Cryo Slimming

Cryo Slimming

Safely and effectively uses fat freezing technology to naturally destroy fat cells without any pain or skin damage. Breaks down fat cells and flushes them out through the bloodstream and lymphatic system. A painless and a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.

Best For:

  • Stomach and Love Handles
  • Underarms
  • Glutes
  • Chin
  • Thighs

Benefits of Cryo Slimming
Cryo Slimming combines the power of cryotherapy and thermography to help you reshape your body. It is medically recognized in Europe and now in San Diego at GoCryo!

Cryo Slimming:

  • Tone and tighten skin
  • Relax sore muscles
  • Stimulate collagen and elastin production
  • Activate healing and cell repair
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Boost circulation


The Cryo T Shock by Pagani has been in premium spas throughout Europe and we are proud to be the first in the US to offer the Cryo T Shock. Cryo T Shock is the most innovative and versatile anti-aging device on the market to treat localized fat, to reduce cellulite, and to tone and tighten the skin. It uses state-of-the-art thermography and cryotherapy (thermal shock) to reshape the body. This is the first cost effective body contouring solution and won the Most Innovate Device at the Gicare 2014 International Expo in Paris.

Cryo T Shock offers CryoSlimming and CryoToning.

CryoSlimming safely and effectively uses thermal shock to naturally destroy fat cells without any damage to the skin. The Cryo T Shock breaks down fat cells, which your body naturally flushes out through the bloodstream and then the lymphatic system in days to weeks following the treatment. It is a safe, painless and a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. It is most similar to “Cool Sculpting” but is cheaper, painless and more effective.***

CryoToning helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen and elastin production while tightening muscles.

Yes, it is safe. It is a non-invasive treatment of adipose tissue to induce lipolysis – the breaking down of fat cells – to reduce body fat without damage to other tissues. It consists of a special developed technique where warm and cold are used and applied directly to the client’s skin.


CryoSlimming reaches colder temperatures that destroy the fat cells through a process known as apoptosis. CryoToning involves less cold temperature and therefore does not kill any fat cells. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.

CryoSlimming: stomach, love handles, under arms, bra-line, glutes, double chin, inner or outer thighs

CryoToning: face, arms, legs, stomach

The CryoSlimming treatments can be performed once every 2 weeks and the CryoToning can be performed once per week. There is a physiological reason for this: CryoSlimming causes apoptosis and when this occurs and fat cells die wasted is formed. This will be eliminated through the blood and lymphatic system. The wasted will eventually be eliminated through the kidneys and waiting every two weeks ensures that the lymphatic system and kidneys are not overloaded.

The CryoSlimming results may be comprised by the natural waste cycle and risk of clogging of the pathways if the treatment is done less than every 14 days. This does not represent a significant risk but could compromise the results.

The 20-30 treatments are executed manually through a slow massage over the selected area of the body. Each session will begin with clean skin followed by a light gel application. The session will then start with heat followed by cold. It is a non-invasive and painless treatment that feels like a light massage.

There are generally no side effects apart from an increased urination over several days following the treatment.

In minimal cases there were the following side effects:

In some cases there were localized redness that disappeared after a few hours and in rare cases there was local pain that did not exceed 2 to 3 hours. There may also be some itching without consequences and often due to the reaction of certain cosmetic procedures used by clients; to avoid the chances of this do not use anything before coming in for this treatment. There were some experience of delayed onset muscle soreness from treatments on the stomach due to unintentionally engaging the abdominals, which disappeared later that same day.

This is very affordable, noninvasive and painless process that requires no anesthesia, has no risk of scarring or neuropathy, and only requires 10-30 minutes. Other methods of fat removal primarily involve a necrotic cell death by damaging fat with heat, high-intensity focused ultrasound or chemical injections. Each of these approaches pose a potential technical challenge, particularly with respect to targeting the right adipose tissue depth and unintended damage to other structures close or within the fat layer.

Yes, implementing a healthy lifestyle, good diet and increasing blood flow after the treatments. Adding massage compression like compression therapy and whole body cryotherapy is recommended to enhance the results.

CryoSlimming may require 3-5 sessions over several weeks and months to see the best results. CryoSlimming sessions are done once every 2 weeks as to allow for proper lymphatic drainage.

CryoToning results are more immediate and also may require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results.

Depending on the individual and depending on their lifestyle, the results last several months to several years. It is advisable to continue 2-3 sessions once every 6 months to maintain the results.

Anyone with the following conditions should not do this treatment:

  • Severe Raynaud’s Syndrome
  • Very poor circulation
  • Cancer
  • Severe Diabetes
  • Pregnancy

The CryoToning uses below zero temperatures that penetrate below the skin. Cellulite is caused by subcutaneous deposits of fat primarily in the legs and glutes. The Cryo T Shock triggers the fluids that bind the fat cells together to crystalize. This crystallization destroys the fat cells and the bonds holding the deposits together. Repeated sessions will slowly take away the upper layers of fat. The cells which have been destroyed enter the blood stream after which they are disposed of via the lymphatic system.

Cellulite is a popular term to describe fat deposits under the skin. It is characterized by dimpled or orang-peel appearance due to structural changes underneath the skin’s top layer. Cellulite is a perfectly normal and harmless condition, however it is a cosmetic concern for most people. Cellulite is a normal occurrence resulting from uneven fatty deposits, mostly below the waistline. In women, fat is arranged in large chambers underneath a fairly thin layer of skin. These chambers are separated by columns of collagen fiber. In overweight individuals, too much fat is being placed into these chambers causing the pitting or bulging of the skin. In addition, as we age, the fibers shrink and thicken, pulling the skin downward. This results in a quilt-like appearance on the skin surface, especially in the glutes, thighs and hips. Most women develop cellulite as they age and as many as 95% of women over the age of 30 develop some sort of cellulite. Female hormones also play an important role in the formation of cellulite. Estrogen stimulates the storage of fat, which is needed for pregnancy and lactation. In addition, during the later phases of pregnancy, estrogen causes the breakdown of collagen fibers. This breakdown sets the stage for the formation of cellulite. Progesterone may also contribute to the cellulite problem by weakening veins and causing water retention and weight gain.

Types of Cellulite

Stage I: Aqueous Cellulite

This type of cellulite is caused by water retention due to poor blood and lymphatic circulation. It is important to drain toxins and reactivate circulatory exchanges.

Stage II: Adipose Cellulite

This type of cellulite is often associated with excess weight. It is necessary to stimulate the natural release of fat.

Stage III: Fibrous Cellulite

This type of cellulite is harder to get rid of because it as been present for a long time, is compact and often painful.

The Cryo T Shock stimulates the skin and fatty tissue to soften them and make them less fibrous. At the same time, this stimulation helps to release fat and to activate blood and lymphatic circulation. Also, the hot and cold shocks the cells to stimulate natural fat release and firms skin to give it back it’s tonality and dimple free appearance.

CryoSlimming FAQs

Is it safe?

The device, the Cryo T Shock / Cryoskin is very safe. The cooling system is controlled by an electronic temperature sensor located in the processing head of the device and the temperature is controlled in real time by a curve and figures displayed in real time on the screen. In the event of a malfunction, the device alerts the operator by sounding a tone and displaying an error message.

How does cryo slimming work?

The machine itself functions by a Peltier effect (thermoelectric cooling) regulated by a hydraulic system which ensures a very high inertia which is necessary for the correct application of the treatment in a minimum amount of time. These characteristics, which are very difficult to obtain, make it possible to enact a very rapid cooling of the fat tissues while avoiding the risk of lesions of the skin tissue due to an application that is too long. The principle of the treatment is to lower the temperature of the fat cells enough to cause what is called the phenomenon of apoptosis. This phenomenon is triggered when the temperature of the fat tissues is between 17° and 12° and consists of a self-programming of the death of these cells.

What are the benefits of cryoslimming?

The major benefit sought is a decrease in fat mass. It must not be forgotten that the apparatus is not only capable of emitting cold, but also heat and causing the two to alternate, thus causing “thermal shock”. This method of thermal shock is particularly restorative for tissues by a significant increase of local microcirculation and collagen.

How does cryoslimming feel?

The feeling is rather pleasant at the start of the treatment, which is generally done with a short period of skin warming and a gradual but rapid decrease of the temperature. At the end of the treatment, the thermal shock appears very quickly, which gives a feeling of warmth and lightness at the same time.

Who shouldn’t do cryo slimming?

There are few contraindications to treatment. But we must still be vigilant to some pathologies:

  • Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Allergy to cold
  • Pregnant woman
  • Strong diabetes
  • Cancer

How often can I do a CryoSlimming or CryoToning Treatment?

The usual frequency is 1 treatment every 15 days (for slimming treatments). There is a physiological reason for this: when apoptosis occurs and fat cells die, waste is formed. This will be eliminated by natural routes (blood, lymphatic system, and then urine). Metabolism must, therefore, be allowed to evacuate this waste without overloading the circuits.

Toning treatments can be performed once every week.

How often can I do a CryoFacial Treatment?

For clients under 45: 1x per week for first 5 sessions, then maintain as needed

For clients over 45: 1x per 3-4 days for first 5 sessions, then maintain as needed

Can I work out before or after?

Yes! It is highly recommended.

What do I need to bring?

Nothing. If anything, the best possible diet and lifestyle to accompany the treatments (drink plenty of water in particular).

Please pay attention to the important information in preparation for your CRYOSLIMMING appointment for maximum results:

  • Please DO NOT EAT or DRINK any sugar, foods that contain sugar or carbohydrates that convert into sugar (i.e. fruit, juices, white bread, white rice, pasta, etc.) 2 hours prior to your appointment time.
  • Try to avoid working out or doing anything that increases your body temperature at least ONE hour before your session.
  • Within 8 hours prior to your appointment, consume at least 64 ounces of water.
  • Within 12 hours after your appointment, consume an additional 64 ounces of water.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

How does the treatment work?

The treatment works by triggering the phenomenon of apoptosis of the fat cells. This is achieved without risk to the other tissues (in particular muscular tissue) by the fact that the intracellular electrolytes of the fat cell are the first to crystallize in the cold before all the others. This crystallization is information brought to the cell to program self-destruction. One could say that cryotherapy is a homeopathic treatment specific to the fat cell.

Do I lose weight with this treatment?

It is very common that there is a loss of weight during the treatment. This is due both to the loss of fat mass but also to the drainage techniques (exercise, etc) and the diet and lifestyle required.

How is it helping me look younger?

The Cryoskin machine is capable of causing thermal shock due to its ability to alternate rapidly and automatically between periods of skin warming (up to 40°) and cooling (up to -8°). This phenomenon causes a very strong increase in the local metabolism and an acceleration of the microcirculation which are both responsible for the production of collagen. The collagen thus brings elasticity and toning to the skin and makes it possible to visibly combat skin aging.

What is the difference between this and other Cryo treatments?

There are other manual cryotherapy machines, but no other machine is currently capable of an inertia as strong as the Cryo T Shock / Cryoskin. This inertia is due to the fact that the device does not only produce cold. It works by heat exchange with the body and the ability to descend very strongly and very quickly the temperature of the tissues by absorption of calories, accumulation of calories and evacuation by a system equipped with a ventilated hydraulic radiator.

Why can I only have a treatment every 2 weeks?

The phenomenon of apoptosis is a natural phenomenon. A programmed natural death of the fat cell. This is a self-destruction specifically for fat cells, whose ingredients are going to be removed slowly and naturally from the body at the rate of metabolism.

What happens if I come back before the 2 weeks?

Aided by complementary drainage methods, the treatments can eventually be reduced to 10 or 12 days. Otherwise, the results may be thwarted by the natural cycle of waste disposal and thus increase the risk of clogging the pathways. This does not represent a significant risk but would compromise the harmony of the results.

Why can I only have 2 areas done at one time?

This is necessary as to not overload the circuits. There is a strong internal cooling of the tissues and the treating of more zones at the same time could cause in extreme cases hypothermia, but in many cases a phenomenon of great fatigue.

Are there any risks?

The risks concern only people with contraindications mentioned and remain minor and temporary.

Is there a certain person who is best suited for this treatment?

The treatment is not for clients requiring weight loss but rather for the vast majority of those who have unsightly cellulite or fatty areas (often due to poor diet, poor lifestyle or a static workplace, for example). The treatment is a therapy to re-harmonize the body’s curves and not a slimming cure.

How quickly will I see results?

The first results are generally visible from the first session and often very encouraging. However, it should be noted that the best results appear from 15 days to 3 weeks after the start of treatment and extend for several months after the end of treatment.

How long do those results last?

Depending on the individual and depending also on their lifestyle and diet, the results last several months or several years. It is advisable to practice 2 or 3 sessions 6 months after the end of treatment to maintain results.

Can I do anything that enhances the treatment?

By implementing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a good diet.

What is the difference between the 3 treatments that the machine can provide?

The programmed temperatures depend on the desired effects and the zones being worked on. When the effect sought is more superficial (for example to cause hypervascularization of the epidermis and the dermis), the temperatures employed will be cold but positive because the tissue is more superficial and does not require the phenomenon of apoptosis be caused, but rather an acceleration of microcirculation and collagen production. On the contrary, when the desired effect is deeper (belly fat layer, for example), the
temperatures employed will be aimed at causing apoptosis by crystallization of intracellular electrolytes and therefore the temperatures employed will be largely negative.

What is unique about the Cryo T Facial treatment?

Cryolipolysis is the use of below-zero temperatures to eliminate fat in the body whereas thermotherapy is the use of cold temperatures to rejuvenate and smooth the skin. Used for massaging the face and the body, Cryo T Shock delivers temperatures between -2°C to +4°C with the following effects:

  • Accelerates biochemical reactions, increasing the oxygen and nutrient supply to the tissue, obtaining a draining effect.
  • Stimulates the production of collagen, improving the elasticity of the skin.
  • Firms muscles which retract with the cold.
  • Lasts for several months with only a few sessions.

The CRYO T Shock is the only device on the market offering facial rejuvenation treatments.

Is there anyone you would advise not doing it for other reasons?

There are few failures. But sometimes some morphologies and metabolisms do not give the expected results. It is also very often observed that these partial failures are due to very poor diet/lifestyle or undeclared medical conditions.

Why do you need the gel?

The gel has been specially designed to retain all its qualities of gliding and protection from -30 ° up to +60 °. Apart from the fact that the treatment head will have difficulty sliding on the skin, the heat and especially the cold will be much less penetrating and the risks of spontaneous freezing of the water contained in the surface tissues will be increased, therefore increasing the risk of alteration of these tissues. The treatment will thus be much less effective and much less pleasant or even unpleasant. The results will not be there and this is one of the few causes of failure.

Has anyone had any serious side effects / been burned?

No, we are unaware of any serious side effects from this therapy.

Why is this effective for Cellulite?

The treatment causes vasodilation in the treated area. This increases blood flow which results in increased collagen production. Collagen helps to break down cellulite but, cellulite will return if there are no changes in diet and exercise.

How should you treat someone who is overweight AND has Cellulite?

You should do slimming one week, toning the next week and repeat – as this will reduce fat and also stimulate collagen production which breaks down fat. Ideally, before and after the slimming treatments, customers need to drink 64 ounces of water.

How effective is the face lift?

The cold creates vasodilation in the treated area. This increases the production of collagen which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment also closes the pores and increases the elasticity of the skin which gives you the glow. However, the aging process continues unfortunately so the effect is not permanent.

How many layers or mm of the skin does this treat?

4cm (about 1.5 inches) – but you need 14 minutes to get there.

Does this target subcutaneous or Fibrotic fat?

Subcutaneous is the easiest to reach so it reaches this layer easily. Fibrotic is more difficult to reach but the gel conveys the cold very well by removing the bubbles of air on the skin to help conduct the cold and this allows you to reach this.

Is it okay to treat people who have an open wound?

No. Unless you cover the wound with some sort of plaster. The reason for this is not to pass bodily fluid onto the wand. If you cover the wound, then treat through the cover the treatment should help to heal due to increased blood flow to the area.

Is it okay to treat people after wax/laser hair removal?

It’s best to wait 1 week after these treatments to make sure the treated areas are fully healed.

Why can you not eat sugar for 2 hours after?

To get the best results following a Cryoslimming session, you should not eat sugar 2 hours before and 2 hours after the session. The reason is sugar is a strong power source for fat cells. It’s factual, all nutritionists would attest that to succeed a diet slimming, sugar is the first thing to stop. As you know, the cold weakens and retracts the adipocyte but if you eat sugar, that will give it back immediate energy so the apoptosis effect will be less efficient or even could be canceled. Be careful, when we talk about sugar, we talk about all kind of sugars as slow sugar (pasta, rice, bread, cereals…) and of course fast-acting sugar. If possible, the client should avoid all kind of sugar for 4 to 5 hours before and after the Cryoskin session, but it’s a maximum. 2 hours is the usual recommended time to get results.


Please pay attention to the important information in preparation for your CRYOSLIMMING appointment for maximum results:

  • Please DO NOT EAT or DRINK any sugar, foods that contain sugar or carbohydrates that convert into sugar (i.e. fruit, juices, white bread, white rice, pasta, etc.) 2 hours prior to your appointment time.
  • Try to avoid working out or doing anything that increases your body temperature at least ONE hour before your session.
  • Within 8 hours prior to your appointment, consume at least 64 ounces of water.
  • Within 12 hours after your appointment, consume an additional 64 ounces of water.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.