Botox is one of the most well-known and popular cosmetic procedures. It has the power to turn back the clock and smooth away wrinkles. But it has competition – a new and innovative treatment dubbed ‘frotox’ which delivers the same results, without the needles. Frotox uses cryotherapy for a younger look – but how does it work?
What Is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is the name given to any treatment which involves the use of freezing (or near freezing) temperatures. Whole-body cryotherapy involves immersing the whole body in extremely cold air for several minutes – this can give health benefits such as reducing migrations, limiting pain and preventing dementia. It’s often used to rehabilitate muscles and increase circulation in athletes. Additionally, cryotherapy is often used to remove excess localized fat. This is because fat cells are more sensitive to cold than the surrounding area, so careful application of freezing temperatures can rid your body of stubborn fat cells.
So What Is Frotox?
Frotox is the use of cryotherapy technology on the face; essentially, it is a cryotherapy facial. The technique delivers highly pressurized liquid nitrogen to your nerves. When it reaches the nerve, it turns into a gas and in doing so draws heat from the surrounding tissues to create a controlled cold zone. This causes your facial muscles to relax, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The innovative technology means that you can focus on specific areas of the face, helping to improve stubborn wrinkles, reduce inflammation and tighten your skin.
Why Choose Frotox Over Botox?
Frotox only takes around twenty minutes and the benefits can be seen immediately (whereas Botox usually takes a few days to kick in). It lasts for four to six months, slightly longer than Botox. The biggest plus though is that there is no invasive procedure; nothing is being injected into your skin. The Frotox process simply involves freezing temperatures. Believe it or not, Frotox can actually increase the lifespan of Botox, and using it between treatments can mean a lengthier period between injections.
What Are The Benefits Of A Cryo Facial?
Improves Blood Circulation
The intense cold making contact with your skin during the facial causes your blood vessels to contract and dilate, increasing your blood flow. This means more of those important nutrients are delivered to your skin and toxins are flushed away. This helps to improve the strength of your skin. Surprisingly, this increased blood flow can even trigger your scalp into stimulating hair growth and fight off eczema. Better blood circulation also lowers your heart rate, blood pressure and improves your brain function. Amazing!
During a Frotox session, the nerves of your face are put into ‘hibernation’ by the freezing nitrogen. This relaxes your muscles, reducing the appearance of muscles.
Increases Collagen Production
Collagen is a key protein in our bodies, and is essentially the substance that holds the body together – protecting our organs, connecting ligaments to bones and keeping our skin elastic. As we get older, we produce less collagen and wrinkles start to appear. Fortunately, a cryotherapy facial triggers collagen production, helping to smooth away wrinkles.
Decreases Pore Size
Large pores make it easy for dirt and oil to penetrate your skin. This can cause unsightly blackheads and spots. Blackheads, in particular, can be very difficult to get rid of once they’ve formed. During a cryo facial, your pores react by shrinking and tightening, making it harder for that dirt and oil to access your skin. The facials also exfoliate your skin, so you are left with glowing, clear and healthy skin.
Reduces Dark Circles And Puffiness
There is nothing more aging than dark circles around the eyes. They give a tired, stressed look and make you appear unhealthy. The blood flow boost provided by cryo facials delivers the nutrients that your skin is crying out for, leading to a more even skin tone. How Is A Cryotherapy Facial Different To A Normal Facial?
An ordinary facial involves cleansing, exfoliating and nourishing the skin on the surface. This is time-consuming, and doesn’t give the immediate, long-term anti-aging properties that a cryotherapy facial can. There are no creams or other products containing harsh chemicals – cryotherapy is 100% natural and uses only cold air.
How Does It Feel?
You might be worried that a cryo facial is painful or uncomfortable. It’s not – there are no injections, so no pain there. You’ll experience a cold sensation as the freezing nitrogen gently targets specific parts of your face – like a refreshing burst of cold air, or jumping into a chilled pool on a hot day. Afterwards, your skin will feel tighter and exhilarated.
Can Frotox Treat My Acne?
Yes – it can certainly boost your skin’s general health and appearance. Cryo facials have been shown to improve resistance to acne-causing bacteria, and by increasing the blood flow in your face they can improve the appearance of scarring. This is great news for your skin! Cryotherapy can also help with conditions such as rosacea and dermatitis. Make sure you discuss any skin concerns you have when you arrive at your appointment, and the specialists will be able to guide you.
Where Can I Go For A Cryotherapy Facial?
At BluVida Wellness & Med Spa, we use innovative Cryo21 technology to administer a quick, relaxing and effective cryo facial to reduce your wrinkles and improve the look of your skin. Contact us to book your appointment.