Q: What is Cryotherapy
A: Treating the skin with extreme cold temperatures has existed in the medical practice for over 100 years to remove skin tags and dark spots by using frozen Carbon Dioxide also known as CO2. The use of Carbon Dioxide as a form of cryotherapy has been the focus of hundreds of studies and has been clinically proven to be safe and effective on a wide range of benign skin lesions.
Q: How it works
A: CryoClear works by spraying Carbon Dioxide onto the skin, which freezes superficially where only the epidermal layers are treated. Because CryoClear's shallow but effective depth of freeze, CryoClear greatly minimizes the risk of blistering, scarring and hypopigmentation that is usually associated with colder forms of cryotherapy. In as little as one treatment, CryoClear can treat indications such as skin tags, age spots and sun spots on sensitive areas like hands, face and neck.
Q: How long will it take to see results?
A: Your treated area will immediately turn darker, and you might experience some tingling or itching for a few hours after treatment. The treatment site will remain dark for about 10 days when your skin will “slough” off the dead tissue. Next, you will see pink healthy tissue which will return to your normal skin color in a few weeks. In some cases, it can take 4 to 6 weeks for normal pigmentation to return.
Q: What do I need to do after receiving a treatment?
A: We recommend that you apply daily a calming and soothing professional moisturizer plus an SPF30-35 mineral sunscreen to the treated area. This will keep the area hydrated and protected from the sun. With CryoClear, you have no lifestyle restrictions — live life as usual!
Q: Can people with sensitive skin be treated with CryoClear?
A: Yes. Because of its gentle freeze, CryoClear is safe for people with sensitive skin. If this is an area of concern, we will consult with you to determine the appropriate treatment time for your skin type.
Q: Is it okay to use CryoClear after a chemical peel?
A: CryoClear can be used in conjunction with a variety of treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and enzyme facials. However, after a chemical peel or mechanical exfoliation (like Dermafile or microdermabrasion), we recommend waiting at least 10 days before being treated with CryoClear. Alternately, when receiving a chemical peel, the area to be treated with CryoClear can be occluded in order to perform a peel and a CryoClear treatment on the same day.
Q: Is CryoClear safe on all skin types?
A: CryoClear is less aggressive than other methods of cryotherapy such as liquid nitrogen or liquid nitrous oxide, where the likelihood of blistering, scarring and hypopigmentation is greater.
Q: What kind of wax are you using?
A: All facial waxing is done with a very gentle HARD WAX. All body waxing, including bikini and Brazilian, is done with a very gentle lavender rosin STRIP WAX. For the sensitive areas (labia etc.) HARD WAX is used as well, when necessary.
Q: How long should my hair be before any body wax?
A: 10-14 days worth of growth is preferred. Longer is always better!
Q: How should I prepare for a bikini or a Brazilian wax?
- Shower and exfoliate the night before, use a light moisturizer.
- Shower the day of your wax, use a light moisturizer.
- Wear loose fitting cotton clothes.
- Take a painkiller 1 hour leading to your wax appointment. Any NSAID (Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drug) is fine (ibuprofen, naproxen sodium etc). Not only it will help buffer the discomfort of the actual waxing procedure it will also help reduce potential inflammation, redness and swelling after.
Q: What should I do / NOT DO after my bikini or a Brazilian wax?
A: For the next 24 hours please refrain from physical exercise, swimming, hot tubs, hot showers, scrubbing, exfoliation, heavy lotions, perfumes, sexual activity, sun, tanning beds and tight clothes. Your bikini area will need time to recover and exposed pores need time to close. Please follow these suggestions closely to avoid any unnecessary irritation or even potential infection!
Q: How often should I wax?
A: Every 4-6 weeks, depending on your hair growth. Less than 4 weeks doesn't give us enough hair to work with. Also, plan your waxing schedule around your menstrual cycle as to avoid unnecessary pain. The best time to get waxed is right after your cycle. The worst is a few days before!
Q: What should I use to exfoliate and to care for my bikini area at home?
A: I have searched high and low and tried almost everything on the market and the only product that actually works is the RELAX & WAX line of goodies. Clients love it! It works! And it is available for purchase in person.