Looking for inspiration to write a blog post on cryofacial for improved circulation, I visited the Wikipedia article for “face.” I wanted to find some factoid about the human face that would suggest it is a good idea to take care of it. Instead of a factoid, I found a staggering truth: “The face is crucial for human identity, and damage such as scarring or developmental deformities affects the psyche adversely.”
You and Your Face
So your face is a vital part of your identity. I am a lot less dismissive now of the $43.6 billion cosmetics and beauty products industry. Cosmetics seem less like vanity and more like psychological support. The point I originally intended to make — that your face is important and you should take care of it — seems even more urgent.
I don’t simply mean you should enhance your face with cosmetics (although there’s nothing wrong with that if you want to do it). I mean you should care for the health of your face. Give it the best possible chance to wear a healthy glow. That means taking care of its circulation. Your face is full of blood vessels, and keeping them operating well is crucial. Circulation is what brings oxygen to the cells in the skin of your face, and anything that reduces that oxygen can lead to an ashy skin tone or a blotchy complexion. Furthermore, improving the blood circulation in the face reduces water retention and supports detoxification.
Cryofacial for Improved Circulation
Improving circulation is one of the goals of whole-body cryotherapy (WBC). It does this by inducing the blood vessels near the surface to constrict, driving your blood into your core. Then, when you leave the cold of the cryo cabinet, the blood vessels expand again. This process increases the levels of oxygen and anti-inflammatory proteins in the bloodstream, which in turn accelerates the rate of tissue repair and reduces inflammation throughout your entire body. But WBC avoids your face. That’s where cryofacial comes in.
With cryofacial, we direct a controlled stream of vaporized liquid nitrogen to the skin of the face, scalp, and neck. If you’ve never had a cryofacial, you will probably be surprised at how soothing and relaxing it is. But the most pronounced effect is cosmetic. The cold nitrogen tightens in the skin, filling in fine lines and wrinkles. The cold also activates collagen, which produces more cells, causing the skin to become more elastic.
How Your Face Responds to Cold
Cryofacial immediately enhances the surface of the face. Your pores appear much smaller, and all inflammation and “puffiness” in the face is eliminated. Fine lines and wrinkles begin to disappear as your body responds to the cold by producing more collagen. Your face simply looks tighter. The effect is cumulative, so repeated sessions are likely to make your skin look firmer and more even.
It may be difficult to believe you can get this much cosmetic benefit without toxins, chemicals, or any kind of abrasion. But one of the best things about a cryofacial is that it is so noninvasive compared to conventional facial treatments. It is an effective cosmetic treatment, but we offer it primarily for its health benefits. Improving your health just naturally seems to optimize your beauty.
Book a cryofacial today.