Sometimes when you've been around in the beauty industry for a long time you get surprised by new treatments. This was the case with me, I like to think of myself as a cold, hardened sceptic, and I rarely believe the hype with anything, but I had begun to hear about cryotherapy and the results were compelling.
I looked at the before pictures and the afters, taken a half hour apart at the start and end of the treatment and there was a noticeable difference. But we've all heard about the wraps, they promise a lot and then when you drink again the water weight bounces straight back. So I contacted Claire who runs Advanced Non Surgical Solutions in Belfast, who had brought her cryotherapy practice over from England. She was up for a challenge and I was up for finding out what the reality of this treatment was.
Clients should expect to lose between 2-7 inches in their first treatment, and have their metabolism revved up by the cold.
here's the science-
When the outer body drops to the correct temperature needed for the inner the body to react, it sends signals back and forth to the brain, your body is read and the information is supplied to the brain. These messages contain what damages there are to the tissues or bone, or if there is excessive fat cells or cellulite or lack of elasticity, collagen or skin damage. If there are excessive fat cells and cellulite, the fat cells will collapse at a warmer temperature than healthy cells, which reduces the density of fat giving the desired loss in body excess and dress sizes.