Karen | Operations Director
The CryoFacial is one of my favourite Cryostar treatments! I love the fact that it only takes 20 minutes and the results are instant. A perfect treatment for a bride, pre party, night out - there is no downtime either. I asked Delaney, Head of Training & Development to go through all of the results that the CryoFacial can achieve - for some they can easily replace other invasive procedures.
What is the Cryostar Facial?
The Cryostar Facial is a targeted CryoToning treatment specifically designed for the face and neck area. The skin covering these areas is thinner than the skin on the rest of the body, and thus signs of aging are the most obvious in these regions. The Cryostar Facial utilises the application of alternating cold temperature (from the application of the wand) and warming (from the application of the technician’s opposing hand) to increase microcirculation, which in turn increases collagen production and elasticity.
Additionally, the Cryostar Facial assists with stimulating cell turnover, reducing inflammation and puffiness, and brightening the complexion.
This treatment is best used to address wrinkles, fine lines, aging prevention, facial lift/contouring and dullness. The Cryostar Facial treats from the base of the neck up to the forehead.
How does it work?
Cryostar Facial treatments are exclusively cold in application. The technician applies the CryoFacial technique, which is employed in a set sequence of lifting strokes, to the treatment area using the wand while following each stroke with their opposing hand. This creates an alternation between vasoconstriction and vasodilation which produces a pumping effect on the blood and lymph, increasing flow.
Who are the ideal candidates?
Ideal candidates for the Cryostar Facial treatment include individuals with signs of aging, fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, dullness, uneven tone, or lack of elasticity.
The Cryostar Facial is not only a treatment for anti-aging - although it serves this purpose well - it also helps as a preventative treatment for younger clients and carries a myriad of additional benefits.
What does the treatment feel like?
The treatment feels like an icy jade roller - on steroids. Many clients report it feels like an ice cube moving across the treatment area for 20 minutes, without the mess. By contrast to CryoToning on the body, the temperature applied with the Cryostar Facial is always above zero based on the sensitivity of the area.
The Cryostar Facial technique is gentle, and the application of cold is soothing for any inflammation. The warming from the technician’s hand also produces a relaxing effect.
Can you focus on my problem areas (i.e. under my eyes, around my lips, etc)?
The standard Cryostar Facial protocol is 20 minutes and covers a set sequence up the face from the base of the neck to the top of the forehead.
However, there is also an optional 10 minute add on protocol which can be employed using a wand attachment that allows for more targeted treatment in the areas of the lips, the cheekbone contour, the undereyes, and the forehead.
What can I expect from the treatment in terms of results?
A treatment programme of 5 sessions, performed once or twice per week, is recommended for best results. Some clients may require 10 sessions on their concerns and desired treatment outcomes. We typically recommend that clients over the age of 45 come in 2x per week for best results.
The Cryostar Facial produces an instant wow effect due to the localised nature of the treatment area. However, for sustainable results maintenance is required as the treatment does have a cumulative effect in the body where microcirculation and collagen production ramp up over time.
Our clinical study demonstrated that 100% of those studied experienced improved skin quality. See the results for yourself and read testimonials here.
So - the Cryostar Facial is a completely natural and non-invasive treatment which we love. While other common modalities utilise neurotoxins, the CryoFacial is a safe and gentle treatment that packs an effective punch - with instant results!
The Cryostar Facial, like any non-invasive treatment, is not an alternative to a balanced lifestyle though and a tailored home care routine and increased water intake during any Cryostar Facial treatment programme will help to improve the skins quality.
We hope this Q&A gave you a little more insight into what to expect from another one of our cryotherapy treatments, and how it can help support your health and wellness journey. If you have any other questions, we’ve not answered here please feel free to reach out to us email@example.com
You can also see our Q&A's for CryoSlimming here and CryoToning for the body here - in the meantime, stay safe and well.