Localized Cryotherapy is a natural, safe and efficient way to target specific areas of injury, pain and inflammation in the body. Local Cryo uses cryostimulation to trigger the body’s natural defense system to promote improved blood circulation containing oxygen and nutrients necessary to speed up the healing process and eliminate chronic inflammation that can be damaging to the body.
A reduction in inflammation takes the pressure off joints or the injured area which also helps in pain reduction. Localized Cryotherapy is more effective and efficient than localized ice because of the systemic effects achieved. Local Cryo triggers several systemic biochemical reactions that boost endorphins and production of norepinephrine. Norepinephrine is, among many systemic processes, responsible for the analgesic affect achieved during the localized cryotherapy treatment.Cryostimulation improves lymph and blood microcirculation, providing increased oxygenation and nourishment of the skin and subdermic tissue.
Benefits of Local Cryotherapy
- Addresses targeted areas of pain, injury, inflammation
- Reduces pain in a specific area
- Stimulates collagen (face, joints)
- Improves skin appearance
- Reduces cellulite
*These statements have been reported by users of the treatment. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
How many treatments do I need for an injury?
While everyone is different, the following can be referenced as general recommendations. There should be an immediate relief of the area after 1 treatment. A single session is treating the acute symptoms of the affected area. A chronic situation will require additional treatments. The severity and chronicity of the injured area will dictate the number of treatments necessary. Typical protocols depend on how long the pain subsides after the initial treatment to dictate the number of treatments necessary. If the pain only subsides for a few hours, a more extensive protocol will be necessary because of the severity and chronicity of the injury. If the pain subsides for several days, only 1-2 additional follow up treatments may be necessary. We suggest either the RECOVER or INTENSIVE Please consult with Dr. Gray for the treatment protocol that is best for you. She can be reached at the office, via phone at 610-341-9300 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
How many treatments do I need to see the benefits on my face?
This information should be considered a general recommendation. For acne, we recommend 3-4 treatments per week for a month and then 1-2 treatments per month as maintenance.
For beauty goals, you should start to notice a visible difference in the quality of your skin after 4-5 treatments. After about 10-12 treatments friends and family will be asking you for your secret!
The number of treatments necessary dependson a variety of factors including the goal of the treatments as well as other factors such as diet, age, sun exposure, etc. Please consult with Dr. Gray for the treatment protocol that is best for you. She can be reached at the office, via phone at 610-341-9300 or email at email@example.com
Should I do local treatments or Whole Body?
Ideally, you should do both. If you have a particular area of interest (an injury, facial beauty), we recommend that you do one Whole Body treatment followed by a localized treatment of that area. This takes Whole Body treatments to another level. The WBC treatments are going to provide the overall systemic benefits and the local will target your area of interest.
When you should do local cryotherapy only:
- You can’t tolerate WBC
- You cant stand in the chamber
- You aren’t tall enough to stand in the chamber
- You have a contraindication for the WBC such as a heart condition
- You are interested only in the facial beauty benefits
What should I bring for a local cryotherapy treatment?
Depending on the area of treatment, you should wear comfortable, loose clothing so that it is easy to expose the area of treatment. We provide gowns to make it easy for you.
For the facial treatment, ideally you should not wear make-up.
What should I expect during a local cryotherapy session?
You should expect to be able to relax. The local treatment will feel slightly cold in the area being treated. Sessions typically last between 10-12 minutes.