Turn back the clock with a cryofacial and body treatment in Dubai
The promise This body freezing treatment promises to reduce signs of ageing, speed up metabolism, reduce cellulite and improve hair and skin condition.
Step by step Changing into my underwear, a robe, slippers and gloves, I step into the treatment room where I’m greeted by a gigantic illuminated capsule that has icy white vapour billowing from the top. I take a deep breath, step inside and disrobe. It’s cold, very cold; the temperature gauge tells me it’s -120°C.
Cryo-health general manager Ali Omar keeps talking, which is a nice distraction. After about 90 seconds, I begin to shiver. The temperature has reached -160°C, almost twice as cold as it gets in Antarctica! I feel my thighs begin to tingle and have to really focus on keeping my breath steady while I fight the urge to get out. Suddenly, Ali switches the machine off – my three minutes are up. I climb onto the bike opposite and pedal to bring some heat back to my body. Then it’s time for the facial. This is a different experience altogether, lying on a bed as the therapist cleanses my skin then introduces the Cryo. The first few minutes are lovely; akin to someone gently blowing cold air on your skin. After five minutes, the temperature increases and I feel less comfortable but the whole facial experience is certainly more than tolerable.