Microcirculation. Whew! What a mouthful. True story—this is a key word and goal for almost every single anti-aging and aesthetic treatment that exists. We’re always yammering on about the importance of microcirculation when we do CryoToning sessions. So what is it, and why does it matter?
What Does Microcirculation Mean?
“Micro” just means very small. And “circulation” means movement around or through something. In this case, we’re talking about the flow of blood around and through the body.
But to be a bit more precise, microcirculation is blood flow through the teeny tiny blood vessels in the body’s circulatory system. These smallest blood vessels are called capillaries, arterioles, venules and shunts.
Why Blood Flow Matters
Blood flow is life! The tiny vessels in the body are responsible for perfusion of tissues with fresh, oxygenated blood. This is how our wounds heal, our skin stays warm to the touch, nutrients are delivered and other vital materials are exchanged between cells.
When blood flow is decreased over time due to natural factors (such as aging or stress) or because of chronic conditions (such as high blood pressure or diabetes), tissues are affected greatly. Blood flow also correlates directly with our skin’s health and general appearance. More blood flow = higher collagen and elastin production.
You may have heard the fact that after age 20, our body produces roughly 1% less collagen every single year from then on out. The blood flow and collagen production connection cannot be ignored. Some scientists theorize that aging is merely a continued disruption of microcirculation in the body.
This is aging. These changes are the scientific reasons why our bodies look different each year, why we lose muscle mass, cellulite becomes more prominent and why the skin starts to wrinkle and sag. Aging isn’t a “disease” but rather a process—it happens every day. Hence, microcirculation becomes a huge objective for nearly all anti-aging therapies.
Cryoskin Body Toning Increases Microcirculation
In CryoToning, the technician moves the cold Cryoskin wand over the area being treated and follows it closely with their warm hand pressed flatly on the skin. This acts as an upward massage while also inducing vasoconstriction and vasodilation in the tissues.
Simply put, we make the blood vessels get smaller and then get bigger. We literally pump blood into these tiny areas. Again. And again. And again. Voila, microcirculation!
As a result, after a CryoToning series, we see:
- Tighter, more lifted skin
- Increased collagen production
- A more even skin tone
- Decreased appearance of cellulite
- A youthful, bouncy glow to the skin
This technology is completely non-invasive, painless and works beautifully to restore microcirculation in the face, legs, tummy, chest, arms, etc. Call us to set up your free consultation today!