Cryolipolysis

  • 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”.
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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.
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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.
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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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