WHAT IS WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY
Long beloved by athletes for its restorative properties, whole body cryotherapy uses the power of intense cold to reinvigorate and energize your body. Our single-person cryotherapy chamber uses special technology to bathe you in icy cold liquid nitrogen for two to three minutes. Whole body cryotherapy is a safe and natural treatment.
The temperature inside the chamber is carefully and automatically regulated at all times, and your head rises above the heavier nitrogen vapors to allow you to breathe easy. Cryotherapy has its origins in Japan, where, in the 1970s, it was developed and refined to help alleviate some of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. At The Body Clinic, our patients report that whole body cryotherapy helps relieve inflammation and pain in the body.
"I went to Bay Area Dermatology because a few of the girls in my office recommend it. I had developed a really bad case of melasma on my cheeks and upper lip. When I made an appointment they had asked me if I had a preference as to who I wanted to see. I told the receptionist that I had Asian skin so if I could get someone that is familiar with treating common Asian skin issues that would be fantastic. I was scheduled an appointment with Dr. Hui.At my first meet with Dr. Hui she confirmed that I did indeed have melasma and that my next step was to start getting chemical peels 4-6 weeks apart. Wow. Holy smokes! So far I've received 3 chemical peels and the melasma is almost gone. It's at the point where I am able to cover it up with just foundation. Yippee! At my most recent appointment I received my first laser treatment with Mary. I had a 1pm appointment and was seen quickly to start the numbing process. I am one of those people that benifit from the extra time with the numbing cream so I appreciate that the ladies got me started immediately. I was so numb that I barely felt a thing. Definitely one of the easiest laser procedures I have ever done."- J.C. / Yelp / Dec 02, 2017
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"Dr. Austin is the. best. I was really struggling with dark under eye circles and cystic acne on my cheeks. Both are gone and I couldn't be happier. Before it would take 20mins every morning to do my makeup - layers of primer, foundation, concealer. Now my skin is so clear that a bit of blush, gloss and some concealer is all I need. I've always been hesitant with cosmetic procedures and Dr. Austin and her staff have been amazing. I've never felt pressured to try or buy anything. tbh she's discouraged me more than once from trying unnecessary treatments. Dr Austin listens and recommends small natural looking changes."- N.G. / Yelp / Dec 29, 2018
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"I'm 46 and have been planning on visiting a dermatologist for a few years to have an increasing number of broken veins and milia sorted. Dr Hui was recommended by a friend and I finally made time for an appointment. What a revelation. It transpired I have rosacea, not broken veins, and a combination of a monthly tablet and daily cream have basically cleared it up (this has also had the side benefit of reducing irritation I had in my eyes which is also caused by rosacea, so double win). I had eczema on my face in my 20's and have always been very wary of new skincare regimes after finding a handful of over the counter creams that didn't aggravate it. Dr Hui prescribed and provided samples of a proposed regime which within days cleared up some inflammations and made my skin look 10X better. I've now had 2x laser for light resurfacing and to sort a few veins that became visible when the rosacea cleared. It requires a few days working from home/weekend (I look a bit like a chipmunk for 4 days), but the impact on my skin texture and tone is incredible. I've dropped all but a touch of concealer (vs full foundation) and there is a noticeable improvement in small wrinkles as well. All in all, I wish I'd done this 10 years earlier!! Dr Hui has a fabulous manner, is super efficient, and works with your schedule in terms of treatments/what you can incorporate into your working life. I cannot recommend her too highly."- S.C. / Yelp / Dec 10, 2018
AM I A CANDIDATE?
Most people are candidates for whole body cryotherapy. However, do not use cryotherapy if any of the following conditions apply to you: pregnancy, Raynaud’s disease, cold-activated asthma, pacemaker, uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart conditions, cold allergies, unfit for exercise, Pulmonary Vein Disorder (PVD), cancer (undergoing chemotherapy), hypotension, hypothyroidism.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Prior to your whole body cryotherapy treatment, one of our medical professionals review your medical history and take your blood pressure to determine if you are able to safely undergo the treatment. We then will review and have you sign our informed consent form. Each session takes place in a “cryosauna” in a private treatment room in our San Francisco office. A robe, gloves, socks, and slippers will be provided for your comfort. Once you step inside the privacy of the cryosauna, you will be asked to disrobe. If you would like, you may chose to keep your undergarments on.
Each treatment lasts between two and three minutes and because the cold air is dry, not moist, patients find the treatment chilly but tolerable. Some patients report experiencing a brief sensation of “pins and needles” shortly before the treatment ends, but this dissipates quickly after exiting the sauna. Following cryotherapy treatments, many of our patients say they feel invigorated and energetic. Many also notice some of their everyday aches and pains have subsided.
You do not need to bathe before or after treatment, and you can get back to your normal activities immediately after your appointment is over.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS?
There is no official regimen for cryotherapy. Some people opt for treatments on an as-needed basis, while others choose to set up regular appointments.
HOW DO I BOOK A CRYO SESSION?
No appointment needed! Just pop in and chill out any week day anytime between 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM.
If you do prefer a set appointment, please visit this page to schedule.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
- Ask about our happy hour prices!
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IT’S TIME TO CHILL OUT
If you haven’t tried it yet, we invite you to visit Bay Area Body, just down the hall from our main office in Suite 304, and try whole body cryotherapy during our office hours (listed above). Find out how invigorating it can feel to take a dip in our cryosauna today!