By: Kyle Laws, General Manager
As the Cryo T-Shock Master Technician here at Chiltonic, I get asked tons of questions about this procedure. Some of these questions were answered in an earlier blog at https://www.chiltonic.com/blog/cryo-t-shock-frequently-asked-questions.
I will take the time to share with you many of the recent questions I have been asked as well as my usual answers. Feel free to send me any questions I have not addressed and I will do my best to answer them for you. Better yet, you can visit our locations for a demonstration of the Cryo T-Shock process including a free evaluation.
How does the Cryo T-Shock work?
This Cryo T-Shock technology works by safely and effectively destroying fat cells. These fat cells are destroyed without any damage to the skin. Cryo T-Shock lowers the temperature of fat cells enough to cause what is known as apoptosis (a fancy word for cell death). When the temperature of the fat tissue gets to between 12 and 17 degrees centigrade, they usually die. The destroyed cells are then naturally passed through the body’s lymphatic system and excreted through sweat and urine. Excretion of the fat cells usually occurs in days to weeks following the treatment.
2. How does the Cryo T-Shock treatment feel?
The treatment is usually painless. Remember the treatment utilizes a massage technique. Some sessions begin with a skin warming session which then descends into a gradual decrease of temperature. Some clients describe it as rather pleasant and actually fall asleep.
3. What are the benefits of the Cryo T-Shock treatment?
Fat Loss. The most obvious benefit based on how the technology works is fat loss. Regular treatments will usually cause a reduction in fat cells and the results will be measurable and visible fat loss.
Firmer & Tighter Skin. Anti-aging benefits such as skin firmness or tightness are other benefits of the T-Shock technology. It has been used to help with micro circulation and a significant increase in collagen and elastin production while tightening muscles.
Therapeutic Benefits. Perhaps more important than the beauty aspect of the T-Shock technology are the therapeutic effects. Because the technology has the ability to provide both cold and heat massage treatments, it is very effective to reduce constipation, pain and inflammation, increase or reduce circulation and reduce water retention and bloating. Here at Chiltonic, we have utilized the therapeutic settings of this machine to provide these benefits to our clients. And the good news is that we are able to adjust the size of the wand to deliver the therapy to both small or large body parts such as the face, neck, elbows, eye area, back, arms, thighs, joints etc.
4. Is Cryo -Shock the same as cool sculpting?
No. There are many differences between the two procedures.
First there is the difference in how both procedures feel. During the coolsculpting procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, aching and cramping at the treatment site due to vacuum technology. On the other hand, cryo T- Shock treatments usually feel like a cold or warm massage without aches and cramps.
In my opinion, the use of the vacuum technique to create suction of the tissue area being addressed makes the coolsculpting procedure unable to distinguish between fat tissue and muscle tissue and this may affect the results. With T Schock. we utilize utilize Encapsulated Liquid Crystal plates to locate fat precisely. This way we are able to target various types of fats and monitor the results.
Unlike cryo T-Shock, coolsculpting may be difficult to perform on certain body parts such as the face and joints. Furthermore, the therapeutic benefits associated with coolsculpting may not be present with coolsculpting because of the inability to deliver hot as well as cold temperatures.
Finally, according to the cool sculpting website the cost can range anywhere from 2000 - 4000 per treatment. Cryo T Shock treatments are usually between 250 - 350 per treatment. The cost of coolsulpting the stomach is approximately 1500 and many times 2 treatments are necessary.
So in my opinion, coolsculpting is more expensive, limited and not precise about targeting where fat is located. For more on how to evaluate and locate troublesome body fat read here.
5. What can clients do to ensure maximum results from T-shock?
Maintain good dietary habits
Drink sufficient water
Participate in light physical activity during recovery from the treatment
On the day of treatment a vigorous workout for at least 30 minutes after the treatment will facilitate lymphatic drainage and quicker results
Whole Body Cryotherapy immediately after the treatment to promote lymphatic drainage
6. Are there people who cannot get T Shock?
Yes. People with the following issues should avoid T-shock:
Infected areas of the skin
Severe diabetes where sensation has been lost in the extremities.
Finally, T-Shock facial applications should not be used on clients who have had botox treatments within 14 days or filler treatments within 30 days.