Frequently Asked Questions.
Here are some common questions about Cryotherapy with CryoPure Spa.
Is Cryoskin 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 Cryoskin work?
The machine itself functions by a Peltier effect (thermoelectric cooling) regulated by a hydraulic system which ensures a very high inertia which is absolutely necessary for the correct application of the treatment in a minimum of time. These characteristics, which are very difficult to obtain, make it possible to enact a very rapid cooling of the fat tissues while avoiding the risk of lesions of the skin tissue due to an application that is too long. The principle of the treatment is to lower the temperature of the fat cells enough to cause what is called the phenomenon of apoptosis. This phenomenon is triggered when the temperature of the fat tissues is between 17 and 12 ° and consists in a self-programming of the death of these cells.
What are the benefits?
The major benefit sought is a large decrease in fat mass which was visualized by CT scans and measured between 15 and 40% according to the subjects tested. On the other hand, it must not be forgotten that the apparatus is not only capable of emitting cold but also of heat and of causing the two to alternate, thus causing “thermal shock”. This method of thermal shock is medically recognized to be particularly restorative for tissues by significant increase of local microcirculation and collagen.
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.
Who shouldn't do Cryoskin?
There are few contraindications to treatment.
But we must still be vigilant to some pathologies:
– Raynaud’s syndrome
– Allergy to cold
– Pregnant woman
– Strong diabetes
How often can I do it?
The usual frequency is 1 treatment every 15 days (for slimming treatments). In some cases this can be reduced to 10 days by the addition of additional drainage treatment but is not necessarily recommended. There is a physiological reason for this: when apoptosis occurs and some fat cells die, waste is formed. This will be eliminated by natural routes (blood, lymphatic system, and then urine). Metabolism must therefore be allowed to evacuate this waste without overloading the circuits. Toning treatments can be performed once every week.
Can I workout before/after?
What do I need to bring?
You do not need to bring anything, we provide you with everything you need.
What is the difference with this and other Cryo treatments?
There are other manual cryotherapy machines. But tests and experience have shown that no other machine is currently capable of such dramatic results as the Cryoskin. These results are due to the fact that the device does not only produce cold but heat also. The exchange within these temperatures has a dramatic effect on the body’s tissues causing them to drop to 12 ° when fat tissues reach this temperature they die and are passed through the lymphatic system.
Why can I only have the slimming treatments every 2 weeks?
The natural destruction of fat cells will cause cell waste. This waste is passed through the body naturally, first through the blood then the lymphatic system and then urine and this process on average takes 2 weeks.
What happens if I come back before 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.
Why can I only have 2 areas done at one time?
Again, to not overload the body’s pathways. There is also strong internal cooling of the tissues and the treating of more zones at the same time could cause in extreme cases hypothermia and fatigue.
What if I want to do my face, tummy, arms + legs? Can I do the different options?
In our opinion and advice: NO
- Face and arms in one session
- Stomach and legs in another session
In general, it is always advisable to practice treatment on the upper OR lower body in a session.
Do legs count as one area or two?
The legs would count as one area because you would divide the time between each leg (14 minutes on one leg, 14 minutes on the other).
Can I do an area for longer?
We may extend the time when we are working with someone who has a much larger body mass. Pre-programmed treatments were performed on average body surfaces so are effective across a variety of body types.
What would happen if I spent too long in one area?
The treatment could become a little irritated and local hypothermia could cause some transient (not serious) pain.
Can I do this if I'm pregnant?
Like any external treatment, this is not advisable on areas such as the tummy, breasts or even the hips. The safest option is to abstain from treatments altogether.
Are there any side effects?
There are generally no side effects apart from the amount you urinate to increase slightly over the 3 days following the treatment along with the appearance of your urine in color.
In minimal cases there were the following side effects: In some cases there were localized redness that disappeared after a few hours and in rare cases there was local pain that did not exceed 2 to 3 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 were some experiences of delayed onset muscle soreness from treatments on the stomach due to unintentionally engaging the abdominals, again disappearing later that same evening.
Who should do this?
Anyone who is looking to lose weight or has stubborn areas of fat they are looking to remove.
Why do you need gel?
The gel has been specially designed to retain all its qualities of gliding and protection from -30 ° up to + 60 °.
Can I do anything to help enhance the results?
By implementing a healthy lifestyle and a good diet.
How long will the 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 practice 2 or 3 sessions 6 months after the end of treatment to maintain results.
How quickly will I see results?
The first results are generally visible from the first session and often very encouraging. However, it should be noted that the best results appear from 15 days to 3 weeks after the start of treatment and extend for several months after the end of treatment.
Whole Body Cryotherapy FAQ’s
Is Whole Body Cryotherapy safe?
Yes, WBC has been utilized in Europe for over 30 years without any major adverse reactions.
How does Whole Body Cryotherapy work?
The Impact Cryosauna systematically pushes an appropriate amount of gaseous nitrogen into the unit, effectively dropping the temperature within the unit between -166°F and -274°F. During this period of time, the thermoreceptors on your skin realize a temporary reduction in skin temperature and send signals to your brain saying, “Hey, I think we are about to freeze! Will you do something?” The body then goes through a series of physical reactions, including vasoconstriction, which helps to push the blood to your inner core, in order to protect your vital organs. The treatment last a maximum of 3 minutes and once complete, you exit the cryosauna and your body temperature begins to return to its baseline. Due to the mechanism of action, there is a release of endorphins that gives you energy and helps with mood stabilization and sleep. In addition, your blood is now more oxygenized and nutrient rich than before, allowing for your body to heal and reduce inflammation where needed.
Has there been any scientific research with Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Yes, in the United States, studies are ongoing, however, there are a large number of studies conducted overseas that show the positive impact and benefits WBC can have on an individual. In 2015, Dr. James Andrews, renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon, announced his support of WBC and currently serves as the Chairman to Impact Cryotherapy (where our unit is produced). See our research page for more info!
Is the Nitrogen used dangerous to my health?
Nitrogen is a non-toxic gas so it is perfectly safe. In fact, the air we breathe is made up of ~78% Nitrogen. Furthermore, your head remains outside the chamber reducing the amount of nitrogen inhaled.
How many Cryosauna sessions are recommended for optimal results?
Recommendations vary depending on your condition, but we recommend a series of at least 5-10 treatments in close succession initially for optimal results. Following that, we recommend treatment 2-3 times per week (or more) to help maintain your desired goal.
What do I wear inside the cryosauna?
Just your undergarments. Males and females can remain in their underwear. For females, a bra is optional but it must not include an underwire. You get the best results when more skin is exposed. We will provide a robe, gloves, socks and slippers to protect the extremities.
Will I feel any discomfort during treatment?
The cryosauna uses gaseous nitrogen so it is dry. Most people anticipate the treatment to be worse than it actually is. In fact, a lot of people feel very invigorated during and after the treatment.
Are their any activity restrictions after WBC?
No restrictions. About 5 min after your session, you are ready to go do whatever your heart desires.
Are there any health related contraindications for Whole Body Cryotherapy?
As a seasoned RN himself, Tom, owner at CryoPure, puts a large emphasis on safety, and thus, we will restrict individuals with certain medical conditions from entering the cryosauna. A list of the conditions is below: (Including but not limited to…)
- Untreated Hypertension – WBC can lead to fluctuations of systolic blood pressure by 10 mm/Hg. Do not use if you have a BP >170 mm/Hg systolic or 100mm/Hg diastolic.
- CHF (Congestive Heart Failure)
- Recent History of Heart Attack – Within the last 6 months.
- Unstable Angina Pectoris – chest pain due to lack of oxygenated blood.
- DVT or known blood clotting dysfunction
- Severe Anemia
- Cold Allergenic Phenomenon
- Seizure Disorders
- Hyperhidrosis – Excessive perspiration.
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