What is Cryoskin?
Cryoskin is a non-invasive, body contouring treatment from Paris that is used for slimming, cellulite reduction, and toning. It enables people to lose from 0.5 to 1.5 inches in just one treatment!
CryoSlimming uses the science of cryolipolysis (cell death) through the concentrated application of heat and cold to destroy fat cells. It works with the same principle as when you put water in the freezer - you know when it comes out as ice it’s bigger? This happens because water expands when it’s cooled. Fat cells happen to be more sensitive to changes in temperature than other cells in your body so, when you cool them, the water in them expands, breaking the cell. These cells then pass out of the lymphatic system.
CryoToning helps improve microcirculation and speed up metabolism, which results in higher collagen production. This helps reduce cellulite and improve fine lines and wrinkles.
It also has a facial treatment, which is more natural than Botox and can be as effective. Please note that Cryoskin cannot be used if you’ve had Botox or fillers in the last 3 months.
How does it work?
The treatment lasts for 20 (CryoToning) to 30 (CryoSlimming) minutes and is done with the application of the Cryoskin wand in a massaging technique.
The CryoSlimming technique begins with heat and then a sharp decrease in temperature to -10 degrees to cause fat cell death (cryolipolysis). These cells will be passed out through the lymphatic system.
The CryoToning treatment works by cooling subcutaneous fat areas (fat directly underneath the skin) of the legs, arms, face, etc. which creates vasodilation or expansion of the blood vessels. This stimulates collagen production which break down the fibers that create dimpling.. Clients may return to normal activity immediately after. For best results, no sugar should be consumed 2 hours before and after the CryoSlimming treatment. Hot Yoga right before or after both treatments is also discouraged.
When will you see results?
Results are generally visible after the first treatment; however, it should be noted that the best results appear 15 days to 3 weeks after the first treatment and extend for several months afterwards. The best results occur around 5 sessions – average fat loss was a 38% with a sample of 100 people. We measure the area you would like to be treated before and after the first session and you can see immediate impact. Treatments take between 20 and 30 minutes.
Am I a candidate for Cryoskin?
CryoSlimming is a permanent fat loss tool, most appropriate for people who experience diet and exercise-resistant fat in localized areas like the tummy, love handles, arms, thighs, etc. Though this technology is not a weight loss treatment nor a substitute for healthy lifestyle choices, it is an excellent tool to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Though not a perfect measure of lifestyle and treatment candidacy, at XEN we use the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale in the creation of personalized treatment plans for our clients. As a general rule of thumb, the closer you are to your goal weight, the more effective Cryoskin treatment is likely to be. Clients with a BMI above 35 may not be appropriate candidates for treatment. That doesn't mean you won't benefit for the other services we offer!
Who shouldn’t have Cryoskin treatments?
Anyone with the conditions below should not do this treatment:
Severe Raynaud’s syndrome
People who suffer from very poor circulation
What should I expect during my session, and how do I prepare?
Avoid all sugar for a minimum of 2 (two) hours prior and after the session, however 4-5 hours is ideal. This includes all kinds of sugars; pasta, rice, bread, cereal, etc.
Because the cold weakens and retracts the adipocyte (fat storage cell), consuming sugar will return immediate energy to these cells, and the apoptosis (cell death), will be less efficient and can even altogether hinder the treatment you just had. The lymphatic system takes 15 days to complete an entire cycle. Results will begin and improve over the 2 weeks following the session. Additional slimming sessions can be completed every 14 days.
Avoid exercising directly before a session. It will be harder to cool the body down and complete the slimming effectively.
For best results, maintain the best possible diet and lifestyle to accompany the treatment. Always drink plenty of water.
Immediately following your session begin drinking 1.5 liters of water; one gallon within the 24 hours following is idea.
Is it safe?
The device 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.
How often can I receive treatments?
Slimming treatments can be performed once every 2 weeks and lifting treatments can be performed every 7 days. There is a physiological reason for this: when apoptosis occurs and some fat cells die, waste is formed. The waste will be eliminated by natural routes (blood, lymphatic system, and the urine). Metabolism must therefore be allowed to evacuate this waste without overloading the system.
If you do not wait 2 weeks the results may be compromised by the natural cycle of waste disposal and thus increase the risk of clogging the pathways. This does not represent a significant risk but would compromise the results.
Can I workout before or after treatments?
Working out is recommended AFTER your session, rather than before. This will ensure your body is at its normal temperature prior to starting your service. There are no side effects to this treatment that will stop you from your normal workout schedule. Just make sure to keep hydrated and drink plenty of good quality still water.
What do I need to bring with me?
You do not need to bring anything, we provide you with everything you need. Be aware, though, that we will need remove your makeup for the best results with CryoFacial treatments.
Are there any side effects?
There are generally no side effects other than the amount you urinate will increase slightly over the 3 days following the treatment along with the appearance of your urine in color. In some cases there can be localized redness that disappears after a few hours.
There may also be some itching without consequences and often this is due to the reaction of certain cosmetic products used by clients; to avoid the chances of this, do not use anything before coming in for treatment.
There may also be a delayed onset of muscle soreness from treatments on the stomach due to unintentionally engaging the abdominal muscles, again disappearing later that same evening.
How long do results last?
Depending on the individual and depending also on their lifestyle and diet, the results last several months or several years. It is advisable to see how long treatments stay their best on you and engage in booster sessions every month, quarter or more or less often!