Cold cryo-sticks to reduce facial inflammation or bruising

I saw in an article recently that Madonna swears by cold cryo-sticks to look her best before a show or event. What are these and are they actually effective?
Nothing like a celebrity endorsement to get you curious about a new product, haha. Cryo-sticks are spoon shaped steel sticks that you apply to your face cold to lessen inflammation on your face. Seems like these really ought to be called cryo-spoons or maybe some really cool French name.  🙂

My take on Cryo-sticks? Thumbs up on these!

They are a nice home version of the ice packs and cold rollers we use in dermatology offices. Surgical stainless steel means that they are easier to keep clean. And the size is good. Use on inflammation or bruises (but only for 48 hours).
Please remember infections can mimic all sorts of things. If redness isn’t getting better, or is getting worse after 24-48 hours, see your doctor. Also, after 48 hours, bruises will respond better to gentle massage and a little warmth.
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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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