What is Cryostar?
Originally developed in France, Cryostar is an umbrella term for the elimination of fat cells through the concentrated application of cold and heat, a process known as apoptosis (or "programmed cell death"). The treatment is non-invasive, painless and uses a wand-like instrument to glide over target problem areas. There are three different Cryostar treatments available:
CryoSlimming, CryoToning and Cryostar facials.
All three treatments use essentially the same technology, the only difference is the setting to which the wand is programmed.
All Cryostar treatments are carried out by our visiting practitioners Diamond Aesthetics.
CryoSlimming focuses on one specific area of the body at a time, and tends to work best on the stomach, thighs, arms, and the back. In a standard CryoSlimming procedure, heat at 40ºC is applied to the problem site for 2 minutes, followed by 12 minutes of cold at -8ºC, and the treatment typically lasts around 28 minutes. Three to five treatments per area are recommended for best results, with treatments spaced out at two-week intervals. This is the recommended interval because of the time it takes for fat cells to pass through the lymphatic system, where they eventually get flushed out of the body through the urine. This process is also known as cryolipolysis.
CryoToning works by chilling subcutaneous fat, or the layer of fat just below the skin. As the fat is cooled, blood vessels expand (aka vasodilation) and collagen production is stimulated, breaking down the fibres that cause cellulite dimpling. More effective for tightening loose skin and eliminating the appearance of cellulite, CryoToning also helps reduce signs of aging. The procedure typically lasts 20 minutes, and three to five treatments are recommended for best results. However, unlike CryoSlimming, multiple areas can be targeted in a single session.