What is Cryo-T?
If you have cellulite, T-Shock reduces fatty deposits by using thermal shock to constrict the blood vessels in a localized area.
This non-invasive method breaks down fat cells without damaging other tissues by alternating warm and cold treatments directly applied to the skin. Fat cells, in comparison to other tissue types, are more vulnerable to this effect, which causes what’s known as fat cell apoptosis, a natural controlled cell death. This leads to the release of cytokines and other inflammatory mediators that gradually eliminate the affected fat cells. These inflammatory cells digest the affected fat cells and lipids from these fat cells are released by the lymphatic system. The result: a significant reduction of the thickness of the fat layer.
Other methods of non-surgical fat removal primarily involve necrotic cell death, which solely involves damaging fat with heat, high-intensity ultrasound or chemical injections.
Unlike the thermal shock effect delivered by the T-Shock, the surrounding tissue isn’t preserved. Thus, the pure reduction of fat cells is not achieved. With T-Shock, it’s possible to reduce fat while preserving the surrounding non-fat tissue which is imperative to a safe and optimal firming result.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Cryo T-Shock Safe?
In the hands of a certified technician, this is one of the most safe body conturing devises. The reason being that the device and the temperature are controlled in real-time.
How Does it Work?
The body contouring treatments last for approximately 30 minutes and applied manually with massage technique. The session begins with 2 minutes of heat followed by a prolonged period of cold. Then back to heat for another 2-3 minutes.
The purpose is to lower the temperature of the fat cells enough to cause what is known as the phenomenon of apoptosis. When the cells die, they are naturally passed through the body’s lymphatic system and excreted through sweat and urine.
What are the benefits?
Clinical studies have shown that this technology naturally destroys fat cells, but as with most techniques, the results vary from one individual to another. The expected effect is usually rapid: part of the fat cells are destroyed during the session while most will be eliminated within 2 to 3 weeks. It has also been proven to help with microcirculation and a significant increase in collagen due to the thermal shock that is caused by the hot and cold.
How does it feel?
The treatment is painless, with some clients describing it as rather pleasant. This is due to the massage technique and the session beginning with skin warming descending into the gradual decrease of temperature.
Anyone with the conditions below should not do this treatment:
- Kidney disease or dialysis
- Pregnant women
- Severe diabetes
- Undergoing chemotherapy
Frequency of treatments
Treatment frequency depends on the individual and goals which will be discussed before treatment begins.
What should I do following a treatment?
A session in our infrared sauna, a vigorous workout, massage or compression are recommended to accelerate benefits.
What’s the difference between the Cryo T-Shock and other body contouring treatments?
There are other manual cryotherapy machines. But tests and experience have shown that no other machine is currently capable of such dramatic results as the Cryo T-Shock. These results are due to the fact that the device produces both heat and cold. The exchange within these temperatures has a dramatic effect on the body’s tissues causing them to drop to 12 °. When fat tissues reach this temperature they die and are passed through the lymphatic system.
Possible side effects
There are generally no side effects apart from the amount you urinate will increase slightly over the 3 days following the treatment along with the appearance of your urine in color. Any localized redness will disappeared after a few hours. In rare cases when localized pain may occur but will dissipate within 2-3 hours. Itching may occur however this is generally due to the reaction of certain cosmetic products used by clients.
Who should consider this treatment?
Anyone who is looking to lose weight, reduce cellulite, tighten saggy skin or treat stubborn areas of fat they are looking to remove.
How long do the results last?
Depending on the individual and depending also on their lifestyle and diet, the results last several months or several years. For Cellulite and Skin Tightening an ongoing monthly maintenance schedule is recommended.
How quickly will I see results?
The first results are generally visible within a week following the first session. However, it should be noted that the best results appear from 15 days to 3 weeks after the start of treatment and extend for several months after the end of treatment.