By Melissa Kindred, RN, MSN, Aesthetic Nurse and MedSpa Manager
It all started back in 2016, when I came across cryotherapy for skin care during my research on how Europeans use cryotherapy for cancer treatment. I was absolutely fascinated with the cold therapy and its various health benefits.
What I had learned was that cryotherapy produces a direct immune response, decreases inflammation, and encourages cells to work more efficiently together. It's great for overall skin health and combats the anti-aging process by improving skin elasticity and reducing aging spots.
Cryotherapy and Galena Medspa
At Galena MedSpa we use cryotherapy to provide a complementary approach to anti-aging, pain management and weight loss. Our physician guided cryotherapy treatments provide localized cold therapy that deliver four unique results that I will go into further detail so you fully understand what to expect from the treatments and their benefits.
CryoSlimming uses precise temperature control, this treatment delivers localized cold therapy to target areas which in turn breaks down fat cells permanently in a process called apoptosis. The body then utilizes the lymphatic system to send macrophages (large white blood cells) into the treatment area to clean up the fat debris. This process allows for safe treatment of the targeted area without damaging any other tissue. Target areas include double chin, arms, bra line, love handles, abdomen, thighs, and calves. CryoSlimming can be performed every two weeks. Patients can experience an immediate decrease in inches to the treatment area, however best results appear 2-3 weeks post treatment. We recommend 3-6 sessions for best results. Treatment time is just 34 minutes.
CryoToning uses cold therapy on specifically targeted areas produces a smoothing effect on the skin reducing the appearance of cellulite and improving the texture and appearance of the skin. As the body receives cold therapy from a wand applicator the technicians hand follows the wand while lightly massaging, causing an opening and closing effect at a cellular level. This process creates a toning effect. For best results toning is recommended in between slimming sessions. Targeted areas for toning include, thighs, abdomen/hips, arms, upper back, chest/breasts, neck, neck/décolleté and butt. Treatment time is just 30 minutes.
CryoFacial is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The CryoFacial uses cold temperatures to increase blood flow and oxygen, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and improves skin elasticity. A natural, non-invasive way to improve your collagen production. Look younger and more radiant in just one session. Targeted areas of treatment include the face and neck. Treatment time is just 20 minutes.
This chest toning treatment is for men or women as it tones and tightens the chest tissue. This session is performed in 30 minutes
CryoPain is used to treat acute and chronic pain in just a short 6 minutes with this effective treatment. Decrease the inflammatory response with one minute of hot therapy followed by five minutes of cold therapy. Treatment time is just 6 minutes.
Now, you may be wondering, are these results permanent? That is entirely up to you! A healthy lifestyle filled with clean nutrition and daily activity will extend the longevity of your treatments. To learn more, give us a call or reserve your consultation with our online booking tool.