If you’ve scrolled through social media, chances are you’ve seen people talking about Cryotherapy. Cryotherapy, aka cold therapy, uses subzero temps to relieve pain and decrease inflammation. I recently came across Chicagoland based, CryoEffect, through ClassPass. (New users can get 2 free weeks with ClassPass by signing up here.) CryoEffect also has special pricing for first time clients if you’re not looking to sign up on ClassPass. Click here for more pricing information.
I’ve been doing the Cryotherapy Facials and am loving it. There are so many benefits to the facials (as well as full body and local cryotherapy sessions).
- Stimulates blood flow and collagen production
- Anti-aging and helps to smooth skin
- Reduces inflammations
- Detoxes and works to kill bacteria
- Removes dead skin cells
- Reduces pore size
Why I am loving this facial:
First off, it’s a non-invasive facial (because I am not a fan of extractions). I have acne prone skin and the CryoFacial shrinks your pore size and reduces oil (going to need to do this all summer long)! I also love it because it’s an entirely dry process, meaning you can get it done with makeup on and leave with a nice glow and your makeup isn’t ruined.
How long does it take?
It usually takes less than 30 minutes for the facial but may differ depending on where you go.
Is it unbearably cold?
I’m from the Chicagoland area so I’m used to the cold. But really, the cold isn’t that bad. They start by putting the cold air on your hairline so you can take a moment to get used to the feeling (they even said people who come often see hair growth because of this!). I wear sweatpants and a sweatshirt during my session to keep me warm. During this last session, I went under the blanket of the treatment bed (it was a cold day here).