As more and more people look for alternative methods to manage pain and take steps to generally increase their health and wellness, Scultpology is here to help. We’re a premier medical spa with two beautiful locations in the Bay Area, and proud to specialize in a variety of wellness services to benefit both men and women of Northern California. Cryotherapy is one of the wellness options we offer, and it’s understandable for people to be curious about both the benefits and possible risks of cryotherapy. Sculptology strives to always be transparent to our clients, so read on to understand the possible dangers of cryotherapy. 

What is Cryotherapy? 

Cryotherapy is a treatment that involves exposing the body to extremely cold temperatures for a short period of time. At Sculptology, we use a state-of-the-art cryotherapy chamber, and while it’s a revolutionary treatment, the science behind the benefits is based on centuries and centuries of knowledge about the power of freezing temperatures to treat illness, and ailments, and improve health because it causes increased circulation. 

Cryotherapy is often used to treat conditions like arthritis, psoriasis, migraines, fatigue, fibromyalgia, and muscle pain, but can also boost your metabolic rate, improve sleep, stimulate collagen production, strengthen your immune system, and release endorphins to improve your mood. Studies have also shown that it can help improve skin tone and cellulite appearance. There are truly so many benefits to cryotherapy at Sculptology.

What Are the Dangers of Cryotherapy? 

There are also some risks when it comes to cryotherapy, which is why it’s important to go to a trusted provider, like the team at Sculptology. 

Here are a few of the dangers of cryotherapy. 

  • Cryotherapy can cause frostbite. The temperatures used in cryotherapy are often below freezing, and if you are not careful, you can sustain frostbite. Frostbite is when the skin and tissues freeze, and it can lead to permanent damage. Be sure to follow the instructions of an expert cryotherapy technician carefully to avoid this. 
  • There is a risk of asphyxiation. When you undergo cryotherapy at Sculptology, you will be enclosed in a chamber where the temperature is controlled. There is a risk of asphyxiation if the chamber is not ventilated properly, so if you go somewhere other than Sculptology, be sure to ask about the ventilation of the chamber. 
  • You may experience negative side effects from cold temperatures. Some people may experience negative side effects from exposure to the cold temperatures used in cryotherapies, such as headaches, shortness of breath, and nausea. Be sure to discuss any concerns you have with our team before undergoing treatment. 
  • There is a risk of burns. The temperatures used in cryotherapy are often very extreme, and there is a risk of sustaining burns if instructions are not followed carefully.

Safe Cryotherapy At Sculptology

At Sculptology, we always take every effort to understand your unique health concerns and conditions, and we likewise take every precaution possible to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. We believe wholeheartedly in the benefits of cryotherapy as a wellness treatment for both men and women and are excited for you to see and feel the benefits yourself.

Come see us for a complimentary consultation at our beautiful Lafayette location, and we’ll craft a custom treatment plan for your wellness needs. Call us at 925-329-6333, fill out our contact form, or check us out on Facebook or Instagram.