Cryotherapy tips for summer skin meltdowns…

From June to September, the Northern Hemisphere basks in its sunniest season, while here in Singapore, we endure a love-hate relationship with our perpetual summer weather. This love affair starts with endless outdoor adventures with loved ones, but quickly sours as we face heat waves and humidity as relentless as melting ice cream.

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But, is that the only reason why we loathe the weather? Not quite! We also contend with sunburns, heat rashes, increased oiliness, acne flare-ups, eczema outbreaks, dehydration, hyperpigmentation, and premature ageing. It’s like the sun has a personal vendetta against our skin.

Want to cool off and rescue your skin from this year-round heat? Discover how one skin treatment can be your saviour in our latest blog!

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Meet the COOLEST treatment called Cryotherapy!

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ICE to meet you! 

This therapeutic treatment, also known as frotox or cryo facial, harnesses the power of extremely cold temperatures to tighten, detoxify, rejuvenate, and refresh your skin.

How does Cryotherapy operate?

If you’re thinking of simply using an ice cube to rub all over your face, think again! That’s not how professional Cryotherapy works.

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There are several types of Cryotherapy treatments. One involves vaporised liquid nitrogen being sprayed across the face for about 2 to 3 minutes. This method is effective but less common due to safety concerns.

In Singapore, the most commonly used and safe method involves a cooling device applied to the face. This device lowers the skin’s temperature to sub-zero levels, sometimes as low as -15°C. The cold temperatures help to tighten, detoxify, rejuvenate, and refresh the skin by stimulating blood flow and collagen production.

What’s the gist of Cryotherapy?

If you thought that Cryotherapy only helps reduce inflammation, you couldn’t be more wrong. It’s a multi-tasking treatment that tackles a myriad of skin woes all at once.

Cryotherapy is like the Swiss Army knife of skin treatments. It tightens, detoxifies, rejuvenates, and refreshes your skin. It reduces inflammation, yes, but it also boosts collagen production, improves skin texture, and enhances overall skin health. Whether you’re battling acne, hyperpigmentation, or signs of ageing, Cryotherapy can be a game-changer.

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Read on for the frosty details.

For Sensitive and Acne-prone Skin 

Cryotherapy is not just a one-trick pony for reducing inflammation; it offers a plethora of benefits for sensitive and acne-prone skin.

1. Reduces inflammation and redness

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of cold showers, ice packs, and ice baths for minimising inflammation, reducing redness, and relieving swelling and soreness. The Cryotherapy facial offers similar advantages. 

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If you’ve recently experienced sunburn, this treatment is perfect for soothing and alleviating the burn. But it doesn’t stop there—it also helps address inflammation from conditions like eczema, psoriasis, allergic reactions, or active pimples that appear red, angry, and inflamed.

2. Constricts pores and minimises sebum production

Remember what your science teacher taught about expansion and contraction? It applies to your skin’s pores too! Warm temperatures, like those from a facial steamer, temporarily open your pores, while cold temperatures cause them to contract.

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Additionally, cold temperatures induce vasoconstriction, narrowing your blood vessels. This slows down cell metabolism, temporarily reducing the activity of sebaceous glands that produce sebum.

3. Strengthens and repairs damaged skin barrier

This is one of the BEST sensitive skin therapy you will ever find! Why? Cryotherapy promotes healing and the regeneration of healthy tissue by stimulating collagen production.

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Collagen is a crucial protein that provides structural support and strength to the skin. By enhancing collagen synthesis, Cryotherapy can repair damaged skin and reinforce the skin barrier.

For Ageing Skin

1. Stimulates collagen production 

Your youthful appearance depends on the richness of your collagen reserves. 

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While numerous anti-ageing solutions exist, such as peptides, retinols, vitamin C, stem cells, and hyaluronic acids, sometimes you need an extra boost beyond your daily skincare routine. 

Cryotherapy stands out as one of the safest and gentlest options to stimulate fibroblasts—cells responsible for producing collagen, elastin, and other essential proteins in the skin.

2. Lifts, firms and tightens sagging skin

There are several popular skin tightening treatments like Radio Frequency and Ultrasound Therapy, and Cryotherapy is increasingly sought after as well.

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It temporarily tightens the skin by contracting underlying tissues, smoothing out puffiness and enhancing facial contours.

The cooling devices are also designed to fit against the skin’s contour and can help lift and sculpt a more defined V jawline through continuous upward gliding motions on the face.

For Dry and Dehydrated Skin

1. Hydrates, refreshes and revitalises skin

Dehydration occurs when your skin struggles to retain moisture, leading to its loss to the surrounding atmosphere. In contrast, Cryotherapy effectively seals moisture within the skin.

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By preventing transepidermal water loss, Cryotherapy helps maintain optimal hydration levels crucial for a healthy skin barrier.

2. Plumps up skin cells to reduce fine lines 

Think of your skin layers like a sponge! Cryotherapy enhances skin permeability, allowing active ingredients to absorb more effectively.

That’s why Cryotherapy is often combined with hydrating and skin-repairing ampoules. This combination ensures these ingredients penetrate deeply into your skin layers, helping to plump up your skin cells.

For Dull Skin

1. Increases blood circulation and oxygen delivery

Want that naturally flushed rosy skin? 

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Cryotherapy boosts blood flow, delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to the skin’s surface for a healthy, radiant glow.

2. Depuffs the face and eliminates toxins for glowing skin

Improved microcirculation can stimulate the lymphatic system, which plays a crucial role in removing toxins and excess fluids from the body.

By promoting lymphatic drainage, Cryotherapy aids in reducing puffiness in the face, detoxifying the skin, and promoting a glowing complexion from within.

Experience our Professional Cryotherapy Facial

Estetica’s Advanced Cryo+ Freeze Therapy ismore than just lowering your skin’s temperature to sub-zero levels This treatment is enhanced with a 3-step transdermal delivery technology to increase product penetration:

1. Iontophoresis: 

A mild electric current enhances the delivery of ions (charged molecules) into the skin. This method improves the absorption of active ingredients, ensuring they penetrate deeper into the skin layers.

2. Electroporation: 

Electroporation enhances the delivery of skincare ingredients by temporarily increasing the permeability of cell membranes using an electric field. This technique allows for better absorption of products, making them more effective.

3. Mesoporation (mesotherapy without needles): 

Mesoporation uses mild electrical currents to temporarily disrupt the lipid barrier of the skin. This disruption allows for better penetration of active ingredients from topical products into the deeper layers of the skin without the need for needles.

Not only does this treatment target multiple skin concerns at once, but it also boasts one of the best abilities to increase skin permeability deep into the layers of your skin. This ensures that the beneficial ingredients from our skincare products can reach where they are needed most, providing you with optimal results.

Boost your skin with our At-Home Cryotherapy Device for a little Pick-Me-Up

ést.lab’s LumiGlow SmartSkin Buddy is here to revolutionise your skincare routine! Powered by Cryotherapy, it cools down your skin to a refreshing 12°C. But that’s not all—it’s engineered with six other proven technologies to offer a DIY facial spa experience at home or on the go.

1. Galvanic Ion Therapy:

Utilises positive and negative ions to effectively cleanse and rejuvenate the skin. Positive ions attract negatively charged impurities like dirt and oil from the skin’s surface, while negative ions penetrate deeply into clogged pores to lift out debris. 

2. Sonic Vibration Therapy:

Improves the absorption of skincare products, allowing active ingredients to reach deeper layers of the skin. It  also provides a soothing facial massage, helping to relieve tension and stress in facial muscles during your me-time.

3. Thermal Compress:

Increases the skin’s temperature up to 45°C to stimulate blood circulation, thereby accelerating oxygenation and nutrient delivery to skin cells. This encourages cell regrowth and promotes healthier skin.

4. LED Red Light:

Targets mitochondria, boosting cellular activities, accelerating rejuvenation, and energising skin cells for regeneration and repair.

5. LED Blue Light:

Targets acne-causing bacteria like P. acnes with its antibacterial properties, effectively working on the skin’s surface.

6. LED Green Light:

Targets melanocytes to slow down melanin production, inhibiting hyperpigmentation from reaching the skin’s top layers.

Whether you’re looking to chill out inflammation, give your collagen a pep talk, hydrate like a desert plant, glow up naturally, or just chillax, Cryotherapy has your back.

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Frost your skin woes away with these icy-cool perks in this summer sizzle!

In good hands,