How Does Glacial Rx® Work?
Melanocytes introduce melanin into epidermal skin cells as natural protection from the sun. Too much and poorly distributed melanin results in age spots (liver spots) and lentigines (sun spots), which are tan or brown clusters of pigmented cells. They can mar an otherwise even complexion increase with age.
Glacial Rx® utilizes CryoModulation™, the process of temporarily freezing the melanocytes to suspend production of melanin. As new epidermal cells form, no extra pigment is infused into them as they replace older surface cells. These clearer cells display a more even skin tone without the disruption of age spots.
More aggressive but controlled cooling is used for the specific age spots that plague us on the face, chest, hands, legs or anywhere on the body. In addition a more mild cooling and peel combination is used over the entire face, chest or hands. Glacial Rx® produces no uncomfortable heat. In fact, the treatment is incredibly relaxing and involves no pain. The use of cold instead of heat or laser light reduces any inflammatory response to minimize recuperation.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Patients of most skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale can be treated. If you’re bothered by age spots that disrupt an otherwise clear complexion, Glacial™ Rx treatment can help you restore your even tone for youthful, beautiful, glowing skin.
What is Glacial™ Rx Treatment Like?
Glacial™ Rx treatment is surprisingly relaxing and refreshing. Your Krauss Dermatology specialist will move the Glacial™ Rx handpiece over your treatment area, pausing for 15-20 seconds on each age spot. There’s no need for numbing agents. Following the individual age spot treatment a relaxing combination of peel and cold, exfoliating massage will be performed to reduce overall pigmentation and add vitality and reflective texture to the epidermis. The cooling will also reduce redness and puffiness for an overall more renewed appearance. The whole treatment takes around 45 minutes to complete, after which you’re free to return to your everyday activities.