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cryo facial frotox new haven
​A cryo facial FROTOX involves having liquid nitrogen pumped all over your face for 2 to 3 minutes. The goal is to give the skin a glowy, youthful, and even appearance.


  • A cryotherapy facial involves having liquid nitrogen pumped all over your face for 2 to 3 minutes. The goal is to give the skin a glowy, youthful, and even appearance.


  • Cryo facials are generally considered safe.

  • In rare cases, cryotherapy can cause numbness, tingling, or frostbite.

  • Make sure you’re seeing a trained professional that you feel comfortable with.


  • These facials are so popular, in part, because they’re fast and affordable, with no downtime or redness of the skin afterward.

  • A typical session lasts about 15 to 30 minutes, with the actual pumping lasting only 2 to 3 minutes.


  • The price of cryo facials ranges, but they’re generally considered to be one of the more affordable facial options.

  • Prices can range from around $40 to $150 or more per facial.


  • Cryo facials are an effective way to tighten and brighten the skin. They increase blood flow to the face, which can make the skin look healthy and plump.


If you’re pregnant or nursing, it’s best to check in with your doctor before getting a cryo facial.

The facial itself is typically really quick; some take less than 20 minutes. Also, because there’s no anesthesia or redness, there’s no need for downtime — you can go right back to work.

What to expect during the procedure

When you arrive for your appointment, the practitioner will go through several steps to get you ready for your cryo facial. The procedure generally goes as follows:

  • Your face will be thoroughly cleansed and dried. Some practitioners like to steam the face or do a gentle massage for lymphatic drainage before the cold part begins.

  • They’ll likely ask you to remove any jewelry and give you goggles to wear.

  • You’ll feel liquid nitrogen hitting your face from a hose. It’ll definitely feel cold — like sticking your face in a freezer — but it shouldn’t be unbearable.

  • The hose will cover your face for just about 3 minutes. Some people find the sensation relaxing.

  • The technician will then apply a moisturizer or serum on your face, and in some cases, they do a second facial. Then you’re good to go. 

To maintain the effects, a person may need a cryo facial every 3 to 5 weeks. The more frequently you go, the more permanent results will be, as the facial can change skin’s texture and firmness over time.

Preparing for your facial

You should prepare for a cryo facial as you would for any other facial.

  • If you get Botox or other injectables, make sure to wait at least 2 weeks before your cryo facial.

  • Drink lots of water in the days before, so your skin is hydrated.

  • Also, avoid heavy exfoliation and any new products that could irritate your skin.

  • If possible, try to show up without heavy makeup — this will cut down the overall time of the procedure.

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