Ageing is not exactly something we would look forward to if it comes with a wide array of ailments, pains and wrinkled skin. But if there is a way to feel better and look younger, growing old in good health is quite appealing. Cryotherapy helps on both fronts. Among other significant benefits, it can stimulate collagen production.
What is Collagen and Why is it Important?
Collagen is the protein we’re made of. Indeed, it is abundantly present in our body: in our muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, tendons… It’s the glue that holds us together.
Collagen is what the skin needs to keep its elasticity and as we age, the protein is produced less and less, the skin loses its elasticity, we get wrinkles. That’s why many people apply wrinkle creams with retinol, which is the collagen nutrient. This type of anti aging product, as a collagen supplement, often produces unsatisfactory results though. But the decrease in collagen production is also responsible for weaker muscles and joints, and osteoarthritis.
How Cryotherapy Promotes Collagen Production
Cryotherapy is essentially a procedure that reboots our body. Shocked into believing our core is in danger, the body enters survival mode for a few minutes, constricting the blood vessels to preserve the temperature. The blood rush that follows when we are out of the cryo chamber delivers oxygen and nutrients throughout and eliminates blood waste and toxins faster. This cell regenerative process stimulates their natural functions, one of them being collagen production. In fact, cryotherapy collagen production is believed to have some amazing anti aging benefits.
Whole Body Cryotherapy will have positive effects on our body at every level boosting our blood and nervous system. In a more targeted use, to reduce fine lines, diminish blemishes and oxygenate the skin, localized cryotherapy and Cryofacials™have the same impact but on a smaller scale. Because specific areas are treated without exposing the entire body to the sub-zero cold, cryotherapy facials last longer and produce more immediate visible results. Cryofacials are a great skin care option to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
The difference between Whole Body Cryotherapy or Cryofacials and a day or nighttime cream that contains collagen is that the first two stimulate the body to actually produce the protein, while the creams are just a temporary fix with chemicals and other components that don’t boost collagen production.
The session of cryotherapy facial is around ten minutes long, and you can even have it done with your makeup on! Your skin will soon regain elasticity and appear smoother. Cryotherapy facials not only help to restore firmness, elasticity and tone, they also promote a healthy glow and help decrease skin pigmentation. WBC is only 3 minutes maximum, but will help the whole body restore its “hard drive”.
Stay Healthy and Defy Age
Neglecting to promote our collagen levels has serious consequences for our health, not just our looks. Now that modern technologies can stimulate collagen production, we have no more excuses to let age diminish us.
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