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How can Hilotherapy help?

Hilotherapy has a wide range of applications, providing natural pain relief and a reduction in swelling and bruising. Hilotherapy is particularly effective in the following areas:

Cosmetic procedures including facelifts, brow lifts, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation, gynaecomastia

Oral & maxillofacial surgery including maxillary osteotomy, facial trauma, dental extraction, TMJ surgery

Orthopaedic procedures including total knee replacement, ACL, hip replacements, shoulder surgery

It acts to counter swelling, bleeding, haematomas, oedemas, and inflammation, by reducing the level of oxygen required by the damaged tissue, as well as helping to eliminate harmful substances by activating lymphatic drainage, which serves to accelerate the regeneration of tissue.

The science behind Hilotherapy

The oxygen requirement

Reducing the oxygen requirement helps to decrease swelling, haematomas, and inflammation.

  •  Lowering the temperature of the affected tissue by 10 °C reduces the metabolic rate by 50%.
  • By doing so, the oxygen requirement is also reduced.
  • Now the amount of oxygen that reaches the affected area is sufficient for regeneration.

Eliminating harmful substances

Lowering the tissue temperature supports lymphatic drainage, and thus is very effective in removing harmful substances.

  • In order to ensure the removal of harmful substances like proteins or necrotic cells through lymphatic drainage, the tissue temperature must be lowered to an exact degree.
  • If the tissue temperature falls below +15 °C, lymphatic drainage is considerably restricted.

The importance of temperature

  • Below + 15ºC lymphatic drainage is disturbed.
  • Below + 10ºC metabolism and lymphatic drainage are disturbed.
  • Below + 5ºC the nerves cease to transmit impulses.

By using Hilotherapy, the positive benefits of cooling, including reduced recovery time, can be achieved whilst avoiding temperatures that can obstruct healing. Constant cooling at a precise temperature is the key to Hilotherapy’s effectiveness.

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Happy Clients

★★★★★ ​ Rita Chawla

Would 100% recommend. I recently underwent major surgery and my husband hired a machine for my recovery. The machine controlled the swelling and pain and worked wonders through my sleepless nights. Ice packs just didn’t cut it for me as I could only get around 20 mins of use at a time with ice packs.
Thank you for assisting in my speedy recovery.

★★★★★ ​ Lara McCarthy

My daughter used for a week after upper and lower jaw surgery. It meant that she could snooze during the day and at night with a ‘cool face’. Service was exceptional. Really useful advice given.


★★★★★ ​ Kareen Taylor

I must say that the Hilotherapy machine is worth every penny. I came out with no bruising and very little swelling after having double jaw surgery. It really helped in keeping my face cool and virtually pain-free. I would recommend this equipment to anyone and, in fact, have already recommended it to friends about to go for ankle and knee surgery. I would also say that for anyone suffering from migraines this is a fantastic piece of machinery that really helps with the pain.


★★★★★ ​ Rosalind King

We found the whole process of ordering the Hilotherapy device very straightforward and quick, and Martha certainly found that the unit helped with the post-operative swelling and discomfort. We would definitely recommend it to other people going through the same operation.