Can you do Cryotherapy while Pregnant?

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Whole Body Cryotherapy and Pregnancy

The body of a pregnant woman differs in some key ways and potentially increases the risks treatments pose, so generally most cosmetic procedures are postponed until the baby is born. The skin changes during pregnancy; varicose veins may appear, hair growth may increase, and your skin can achieve a “glow”.


Many cosmetic procedures such as lasers, microdermabrasion and chemical peels are known to be contraindicated due to the inflammation of the skin they provoke and the longer healing times during pregnancy. But, are non-invasive treatments such as body cryotherapy safe for pregnant women? Keep reading to know more.

Is It Safe To Have Cryotherapy While Pregnant?

The short answer is partially no. Cryotherapy is a treatment that exposes punctual parts of the body – or the entire body on whole body cryotherapy – to very low temperatures. The decrease of temperature in the body (even with isolated body treatments like we provide) increases blood flow. This is extremely dangerous during pregnancy, as this can provoke fetal growth restrictions, preterm birth, and other complications. This is especially true for cryotherapy treatment via ice bath, liquid nitrogen and whole body cryotherapy chamber (none of which we offer).

Cryotherapy, like any external treatment, is not advisable and of course forbidden during pregnancy on areas like the tummy, breasts, and even the hips. The safest is to, of course, abstain from treatments altogether. However, facial toning sessions are the only option that can be performed for pregnant women or breastfeeding women.


Outside of pregnancy, our cryotherapy is extremely safe with minimal risks! Despite the area of treatment being exposed to semi-extreme temperatures, the treatments themselves are pain-free with only slight discomfort.


What About Postpartum Cryotherapy?

Can you do cryotherapy after pregnancy? Absolutely! Pregnancy can bring about skin looseness and weight gain – all of which are helped by cryotherapy. This therapy helps burn calories and reduce sizes from the very first session. In fact, we have special packages SPECIFICALLY designed to help new mothers bodies bounce back from the rigors of child birth! The health benefits are extensive; tightening up loose skin, killing some of the added fat cells that your pregnancy may have brought on, relieving some of the aches and pains accumulated and boosting your overall metabolism to help kickstart your body are just a few.

Also, studies have shown that women who experience postpartum depression can immediately benefit from the endorphins released after a cryotherapy session.

So what Aesthetic Procedures can pregnant women have done?

  1. Facials: We offer a variety of special facials to help pregnant women continue to feel as beautiful as they truly are! This includes cryo facials, glow-up facials, and special customized facials just for women who are expecting.
  2. Permanent Jewelry: We offer special bracelets and necklace options that you can purchase to commemorate the future arrival of your little one.
  3. Teeth Whitening: Our teeth whitening procedure is specially formulated for those with sensitive teeth AND is safe for pregnant women.


Besides Pregnant Women, who else should avoid Cryotherapy treatments?

Those who have the following conditions:

  • Symptomatic lung disorders
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease
  • Bleeding disorders or severe hypertension/blood pressure concerns
  • Cardiac pacemaker
  • Symptomatic cardiovascular disease
  • Cold allergy
  • Urinary tract diseases
  • Severe Anemia
  • Recent Myocardial Infarction
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome
  • Unstable Angina Pectoris
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Recent Cerebrovascular accident
  • Skin burns (depending on location)
  • Tumor disease
  • Acute Kidney Disease
  • Uncontrolled Seizures


What are the Health Benefits of Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is an excellent way to reduce pain, inflammation and improve skin health. It has also been proven to help treat a broad range of physical and mental ailments such as depression, fatigue, insomnia, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. Other benefits include improved circulation, increased metabolism and speeding up the healing process.


What is the difference between whole body cryotherapy and Cryotherapy Body Slimming?


Whole body cryotherapy is a more intense experience and involves exposing your entire body to very cold temperatures. Cryotherapy Body Slimming is an advanced form of cryotherapy that targets specific areas of the body. It works by using a handheld device that cools down fat cells, causing them to break down and be eliminated from the body. This treatment is very effective in reducing cellulite, improving skin elasticity and toning the body.


Cryotherapy is an excellent way to improve overall health and wellness as well as reduce pain, inflammation and improve skin health. However pregnant women should abstain from treatments or opt for facial toning sessions only. Postpartum cryotherapy can help new mothers regain their pre-pregnancy form, giving them that added boost to look and feel like themselves again. It is important to consult a physician prior to any treatment to ensure the safety of both mother and baby.


Learn More About Cryotherapy With Permanent Makeup & Aesthetics in Maine

If you’re interested in doing cryotherapy in Maine, feel free to contact our team at Permanent Makeup & Cryo. We are certified experts in the matter and our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about this procedure and the benefits you can expect.

Cryotherapy in Maine is safe, effective, and you can get excellent results without surgery. With us, get the results you’ve been wanting – from the first session!

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