How does Cryolipolysis work?
Cryolipolysis uses controlled cooling to target and freeze a portion of the fat cells under the skin. In the weeks that follow the treatment, the body naturally begins to process the fat cells that were frozen during treatment and removes them from the treatment site, thereby positively affecting the appearance of the treated area.
The treatment has minimal discomfort. Clinical trials have shown that Cryolipolysis treatments to be effective on between 20%-40% of the fat cells in the treated area in just one session. Fat cells are permanently destroyed. Cryolipolysis offers a viable alternative to liposuction. It triggers a process called apoptosis to cause a natural cell death providing the targeted destruction of unwanted fat cells.
To carry out the procedure, your practitioner attaches suction paddle applicators to the area to be treated. The paddles cryogenically freezes the subcutaneous fat cells underneath the skin. The cold damages the membranes of the fat cells, so that they start to break down and perish. Your body then absorbs the dead cells via the lymphatic system where it is then drained. The fat deposits are changed into glycerol and surplus fatty acids. Glycerol is then reused by the body whilst the surplus fatty acids travel to the liver and are excreted as waste.
How long will the treatment take and is there any downtime?
It is a safe and effective treatment with no down time.
Cryolipolysis takes around half an hour, and you can return to normal activities straight away.
How long before I start seeing results?
Clients normally see changes in 2-6 weeks after their treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after 3 months.
The body will continue to naturally process the injured fat cells for approximately four months after your procedure.
Cryolipolysis does not seem to be as effective in obese people, though it may simply be harder to observe the effects. This treatment reduces the fat thickness in people who have a stable weight.