“Skin texture improvement, redness reduction, and a decrease in any active acne as well as prevention of acne due to the decrease of inflammation, vasoconstriction, and increase of new blood circulation after the cooling process,” answers Lee. While the results are relatively temporary (you get a lot of instant gratification with this one) Lee says you can expect any benefits you notice to last a couple of weeks at most and to help maintain your results, you can continue the magic with at-home cooling methods via gadgets like ice rollers or cooling gel bead masks. Again, getting this type of treatment in the office is usually due to a post-procedure treatment or as a step during a facial to alleviate inflammation.
As far as frequency, Lee tells me that technically someone could get a cryofacial as often as once per week since there’s really no recovery or downtime involved, but, if your budget allows, she recommends adding it to your self-care routine once a month alongside a deep facial, laser procedure, or microneedling session. And, since it’s a low-risk treatment, it’s a relatively safe option for pretty much everyone, so almost anyone is a fantastic candidate.