In this blog, we unpack everything that you need to know about Cryolipolysis treatment, including the most frequently asked questions straight from our very own clients. Keep reading to find out more.
WHAT IS CRYOLIPOLYSIS?
“Cryolipolysis” is the medical term for treatments such as “Coolslimming” and “Cool Sculpting.” Using a vacuum suction method, it pulls the area of concern into fat freezing plates (known as applicators) which freeze your fat cells in that specific area. Studies have shown that to successfully damage fat cells we need to reach -11 degrees. This is the perfect temperature to destroy your fat cells. Once fat cells have been destroyed, the frozen and dead fat cells are then excreted out of the body through the liver. This process can take between 4 to 8 weeks which is why we’ll see the full extent of the results 4 to 6 months post treatment.
DOES CRYOLIPOLYSIS FAT FREEZING HURT?
One of the main questions our clients ask is if the treatment is painful, I mean… SURELY something that eliminates fat cells without surgery would have some kind of pain, right? Wrong! Cryolipolysis is not a painful treatment, however some people can experience a “stinging” sensation when the machine first begins to freeze. Similar to when it is an extremely cold day outside and your hands begin to sting a little from the cold, however, once a few minutes pass that sensation usually dissipates. Due to the cold temperatures and suction your skin can look a little red after the treatment and sometimes may have a little bruising, swelling or tenderness which will subside normally within 2-7 days. Side effects that are less common can be numbness in the area for up to 12 weeks, cramps or light-headedness.
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU DO CRYOLIPOLYSIS?
Cryolipolysis is performed every 4 weeks and most of our clients requires 3 treatments to see the best response, however this is decided by your therapist during your consultation – together you go through your expectations and commitment to lifestyle changes to see the best results possible, and let me tell you from experience, the results can be AMAZING! If you miss a treatment this can affect your overall results so it is best to stick to the regime that is recommended – after all it’s only 3 months! Your “TRUE” Results are seen at 12 weeks post your last session as everyone’s lymphatic system works differently, we allow maximum time to assess your final result. That is not to say you will not see changes earlier though, some clients have noticed changes from the first appointment!
DOES CRYOLIPOLYSIS FAT FREEZING WORK?
A study was conducted in 2009 that looked at the clinical efficacy of cryolipolysis and found that cryolipolysis reduced the treated fat layer by as much as 25% at 6 months post treatment. That being said, it does not mean you can sit on the couch eating takeaway for every meal and expect the treatment to work. Lifestyle modifications are recommended to help speed up and maintain results. Cryolipolysis fat freezing treatment is perfect for reducing stubborn pockets of fat that don’t seem to budge with conventional diet and exercise. Cryolipolysis fat freezing is not a weight loss alternative. The treatment works best in conjunction with healthy eating and regular exercise. The most common areas we treat in women include – the stomach, chin, hips, below the buttocks, “tuck-shop” arms, bra fat or muffin tops. The most common areas we treat in men include – Stomach, chin, chest, hips/flanks. Remember this rule – “if you can pinch it, we can freeze it.”
In any case, what better way to show you if it works than to show you with clients results:
HOW LONG DOES CRYOLIPOLYSIS RESULT LAST?
Once we kill and destroy a fat cell by the cryolipolysis method, that fat cell is dead and gone forever, it’s not coming back – just like having a liposuction treatment. However, that does not mean you can’t put other weight back on. Technically speaking you can say that the cryolipolysis results last forever, BUT you must maintain a healthy lifestyle so that you don’t add on unwanted weight.
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