The latest trend in anti-aging is Cryotherapy, a treatment that uses extremely frigid temperatures to stimulate the skin and rejuvenate its appearance. The new treatment is offered at the Skintology Skin and Laser Center in Manhattan. When the skin is rapidly cooled it causes a vasoconstriction (a constriction of its vessels) that is quickly followed by a vasodilatation (relaxation of the vessels). This series of vasoconstrictions followed by vasodilatations, is known as paradoxical vasomotricity. It causes enhanced collagen production, elimination of puffiness, reduced inflammation, softened wrinkles and reduced pore size. As an extra bonus, the treatment helps to flush toxins from the skin.
At the Skintology Spa on 57th Street, where I went to experience the Cryocure Facial, the head esthetician Olga, escorted me into the treatment room where she explained exactly what to expect with the treatment so that I was relaxed and not apprehensive. The treatment consists of a controlled beam of vaporized liquid nitrogen that freezes the skin of the face, scalp and neck area. Though the temperature is freezing, you barely sense the deep cold because of the vaporized nature of the liquid. You feel stimulation under your skin as your vessels and capillaries constrict in order to keep the temperature of the skin elevated.
The treatment lasts about 15 minutes, and when it was over I noticed that my pores seemed smaller and my skin brighter. Several sessions are recommended for best results. I left with radiant skin and a renewed sense of energy in my body. To look your best in the New Year, try a Cryocure facial to reduce puffiness and brighten your complexion. You will feel no pain and love the instant results.
The Cryocure Facial is $155. If a package of 5 of them are purchased there’s a 10% discount. The service is offered at two locations of the Skintology Skin and Laser Center:
157 East 57th Street
(212) 832- 2225
181 7th Avenue (between 20th & 21st street)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989 – 6555
For more information, visit, http://www.skintologyny.com