What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a type of cosmetic surgery, which is done for reducing inflammation of the body tissues, muscles and joints. The treatment helps in improving the body’s circulation and slows down cellular metabolism and reproduction. Cryotherapy helps reduce pain and muscle spasms and reduces the swelling caused by injuries. It promotes faster healing in tendon, muscle and joint injuries.
What is cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a new type of treatment in which the body is exposed to very cold temperatures for a very brief duration, usually for a couple of minutes. The patient is made to step into a special cryotherapeutic chamber where he/she is made to receive the treatment while standing up. Very fine mist comprising safe, non-toxic nitrogen is sprayed onto the patient’s body. This brings about a dramatic reduction in the body’s temperature, causing a sudden release of adrenaline. There is also a sudden release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. The release of these specific chemicals or substances in the body result in faster healing and promote increased well-being of the body’s cells, organs, and systems.
The main benefits of cryotherapy include -
Improved immune function
Cellular and tissue repair
Detoxification of the skin
Faster muscle regeneration
Quick recuperation from fatigue
Increased endurance and strength
In addition to the above benefits, cryotherapy also helps reduce pain, signs and symptoms of arthritis, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, migraines and psoriasis. It also results in better skin tone and helps reduce cellulite. People who suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia can also benefit from cryotherapy
Who is the best candidate?
Since cryotherapy is a safe and non-invasive procedure, anyone can benefit from it. Cryotherapy is used for treating following conditions,
- Removal of skin tags, warts, and moles
- Treating joint, muscle, and tendon injuries
- Destroying precancerous skin lesions
Cryotherapy is safe but it does involve certain risks, like most treatments and procedures do. Some people might feel claustrophobic inside the cryotherapy chamber. Other side effects associated with cryotherapy treatment include change in skin colour and pigmentation, and nerve damage. When performed by a trained and experienced physician or at a renowned spa or clinic, the risks and side-effects associated with cryotherapy can be significantly reduced.
What is the Cost?
The average cost of cryotherapy treatment is about $50 to $150 per session. Total cost of the treatment would depend on the number of sessions that one requires, the place from where you choose to get it, and the skill or experience of the physical or aesthetician performing the cryotherapy treatment.