FAQ

Is it safe?
The device is very safe. 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.

How does it work?
The treatment rapidly lowers the temperature of the fat cells enough to cause what is called apoptosis (death of the fat cells).

What are the benefits?
The major benefit sought is a large decrease in fat mass. Subjects tested were measured and experienced decreases of between 15 and 40% as seen on CT scans. Additionally, the treatments are restorative for tissues by the increase of local microcirculation and collagen, which results in smoother and tighter looking skin.

How does it feel?
The treatment is pain free and actually somewhat relaxing.

Who should not do it?
Persons who have any of the below contraindications should not participate in Cryoskin treatment.  Consult your physician if you have questions whether you are healthy enough to participate.

  • Severe Raynaud's syndrome

  • Severe Allergy to cold

  • Pregnant woman (except for Facials)

  • Severe diabetes

  • Cancer

How often can I do a Slimming or Toning Treatment?
For slimming treatments, the usual frequency is once every 14 days. The reason is that when fat cells die, waste is formed. The waste is eliminated by natural routes (blood, lymphatic system, and urine). Metabolism must, therefore, be allowed to evacuate this waste overtime.

Toning treatments can be performed once every week.

How often can I do a Cryoskin Facial Treatment?
For clients under 45: 1x per week for first 5 sessions, then maintain as needed
For clients over 45: 1x per 3-4 days for first 5 sessions, then maintain as needed

Can I work out before or after?
Yes!

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).

Should I do anything before and after my SLIMMING treatment to maximize my results? 

  • Please DO NOT EAT or DRINK any sugar, foods that contain sugar or carbohydrates that convert into sugar (i.e. fruit, juices, white bread, white rice, pasta, etc.) 2 hours prior to your appointment time.

  • Try to avoid working out or doing anything that increases your body temperature at least ONE hour before your session.

  • Within 8 hours prior to your appointment, consume at least 64 ounces of water.

  • Within 12 hours after your appointment, consume an additional 64 ounces of water.

How does the treatment work?
The treatment works by triggering the process of apoptosis of the fat cells. This is achieved without risk to the other tissues (inluding 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 a trigger to the cell to self-destruct.

Do I lose weight with this treatment?
It is very common that there is a weight loss 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?
The Cryoskin machine causes thermal shock by alternating rapidly and automatically between periods of skin warming (up to 40°C) and cooling (up to    -8°C). This 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.

Are there any risks?
The risks concern only people with contraindications mentioned and remain minor and temporary.

Are there any 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 it is best to not use anything before coming to do a treatment because some products can crystallize to the cold and cause discomfort.

Is there a certain person who is best suited for this treatment?
The treatment is not for clients requiring weight loss but rather for the vast majority of those who have cellulite or fatty areas. The treatment is to re-harmonize the body's curves, but it is not a weight loss plan.

How quickly will I see results?
The first results are generally visible from the first session and often very encouraging. However, 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 come back for treatments 2 or 3 times every 6 months after the end of initial treatments to maintain results.

How old do I have to be to receive treatment?
15 years or older

Why is this effective for Cellulite?
The treatment causes vasodilation in the blood vessels. This increases blood flow which results in increased collagen production. Collagen helps to break down cellulite.

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.

Why should you not eat sugar for 2 hours before or after?
To get the best results from a Cryoskin session, you should not eat sugar 2 hours before and after the session. The reason is sugar is a strong power source for fat cells, which would decrease the efficiency of the apoptosis effect.  When we talk about sugar, we mean all sugars, including slow sugars such as pasta, rice, bread, and cereals.