CRYOfacial:  What is it and how does it work?

A CRYOfacial is a non-invasive technique that uses gentle bursts of pressurized, hyper-cooled air     (-240F) to rapidly lower the surface temperature of your scalp and your skin on both the face and the neck. The cold temperature instantly causes your skin to tighten, which helps fill in wrinkles and fine lines. It only takes a matter of minutes to complete the process, and results are quickly visible. If you have inflammation in your face or a slight discoloration due to minor damage, this therapy can reduce both since it promotes better circulation. The facial is not painful, and many people say that it is relaxing. The result is a more even toned, youthful appearance without the use of injections and expensive facial creams. There is no downtime after the procedure.

How Does It Work?

With this special technique, the skin is cooled to a temperature below freezing very quickly. In addition to reducing wrinkles, this technique helps flush toxins from the skin and reduces impurities. A special probe is used to deliver the vapors that cause skin tightening. This tightening is called vasoconstriction, which helps dilate capillaries and blood vessels.  The combination of fast freezing and vasoconstriction also lends to collagen production. One of the biggest contributing factors to wrinkles and fine lines is reduced collagen production. Although this is natural as people age, collagen can be regenerated to create a more youthful appearance on the skin’s surface. Also, CRYOfacials helps close your pores to give your skin a natural and healthy glow.

At Active Health & Wellness, we offer this unique CRYOfacial as well as a variety of other cryogenic treatments. It is important to know that applying an ice pack or trying to cool your skin quickly at home can be dangerous. This special method uses a special technology to accomplish these amazing benefits. Using ice can damage your skin. Our CRYOfacials and can help you achieve a younger look and feel by triggering your body’s natural processes. Many people do cryotherapy treatments after more invasive procedures and surgeries to speed their healing. If you have joint pain or muscle damage in any area of your body, we offer local cryotherapy to treat it. For issues that affect your entire body, we suggest whole body cryotherapy in a cryosauna.  Please contact us to discuss your needs. During your consultation with first session, one of our specialists will provide you with a personalized treatment plan. Multiple sessions are usually recommended for ideal results, and we can help you set up a treatment time frame based on your schedule.

While this therapy originally came about to treat arthritis patients, many CRYOFacial reviews have shown that it’s also ideal for restoring a rosy glow to your complexion, reducing swelling in any areas of the face that look a bit puffy and relieving symptoms of rosacea to get a lighter, more even skin tone.

Cryotherapy has lots of advantages

These treatments give you younger-looking skin by naturally decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and smoothing out lines in the skin caused by the normal aging process.

  • Your skin becomes tighter and firmer in response to this therapy.
  • Helps repair dead skin cells and gives your skin greater elasticity because it boosts collagen production.
  • It gives fast relief for skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions such as sinusitis and migraine headaches.
  • See your pores becoming smaller and more refined as a result of the cryotherapy rejuvenation process.

CRYOFacial is the latest technology advancement for a natural and non-invasive face treatment, which uses a controlled stream of cold vapor. This treatment is recommended for:

  1. Decreasing wrinkles and lines
  2. Stimulating collagen production
  3. Improving blood flow
  4. Pore refinement
  5. Soothing of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis

What to expect

In your initial session your therapist will assess your requirements, go over your treatment plan and address any concerns you may have. During the procedure, you can relax while your therapist gently applies chilled air from a hand-held nozzle to your face and neck as required. You’ll begin to feel a tightening of the skin, a natural reaction to the cold and warming process, and see a more radiant countenance in the mirror as you experience the rejuvenating benefits over the next few days.  Many patients come without makeup, however you do not need to remove any makeup prior to treatment.

CRYOfacial Video




Stimulates collagen production; reduces fine lines & wrinkles; reduces pore size


Flushes out toxins; reduces irritation & puffiness for a clearer complexion


Immediate effects from a simple & relaxing procedure


No surgery; no anesthetic; no chemical creams; no toxic injections; no recovery time



  1. Does it hurt?

    A. No. You may experience some tightening of the skin. The air jet is ‘dry’ so although it is cold, it will not hurt like ice.

  2. How long after treatment before I see the benefits?

    A. The cooling treatment takes 10 minutes and you should start to see the benefits immediately.

  3. How many sessions should I have?

    A. You may book a one-time CRYOfacial, but long-term results normally come after multiple treatments. A plan of 10-12 treatments close together will accomplish most long term goals. You may also book your CRYOfacial in combination with other treatments

  4. How long do the benefits last?

    A. You should start to see immediate benefits and these can last for up to seven days.

  5. Is it safe?

    A. Yes, facial cryotherapy is non-invasive and generally accepted to be a very safe. We have been doing whole body cryotherapy for well over 6 years and have more experience than almost anyone in the United States. If you are pregnant or have uncontrolled hypertension you should avoid cryotherapy.