Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
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 the machine and figures displayed on the screen. The Cryoskin 2.0 was launched 5 years ago and is used throughout France.
How does it work?
The treatment lasts for 28 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 reduce fat without harming surrounding tissue. Read more about the science behind it here.
What are the benefits?
The benefits are measurable fat loss and improved skin appearance. As with most techniques, the results vary from one individual to another, however 78% of our customers rate the service as good or excellent. The expected effect is usually rapid, results should be visible immediately and many people continue to see improvements over a 2 to 3 week period.
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 would benefit most from CryoSlimming?
Generally healthy persons who, despite their best efforts through still are a bit overweight or have stubborn trouble areas they’d like to reduce.
During consultation, we will ask questions about your lifestyle, height and weight. This is to help our Technicians to ensure that this treatment is the right fit for you and that it will support your already-healthy daily lifestyle. Clients with a body mass index (BMI) that is too high, or who have too much volume on the body may not be appropriate candidates at this time, as the machine will not be able to produce visible results. Importantly, CryoSlimming is not a weight loss tool, nor is it a replacement for a healthy routine such as eating well and getting some form of daily exercise.
How long does a CryoSkin session last?
CryoSlimming usually lasts about 34 minutes depending on the treatment area, while some settings last up to 40 minutes; CryoToning usually lasts 30 minutes; and CryoFacials are a 20-minute service. Appointment slots are usually blocked off for a full 45 minutes to an hour.
How often can I do it?
Slimming treatments can be performed once every 15 days and Toning treatments can be performed every 7 days.
Can I do CryoSkin treatments if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
During pregnancy, no. However, breastfeeding mothers may take advantage of a CryoFacial.
Who should not be treated with CryoSkin technology?
The conditions below are contraindicated with CryoSkin technology:
- Raynaud’s syndrome
- People who suffer from very poor circulation
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding mothers (Exception: CryoFacial)
- Severe diabetes and/or neuropathy
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- People who have had Botox or Fillers in the last month (This relates to CryoToning of the face only)
How effective is CryoSkin?
78% of CryoSkin clients rated their results as good or excellent. Further, CryoSkin 2.0 technology was tested on over 100 people at different temperatures and treatment periods. There was an average total fat loss of 38% on the treated areas over 4 sessions in 6 weeks.
Why can I only have the CryoSlimming treatment every 2 weeks?
It takes an average of 2 weeks for your body to remove roughly 80% of the fat cells from your system, therefore the treatment is safest and most effective when we allow the lymphatic system to do its job.
How many areas can I have treated with CryoSlimming at one time?
1 major area (e.g., abdomen or the legs) is the maximum in a single day to avoid overloading the body’s pathways.
Do the legs count as 1 area or 2?
The legs would count as one area. We divide the time between each leg (15 minutes on one leg, 15 minutes on the other).
What should I bring?
We want you to be as comfortable as possible while we examine and treat you! Please bring or wear plain undergarments (solid black is great!) which you don’t mind being treated and photographed in (for before/after tracking purposes). We will do our best to avoid your clothing but your undergarments and/or clothing may get a little bit of water-based gel on them
Underwear is required during treatment for both men and women.
For women, we recommend a sports bra and boy shorts, yoga shorts or full coverage underwear. For men, you’ll be most comfortable in something with a soft or elastic waistband.
Our studio is a bit chilly. If you’d like, bring cozy socks!
During your treatment you are welcome to listen to music, browse your phone or even doze off.
Can I workout before/after my treatment?
Though there are no side effects to this treatment that would prevent you from exercise, we do advise that you avoid a heavy workout at least 2-3 hours before your appointment. The reason for this is your body temperature will be elevated and, thus, a bit less easily cooled during treatment.
Why do you need the gel?
The gel we use is water-based and has been specially designed to retain its qualities of gliding and conducting the cold while protecting your skin.
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 will the results last?
CryoSlimming causes a percentage of the fat cells in the treated area to die and dissolve. This is a permanent state. Once the fat cells are dead, they’re dead and will not return. If you gain weight, however, the remaining fat cells in that area and throughout the body maintain their ability to increase in size–although the number of cells in the treated area will remain the same. We encourage that you protect your investment by maintaining a healthy weight. This will help you to appreciate your results long-term. Some clients find it helpful to continue 2 or 3 sessions 6 months after the end of a 5 or 10-series to maintain results.
CryoToning causes vasoconstriction and vasodilation in the blood vessels. This increases blood flow which results in increased Collagen and Elastin production, resulting in tighter, more evenly toned skin and a reduced appearance of cellulite. Because collagen and elastin are ruled by the aging process, CryoToning results could be considered more “temporary” and do need to be maintained. Cellulite will return or worsen if no changes are made to impact the multiple causes for cellulite–i.e. overly tight fascia, toxic accumulation, enlarged fat cells, poor circulation and loss of collagen, to name a few.
How can I enhance my results?
A healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, clean eating, plenty of water and good stress management will support and enhance your results.