About Cryo T-Shock

THE SCIENCE

WHAT IS CRYOTHERAPY?

Cryotherapy is the use of low temperatures to treat a variety of health and skin conditions, it literally means “cold therapy”.

The application of Cryotherapy has been used since 1944 for its multiple benefits in treating inflammation, pain, and improving blood flow and circulation. In 2008 the use of Cryotherapy in the beauty industry gained traction following a study performed by Rox Anderson together with medical colleagues in relation to localised cryolipolysis which concluded that controlled local skin cooling can induce selective damage and subsequent loss of subcutaneous fat without damaging the overlying skin. Since then, it has been the focus of numerous studies about fat mass reduction, showing on average a 20% reduction. In 2018 Shari Lipner MD undertook a review of pre-clinical work and clinical trials in relation to the use of cryolipolysis for submental fat reduction. Lipner concluded that Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive cooling technique that is safe and effective for treatment of submental fat.

WHAT IS CRYOLIPOLYSIS?

Cryolipolysis is a method of selectively cooling and destroying fat cells which are then naturally eliminated by the body through the lymphatic system. 

The process of cryolipolysis was discovered by Dr. Dieter Manstein, and Dr. R. Rox Anderson of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Their work was based on the “popsicle panniculitis” theory, which claims that sucking on a frozen popsicle can encourage loss of cheek fat. Based on this, the doctors worked together to prove the theory that the application of extreme cold on fat tissue could, in fact, result in a reduction of fat cells. Thus, the concept of cryolipolysis was born. 

Cryolipolysis is now considered to be a safe non-surgical alternative to liposuction.

WHAT IS CONTRAST CRYOLIPOLYSIS?

Innovative new technology has now introduced a completely new generation of cryolipolysis to the market known as ‘Contrast Cryolipolysis’ which is the controlled application of alternating heat and cold temperatures to effect physiological change. The dynamic interplay of this new heating-cooling method is considered to promote greater loss of adipose tissue than cooling alone whilst also promoting new collagen and elastic which tightens and improves the texture of the skin. This non-invasive technique reduces the subcutaneous fat layer without damage to surrounding cells and tissue, has no downtime and is considered a safe alternative to liposuction.