Cryotherapy has been studied since 1944 for its multiple effects on inflammation, pain, blood flow/circulation, heart disease, etc. However, it has become the subject of great interest in the beauty and slimming industry since 2008. Since then, it has been the focus of 61 studies about fat mass reduction, showing on average a 20% reduction.
Cryotherapy combines the use of cool therapy and heat therapy. It consists of using an external heating source to influence the cellular metabolism. This thermal energy produces a biological response on the skin by activating mechanoreceptors sensitive to heat. Cryotherapy takes many forms: sauna, application of heat, radio frequency, laser. When it comes to slimming, Cryotherapy intervenes in two fundamental phenomena for the improvement of the appearance. Cryotherapy increases the production of collagen by the fibroblasts (main skin cells) and helps to tone the skin.