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Freeze Frame: Movie Stars & Cosmetic Cryotherapy

Is this the next new thing?

It turns out that cold therapy is older than young celebrities may realise. The use of the cold is a time-honoured practice in science and medicine where cryoablation is used to treat benign and cancerous lesions through cellular destruction.

If you’re not familiar with cosmetic cryotherapy, Costhetics will bring you up to speed.

What Is Cryotherapy? It’s All Greek to Me
The word cryotherapy comes from two Greek words for

  • Kyros (ice)
  • Therapeia (cure)

At the most basic level, you could think of an ice bath that a pro baller takes after a game as a form of cryotherapy. The water (kyros) cools dermal tissue and restricts blood flow to reduce swelling (therapeia).

Doctor’s point out that cryotherapy should not be referred to as a “curative treatment” as it does not directly trigger a natural healing process within the body. It is, instead, a symptomatic treatment, similar to taking acetaminophen to reduce headache pain. Research study and articles on the subject report on encouraging success and enthusiastic hope for its ongoing use.

6 Hollywood Actresses Who Make Cryotherapy Hot
Where Hollywood stars go, the world follows. Women are following in the frozen footsteps of these female celebrities whose support of cryotherapy is making headlines and converts:

  • Jessica Alba
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Minka Kelly
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Demi Moore
  • Mandy Moore

It’s not just Hollywood starlettes that are crazy for cryo. Superstar super-men including athletes LeBron James and Floyd Mayweather, Jr., as well as competitive dancer Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars, seen here experiencing Whole Body Cryotherapy:

What Is Cryotherapy for Skin Rejuvenation?
Cosmetic cryotherapy is a spot treatment that uses a revolutionary device to freeze the skin’s surface virtually instantaneously. It is appropriate for all skin types and can be used to diminish visible signs of ageing and pigmentation problems on the

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest and décolletage
  • Hands

Cryolift “facials” may be performed alone or with other facial rejuvenation treatments for an extreme makeover.

Top 10 Benefits of Cosmetic Cryotherapy for Celebrities & You
In the beauty industry, cosmetic cryotherapy is used to

  1. Improve collagen production in deeper layers of the skin
  2. Make skin look and feel healthier
  3. Improve elasticity
  4. Smooth skin texture
  5. Improve skin tone
  6. Fight age-related skin deficiencies
  7. Remove toxins from the body
  8. Treat acne lesions
  9. Tighten pores
  10. Improves chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis

How Does Cryotherapy Work?
Cryotherapists claim the application of freezing cold triggers a fight-or-flight survival response in humans, causing blood to rush to the core of the body. The body then works to prepare any potentially damaged vital organs by pushing more oxygen, enzymes, and nutrients into the blood.

When the treatment is over, the enriched blood flows back through the body, accelerating cell renewal in tissues and skin.

What Is the Average Cost of Cryotherapy for Facial Rejuvenation?
Cryotherapy might not be for everyone. One negative is the cost, which fluctuates broadly depending on where you are having the treatment done and by whom. Here’s a look at some of the costs at Cryohealthcare, the L.A. treatment centre favoured by Demi Moore, seen here leaving after a visit for her 50th birthday:

Source: Daily Mail UK

Source: Daily Mail UK

  • Single WBC Treatment - $65
  • Package of 20 WBC treatments - $800
  • The Ultimate WBC Freeze Week (2 treatments daily for one week) - $269
  • Unlimited Monthly WBC Membership for Couples - $499
  • Local Cryotherapy Treatment - $30 per area

To freeze or not to freeze, that is the question. The best place to get the answer that’s right for you is by consulting with your doctor. You’ll be glad you did.

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