cryo·​ther·​a·​py ˌkrī-ō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce cryotherapy (audio)
: the therapeutic use of cold
especially : cryosurgery

Examples of cryotherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The spa has 10 treatment rooms where guests can book anything from facials (with Augustinus Bader, U Beauty, and Biologique Recherche products) to IV drips and cryotherapy. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 4 Dec. 2023 With talks about firm, plump skin trending, cold therapy (also known as cryotherapy) is a must-try service to improve elasticity, smooth wrinkles, and tighten skin. Essence, 12 Jan. 2024 This complexion-perfecting device features thermotherapy, cryotherapy, T-Sonic pulsations, and eight LED lights to perk up the look of your skin for a brighter, plumper, and more even appearance. Anamaria Glavan, Allure, 26 Nov. 2023 Cold therapy is considered cryotherapy, which involves using specialized chambers and exposing the body to extremely cold temperatures—colder than cold plunges. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 11 Dec. 2023 Smoother, more radiant skin is the goal of this treatment’s anti-aging facial, which uses cupping and cryotherapy techniques. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 11 Dec. 2023 For those who aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into ice baths or cryotherapy, cold showers can provide a way to ease into the physical advantages of experiencing lower temperatures of water. Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 3 Nov. 2023 There is also no 4 a.m. cryotherapy routine, supplement regimen, or daily body fat scan here. Byalicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 30 Aug. 2023 The process of freezing off skin spots is typically known as cryotherapy and, according to the Cleveland Clinic, is when a dermatologist uses liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrogen oxide or argon gas to apply extreme cold to abnormal tissue in an affected area, causing the cells to die. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 5 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


cryo- + therapy (probably after French cryothérapie or German Kryotherapie)

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cryotherapy was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Cryotherapy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition


cryo·​ther·​a·​py -ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce cryotherapy (audio)
plural cryotherapies
: the therapeutic use of cold
especially : cryosurgery
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