Is Cryoskin the SAME as CoolSculpting?
This is a question we get asked all the time and the answer is no. Since coolsculpting and fat-freezing hit the market, science has been looking for ways to improve it. The result of these improvements is Cryoskin. The technique for both treatments is completely different and we have been told that CoolSculpting can be painful. Cryoskin isn’t painful, it’s faster, and more effective than coolsculpting. It may even cost less in some areas. Cryoskin can be very relaxing and its basically like getting a cold massage.
Plus, we don’t even have the very first Cryoskin machine made. They created a Cryoskin machine 2.0, then decided that it could work even better and made a new machine which is the one we have.
What is Cryoskin?
It is a non-invasive treatment where a wand is used for slimming, cellulite reduction, and toning. The session begins with a warming session and then a decrease in temperature between 4 degrees Celsius to -4 degrees Celsius for the duration of the session. The warm session brings the fat cells to the surface, the cold drops the fat cells temperature so that they die. The first results are generally visible from the first session and are often very encouraging. However, it should be noted that the best results appear from 15 days to 3 weeks after the first session. More than one session is usually needed to get the results you desire.
Can this replace my diet and exercise plan?
Although Cryoskin can give you amazing results, its important to realize that you have to do the work to keep the weight off. Even with liposuction you can still gain weight so this isn’t any different. Drinking lots of water, having a healthy diet, and getting exercise is super important and you must make sure you either start doing these things and/or continue to do them once your done with your treatment.
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 in real time on the screen. In the event of a malfunction, the
device alerts the operator by sounding a tone and displaying an error
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 significant
increase of local microcirculation and collagen.
How does it feel?
The feeling is rather pleasant thanks to the start of the treatment which is
generally done with a short period of skin warming and a gradual but rapid
decrease of the temperature. At the end of the treatment, the thermal shock
appears very quickly, which gives a feeling of warmth and lightness at the
Who shouldn’t do it?
There are few contraindications to treatment.
But we must still be vigilant to some pathologies:
– Raynaud’s syndrome
– Allergy to cold
– Pregnant woman or women on their menstrual cycle (or a week before)
– Persons with irremovable body piercings
– Persons with strong Diabetes, or Cancer, MS, Parkinson’s, ALS, Neuropathy, HIV/AIDS, Lymphatic Disorders, Severe Kidney and Liver Disease
How often can I do it?
The usual frequency is 1 treatment every 15 days (for slimming treatments). In
some cases this can be reduced to 10 days by the addition of additional
drainage treatment but is not necessarily recommended. 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. Toning treatments can be
performed once every week.
Can I workout before/after?
Yes! But do not work out before treatment.
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).
How does the treatment work?
As already described above, 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
How is it getting rid of my cellulite?
The answer was given above. It should be remembered that it may be
important to add drainage treatment once or twice a week between sessions.
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 (exercise,
etc) and the diet and lifestyle required.
How is it helping me look younger?
As previously seen, the Cryoskin machine is capable of causing thermal shock
due to its ability to alternate rapidly and automatically between periods of skin
warming (up to 40°) and cooling (up to -8°). This phenomenon 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.
What is the difference between this and other Cryo treatments (i.e. Cryo
facial) -Same for cellulite
There are other manual cryotherapy machines. But tests and experience have
shown that no other machine is currently capable of an inertia as strong as the
Cryoskin. This inertia is due to the fact that the device does not only produce
cold. It works by heat exchange with the body and the ability to descend very
strongly and very quickly the temperature of the tissues by absorption of
calories, accumulation of calories and evacuation by a system equipped with a
ventilated hydraulic radiator.
Why can I only have a treatment every 2 weeks?
The phenomenon of apoptosis is a natural phenomenon. A programmed
natural death of the fat cell. The latter is not destroyed by a phenomenon of
cavitation which would make it explode and create cell waste which would be
very difficult, or impossible to eliminate. This is a self-destruction specifically
for fat cells, whose ingredients are going to be removed slowly and naturally
from the body at the rate of metabolism.
What happens if I come back before the 2 weeks?
As said before: aided by complementary drainage methods the treatment can
eventually be reduced to 10 or 12 days. Otherwise, the results may be
thwarted by the natural cycle of waste disposal and thus increase the risk of
clogging the pathways. This does not represent a significant risk but would
compromise the harmony of the results.
Why can I only have 2 areas done at one time?
Again, to not overload the circuits. On the other hand, there is a strong internal
cooling of the tissues and the treating of more zones at the same time could
cause in extreme cases hypothermia, but in many cases a phenomenon of
What if I want to do my face, tummy, arms + legs in one session? Can I do the
different options? /
In our opinion and advice: NO
– Face and arm in a session for example
– Belly and legs in another session
In general, it is always advisable to practice treatment on the upper OR lower
body in a session.
Do legs count as 1 area or 2?
The legs would count as one area because you would divide the time between
each leg (14 mins on one leg, 14 mins on the other).
Can I do this if I’m pregnant?
Like any external treatment, this is not advisable and of course forbidden on
areas such as the tummy, breasts or even the hips. The safest is to abstain
from treatments altogether.
Because we do not know the effects of the acceleration of the local
metabolism on the fetus.
What are the side effects?
There are few. Sometimes localized redness that disappears after a few
hours. Sometimes some local pain 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 there is interest
in asking clients to not use anything before coming to do the treatment
because some products can crystallize to the cold and cause discomfort.
Are there any risks?
The risks concern only people with contraindications mentioned and remain
minor and temporary.
Is there a certain person who is best suited for this treatment? /
The best profile does not apply to “fat” or overweight subjects. The treatment
is not for clients requiring weight loss but rather for the vast majority of those
who have unsightly cellulite or fatty areas (often due to poor diet, poor lifestyle
or a static workplace, for example). The treatment is a treatment to
re-harmonize the body’s curves and not a slimming cure.
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 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 practice 2 or 3
sessions 6 months after the end of treatment to maintain results.
Can I do anything that enhances the treatment?
By implementing a healthy lifestyle and a good diet first. But also by the
addition of a powerful drainage treatment in depth. We can not advise you
enough to consider adding a DRAINSKIN device which has been developed
for this purpose. It utilizes a specific current capable of considerably
accelerating the velocity and flow of the returning liquids (blood and lymph),
thereby increasing exchanges, increasing the eliminating of organic waste and
enhancing the tone of vessels and capillaries.
What is the difference between the 3 treatments that the machine can
The programmed temperatures depend on the desired effects and the zones
being worked on. When the effect sought is more superficial (for example to
cause hypervascularization of the epidermis and the dermis), the
temperatures employed will be cold but positive because the tissue is more
superficial and does not require that the phenomenon of apoptosis be caused,
but rather acceleration of microcirculation and collagen production. On the
contrary, when the desired effect is deeper (belly fat layer, for example), the
temperatures employed will be aimed at causing apoptosis by crystallization of
intracellular electrolytes and therefore the temperatures employed will be
Is there anyone you would advise not doing it for other reasons? i.e. Just won’t
work for them?
There are few failures. But sometimes some morphologies and metabolisms
do not give the expected results. It is also very often observed that these
partial failures are due to very poor diet/lifestyle or to undeclared medical
Why do you need the gel?
The gel has been specially designed to retain all its qualities of gliding and
protection from -30 ° up to + 60 °.
Is it ok to treat people with Tattoos?
Is it ok to treat people who are Breastfeeding? No.
Is it ok to treat people undergoing IVF?
Is it okay to treat people who have an open wound?
No. Unless you cover the wound with some sort of plaster. The reason for this
is not to pass bodily fluid onto the Wand. If you cover the wound then treat
through the cover the treatment should help healing due to increased blood
flow to the area.
Is it okay to treat people 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.
How old do people need to be to have treatments?
As until puberty is complete cartilage is still building.
Can you do CryoSlimming if you have abdominal mesh from a hernia surgery?
The client has to wait 3 months in case there are any medical complications.
Otherwise it could could affect the healing of the hernia.
Can I have a facial treatment if I have had Botox or Fillers?
Yes. However you can only have a facial 30 days after Botox and 90 days after fillers.