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CO2 and Dry Ice Uses in Cosmetic Procedures

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
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You may have heard of Cryotherapy by now. Whether it’s Olympic athletes using this treatment to aid in muscle recovery or a Beverly Hills Housewife getting an “acne slush” facial, this technique is gaining popularity.

As we know, the many uses of dry ice are broad. Today we are taking a look at how dry ice is used in the cosmetics/aesthetics industry. 

Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy

Depending on the treatment type, the application of CO2 may differ. For laser therapy, also known as photorejuvenation, is a treatment that diminishes wrinkles helping skin look younger. These results can last as long as 10 years.

Dermatologists apply fractional CO2 lasers and erbium lasers on areas such as the face, hands, chest, and neck.

The CO2 is used in a handheld device that also uses a “fractional laser” that is a “beam of light [that] only targets a fraction of the skin at a time.” 

This treatment uses both CO2 and the high-energy beams of light to stimulate cell turnover, which ultimately helps exfoliate damaged or discolored skin and helps stimulate collagen production.

CO2 laser treatment is helpful in minimizing deep wrinkles, lines, and even dark pigmentation.

Acne Slush Facials

Acetone and dry ice seem like two very unlikely ingredients for a facial. However, aestheticians and dermatologists are now mixing them together to cleanse, exfoliate, and brighten the patient’s skin. 

The acetone, when used by a licensed professional, gently removes built-up dirt and oil that typically sits on the skin and clogs pores.

When paired with dry ice this mixture is known as acne slush. The dry ice treatment helps reduce acne, acne scars, and shrinks pores. 


The Acne Slush Facial Process

The skin is first cleansed and stripped of its oils, and then extracted of any acne flare-ups. 

The next step is the dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of your skin with a medical-grade blade.

This technique is used to exfoliate the skin, remove fine wrinkles, and deep acne scarring. 

Finally, is the “acne slush” mixture that is applied to freshly cleansed and exfoliated skin. 

Dry ice is wrapped in gauze and dipped in acetone to create this treatment. It is then applied to areas that are affected by acne.

This treatment is ideal for normal to oily, acne-prone skin types as the dry as has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. 

The cold temperature from the dry ice closes up the pores and polishes the skin off at the end of a facial. 

Overall, this treatment is non-evasive and can be done as often as every two weeks. 


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Dry ice is a versatile product that can be used in a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications, especially in procedures such as these. If you are looking for dry ice in large quantities, contact the experts at Reliant Dry Ice today. We’re passionate about providing high-quality and safe products for all of your needs. Call us at (432) 305-5992  or contact us by email to learn more.