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Cryotherapy Treatment

Cryotherapy

With age, many patients may not feel as agile or young as they used to. As you get older, you may experience chronic pain, fatigue, or inflammation. Also, your immune system may not be as strong as it once was. In addition to these effects, working out, especially at an older age, can cause increased soreness and discomfort for some individuals. To combat the uncomfortable effects of aging and intense exercise, Dr. Paukman offers cryotherapy in NYC to help you look and feel younger and healthier.

 

What is cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy, also commonly referred to as whole body cryotherapy, is an innovative nitrogen-free chamber that subjects your body to extremely cold temperatures. On average, these temperatures can reach as low as minus 230 - 250 degrees Fahrenheit. A whole body cryotherapy treatment typically lasts 2 - 3 minutes and can help patients feel stronger, healthier, and younger. Dr. Paukman’s newest generation of cryotherapy chambers do not use nitrogen, so there are no harmful vapors.

During cryotherapy, you must wear little to no clothing so that the surface of your skin can decrease in temperature properly. Gloves, socks, and slippers are typically all that is worn during cryotherapy. You will be given a comfortable robe to wear before your treatment. You may enter the cryotherapy chamber with this robe on but will be asked to remove it shortly before your cryotherapy treatment begins. After your treatment, you will be given the robe to put on again before stepping out of the cryotherapy chamber.

Cryotherapy was originally developed in 1978 in Japan but has become widely popular due to its use by high-profile celebrities and athletes. Cryotherapy is an ideal treatment that many athletes use to build endurance, recover from an intense workout, release endorphins and dopamine, and increase overall energy levels. Traditionally, many athletes would take an ice bath after an intense workout to help promote proper healing in their bodies. While ice baths can be effective, they take 45 minutes to cool your skin’s surface temperature. A cryotherapy treatment can achieve more dramatic results in just 2 - 3 minutes.

 

How does cryotherapy work?

When you enter the cryotherapy chamber, your blood vessels will constrict and rush to the core of your body in order to protect your internal organs. This is where your body neutralizes toxins in the blood while also enriching blood cells with oxygen. Oxygen-rich blood helps boost your organs and initiate healing throughout the body. Once you exit the cryotherapy chamber, this oxygen-rich blood will flow through your body naturally, delivering oxygen-rich blood and its healing properties to your extremities. Following your whole body cryotherapy treatment, your body will continue to circulate oxygen-rich blood throughout the day and stimulate healing.

What are the benefits of a cryotherapy treatment?

Cryotherapy has a wide variety of benefits and can help patients feel and look younger. A cryotherapy treatment can help reduce chronic pain, stiffness, and inflammation. For patients who exercise regularly, cryotherapy can help improve tissue circulation during your recovery from a workout. Cryotherapy has also been shown to increase your overall level of antioxidants and boost your metabolic rate. Following whole body cryotherapy, your body is able to release endorphins and dopamine to improve your overall mood and general health.

Along with these benefits, cryotherapy has been shown to bolster your immune system and help your body neutralize dangerous cells. Cortisol levels are also brought down after cryotherapy, which can help balance your nervous system. Many patients benefit from an increased production of new collagen, as well. Stubborn fat can be more easily processed and burnt by your body following a treatment. Cryotherapy has also been shown to stimulate cellular regeneration to help your body heal itself more efficiently.

Cryotherapy may help:

  • Reduce chronic pain, inflammation, or stiffness
  • Improve tissue circulation for post-workout recovery
  • Increase antioxidants
  • Increase metabolic rate
  • Release dopamine and endorphins
  • Boost overall mood
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Lower cortisol levels
  • Balance the nervous system
  • Increase collagen production
  • Process and burn stubborn fat
  • Promote cellular regeneration
  • Aid in the body healing itself

How can I get started with whole body cryotherapy?

Dr. Paukman and the staff at Paukman BioAge Clinic are happy to discuss a cryotherapy treatment with you. To schedule a consultation, please call our Manhattan office at 212-336-1555, our Brooklyn office at 718-376-6501, or request an appointment online. Please feel free to view our patient information and review the steps of your clinical evaluation prior to your appointment with Dr. Paukman.