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What is the difference between a CryoFacial and a Cryoskin Facial?

Cryotherapy is one of the coolest trends in the wellness and beauty industry. It was originally invented to treat arthritis pain, but celebrities and professional athletes have created more awareness about it due to its amazing benefits. Not only can cryotherapy heal the body, but it can also brighten, depuff, tone, tighten, and lift.

Cryoskin Facial | A Cryotherapy Facial with Cryoskin technology, a non-invasive facelift

Technically, cryotherapy means any form of treatment that involves exposing your body to freezing or near-freezing temperature for therapeutic benefit. For those that are new to cryotherapy, they are not aware of the different techniques that apply this type of therapy.

At GOAT Wellness we offer two different techniques for cryotherapy facials (aka CryoFacials). We call the traditional cryotherapy facial a "CryoFacial," and we call the upgraded version, which is considered a non-invasive face lift, a "Cryoskin Facial," which may also be called a "Cryoskin Toning Facial."

How is a Cryoskin Facial treatment different from a CryoFacial (using a local Cryotherapy machine)?

The cold temperature of a Cryoskin Facial goes to a deeper level due to the way it’s applied to the face (Fibrotic layer instead of just subcutaneous). This is why you get a more significant effect with Cryoskin as it’s stimulating more collagen production AND increasing skin elasticity AND reducing pore size. CryoFacials (using a vapor) are nice but they just increase skin elasticity to reduce pore size – which are more superficial effects than Cryoskin.

On paper, the benefits of a traditional CryoFacial and a Cryoskin Facial may be similar. On the skin, the results speak for themselves and the difference in price is worth the results.

When it comes to scheduling, many of our clients are confused on which Cryotherapy Facial is meant for them, so we’ll break it down for you.


Cryotherapy Facial | A traditional CryoFacial

Cost: You can expect a CryoFacial to cost you around $50.

Duration: 10-12 minutes

Treatable Areas:

• Face

• Neck

• Scalp


• Reduces inflammation

• Boosts collagen production

• Heals acne

• Minimizes pores

• Improves skin tone

• Improves skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis

• Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

• Improves blood circulation

• Reduces swelling and puffiness

• Reduces appearance of dark circles

• Alleviates migraines and headache symptoms

• Relieves allergy symptoms such as sinusitis

• Reduces redness

• Soothes itchy skin

• No downtime

How does a CryoFacial work?

A CryoFacial applies a stream of pressurized liquid nitrogen vapor (approximately 260ºF) to the face for 10-12 minutes. The cold vapor allows the blood vessels to constrict and help tighten the skin and pores. Once your skin returns to its normal temperature, the blood vessels dilate causing an increase in blood flow and oxygen to the face. This can give your skin a glowing appearance, make your lips look plump, and reduce swelling so your face looks less puffy. The increase in blood flow can also improve the performance of skincare products by allowing them to penetrate more efficiently into the skin.

What to expect during a CryoFacial?

At your first appointment you can expect your therapist to assess your skin to decide the correct temperature protocol and areas of concern. During the treatment, you can relax while your therapist gently applies chilled air from a hand-held wand to your skin. The vapor gradually gets a little colder throughout the treatment but it’s not unbearable, it’s surprisingly enjoyable. You’ll begin to feel the skin get tighter which is a natural response to the cold.

How long do CryoFacial benefits last?

You should start to see the benefits immediately. Depending on the current condition of your skin, the benefits should last 1-7 days. Just like all cryotherapy treatments, the benefits last only with consistent treatments. To see longer lasting benefits it is recommended to do regular treatments for at least a few months.

How often should I get a CroFacial?

Just like all cryotherapy treatments, the frequency depends on what symptoms you’re treating or preventing, and what results you want. Long term results come after consistent treatments. The general recommendation for any vaporized cryotherapy treatment is at least a few times a week for a few months. This recommendation may be different if you have an acute injury or flair up.

CryoFacial | A traditional Cryotherapy Facial

When it comes to CryoFacials, you need to ask yourself how predictable your skin is and if you suffer from any skin conditions that affect how you look and feel. If your skin is unpredictable and/or you suffer from acne, breakouts, dark circles, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, premature aging, loss of elasticity, allergies, headaches, hair loss (due to an inflammatory response), or any chronic inflammation condition, it is best to start with 10-12 treatments close together.

If you don’t suffer from a skin condition and just want to temporarily glow and depuff your face for a day, then booking a one-time CryoFacial will surely boost your appearance.

CryoFacial Before Care:

There is no special before care, except you want to have dry skin when getting a CryoFacial.

CryoFacial After Care:

The best part of a CryoFacial is there is no special aftercare.

CryoFacial Contraindications:

• Open or infected wounds in the desired treatment area

• Severe Raynaud’s Syndrome

Cryoskin Facial

Cryoskin Facial | Cryotherapy CryoFacial with Cryoskin Toning

Cost: You can expect a Cryoskin Facial to cost around $250.

Duration: 20-30 minutes

Treatable Areas:

• Face

• Neck

• Double chin


• Accelerates biological reactions, increasing the oxygen and nutrients supply to the tissue, obtaining a draining effect

• Stimulates the production of collagen, improving the elasticity of the skin

• Firms muscles which retract with the cold

• Treats inflammation due to acne, pigmentation, and scarring

• Helps to turn over dead skin cells and improve microcirculation

• Promotes lymphatic function

• Improves microcirculation

• Minimizes fine lines & wrinkles

• Amplifies facial contours

• Decreases pore size

• Reduces dark circles

• Reduces puffiness

• Treats double chin

• Treats the neck and décolleté

• No downtime

How does a Cryoskin Facial work?

The Cryoskin Facial works as an instant facelift while getting a cold lymphatic massage. Cryoskin uses cold temperatures to widen the blood vessels, increasing blood flow. This increase in oxygen supply boosts collagen production, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pores, and improves skin elasticity. The massage technique that’s applied directly on the skin improves lymphatic drainage while contouring the face. This is a natural, non-invasive way to look younger, lifted, and more radiant.

Cryoskin Facial, Neck, and Chin Treatment

What to expect during a Cryoskin Facial?

At your first appointment you can expect your therapist to assess your skin and areas of concern. The Cryoskin therapist will apply gel to the treatment area and glide an ultrasound-like wand over your skin. You will experience a cold sensation, which most clients describe as pleasant, like a massage. One half of the face will be treated with the cold wand, followed with a massage, then repeated on the other half of the face. The treatment lasts around 20-30 minutes.

How long do Cryoskin Facial benefits last?

Results are visible right away and are at their best about 3-5 days after. The results after one Cryoskin Facial very depending on the condition of your skin, how much inflammation is present, age, and lifestyle. Unlike Cryoskin Slimming treatments, the results are not permanent, but they are cumulative, so the more sessions received, the longer the results last. If a client receives 5 treatments, they can expect to see results last up to 3-4 months. However, this depends on age and genetics. For older clients, results may last 1-2 months. In general, we recommend coming for maintenance visits as needed for best results.

How often should I get a Cryoskin Facial?

The timeframe in between CryoFacials is dependent on your age. We recommend starting with a 5 pack and adding additional sessions as needed.

Over 45 – Cryoskin Facial every 3 days for optimal results

Under 45 – Cryoskin Facial 1 time per week for optimal results

Cryoskin Facial Before Care:

Do not put any makeup or skincare products on your face before the treatment.

Cryoskin Facial After Care:

There’s no specific after care following a Cryoskin Facial. You’re welcome to apply make-up and skin products immediately.

Cryoskin Facial Contraindications:

• Severe Raynaud’s Syndrome

• Allergies to Cold and Propylene glycol

• Active Cancers

• Cold-related illness (Cryoglobulinemia, Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria, Cold Agglutinin Disease)

• Lower Limb Ischemia

• Anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) in the desired treatment area in the past 14 days

• Fillers in the desired treatment area in the past 4 weeks

• PDO threads in the past 90 days

• Bacterial and viral infections of the skin

• Active/Severe Eczema, Rashes, or Dermatitis in the desired treatment area

• Silicone/other implants in the desired treatment area

• Open or infected wounds in the desired treatment area

• Impaired skin sensation in the desired area

• Undiagnosed lumps or bumps

Consult Physician:

• Past Cancer

• Acquired or autoimmune diseases

• Progressive Diseases (including but not limited to MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, and Neuropathy)

• Cardiovascular Disease

• Wound healing disorders

• Circulatory disorders

• Use of topical antibiotics in the desired treatment area

• Surgery in or adjacent to the desired treatment area in the past 6 months

• Metal implants in or adjacent to the desired treatment area

• Mesh inserts in or adjacent to the desired treatment area

• Hernia in or adjacent to the desired treatment area

• Active implanted devices such as pacemakers or defibrillators

• Severe Eczema, Rashes, Dermatitis outside of the desired treatment area

• Any serious health condition not specified

• Undiagnosed lumps or bumps

• Epilepsy

PLEASE NOTE: If you present a severe health concern not listed, please consult your physician before receiving treatments.

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