Cryotherapy

I Froze My Face Off – Cryotherapy at Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy

By: Katie Robb

You’ve heard about Botox, but what about frotox? Growing older is inevitable, and we can’t freeze time, but we can freeze the signs of aging. The hottest (uhh… coldest) facial to hit the market can be found at Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy in Upper St Clair. This sub-zero procedure will leave your skin looking youthful and radiant. A needle-less way to reduce the wrinkles and boost collagen – take my money.

What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy, or cold therapy, is a technique that exposes the body to freezing temperatures. We’re talking nearly -200 degrees Fahrenheit of vaporized liquid nitrogen. Cryotherapy has been widely used in the medical field for many years to reduce swelling and support healing.

Localizing this treatment to your face can reduce fine lines and create a youthful appearance by stimulating the collagen in your skin.

The Process

During the 10-minute treatment, a cryotherapy specialist will guide a machine that pumps artic-cold air to your face and neck in a sweeping motion. The cold air is continually moving across your face, so the temperature isn’t overwhelming. And I’m from Pittsburgh, so I know a thing or two about the cold.

Once the initial shock of the frigid air wears off, the treatment becomes oddly soothing and relaxing. Throughout the treatment the cryotherapy specialist will take the temperature of your skin to assure it’s at a safe level. As another safety precaution, earmuffs are a required accessory for the service. No need to bring your own – they have fuzzy, warm ones available.

The Results

I wasn’t prepared for the immediate glow-up.

Only after a few minutes of cryotherapy, my face was noticeably thinner from the reduction of inflammation. My skin felt significantly tighter as the swelling in my face disappeared. While I didn’t notice a massive difference in my wrinkles and fine lines, my dark circles were nearly non-existent. The cryotherapy smoothed out the redness on my cheeks and around my nose, leaving behind a natural dewy sheen.

Local facial cryotherapy is the perfect pick-me-up. Whether you want to look your best before a big event, or you’re milking a hangover from a night out with the girls – look no further than Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy.

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