We tested a new cryotherapy facial treatment known as Ice Facial, which claims to improve the look of skin in just 10 minutes. Cryotherapy facials are currently trending, with the market flooded with different therapies that all promise great skin. With package deals spanning from ₹10,000 to ₹20,000 per session, many consumers are willing to pay for the elusive perfect skin.
The Ice Facial treatment costs ₹7,500 (plus taxes) and it involves using bursts of liquid nitrogen vapor to encourage vasoconstriction. Cryotherapy machines emit nitrogen vapor at temperatures between -160 and -320F and improve blood circulation to reduce inflammation, build collagen, and target fine lines and pigmentation. It can be used on any part of the body where skin feels limp and dull. The low temperature used during the procedure causes vasoconstriction, which helps to improve the texture and tone of the skin.
The cryotherapy facial is a non-invasive treatment, which makes it safe for use even before or on the day of a wedding. Initially, microdermabrasion, massage, and a mask are included in the treatment, in addition to the cryotherapy. During the procedure, the patient feels a calming, yet chilling sensation on their skin. After the treatment, the skin looks brighter, and the tone and texture are smoother and appear firmer to the touch. The Ice Facial treatment does not remove fine lines in the first session, but it could work if paired with other treatments.
The treatment’s effects last about two weeks and regular sessions over the course of three to five weeks can improve the skin texture, tone, and ultimately make it firmer. The procedure is a great way to deal with stressed-out and unresponsive skin and should be tried by anyone seeking healthy, glowing skin. However, individuals should consult their doctor before trying any new treatments to determine whether their skin is ready for it.