The Benefits of using Cryotherapy for Acne Vigaris

Sam Betty – Case Study

Sam agreed to be a case study for us as he was at his wits end over his acne skin. He had been suffering with acne vulgaris for his entire teenage years and although he is a confident young man, he admitted his bad skin really got him down and he had tried everything to get rid of it without much luck.

Upon review of his skin, it was evident that he was suffering from mild to moderate acne vulgaris with some inflammation. The acne vulgaris was mainly localised to his cheeks and there was also some on his chin. There were evident inflammatory papules, with a few pustules in places. There was also evidence of some scarring left over from previous acne lesions.

We tried four weeks of cryotherapy out of the recommended seven, before he was due to move to university with ten minutes of cryotherapy once a week. He used his own facial wash at home and did not use any creams as they only aggravated his acne.

The anti-inflammatory properties of cryotherapy are used to treat chronic skin conditions such as acne,psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. With repeated applications Cryotherapy will assist in reducing the affected areas, relieving discomfort and during a treatment regime will even heal the area.

The cold temperatures during a CRYO-Facial close the pores on the skin, and the surface temperature on the skin drops to around minus 7 to 8 degrees Celsius, in order to get back to the right temperature, a lot of blood and oxygen goes to the face, with more oxygen than normal going to the surface of the face, this Triggers an increased production of collagen, resulting in smoother, tighter, more even skin tone. It will improve the appearance of scars and fine wrinkles and you will increase the skin’s elasticity.  Toxins stored in the layers of the skin are broken down and flushed away. The intense cold (-180) activates collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin, leaving your skin firm and tight.

Additional Reported Benefits

  • Triggers an increased production of collagen, resulting in smoother, tighter, more even skin tone, reducing visible signs of ageing.
  • Improves the appearance of scars and fine wrinkles.
  • Improves skin elasticity and a decreases appearance of cellulite.
  • Speeds up the natural biological cell regeneration process, efficiently eliminating dead cells in favour of new ones.
  • Expels toxin deposits, leaving skin radiant with natural nutrients.
  • Fights the underlying causes of the disease and its development by regulating and normalizing growth of skin cells.
  • Reduces recurrence of inflammations

Frequency of Cryotherapy treatments for acne are usually performed once a week. Side effects of this treatment are negligible; although in some cases acne seems worse for the first 12 hours after the treatment. However after a good nights sleep the skin often looks much improved, as in Sams case after his first treatment he called me the following day to say how delighted he was as for the first time in years the red inflamed skin had calmed down and the pustules looked not as infected as normal and over all he was so happy.

For the four week trial Sam saw a great improvement in his skin and work colleagues made comments on how well his skin looked and were impressed with the fast results to Sams skin as almost overnight his acne started to visibly look better.

The extreme cold of the Cryotherapy treatment provides immediate relief from inflammation and irritation, reducing redness after only a few sessions. A continued course of treatments forces the body to reset it’s auto immune responses which in the case of Eczema and Psoriasis cause the excessive production of skin cells, as a result, over time, patches reduce and flare ups become less common.

It is not a miracle cure and should be used in conjunction a healthy lifestyle and avoiding those things which you know cause flare ups for you, but it does deliver impressive result in many subjects.