FAQ - CRYOSKIN BODY SCULPTING
What is the difference between the Slimming and Toning service?
CryoSlimming uses both heat and cold technology to permanently destroy fat cells. It’s perfect to treat those problem areas that don't seem to disappear with any amount of diet and exercise. Commonly treated areas include stomach, love handles, buttocks, thighs, arms and neck. This is the most popular treatment and results can be seen after just one treatment, but for best results a series of 5 treatments spaced two weeks apart is recommended. CryoToning uses only cold technology and tones and tightens. Whereas the CryoSlimming permanently eliminates fat cells, the toning treatment requires maintenance treatments to keep the tightening results. Areas to treat are those where the skin is loose or has cellulite.
How often can I do it?
The ideal timeline is 1 treatment every 14 days (for slimming treatments). This can be reduced to 10 days by the addition of additional lymphatic drainage treatment. 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. Lymphatic drainage massage accelerates the waste removal. Toning treatments can be performed once every week.
Why can I only do it so often?
As mentioned above, the 14 day wait between treatments is to not overload the lymphatic system. Also, it takes 15 days for 80% of the fat cells from the session to pass out of a client's system. The absolute minimum time between Slimming treatments is 10 days if lymphatic massage is also utilized.
Can I work out before/after?
We don't recommend working out within 2 hours before a Slimming session as this can make it difficult to cool the body down to make the treatment most effective. Working out directly afterwards is fine.
What is considered one area?
This really depends on the person. For example, for a client that measures less than 35" around the stomach, we would consider the front abdomen + the love handles to be one area. However, for a client that measures more than 35", just the abdomen would count as their one area. For Toning, the effectiveness is enhanced when a relatively localized area is being targeted. For example, for thighs you will choose to focus on Inner, Front, Outer, Sides or Back/Butt) and treat this one area for 15 mins on each leg for maximum effectiveness.
How long is each treatment?
On the Cryoskin 3.0: Slimming sessions are generally around 34 mins. Toning sessions are 30 mins. Facial sessions are 20 mins.
Could someone do Slimming on 2 different areas in 1 session?
No, you can’t double or increase the time session or work on 2 different areas in 1 session as you risk clogging up the liver. Also, do not widen the treatment zone in order to treat a bigger area within a session as the results won’t be effective.
Can you treat the chin and then other areas (as the area is smaller)?
In the case of loose skin under the chin: You may use either a Facial Toning session or Chest/Neck Toning session to address this area.
In the case of a Slimming goal, as in the case of excess fat around the chin, the fat will be also eliminated by the liver, therefore it’s not recommended. BUT as it’s a smaller area, if the client is in good shape, healthy, with no elimination problems, you could treat an additional Slimming area in this case.
Why can you not eat sugar for a minimum of 2 hours before or after a Slimming session?
To get the best results following a Cryoskin Slimming session, you should not eat any sugar for at minimum 2 hours before and after the session. The reason for this is that sugar is a strong power source for fat cells.
The cold weakens and retracts the adipocyte but if you eat sugar, that will give it back immediate energy so the apoptosis effect will be less efficient. This goes for all kind of sugars, including slow sugars (pasta, rice, bread, cereals, fruit, alcohol) and of course fast-acting sugar.
If possible, avoid all kinds of sugar for 4-5 hours before and after the Cryoskin session, but at least 2 hours.
How is this treatment different to a Cryo Facial (using a local Cryotherapy machine)?
The cold temperature goes to a deeper level due to the way it’s applied to the face (Fibrotic layer instead of just subcutaneous). This is why you get a more significant effect with Cryoskin as it’s stimulating more collagen production AND increasing skin elasticity AND reducing pore size. Cryo Facials are nice but they just increase skin elasticity and reduce pore size - which are more superficial effects than Cryoskin.
What do I need to bring?
Nothing. If anything, the best possible diet and lifestyle to accompany the treatments (drink plenty of water in particular).
Do I lose weight with this treatment?
It is very common that there is a loss of weight during the treatment. This is due both to the loss of fat mass but also to the drainage techniques (massage, exercise, etc) and the diet and lifestyle required.
How quickly will I see results?
For the Slimming, 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. For the Facial, results are visible right away. For the Toning, results are generally visible subtly from the first session and are at their best about 3-5 days after.
How long do those 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 come back for 2 or 3 maintenance sessions 6 months after the end of treatment to maintain results.
Can I do anything that enhances the treatment?
The lymphatic drainage massage is highly recommended to enhance the effects of the Cryoskin treatment. We recommend to drink plenty of water afterwards. For long term results, implementing a healthy lifestyle and a good diet is key.
What is the % of fat reduction?
Cryoskin was tested on over 100 people at different temperatures and treatment periods. There was an average of 38% of fat loss on the treated area over 4 sessions in 6 weeks. The maximum fat loss was 45% in the treated area. Some women only lost 15% of fat in the treated area. Men’s abdominal area was particularly effective - with a good sample losing 45% of fat in that area.
How long does it take to work?
There is usually not an immediate reaction as it takes time for the fat cells to be destroyed. Lymphatic drainage massage makes a difference as it accelerates the clearing out of the damaged fat cells through the lymphatic system.
Has anyone had any serious side effects / been burned?
No. (100 people tested + over 300 machines in use in France)
Which Cryoskin treatment should I do for Cellulite?
The Toning treatment is used to reduce cellulite, although the treatment is more temporary than the fat reduction of the Slimming treatments. The cold creates vasoconstriction then vasodilation in the treated area. This increases the production of collagen which helps to break down Cellulite. Cellulite will return if there are no changes in diet / exercise.
How does the Cryoskin Facial work?
The cold creates vasodilation in the treated area. This increases the production of collagen which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines / wrinkles. The treatment also closes the pores and increases the elasticity of the skin which gives you the “Cryoskin glow”. We recommend regular maintenance treatments for long-term benefits.
How much water should clients drink after the Slimming treatment?
1.5L per day for the duration of the process (2 weeks - 10 weeks depending on how many sessions)
Can you do the facial if you've had Botox or fillers?
The manufacturer recommends abstaining from the facial for 3 months after these injections. A doctor who works for Allegan (owner of Botox / Fillers) said 1 month should be safe. You may want to consult your doctor for an exact timeline.
Can you use a sauna or infrared sauna before/after the Cryoskin?
For both the Slimming and the Toning it is okay to do sauna after the treatment.
How long should I wait to do Cryoskin after liposuction?
Minimum of six months.
How long should I wait to do Cryoskin after laser lipo?
Minimum of one month.
How long should I wait to do Cryoskin after mesotherapy injections?
Minimum of one month.
How long should I wait to do Cryoskin after a BBL or PhotoFacial?
Minimum of 72 hours.
Who shouldn't do it?
There are few contraindications for this treatment. But we must still be vigilant about some pathologies: Severe Raynaud's syndrome, Severe allergy to cold, and Progressive Diseases (MS, ALS, Parkinson's, neuropathy), Clients with irremovable body piercings in the treatment area, and Clients with implants in the treatment area are contraindicated for all Cryoskin sessions. Pregnancy/Breastfeeding is contraindicated for all sessions except the Facial Toning (Absolutely NO body sessions). For Slimming sessions specifically: Active Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Lymphatic Disorders, Severe Kidney and Liver Disease, Uncontrolled Diabetes and Diabetes-related complications.
What are the contraindications specific to Slimming?
Active Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Lymphatic Disorders, Severe Kidney and Liver Disease, Uncontrolled Diabetes and Diabetes-related complications, Pregnancy/Breastfeeding. Also: Severe Raynaud's syndrome, Severe allergy to cold, and Progressive Diseases (MS, ALS, Parkinson's, neuropathy), Clients with irremovable body piercings in the treatment area, and Clients with implants in the treatment area.
What are the contraindications specific to the Facial?
Must respect the waiting period if the client uses Botox or fillers. Botox: minimum one month. Fillers: minimum three months.
Can I do this if I'm pregnant?
What are the side effects?
There are few. Sometimes localized redness that disappears after a few hours. Sometimes some delayed onset muscle soreness that rarely exceeds 2 to 3 hours. There may also be some itching without consequences and often due to the reactions of certain cosmetic products used by clients. Hence it is good to anything on their treated areas (i.e. strong lotions) before coming to do the treatment because some products can crystallize to the cold and cause discomfort. It is also normal after Slimming sessions for clients to experience increased urination and/or change in urine color or smell.
Are there any risks?
The risks concern only people with contraindications mentioned above and remain minor and temporary.
Is there a certain person who is best suited for this treatment?
The best body profile are clients that are not "fat" or overweight. The treatment is not for clients requiring weight loss but rather for the vast majority of those who have unsightly cellulite or fatty areas.
Is there a minimum age for this treatment?
15 and older.
If there a specific BMI (Body Mass Index) range where this works most effectively?
We won't treat people classed as “Obese” as it would be too taxing on the liver and kidneys can’t process that level of waste.
Are clients able to do this treatment after Cryotherapy?
Technically, they are able to do cryotherapy on the same day. However, we still recommend that clients wait until the next day to avoid potential overexposure to the cold on localized areas and subsequent discomfort for the client.
Is it ok to get treatments if I am Breastfeeding?
Yes, but only with Facial Toning, not any body treatments.
Is it ok to treat people undergoing IVF?
Is it okay if I have an open wound?
No. We can either work around the wound or schedule your service for after it is healed.
Is it okay to get a treatment after wax / laser hair removal?
It’s best to wait 1 week after these treatments to make sure the treated areas are fully healed and bodily fluid won’t get on the wand.
Is it okay to to have another non-invasive dermatological procedures? (i.e. Hydrofacial, etc) - please note this does not include Botox or fillers.
Yes, all other dermatological technologies are compatible with the Cryoskin. For the Toning program, do one session per week and one other technology can be added after 72 hours. For the Slimming program, one or more other technologies can be used after 72 hours of sessions. The Cryoskin can be easily combined with popular treatments like the Hydrofacial, while respecting the 72 hour wait period.
What treatment should I get if I have extra fat AND has Cellulite?
You should do Slimming one week / Toning the next week and repeat - as this will reduce fat and also stimulate collagen production which breaks down fat. Ideally after the Slimming treatments customers would do Lymphatic Drainage Massage (Lots of water and walking OR Compression with legs elevated).
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 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 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 a significant increase of local microcirculation and collagen.
How does the Slimming treatment work?
The treatment works by triggering the phenomenon of apoptosis of the fat cells. This is achieved without risk to the other tissues (in particular muscular tissue) by the fact that the intracellular electrolytes of the fat cell are the first to crystallize in the cold before all the others. This crystallization is information brought to the cell to program self destruction. One could say that cryotherapy is a homeopathic treatment specific to the fat cell. (Homeopathy consists in inducing information to certain molecules).
How is it helping me look younger?
This treatment causes a very strong increase in the local metabolism and an acceleration of the microcirculation which are both responsible for the production of collagen. The collagen thus brings elasticity and toning to the skin and makes it possible to visibly and durably combat skin aging.
Why does reducing the temperature of the body destroy fat cells?
Cells crystallize when reduced in temperature and fat cells crystalize before the other cells. So if you get the temperature right you damage the fat cells but not any other cells in the body. This is why the Cryoskin Slimming treatment works.
Does this target subcutaneous or fibrotic fat?
Subcutaneous is the easiest to reach so it reaches this layer easily. Fibrotic is more difficult to reach but the gel conveys the cold very well by removing the bubbles of air on the skin to help conduct the cold and this allows you to reach this.
What about water retention?
Volume can be fat or water retention - some women have more water than fat - these women would need to do more lymphatic drainage massage in those cases.