Cryolipolysis is non-invasive medical treatment used to destroy unwanted fat cells by freezing. The functional principle is the controlled application of cooling, within the temperature range of +5 to −5 °C, for the non-invasive, localized reduction of fat deposits, in order to reshape the contours of the body. The degree of exposure to cooling causes the apoptosis (cell death) of subcutaneous fat tissue, without apparent damage to the overlying skin.
This non invasive method of fat reduction is preferred by clients who don’t want to have liposuction or any other fat removal procedure that requires surgery. Scientific testing has found an average fat layer reduction of 20% with this treatment and the treatment costs less than a liposuction procedure.
After an assessment of the dimensions and shape of the fatty bulge to be treated, an applicator of the appropriate size and curvature is chosen. The area of concern is marked to identify the site for applicator placement. A gel pad is placed to protect the skin. The applicator is applied and the bulge is vacuumed into the hollow of the applicator. The temperature inside the applicator drops, and as it does so, the area numbs. Patients sometimes experience discomfort from the vacuum's pull on their tissue, but this resolves within minutes, once the area is numb.
Patient Scan watch TV, use their smart phone or read during the procedure. After the hour-long treatment, the vacuum turns off, the applicator is removed and the area is massaged, which may improve the final results.
Side effect data are based on a limited experience.
Transient local redness, bruising and temporary numbness of the skin are common side effects of the treatment and are subsided gradually..