Cryotherapy vs. Cryoskin® Cryolipolysis: What you need to know

Cryotherapy vs cryolipolysis – these two terms are becoming increasingly popular, but what’s the difference?

While both treatments have in common that they use extreme low temperatures to achieve their desired results, the purpose and outcomes of cryotherapy and cryolipolysis vary substantially. In this article we take a cool dive into how each of the treatments work and what you can expect from our unique treatments available at Cryoskin Australia in Brisbane West End and Maroochydore.

What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy, is a full body treatment which, simply put, provides “super-cooling” of the body for therapeutic purposes. It has been found beneficial for reducing pain and inflammation, particular for joint pain relief such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and other rheumatoid diseases. It is popular among professional athletes as a repair and recovery treatment. Whole body cryotherapy makes use of cryochamber or cryosauna and involves exposing the body sub zero temperatures.

Besides pain relief, some of the benefits of cryotherapy include reducing recovery time after physical exercise, boosting energy levels, help treat mood disorders and improve sleep disorders.

What is Cryolipolysis?

Cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, the technology used at Cryoskin Australia's own CryoSlimming treatment, is a safe and non-invasive fat freezing method used for the purpose of destroying unwanted subcutaneous fat cells. CryoSlimming treatment uses heating and cooling with a special technique exclusively used by Cryoskin technicians at our Brisbane and Sunshine Coast clinics.

Scientists discovered the process of cryolipolysis by studying what happens to fat during frostbite. Fat freezes at a higher temperature than skin. The cryolipolysis device cools your fat to a temperature that destroys it while leaving your skin and other tissues unharmed.

Any areas that can be pinched with your fingers that has fat between them can be addressed, including the stomach, love handles, hips, thighs, arms, back, chin, under bra and more. The aim is to selectively reduce the fat in the area while making the area more natural and smooth. The body then naturally excretes the dead fat cells through its normal detoxification and elimination process.

What are the advantages of Cryolipolysis?

Fat freezing treatments at Cryoskin Australia are a safer and more natural alternative to liposuction, allowing you to reduce problem areas alongside a healthy exercise and diet routine without going under the knife.

With our CryoSlimming Fat Freezing treatment, clients can expect to see initial results from the first treatment, with progressive and substantial results ongoing after only four to six treatments per area.

We strongly suggest booking in a complimentary consultation at your Brisbane or Maroochydore Cryoskin Australia Clinics so you can be sure you are choosing the right treatment for the results you are wanting to achieve.



Offering award winning technology to help you look and feel better, Cryoskin Australia's mission is to provide people of all ages in Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, with exceptional fat loss, cellulite reduction and skin toning treatments to help you enhance your beauty, naturally.


Cryoskin Australia

6/12 Norval Crt

Maroochydore, QLD 4558 

Located inside of The Float Space

Ph: 0433 408 697



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