Cryotherapy for age spots – is it worth it?
Nowadays, there are a lot of ways to get rid of age spots but we cannot ignore the fact that the medical field is constantly changing and growing. Yes, you can try fading creams, medicated creams, camouflage makeup and even chemical peels but there are also some surgical treatment options which work wonders for age spots removal. Therefore, laser therapy and Cryotherapy are one of the best surgical treatment options and there is no denying that they have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. Without further ado, if you are interested in removing age spots with the help of Cryotherapy, then keep on reading to find out if there are any side effects.
First things first – what is Cryotherapy?
It is said that Cryotherapy was discovered in the 1970s by a Japanese professor named Toshima Yamauchi, who said that the usage of low temperatures can treat rheumatoid arthritis. By using cold (cryo) procedures, the skin is exposed to numbing temperatures which eventually freeze your skin and body. This leads to your brain pumping endorphins and oxygen-rich blood – a natural way of the body to protect itself. For instance, Cryotherapy can help you with the collagen boost, relaxed muscles, smaller pores, tighter skin and less cellulite. Also, Cryotherapy puts you in a better mood, which is always a great thing.
What areas of the body can Cryotherapy treat?
Cryotherapy can actually treat the whole body but the main treated areas remain the hands, face, neck and back. These are the most common areas and conditions such as sun spots, age spots, skin tags, warts, red spots, viral verrucae, mole, solar lentigo, cherry angioma, and finally, milia can be treated with the help of Cryotherapy. Of course, age spots removal and sun spots removal are one of the most popular Cryotherapy treatments that people choose but this procedure works wonders for the whole body. As for the treatments, you can have as many as you need. For example, there is a possibility for a small age spot to require only a single session for lasting results but in the end, it all depends on the size and colour of that certain age spot. Also, a Cryotherapy treatment time depends upon the size of the area that you want to treat, so the time can range from 5 to 25 seconds.
Aftercare – tips and tricks
Cryotherapy does not have a lot of side effects, so there is no need for you to worry about the treated area. In the first 24 hours, your treated area may be surrounded by a pink or red hue and it is best to not touch or pick it. In the next couple of days, the area will darken but this is a normal thing and the best that you can do is use sun protection and moisturizers. After 5 days, your treated area will probably exfoliate, so let this happen naturally. Finally, two weeks after the treatment, a pink healthy skin will replace the dark area.