Cryotherapy has been said to help you lose weight and do a bunch of other things for you. The important question is, does it do anything good for your skin?
Cryotherapy And The Impact On Your Skin
An article was recently published in US News on a woman named Leasha West. Leasha was a U.S. Marine Corps verteran. She was also a combat instructor. She’s punished her body beyond belief and apparently she continues to do so.
Leasha is constantly putting herself through the pain ringer and she has no intentions of stopping anytime soon. However, she’s now doing something everyday that she feels is “the best way to start” the day and that’s through her cryotherapy treatments.
Leasha spends three minutes of her daily routine in a whole body cryotherapy chamber that she’s paying $269 a month for. According to Leasha, it’s helped her reduce the amount of back pain that she has. It’s also helped relieve stiff muscles and soreness. She was using the treatment for these primary benefits but has since been more focused on what she claims to be the additional benefits of the treatment.
According to Leasha, she says that the treatment has helped her focus more and she’s become more energetic since having the treatment. In addition to that, Leasha claims that it’s helped her achieve younger looking skin.
This cryotherapy treatment is nothing new really. It’s been around since the late 70’s. However, it’s just now hitting the spas in an attempt to attract customers looking to lose weight, improve their skin and get in an overall better mood.
According to Dr. Jon Schriner , the medical director of the Michigan Center for Athletic Medicine, “Cryotherapy is well-established for treatment of athletic injuries,” and “To carry it into weight loss and other benefits is not mainstream.”
Can it make you look younger over the long term though? Don’t count on it!
According to San Francisco dermatologist, Dr. Marie Jhin, cryotherapy does help reduce inflammation but, “There’s not one thing that helps with anti-aging,” so those that thought it was the new fountain of youth, I’d say they should think again and keep looking!
My suggestion would be to avoid this cryotherapy treatment if you’re getting them for the skin care benefits. Spend your hard earned money on products that work instead.