses the Peltier Effect, which gives Cryoskin precise temperature control to create the perfect conditions to reduce fat without damaging the surrounding tissue. In a 2018 clinical study on CryoSlimming®, patients experienced, on average, a 1.85-inch reduction in the waistline, with an 18.96% reduction in subcutaneous fat after 5 sessions.

Is Cryoskin Safe?

All three treatment types offered on the Cryoskin platform are considered generally safe. They essentially utilize the same technology with the only difference being the setting of the programmed wand that has built in sensors to ensure safety. Cryoskin is not FDA-approved and more research needs to be conducted to understand the potential side effects. It is not recommended for those who have poor circulation, diabetes, cancer, severe Raynaud disease, or for women who are pregnant. Furthermore, those who have had Botox in the last month or any type of filler in the last three months should not have CryoFacials performed.

What Is A CryoFacial?

A CryoFacial is a cryogenic, non-invasive localized treatment that utilizes precise cold temperature to treat the forehead, cheeks, chin, and neck. It helps to detox and rejuvenate the skin. A CryoFacial uses a combination of heat and cold delivered by a machine that looks similar to an ultrasound wand.

A Cryoskin facial incorporates upward strokes alternating between constriction and dilation of the blood vessels to increase blood flow followed by hand movements to ensure a comfortable treatment. This protocol increase in oxygen supply boosts collagen production, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pores, and improves skin elasticity. Treatments typically take 20 minutes to treat the whole face.

CryoFacial results are not permanent, rather they are cumulative and require maintenance. While some clients may see results after one treatment, a minimum of 5 treatments per body part are suggested initially to see the full treatment benefits. Once your clients’ desired face and body goals are achieved, they will need to start a maintenance treatment plan to sustain the results. This typically entails having one CryoFacial treatment per month for maintenance after the initial series of treatments to help maintain a higher production of collagen and elastin, which helps skin remain youthful looking.

What Does A CryoFacial Feel Like?

Unlike other forms of cryotherapy, such as a cryochamber that can be uncomfortable for users, CryoFacials incorporate cold temperatures that most clients report being quite relaxing to have performed. A special gel is applied to the skin prior to the treatment to protect the skin from the cold temperature.

Benefits of CryoFacials

In addition to stimulating collagen production naturally in the skin that helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, CryoFacials have other benefits, which we will explore below.

Blood Circulation Is Improved: The cold and warm temperature oscillation during the CryoFacial treatment expands the blood vessels in the face and increases blood flow and oxygen, which helps the skin look healthy and youthful.

Inflammation & Pigment Are Reduced: Stubborn pigmentation issues like sun damage, age spots, acne, acne scarring, and inflammation can be improved with CryoFacial treatments since it helps remove metabolic waste from the body. The treatment helps to slough off dead skin cells and stimulate new ones, which grow in a more even manner.

Pores Shrink: Warmth helps to dilate pore. Cold temperatures on the other hand stimulate collagen production, which tightens the skin making the pores smaller. When the skin’s pores are smaller it will help prevent them from getting clogged with impurities in the first place.

Bottom Line

If you are sitting on the fence about adding a cryotherapy device to your service offerings, Cryoskin offers a great multitasking solution. It offers three treatment types on one platform for skin rejuvenation and to slim and tone the body that delivers impressive results your clients will keep coming back for—especially during times of the year (like around the holidays) where slimming services are less in demand.
For more detailed information about Cryotherapy, sign-up for our science-based review, Cryotherapy for Beauty by Susanne Schmaling, founder of The Esthetics Council.