“For the more time-crunched, the Cryo Toning facial at The CryoBar (1205 W. Webster Ave., with a second location opening soon in Bucktown) takes just 10 minutes—and you don’t even have to take off all your makeup. Just relax in a massage chair while a trained technician uses a wand called a Cryo-T Elephant to run a stream of cold nitrogen vapor over your scalp, neck, and face.
The chill stimulates production of the structural protein collagen, reducing the appearance of pores and wrinkles and easing inflammation, redness, and breakouts. That’s according to owner Sara Latham, who discovered cryotherapy when seeking a way to improve her skin without aggravating her rosacea. It’s $40 for first-timers and $65 after, or less if you buy packages.
Besides their speed and moderate costs, these facilities require no downtime. You can squeeze them in on your lunch break or after work without telltale redness, peeling, or bruising.”