Is Cryo T Shock effective?

At Recovery Science there are various services that we offer that can aid you with the Cryo T-Shock program that you choose. But first let's break down what exactly Cryo T Shock is and how it works.

Types of Local Cryotherapy

There are about 2 types of local cryotherapy or cryo facials in the market as of present. The first generation device is handheld, beam like in appearance, that dispenses liquid nitrogen onto the surface which is LED light guided. As for Pagani’s Cryo T-Shock, on the other hand, has a handheld wand applicator that is gas free (does not use liquid nitrogen). Both machine’s general goal is to subject the client’s face or body part to a specific temperature in regards to the chosen program. 

Local Cryotherapy for Pain & Inflammation

Since long ago, Cold therapy is known to help with inflammation and swelling. Therefore, local cryotherapy is definitely the perfect option for a person who cannot opt for Whole Body Cryotherapy, if the pain, swelling or inflammation was just localized. However, it is to be noted that recovery from acute injuries (i.e. sprains and strains), inflamed joints or muscles, it is best to alternate with warm and cold! And not just cold alone, like you would get from the first generation local cryotherapy. Cryo T-Shock is capable to deliver cold energy up -18 C and warm energy up to 41 C (The temperature is dependent on the program selected). Exchanges between cold and warm are very fast and this is one of the most important features for getting proper therapeutic results. Having a warm setting in the program helps the blood vessels in the targeted area to vasodilate and result to increase blood circulation and oxygenation. This will further increase recovery process in tandem with the cold setting to decrease the inflammation subsequently. 

A cool tip, is to pair Recovery Science’s Yoga Tune-Up Classes together with Local Cryotherapy or Whole Body Cryotherapy for better mobility and injury prevention. Rest is important for injury prevention but also mindful movement is just as important to facilitate muscle repair and to decrease pain. 

Cryo Facials & Skin Tightening

Although it is not the fountain of youth, Cryo T-Shock can help reduce the signs of aging, keep acne (hormonal and bacterial) at bay, and produce a youthful glow to the skin. The shock of alternating between cold and hot therapies trigger deep layers of collagen back into production. As well as being able to excrete the toxins that were stored in the layers of the skin, to be broken down and flushed away by your lymphatic system. 

It is noted that after several applications, clients reported improvements on fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness around the eyes were reduced or totally eliminated, pore reduction thus limiting the intake of dirt and grime on the skin, Post pregnancy or weight loss loose skin have tightened. Clients with conditions like Dermatitis, Eczema and Psoriasis have also reported improvements on management and reduced inflammation/ redness.

Cryo T-Shock Cellulite reduction & Fat Removal 

As we all know, Fat is a substance that helps the body metabolize some vitamins and keep our skin looking healthy. But it is also a main way the body stores up energy. But of course having too much is not a good thing. Cellulite on the other hand, is a popular term to describe fat deposit under the skin. It is characterized by a dimpled or orange peel appearance due to the structural changes underneath the skin’s top layer. Which is a perfectly normal and harmless condition, however is a cosmetic concern of many. 

Cryo T-Shock is capable of Fat removal and Cellulite reduction.But how does it work?

The body contouring treatments last for roughly about 30 minutes long and are done manually employing a massage technique. The session begins with 2 minutes of heat and then a prolonged period of cold and then back to heat for another 2 to 3 minutes of heat. The purpose of the treatment is to lower the temperature of the fat cells enough to cause what is known as the phenomenon of apoptosis. This phenomenon is triggered when the temperature of the fat tissue is between 12 C to 17 C which causes these fat cells to die without causing any skin damage or damage to other cells. The fat cells are then naturally passed through the body’s lymphatic system and excreted through sweat and urine. Through study, this technique is definitely effective but results would vary from every individual. Part of the fat cells are eliminated during the sessions, as the rest would be eliminated within the 2 week gap period to your next session.

The treatment is generally painless, as others would either describe it as rather soothing.

The Fat Removal and Cellulite Reduction program can be done once every 14 days at Recovery Science. The reason being, to allow your body to metabolize and flush out the fat cells that died during the process of the session, without overloading the system. It is recommended that following the treatment that you do a 30 minute vigorous workout or 30 minute compression session or a whole body massage on the area done to promote lymphatic drainage and accelerate the benefits of the session. 

You may be able to do a maximum of Two parts a session. This is to not overload the body’s pathways. There is also a strong internal cooling of the tissues, so treating more zones at the same time could cause hypothermia and fatigue.

 There are generally no side effects apart from the amount of urinate will increase slightly over the 3 days following the treatment, along with the appearance of your urine color. Any localized redness will disappear after 30 minutes to an hour. In rare cases, when localized pain is experienced this will dissipate within 2 to 3 hours.  Itching may occur but is generally due to the reaction of certain cosmetic products used by clients. If the lower abdomen was treated, mild cramping and swelling may occur due to unintentional engaging of the muscles stimulated by the cold temperature. 

This treatment is for anyone who is looking to lose weight, reduce cellulite, tighten saggy skin or treat stubborn areas of fat they are looking to remove. This should be supplemented with a healthy lifestyle, Diet, and Exercise regimen. 

Anyone with the following conditions below should not do this treatment: 

  • Kidney disease or is on Dialysis

  • Pregnant

  • Below 18 years old (Any >15 minute Cryo T-Shock session) 

  • Severe Diabetes

  • Undergoing Chemotherapy (Cancer) 

  • Inflamed, Infected or swollen areas of the skin ( Any >15 minute Cryo T-Shock session)

Mark Gambini