Cryotherapy was first implemented in Japan in the late 1970s as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Later athletes in Europe and America adopted the technique, using full-body cryochambers to aid in muscle recovery. The idea was to cool and numb the areas of inflammation before strenuous games and to soothe muscles and joints.
Skin icing – or facial cryotherapy – is the latest skin care trend to flood social media. Regardless of whether you believe all these miracles that Hollywood celebrities perform on their skin from time to time, cryotherapy is the secret to glowing and rejuvenated skin.
How does cryotherapy work?
Cryotherapy has immediate results as the cold shock causes the blood vessels to constrict causing hyperemia and immediate tightening of the skin. Indeed, the temporary increase in local blood flow helps to enhance the performance of the care products we may have applied as they help the active ingredients to penetrate deeper.
Dermatologists emphasize that instead of swirling an ice cube on the skin, it is better to use an appropriate tool because exposure to low temperatures may cause frostbite in the skin or damage to the underlying fat. Even for tools, it is recommended to move them constantly over the skin rather than placing them in one area for too long.
Cryoglobes, made of surgical steel, maintain their low temperature for even longer than any other cryotherapy tool. They are easy to use and with a special storage package they are the ideal tool for every professional but also for everyone who wants to take care of their skin in the best way even at home.