Up to 35 million Americans are affected by eczema. This common condition causes the skin to become irritated and inflamed, resulting in red, itchy, cracked, or rough patches. Although there is no cure, topical and oral steroids have been found effective in reducing symptoms. Due to recent advancements in technology, cryotherapy is now showing promising results for eczema sufferers.
How Cryotherapy Benefits the Skin
Did you know that exposing your body to extremely low temperatures could be effective in controlling a variety of skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema? The chilling temperatures found in a negative 220 to 280 degree cryo chamber provide immediate relief from irritation and inflammation.
Cryotherapy helps reduce eczema flare ups
Experts also believe that continued exposure to extreme cold forces the body to reset its autoimmune system responses. In the case of eczema which causes an excessive production of skin cells, this reset results in less flare ups over time. Many eczema sufferers have reported a noticeable improvement after just one session of cryotherapy.
The theory behind whole body cryotherapy is that it essentially tricks the body into believing that you’re in danger of freezing. This fight-or-flight response sends signals from the brain to the rest of the body causing blood to rush from the extremities back to your core. This triggers an anti-inflammatory response that promotes skin rejuvenation.