• Cryolipolysis is a medical treatment used to destroy fat cells.
  •  Its principle relies on controlled cooling to near 4 Celsius for the non-invasive localized reduction offat deposits in order to reshape body contours.
  • The exposure to cooling is set so that it causes cell death of subcutaneous fat tissue without apparent damage to the overlying skin.
  • The process can also be known as “fat freezing”.

Method Of Action

  • Lipolysis procedures attempt to “dissolve” fat cells by nonsurgical means.
  • A number of methods have been attempted, including the use of laserultrasound, andRadio frequency current.
  • Exposure to low temperatures can selectively damage subcutaneous fat while leaving the skin intact.
  • Based on the premise that fat cells are more easily damaged by cooling than skin cells, Cryolipolysis was developed to apply low temperatures to the tissue via thermal conduction.
  •  In order to avoid frostbite, a specific temperature level and exposure are determined.

Treatment Time

  • Treatment time for general use/application is between 45–60 minutes per site.
  • Some cryolipolysis devices have a pair of applicators that can be used simultaneously reducing the overall treatment time when treating corresponding areas such as the sides of the stomach, back of legs and flanks.

Side Effects

  • Temporary local redness, bruising and numbness of the skin are common side effects of the treatment and are expected to subside.
  • No serious long-lasting side effects were encountered during follow-up time of six months.
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