Friday, September 30, 2016


The Washington Post article by Kerry Laurman on cryotherapy is important for the cosmetic industry as many spas with cryotherapy are claiming that it reduces signs of aging, increases collagen production, improve skin condition and reduce cellulite.
Cryotherapy is being promoted by increasing number of spas as a new ice age which is freezing treatment turned piping-hot health trend . Among the claims, article adds, NYC Cryo in New York promises that cryotherapy leads to “quicker surgical recovery time.”  Thrive CryStudio in Rockville, Md., claims it “alleviates symptoms from joint disorders, rheumatoid diseases, fibromyalgia, psoriasis and migraines.” Atlanta’s Cryo Elite Therapy said it “has been proven to improve peak levels of performance.” Omaha’s Ice Out CryoSpa boasts “alleviation of depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia.”
From the stand point of skin care, the cryotherapy claim that it reduces signs of aging, increases collagen production, improve skin condition and reduce cellulite is difficult to accept.
Firstly, there’s no solid scientific evidence to back any of it up. And the  FDA has warned spas to stop making such claims.
Secondly, there has been very little research on cryotherapy. Therefore, the claims being made by spas remain unverifiable.  Most of the customers who have availed of this therapy make general claim, in the most unscientific of terms, that they feel energized by the treatment.

Having studied for years the structure and complexity of human skin and the natural formulations that can keep it bright, full of elasticity and in radiating shape, HerballyRadiant would not endorse the promises made by cryotherapy spas.  There is no such quick fix in the matter of skin disorders that can be dealt with more effectively by a combination of natural ingredients and right blend of Essential Oils.

FDA has, therefore, rightly warned against making such claims by cryotherapy spas, and recently released letters it sent to two California cryotherapy businesses advising them that the health claims they were making about cryotherapy “may be considered false and misleading.” Deborah Kotz, an FDA spokeswoman, said that, beyond warning letters and recalls, the FDA can take “further enforcement action to protect public health including conducting and coordinating criminal investigations.”

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