I was sitting here the other day, watching Chrisley Knows Best – hilarious show if you’re interested – and Todd Chrisley (the patriarch of this nutty family) was awarded top 25 most beautiful people in Nashville…. thinking he was the only Chrisley voted for this prestigious honor, he soon realizes that his daughter Savannah (Miss Teen USA) is also being featured! That was a big blow to his ego! Savannah decided to take it upon herself to ‘pamper’ her father before his photo shoot… pampering is the key word here… but in all realty, these treatments featured in the show are proven to help you age better so we wanted to do our own research!
Savannah first starts out by partaking in a ‘couples’ facial where Todd is introduced to his first Snake Venom Age Control Facial (he’s extremely scared of snakes, but don’t worry, it’s not real venom). Have you heard of it before? This facial is known for its Botox-like effects & is gaining popularity! The main ingredient used in this Snake Venom Facial, SYN-AKE is actually not real snake venom, but a synthetic version developed to mimic the paralyzing effect of a Temple Viper’s venom. When snake venom (SYN-AKE) is applied, clients experience a relaxing effect on the skin. The ingredients send messages to the muscle receptors not to contract, but to relax, thus a relaxed “Botox” effect is achieved. When a snake bites an animal or human, the venom works to paralyze the skin and eventually the entire body. It is said that individuals see remarkable improvements in their fine lines and wrinkles when SYN-AKE is applied to their face & neck. In fact, the venom actually ‘stuns’ the skin preventing further development of lines and wrinkles. The treatment costs around $450 but I wasn’t able to find out how long the results last, though they are immediate. If you’re looking to experiment with this technology, Sonya Dakar has come up with an age-control cream containing SYN-AKE and stem cell complex that was featured on Good Morning America… it is said to reduce the appearance of lines & wrinkles by 52%.
Savannah isn’t done with her father’s pampering quite yet… next they head into the CryoSauna…both athletes and Dr. Oz alike swear by it, but what on earth is it? Developed in the late 70’s in Japan, full-body cryotherapy is basically an old school ice bath that helps with inflammation, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, metabolism, muscle recovery, weight loss plus so much more!
What to expect: It’s not as bad as it sounds and it’s much quicker than your typical ice bath. The CryoSauna looks like a stand-up tanning booth in which you’ll step into it and undress. A liquid nitrogen tank attached to the back pumps the cold air in. You stand in there for 2 to 3 minutes. The actual temperature in the sauna is minus 220 degrees F, dropping the skin temperature rapidly to about 30 degrees.
How it works: As the CryoSauna exposes the skin to super-cold temperatures, our bodies go into ‘fight or flight response’ and the blood rushes to our core to keep our organs going. There, it is enriched with oxygen and nutrients as our body works in super-amped survival mode. As soon as we step out into the warm air, the oxygenated blood rushes back out, flooding the peripheral tissues and flushing out toxins.
How this helps the body – specifically the skin: The brief “freeze” activates collagen in the skin similar to laser treatments, improving skin elasticity and tone and reducing cellulite. The constriction of blood vessels followed by the post-CryoSauna flushing also flushes out toxins and helps with conditions like psoriasis and Rosacea.
We sure hope Todd enjoyed his pampering – although Savannah was ‘paying him back’ in a way for his big ego, she may have actually helped him look even better in his photo shoot! What do you think of these treatments? Tell us online!