Skincare, Health and Medical Spas in the U.S. are adopting the cryotherapy treatments used for several years in Europe. By applying hyper-cool temperatures to the skin’s surface, WBC “jumpstarts” the body’s natural healing and rejuvenation processes. This includes increased circulation, which provides a youthful complexion, and stimulation of collagen production, which is the foundation of firm, healthy skin.
Before anything, let’s have a look at why the skin all over our body start to wrinkle and sag with age in the first place. As we age, the body starts to lose collagen; HOWEVER, the good news is, this doesn’t have to happen!
Collagen is a group of naturally occurring proteins and is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as tendons, ligaments and of course, the skin. At Frozen In Time CryoSpa in Winter Park, we use Whole Body Cryotherapy as a treatment to jump-start the production of collagen in the skin. By exposing your body to sub-zero temperatures, and briefly freezing the outer layer of skin throughout the
entire body, the deep layers of collagen are disrupted, and respond by creating more collagen. Those candidates who are experiencing additional cellulite have also reported a clear visual improvement as a result of the cryotherapy treatments they receive from our facility in Winter Park, FL. As a result, the skin rejuvenates and regains elasticity and appears to look both younger and smoother.
As stated in The Journals of Gerontology – “Aging is a complex phenomenon that results from environmental, random genetic, and epigenetic events in different cell types and tissues and their interactions throughout life. A pervasive feature of aging tissues and most, if not all, age-related diseases is chronic inflammation. “Inflammaging” describes the low-grade, chronic, systemic inflammation in aging, in the absence of overt infection (“sterile” inflammation), and is a highly significant risk factor for both morbidity and mortality in the elderly people. There is overwhelming epidemiological evidence that a state of mild inflammation, revealed by elevated levels of inflammatory biomarkers, is associated and predictive of many aging phenotypes—for example, changes in body composition, energy production and utilization, metabolic homeostasis, immune senescence (deterioration), and neuronal (brain) health.
Chronic inflammation has many features of acute inflammation (due to injury or infection), but is usually of low grade and persistent, resulting in responses that lead to tissue degeneration. There are several possible mechanisms of chronic inflammation: (i) persistent production of reactive molecules by infiltrating leukocytes designed to kill pathogens, eventually damages the structural and cellular elements of tissues; (ii) damaged non-immune cells and activated immune cells lead to the production of cytokines that amplify or modulate the inflammatory response and alter the phenotypes of nearby cells, often to the detriment of normal tissue function (2). Many aged tissues are probably in a chronically inflamed state, albeit
without signs of infection; (iii) the interference with “anabolic signaling”; for example, IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α down regulate insulin, insulin-like growth factor-1, and erythropoietin signaling and protein synthesis after a meal or bout of exercise. Inflammaging most likely derives from, but is not limited to, the sources described here. These sources are not mutually exclusive, and their relative contributions require further studies.”
The great news is that when it comes to the most important biological response to Whole Body Cryotherapy – it addresses this very universal problem of inflammaging! When the body is under the stress of extremely low temperatures, there is a robust release of a hormone called norepinephrine. This hormone reduces the presence of inflammatory markers, such as tumor necrosis factor-α, that are the culprit in degeneration of cells and tissue (aging).
♦ Cellulite Reduction
♦ Tighter and Healthier Skin
♦Treatment of Psoriasis and Dermatitis
♦ Fewer Skin Blemishes
♦ Increased Metabolism & Caloric Burn
♦ Increased Libido
♦ Increased Collagen Production
♦ Boosts Lymph Draining and Blood Circulation
♦ Activates Natural Biological Regeneration