Originally posted on https://www.cryoinnovations.com/blog/2019/6/5/cryotherapy-and-skin-health
People have been doing cold therapy to gain several benefits, such as an improved metabolism process, getting a good sleep at night as well as reduced inflammation. However, we want to speak about enhanced blood circulation as a benefit that arises from using cold therapy. In simple terms, blood circulation is how blood moves around your body, from the heart to the rest of the body and back. When it goes through to the body, it carries food components and nutrients from your small intestines, where the process of absorption takes place, and to the rest of the body. When the blood leaves nutrients to other parts of the body, it goes back to the heart where it is pumped back into your bloodstream.
Now, this is the part where we mention that with cryotherapy, your body maintains good blood flow, thereby helping food components move all throughout your body. Let’s explore how that helps your skin.
Blood circulation transports nutrients all over your body, including oxygen. Since we are speaking of cryotherapy and healthier skin, and a working mind, or rather an alert mind, it might as well benefit us to focus on obviously oxygen flow because without it, our muscles are dead, and then nutrients like protein, vitamins, and carbohydrates. Proteins help build damaged skin, and some vitamins give your skin a good look, and others do keep your mind alert. The benefits that come because of the presence of vitamins in your body is the reason why you always hear people being encouraged to take in more vegetables and fruits as a way of preventing cancer.
Another benefit of improved circulation from cold treatment is that which does not involve blood but does involve lymphatic fluids. These are increased in flow by the function of muscle movements as caused by cold therapy. When these fluids move, toxins are washed out of the body, thereby keeping yourself alert, unlike when you do not have them removed.
Skin cancer patients have had laser treatment sessions, from which many side effects, like inflammation on the skin, may be observed. After laser treatment, patients may have blisters there, which may take longer to heal, but the use of cryotherapy must be able to expedite the skin healing process.
Using laser treatment always comes with side effects and should be used with caution. With cold therapy, you are only exposed to the cold for a short time, and you are not losing any skin pigment, whatsoever. Now, when in a laser session, your skin pigments could be lost, and sometimes for skin cancer patients, the smoke that comes out of the skin being burnt could carry some bacteria that might end up affecting upper layers of the skin. Therefore, when taking a patient into laser treatment, doctors should always make sure that they educate their patients about the side effects of laser treatment.
In conclusion, cryotherapy helps your body heal itself from the inside, and it also helps your skin look and feel new. A healthy skin is one that is elastic and looks young. Cold shock therapy helps our skin maintain its youth.
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