Gaseous Cryotherapy for Blemishes Dark Spots and Wrinkles


All women long for healthier and younger-looking skin nowadays. Especially because the aesthetic competition has gone up with the introduction of multiple skin-reviving products. Moreover, people are diverting towards such products and therapies to defy age-related regression. To help them achieve this, a relatively new therapy that has gathered people’s attention because of its immense aesthetic benefits is cryotherapy.

Gaseous cryotherapy is a procedure that uses high-pressurized carbonic gas sprayed at a very low temperature (-78 degrees Celsius) to achieve an immediate fall in temperature over the applied area (thermal shock). Furthermore, the rapid drop in temperature induces the autonomic system to vasoconstrict, which is followed by reflex vasodilation. The increase in vessel diameter a little later enhances blood flow and the delivery of nutrients to the area, causing healing, repair, and increased growth.

Say no to wrinkles through cryotherapy:

Cold-induced through highly pressurized carbonic gas reduces the nerve conduction velocity. It increases the threshold for firing neurons by stabilizing their membranes. This means that the conduction of action potentials through the nerves supplying various facial muscles is decreased, allowing the muscles to relax. This has the effect of reducing skin wrinkles. Cryotherapy for this purpose is a relatively safe procedure as compared to the injection of neurotoxins (botox injections) because it is non-invasive.

Dark circle removal and improved skin quality:

Vasodilation induced by cryotherapy increases cutaneous blood flow. Enhanced blood flow promotes the delivery of essential nutrients to the skin, removing dark circles and increasing the overall skin quality. Gaseous cryotherapy also promotes collagen synthesis and reinforces the elastic fibers present in dermal connective tissue. This restores the skin’s elastic tendencies and avoids dangling skin. Cold-induced vasodilation also improves the delivery of antioxidants to the skin, which prevents ROS-mediated skin damage. A better-quality skin is achieved through regular cryotherapy sessions.

Advantages of cryotherapy over traditional ice pack treatment:

Clinical data has proven that hyperbaric gaseous cryotherapy cools the skin far more effectively and rapidly than a traditional ice pack treatment. The effect was observed by using an ice pack and by applying highly pressurized (below 50 bar pressure) CO2 at a low temperature (-78 degrees Celsius). The application of cryotherapy achieved a rapid reduction in skin temperature on the dorsal side of the hand on which it was applied and also on the palmer aspect of the contralateral hand. Cryotherapy has been shown to improve systemic microcirculation, which enhances the oxygenation of the skin and promotes healthier skin.


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