Is Cryofacial Better Than Botox? Let's Find Out.

When comparing cryofacials to Botox treatments, it's crucial to consider various aspects including effectiveness, safety, procedure, longevity, and potential side effects. Let's delve into the details to determine, is cryofacial better than botox?

Is cryofacial better than botox?

Is Cryofacial Better Than Botox? First Up Cryofacials:

Procedure: Cryofacials involve the use of extremely cold temperatures, usually with liquid nitrogen or cold air, applied to the face. This stimulates circulation, tightens the skin, and reduces inflammation. The procedure typically lasts around 10-15 minutes and is non-invasive.

Effectiveness: Cryofacials are known for their ability to tighten the skin, reduce pore size, decrease puffiness, and promote collagen production. However, they might not be as effective in treating deeper wrinkles or lines as Botox.

Longevity: The effects of a cryofacial are relatively short-term, usually lasting a few days to a week. Regular sessions are often recommended for maintaining results.

Safety: Cryofacials are generally considered safe when performed by trained professionals. However, there can be risks if not administered properly, such as frostbite or skin damage due to extreme cold temperatures.

Side Effects: Possible side effects of cryofacials include redness, irritation, or temporary numbness in the treated area. These effects typically subside shortly after the procedure.

Botox Treatments:

Procedure: Botox involves injecting a purified form of botulinum toxin into specific facial muscles to temporarily paralyze them. This prevents muscle contractions that cause wrinkles, smoothing out the skin's appearance. The procedure can take around 10-15 minutes and is minimally invasive.

Effectiveness: Botox is highly effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. It's particularly useful for dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions.

Longevity: The effects of Botox typically last around 3-6 months, after which further injections are required to maintain results.

Safety: When administered by a qualified professional, Botox is considered safe. However, incorrect administration can lead to complications such as drooping eyelids or asymmetrical facial expressions.

Side Effects: Common side effects of Botox include temporary bruising, headache, or mild pain at the injection site. Rarely, more severe side effects like allergic reactions or muscle weakness can occur.

Which Is Better? Botox or Cryofacials?

Determining whether cryofacials are better than Botox treatments depends on individual preferences, skin concerns, and desired outcomes.

Why Do We Believe Cryofacials Are Better Than Botox?

We at CoeurCryo have decided to offer cryofacials over botox treatments for a couple simple reasons.

  1. Safety: while both treatments are relatively safe, some people can have adverse reactions to botox treatments. Cryofacials are far less evasive and when properly administered by our professionals, have a very low risk of adverse reactions.
  2. Affordability: While the effects of a cryofacial typically last a week or so, at $65 a treatment or less when purchased in a package, cryofacials can be very budget friendly.
  3. Immediacy: The effects of cryofacials are immediate, perfect for when you want to look your best for photos or a special event.

Ultimately, the choice between cryofacials and Botox depends on personal preferences, the specific skin concerns one wishes to address, and the desired duration of results. Some individuals might prefer the non-invasive nature of cryofacials, while others might opt for the more targeted and longer-lasting effects of Botox. Consulting with a qualified dermatologist or skincare professional is crucial in making an informed decision based on individual needs and expectations.

Reduce Eczema & Other Skin Issues With Cryotherapy

Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed. Eczema is considered to be an autoimmune condition because it occurs due to an overactive immune response to an environmental trigger. Inflammation results and causes the symptoms of eczema.

30 million Americans have some form of eczema but it’s not contagious.  People who develop eczema do so because of a combination of genes and environmental triggers. When an irritant or an allergen “turns on” the immune system, inflammation develops and causes skin cells to behave aberrantly causing an eczema flare-up. All symptoms of eczema are the result of excess inflammation.

CoeurCryo Cryotherapy uses cryotherapy (extremely cold, dry temperatures) to reduce eczema-related symptoms. Depending on the type and severity of symptoms, we use a combination of whole body and local cryotherapy to treat eczema. Because eczema is an autoimmune disorder, the underlying cause of  the excessive, out of control inflammation is unknown; cryotherapy can effectively and safely suppress inflammation so that symptoms are significantly relieved.

Eczema is often treated pharmaceutically with steroids and other anti-inflammatories. Whole body and local cryotherapy are all natural alternatives to drug options. Whole body cryotherapy can suppress inflammation throughout the body, internally and externally. By suppressing inflammation globally in the body, the symptoms of eczema can diminish significantly. Local cryotherapy can be used in conjunction with whole body or on it’s own to relieve external eczema symptoms.

There are eight different types of eczema and it is possible to have more than one type at a time.:

All types of eczema cause itching and redness, but some may also cause your skin to blister, “weep,” or peel. Eczema symptoms can be suppressed by reducing inflammation throughout the body and specifically in the skin.

  1. Atopic Dermatitis: This is the most common type of eczema which can be severe and long-lasting. Atopic dermatitis is chronic and inflammatory. AD is an autoimmune condition because it is caused by an immune system overreaction and usually begins in childhood, often in the first six months of the life. AD might improve at times or it may get worse (called a “flare up”).AD is part of what’s called the atopic triad, which includes two other allergic conditions (asthma and hay fever, which is also known as allergic rhinitis). Researchers believe that people who come from families with a history of AD, asthma and/ or hay fever are more likely to develop atopic dermatitis themselves. Common symptoms of AD:
  1. Contact dermatitis is another type of eczema; it happens when the skin touches irritating substances or allergens. The immune system over-responds with excessive inflammation, causing the skin to burn, itch and become red. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant and allergic. Contact dermatitis usually appears on the hands, or parts of the body that touched the irritant/allergen. The most common irritants include:

Symptoms of contact dermatitis include:

  1. Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition that produces small, itchy blisters on the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles of the feet. Stress, allergies, moist hands, and feet, or exposure to nickel (in metal-plated jewelry), cobalt or chromium salts may be “triggers” of dyshidrotic eczema. This type of eczema is twice as common in women as it is in men. Symptoms of dyshidrotic eczema include:
  1. Hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis) is very common — up to 10% of the population has this type of eczema. It is also an autoimmune response to an environmental trigger such as allergens or irritating substances. Suppressing the inflammation caused by an over active immune system will suppress dyshidrotic eczema symptoms.Some symptoms of hand eczema:
  1. Lichen simplex chronicus is an itchy skin disease that is similar to atopic dermatitis. People with lichen simplex chronicus tend to get thick, scaly patches on their skin as a result of too much rubbing and scratching of the area.Some symptoms of lichen simplex chronicus:
  1. Nummular eczema, also known as discoid eczema and nummular dermatitis, is a common type of eczema that can occur at any age. It looks very different than usual eczema and can be much more difficult to treat. People with nummular eczema develop coin-shaped spots on their skin, which may be very itchy. It is thought to be “triggered” by things like insect bites, reactions to skin inflammation, or dry skin in the winter. Some symptoms of nummular eczema include:
  1. Seborrheic dermatitis

Considered a chronic form of eczema, seborrheic dermatitis appears on the body where there are a lot of oil-producing (sebaceous) glands like the upper back, nose, and scalp.

The exact cause of seborrheic dermatitis is unknown, although genes and hormones play a role. Microorganisms such as yeast, that live on the skin naturally can also contribute to seborrheic dermatitis. Unlike many other forms of eczema, seborrheic dermatitis is not the result of an allergy.

People of any age can develop seborrheic dermatitis including infants (known as “cradle cap”). It is slightly more common in men than women.

People with certain diseases that affect the immune system, such as HIV or AIDS, and the nervous system, such as Parkinson’s disease, are believed to be at an increased risk of developing seborrheic dermatitis.

Seborrheic dermatitis often appears on the scalp, where symptoms may range from dry flakes (dandruff) to yellow, greasy scales with reddened skin. Patients can also develop seborrheic dermatitis on other oily areas of their body, such as the face, upper chest, and back.

Common symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis include:

  1. Stasis Dermatitis is skin inflammation that develops in people with poor circulation. It most often occurs in the lower legs because that’s where blood typically collects. When blood collects or pools in the veins in the lower legs, the pressure on the veins increases. The increased pressure damages capillaries, allowing proteins to leak into tissues. This leakage leads to a buildup of blood cells, fluid, and proteins, which causes your legs to swell. This swelling is called peripheral edema. Skin inflammation occurs as an autoimmune response to the build-up of blood cells, fluid, and proteins in tissues. Relieving this inflammation topically and internally will relieve symptoms of stasis dermatitis.

Symptoms of stasis dermatitis include:

CoeurCryo Cryotherapy treats eczema with a combination of whole body and local cryotherapy. Cold exposure globally and/or locally to areas of eczema reduces the inflammation that is causing eczema symptoms. We also use infrared sauna in combination with cryotherapy to accelerate eczema symptom reduction. Infrared sauna therapy improves blood circulation, detoxifies the skin and reduces skin inflammation. All of these benefits contribute to eczema relief!

Call us to discuss eczema and any other health concern! 208-449-7671.

CoeurCryo has a medical advisor on staff who oversees our treatment protocols for safety and effectiveness.

New Research: Acne Is Caused By Inflammation

Acne isn’t fun. The skin condition affects roughly 80 percent of adolescents and can persist well into adulthood. The psychological and social impacts of acne are especially serious because it affects adolescents at a crucial period when they are developing their personalities. Peer acceptance is very important for this age group and research shows that there are strong links between physical appearance and peer status. Acne can affect:

  1. Self-esteem and body image—acne sufferers may have low self-esteem and may avoid eye contact or grow their hair long to cover their acne.
  2. Social withdrawal/relationship building—acne sufferers find it hard to form new relationships, especially with the opposite sex, due to a lack of self-confidence.
  3. Education/work—acne sufferers may refuse to go to school or work, leading to poor academic or work performance.

Historically, curing acne hasn’t been easy. Pharmaceutical treatments such as Accutane and antibiotics can be effective in reducing symptoms, but do have serious side effects and should only be used in severe cases.

Dermatologists have long believed that bacterial infection is the cause of acne; the latest research indicates, however, that bacteria may cause acne symptoms, but does not trigger the skin disorder. Based on the latest research, the most effective treatments are now targeting systemic inflammation and oxidative stress as the cause of acne.

The role of inflammation in acne

The latest research shows that inflammation plays both a primary and secondary role in the acne process.

We’re all familiar with inflammation in the later (secondary) stages of acne: pimples are red, swollen, and painful because they are rife with localized inflammation. Where does this localized inflammation come from? It is the immune system’s normal response to infection: in the case of acne, there is bacterial overgrowth in the skin pores and the immune system activates inflammation to fight off the infection. The immune system sends white blood cells to fight the infection—the accumulation of these cells causes swelling = inflammation. Infection in the skin thus produces the symptoms of acne: painful, red, swollen pimples.

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The process to the left describes inflammation’s secondary role in the development of acne. Scientists are now focusing on the primary role of inflammation in the acne process: they now believe that inflammation triggers the entire process. That is, inflammation is the cause of acne!

New research shows that the entire acne process starts when systemic inflammation (inflammation at the cellular level) causes normal levels of sebum in hair follicles to “oxidize”. This means that inflammation damages the sebum and causes the oxygen content of the sebum to lower. Notably, inflammation isn’t the only cause of oxidation in sebum—stress, environmental toxins, and other “free radicals” can also trigger oxidation. Regardless of the source of the oxidation, the bacteria known to cause acne (p.acnes) thrive in a low-oxygen environment and start multiplying like crazy. Once the bacteria colonizes the hair follicle, infection develops and secondary inflammation develops—leading to red, round, inflamed pimples on the skin’s surface. The sequence of events goes like this: inflammation triggers oxidation that triggers a bacterial infection that then triggers a second localized inflammatory response!

What causes systemic inflammation:

Systemic inflammation can be caused by stress, poor diet (food intolerances and gastrointestinal problems), environmental factors, and underlying health disorders like auto-immune dysfunction.

If inflammation is the source of acne, how can we treat and prevent it? There are two effective ways:

  1. Lower systemic inflammation: by lowering inflammation throughout the body, it is possible to reduce sebum oxidation in skin pores/hair follicles. Reducing this oxidation ensures a less hospitable environment for the p.acnes bacteria and a lower risk for infection. In the absence of infection, there will be no secondary inflammatory response from the immune system and painful, red, swollen pimples will not develop!
  2. Increase anti-oxidants: research has shown that acne sufferers are under greater oxidative stress compared to people with healthy skin. Oxidative stress can be caused by inflammation and other factors. Oxidative stress in the skin can be reduced by increasing anti-oxidants systemically and locally on the skin. Anti-oxidants can be consumed orally (through supplements and food sources) and can also be applied topically to the skin.

What is the role of cryotherapy in the treatment of acne?

Research has shown that people with acne have higher levels of inflammatory chemicals in their blood; they also have significantly lower levels of several antioxidant nutrients compared to people with healthy skin.

Cryotherapy can effectively address both of these problems!

CoeurCryo Cryotherapy offers two cryotherapy treatments that can treat and prevent acne.

  1. Whole body cryotherapy is the brief application of very cold air to the body (from the neck down). Whole body cryotherapy is extremely anti-inflammatory—cold exposure causes vasoconstriction in all blood vessels which evacuates inflammatory markers. Once evacuated, inflammation is detoxified through the lymphatic system. Whole body cryotherapy also triggers the release of blood-borne anti-inflammatory biochemicals; these cytokines travel throughout the body, including areas that are NOT directly exposed to the cold, reducing cellular inflammation. Whole body cryotherapy is an excellent tool for reducing systemic inflammation. Whole body cryotherapy has also been shown to increase antioxidant levels in the body. By increasing anti-oxidants, oxidative stress is reduced in the skin and sebum is much less likely to be oxidized; bacterial infection in the skin pores is also less likely to occur.
  2.  CoeurCryo Cryotherapy also uses local cryotherapy to treat acne.  Local cryotherapy applies very cold air directly to acne-affected skin. The cold air causes immediate local vasoconstriction, shrinking inflamed pimples and reducing redness. Local cryotherapy (when applied to the face is called CryoFacial) reduces mild scaring, redness, swelling, and pain related to acne. There is a visible cosmetic improvement to the skin when local cryotherapy is applied.

Managing inflammation and correcting antioxidant depletion often brings much-needed relief to acne patients. Preventing local inflammation in the skin and lowering systemic inflammation in the body are the keys to clear skin. CoeurCryo Cryotherapy offers medically formulated cryotherapy treatment programs for acne. Our medical staff has designed our acne treatment program to be the most effective, efficient, and safe protocol available. We offer student discounts and a comprehensive, non-pharmaceutical approach to solving the problem of acne.

Call us at 208-449-7671.


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Inflammation Ages Your Skin: Fight Back With Cryotherapy

Not all inflammation is bad. Acute inflammation—the kind that occurs immediately following an injury or infection– is necessary to initiate healing. We’re all familiar with this acute version: swelling, redness and pain immediately develop from an injury or infection as blood, leukocytes and other immune defensive biochemicals race to the scene. Acute inflammation should last a few days to a few weeks as the injury or infection is healed or cleared out by the immune system.

Inflammation becomes far more sinister when it enters into the chronic realm. Chronic inflammation isn’t necessarily visible—but it can last days, months, or even years and it can lead to premature aging of the body and skin.

Chronic inflammation occurs due to longer-term injury or infection: chronic exposure to toxins (like alcohol and cigarettes), allergens, stress, irritants, autoimmune dysfunction, physical or emotional trauma and inflammatory foods (like sugar!). Exposure to these stimulants triggers the release of free radicals and arachidonic acid, initiating the “inflammatory cascade”—leukocytes and blood are mobilized, just like the acute inflammatory process. The real players though are called MMPs: matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). MMPs accompany inflammation for all of the right reasons: they enzymatically destroy injured tissue making way for the growth of healthy, new tissue. MMPs are required to remodel tissue during wound healing. The problem is that in the case of chronic inflammation, there isn’t injured tissue, only healthy tissue. So the MMPs destroy that instead….

MMPs break down the core components of healthy skin: collagen, elastin, glycosaminoglycans (GAG’s)and other connective tissue. If chronic inflammation exists in the skin or elsewhere in the body, MMPs will cause skin to thin, wrinkle, lose elasticity and discolor. It isn’t pretty! MMPs are also responsible for the scarring and pitting that is caused by chronic acne inflammation.

There are over 30 different types of the MMPs…but the main culprits will sound familiar: collagenase (breaks down collagen), elastinase (breaks down elastin) and hyaluronidase (breaks down hyaluronic acid). The breakdown of these key connective tissues leads to aging everywhere—in the skin, joints, organs etc. The bottom line is MMPs are bad for your skin and body unless you’re fighting an acute infection or injury.

In order to maintain beautiful, healthy skin as you age it’s necessary to reduce chronic inflammation in your body—and avoid the release of MMPs! You can do this in a number of ways:

  1. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet that is low in sugar and high in fruits & vegetables;
  2. Limit exposure to toxins and other irritants;
  3. Exercise to de-stress, lose weight and build muscle;
  4. Use products that decrease MMPs…examples are retinol, vitamin C, resveratrol and ginger;
  5. Use whole body and local cryotherapy to lighten your inflammatory load in your body and on your skin!

To prevent and potentially reverse the signs of aging in your skin, we recommend whole body cryotherapy at least 2 times a week; add a CryoFacial one to two times a week to directly reduce inflammation in the skin. Here’s what you will notice after starting cryotherapy:

  1. Acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis diminish or even disappear!
  2. Dry, rough, flaking skin is relieved. Skin is smoother, softer.
  3. Skin is tighter, spongier, more elastic.
  4. Cellulite is reduced from increased collagen and reduced fat.
  5. Wrinkles diminish as collagen, elastin & hyaluronic acid increase.
  6. Brown spots and other pigmentation diminish.

You will love the many benefits cryotherapy has on your skin. Cryotherapy will also increase both mental and physical energy, help reduce weight, increase metabolism and improve cognitive function and sleep!!! By reducing inflammation throughout the body, at the cellular level, cryotherapy can transform you mentally & physically. Give CoeurCryo a call to learn more at 208-449-7671 or visit our website for more blogs at

The Truth Behind Cryotherapy Facials

(Information provided by FloatState)

In the battle against aging, there are tons of products that claim to keep us looking young. With countless creams, lotions, salves, and treatments that promise to rejuvenate your skin, it can be hard to find the right product or treatment that effectively preserves your youthful appearance.

But there is an exciting new treatment that could revolutionize the fight against aging skin: the cryotherapy facials. These facials use super-cooled nitrogen gas to revitalize your skin. They can give you a more youthful, even skin tone in just a few minutes.

In this article, we’ll go over the basics of cryo facials, the benefits they offer, and how they can help you fight the daily damage done to your skin.

Cryo Facials: The Basics

With very cold temperatures, these super-cooled facials might seem dangerous or extreme. But the truth is that they are a safe and effective way of caring for your skin. A cryo facial is performed at a specialty clinic under the close supervision of staff members to ensure a safe, comfortable environment.

Staff members use a liquid nitrogen wand to blow super-cooled nitrogen gas across the surface of your skin; the gas can be as cold as -256 degrees Fahrenheit. Staff members keep the wand moving in circles, spreading the cold gas evenly. This keeps your skin from getting too cold in one spot and ensures that frostbite or other skin damage doesn’t occur.

The super-cooled gas causes the blood vessels in your face to constrict, a process known as vasoconstriction. When your skin warms back up, the blood vessels dilate, which increases circulation and blood flow.

This process of vasoconstriction and vasodilation might sound fairly simple, but it offers your skin some surprising health benefits.

Cryotherapy Facials Keep Your Skin Looking Young

As we age, our skin begins to change. UV rays, stress, decreased collagen production, other factors damage our skin as we age. This causes wrinkles in the skin, discoloration, and a loss of elasticity, which can make the skin look older and less radiant.

Cryotherapy facials can help reverse much of the damage caused by aging by stimulating collagen production, decreasing inflammation, and removing dead skin cells.

Collagen is the most abundant type of protein in the body and makes up a large portion of our connective tissue. Collagen plays an important role in healthy, youthful skin; collagen keeps skin elastic, which prevents wrinkles.

Immediately after a cryo facial, oxygenated blood rushes back into the skin, which stimulates collagen production and leads to fewer wrinkles and discoloration. This gives the skin a more radiant, smoother complexion while preventing further collagen loss.

Decreases Pore Size

While pores in the skin are important for keeping it moisturized and healthy, large pores are visible and can give the skin an uneven texture and appearance. Large pores can also trap oil, dirt, and dead skin, which causes blackheads and acne to form on the skin.

Many people use toner products in an effort to shrink their pores, giving their skin a more even appearance and preventing acne. But these toner products can be harsh and damaging, leading to dry, irritated skin.

Cryotherapy facials offer the opportunity to shrink your pores naturally without the use of harsh toners. The pores shrink in response to the very cold gas, reducing their visibility. This gives the skin an even texture and also causes the skin to tighten.

When the skin tightens, it gives the skin a more uniform appearance. It also reduces the likelihood that acne will form due to smaller pores and better protection against excess oil, dirt, and dead skin.

Increase Hair Production With Cryotherapy Facials

As we get older, our hair begins to thin. In some cases, people begin to lose their hair completely. This leads to patchy, inconsistent hair coverage on the scalp, which can be embarrassing. Restoring hair growth can be expensive, painful, or ineffective. Certain methods can even require surgery or the use of unnatural chemicals.

This is often due to decreased blood flow in the scalp, which deprives the hair of the nutrients it needs to grow. While treating the scalp with cold gas might not sound effective, it can actually help stimulate hair growth.

Cryotherapy facials are mainly focused on the skin of the face and treating issues with the appearance of the skin. But many cryotherapy facials also include a head and neck treatment as well.

When the scalp is treated with super-cooled gas, it causes vasoconstriction. This causes blood to move away from the scalp. When the scalp is warmed up, the blood comes rushing back, increasing circulation and delivering nutrients to the hair.

This can cause new hair growth and help increase hair production. This gives people another shot at a healthy head of hair well into their later years.

Improves Skin Conditions Like Eczema and Acne

Skin conditions like acne and eczema can be difficult to manage. Skin conditions are prone to irritation, which can lead to increased redness of the skin and pain. It can even cause the skin condition to spread.

While lotions and skin cleansing products are used to combat these conditions, they are frequently ineffective. This is because these lotions and cleansing products are filled with unnatural chemicals which can damage the skin or make skin conditions worse.

Cryotherapy facials offer people a natural alternative to treating their skin conditions. With conditions like eczema and acne, inflammation is the main cause of pain and redness. Inflammation also prevents healthy blood flow, which prevents the skin from healing.

Cryotherapy facials reduce this inflammation without the use of harsh products or irritating chemicals. This allows the skin to heal naturally. The vasodilation following cryo facials also gives the skin improved circulation. This results in more nutrients in the skin and a healthier complexion.

This reduction of inflammation and improved circulation gives the body the opportunity to heal these conditions by itself.

Cryo Facials: Skin Treatment of The Future

Cryotherapy facials offer everyone the opportunity to naturally reverse the effects of aging, improve their skin tone, and treat skin conditions.