Are you in good shape but concerned about stubborn areas on your body that don’t seem to change, no matter how much you exercise? Well, thanks to a therapeutic solution known as cryotherapy, you’re in luck! Commonly delivered through Cryoskin and CoolSculpting techniques, these two forms of cryotherapy offer an effective means of both reducing the appearance of fat pockets and toning the body. They do so by utilizing cold temperature to freeze, and so eliminate, fat storage cells. But which is more effective and what are the principal differences between the two treatments? Read on below to find out all about Cryoskin and CoolSculpting treatments.
What is Cryoskin?
Originally developed in France, Cryoskin is an umbrella term for the elimination of fat cells through the concentrated application of cold and heat, a process known as apoptosis (or, “programmed cell death”). The treatment is non-invasive, painless, and uses a wand-like instrument to glide over target problem areas. But there are actually three different Cryoskin treatments available: CryoSlimming, CryoToning, and Cryoskin facials. All three treatments
use essentially the same technology, the only difference is the setting to which the wand is programmed.
To begin, CryoSlimming focuses on one specific area of the body at a time, and tends to work best on the stomach, thighs, arms, and the back. In a standard CryoSlimming procedure, heat at 40ºC is applied to the problem site for 2 minutes, followed by 12 minutes of cold at -8ºC, and the treatment typically lasts around 28 minutes. Three to five treatments per area are recommended for best results, with treatments spaced out at two week intervals. This is the recommended interval because of the time it takes for fat cells to pass through the lymphatic system, where they eventually get flushed out of the body through the urine. This process is also known as cryolipolysis.