Cryoskin Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe?
The device is very safe. In terms of programming and electronics, it is managed by a computerised 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 the machine and figures displayed on the screen. Cryoskin was launched 5 years ago and is used throughout France. It is currently the most successful non-invasive slimming treatment available in France.
How does it work?
The treatments last for 34 minutes and is done manually through a massage technique. The session begins with 2 minutes of heat and then a decrease in temperature to -8 degrees for the duration of the session. The purpose of the treatment is to lower the temperature of the fat cells enough to cause what is known as the phenomenon of apoptosis. This phenomenon is triggered when the temperature of the fat tissue is between -8 and -11 C° and causes these cells to die. These cells are then naturally passed through the body through the lymphatic system and urine.
What are the benefits?
Clinical studies have shown that this technology naturally destroys fat cells, but as with most techniques, the results vary from one individual to another. The expected effect is usually rapid: part of the fat cells are destroyed during the session while the others will be eliminated within 2 to 3 weeks. It has also been proven to help with micro circulation and a significant increase in collagen due to the thermal shock that is caused by the hot and cold.
How does it feel?
The treatment is painless, with some clients describing it as rather pleasant. This is due to the massage technique and the session beginning with skin warming descending into the gradual decrease of temperature.
Who can benefit from Cryoskin?
Anyone who is looking to lose weight or has stubborn areas of fat they are looking to remove.
Anyone looking to boost radiance, glow, skin firmness, and collagen production in their face.
Who should not have the treatment?
Anyone with the conditions below should not do this treatment:
Severe Raynaud’s syndrome
People who suffer from very poor circulation
People who have had Botox or Fillers in the last month - this relates to CryoToning on the face only
How long does the session take?
CryoSlimming usually lasts 30 minutes depending on the treatment, some settings last up to 40 minutes. CryoToning usually lasts 20 minutes.
When you book your free consultation you will have the time for a treatment at the same appointment - after you decide what session you’d like to perform.
How often can I have the treatment?
Slimming treatments can be performed once every 2 weeks as your body (lymph system) will take that time to flush out destroyed fat cells. 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 system.
Toning treatments can be performed every 7 days.
Facials can be performed every 3 days until the desired effect and then once a month, or at any frequency that allows to maintain the results.
What happens if I come back before the 2 weeks?
The results may be compromised by the natural cycle of waste disposal and thus increase the risk of clogging the detox pathways. This does not represent a significant risk but would compromise the results.
Why can I only have 1 area done at one time?
Again, to not overload the body’s detox 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 and legs?
We would not advise to do all of these areas in one session. For best results and safety in general it is advisable to complete all sessions on one area before moving onto the next.
Do legs count as one area or two?
The session is divided between each leg so the legs count as one area.
Can I work out before/after?
Absolutely there are no side effects to this treatment that will stop you working out.
What do I need to bring?
You do not need to bring anything, we provide you with everything you need.
What is the difference between Cryoskin 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 -11 C° when fat tissues reach this temperature they die and are passed through the lymphatic system.
Cryoskin vs CoolSculpting
Like Cryoskin, CoolSculpting is a non-invasivefat elimination procedure that destroys fat cells with cryolipolysis. Unlike Cryoskin, it can take two weeks or more before the slimming results of CoolSculpting are apparent.
Cryoskin slims and sculpts much more quickly than CoolSculpting. Cryoskin results are immediate!
While both Cryoskin and CoolSculpt are popular ways to lose fat, Cryoskin offers the additional benefit of skin tightening.
Due to the nature of a CoolSculpting procedure, and the design of the applicator, the results are not as contoured as those achievable with Cryoskin.
Cryoskin can also address cellulite with Cryoskin Toning. CoolSculpting does not have this option.
Cryoskin also offers a CryoFacial, which can tighten and tone the face while reducing wrinkles for a younger appearance. Coolsculpting does not have this option either.
Coolsculpting can be painful. 88% enjoy Cryoskin like a massage, 12% say it’s bearable (due to cold feeling).
Coolsculpting has incidences of “shelving” (fat collecting in other areas due to the suction) and numbness. Cryoskin adverse effect very low (redness and numbness).
Coolsculpting charges about $1000 an applicator. Many need 4 applicators so $4000 total. You can benefit from Cryoskin at a fraction of the price.
Coolsculpting fat loss in treated areas averages 20%. Cryoskin fat loss in treated areas averages 38%.
Most CryoSlim clients lose 1/2 – 1 inch or more in one treatment. We recommend 3 – 5 treatments depending on health and wellness goals.
Can I have Cryoskin 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 colour.
In minimal cases there were the following side effects: In some cases there were localised 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.
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.
How long do the CryoSlimming 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.
Are CryoToning results permanent?
CryoToning and CryoFacelift effects are not permanent as the skin ages. To maximise the results, one session every week for 5 weeks recommended (for the same area), and then 1 session per month for maintenance. This treatment plan will have a cumulative effect and help to maintain a higher production of collagen and elastin.
How can I enhance my results?
By implementing a healthy lifestyle and a good diet.
How to get the best results out of your CryoSlimming treatment
Before the treatment
For best results, do not consume sugar and carbs 4-5 hours before and after your session.
Avoid exercise immediately before a session, to avoid increasing the body temperature.
Avoid any heavy meal directly before a session as digestion could increase the metabolism and body temperature.
A CryoSlimming treatment on the abdomen should be avoided after a large meal, as the abdomen could be inflated, making it difficult to measure the waist and have consistency fo measurement between treatments.
Make sure you have signed the Client’s Consent Form before receiving the treatment.
After the treatment
There is an immediate inch loss at the end of the treatment, but it will take around 15 days for the lymphatic system to eliminate dead fat cells waste, which is when the final result will be achieved.
Drink a lot of water before and after your session, and every day during the 2 weeks post treatment, to help in eliminating the waste.
Recommended activities and complementary therapies that support the detox process (in particular 3 days after the treatment as it is the peak for the elimination) include physical activity, infrared sauna, float therapy and lymphatic drainage massage. Contact us for info about our partnership specials with The Float Space.
The fat cell removal is permanent, however a healthy diet and exercise regime are necessary to prevent remaining fat cells from enlarging.
A series of 5-10 sessions every 2 weeks apart will achieve the best results. One session every 6 to 12 months will help maintain them.