Cryotherapy for Skin Conditions
Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other skin conditions can leave your skin hot, itchy, painful and affect self esteem and confidence. 15% of the Australian population suffer the affects of eczema alone. Unfortunately, there is no cure. However, cryotherapy offers a promising solution to manage these symptoms and reduce the physical and emotional toll.
Cryotherapy provides a non invasive, pain free and quick treatment to soothe itchy, sore, dry and reddened skin to help manage the symptoms of skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. The 3 minute treatment involves standing in a sauna while the skin in exposed to temperatures below zero using liquid nitrogen.
Cryo for Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the immune system. People who suffer from Psoriasis experience
- Patches of red, scaly, raised and often painful skin.
There is no cure for psoriasis and the focus is on symptom management. Cryotherapy provides an exciting prospect for people suffering from Psoriasis with its quick, painless and non invasive approach.
"Ryder (son) has been doing cryotherapy for the last 5 weeks with AMAZING results for his psoriasis, so I thought I would give it a go and see what all the fuss is all about" - Sophie Guidolin
Several studies have shown the effectiveness of cryotherapy treatment on psoriasis plaques. 72% of patients’ psoriasis plaque cleared due to treatment. The study revealed that those suffering from psoriasis should consider 25 to 30 cryotherapy sessions upfront to manage symptoms initially and then maintenance beyond that. These sessions demonstrated itching recede and a reduction in the intensity of scaling with results lasting several months.
Cryo for Eczema
Unfortunately eczema is not curable and traditional treatments include topical and oral steriods, UV rays and emollient creams. People who have eczema often experience:
- Red itchy rashes
- Hypersensitive skin
- Sleep deprivation due to the painful itchy skin
Cryotherapy works by boosting the immune system to improve the body's ability to heal itself. This promotion of self healing results in the healing of the painful reddened areas affected by eczema. Given the heat and discomfort which people report from the areas affected by eczema, most people report the experience to be soothing.