Cryolipolysis: Everything You Need to Know About Freezing Fat
Cryolipolysis is the process behind the most popular, non-invasive fat reduction treatment on the market, CoolSculpting. This technology reduces fat cells by exposing them to precisely controlled temperatures. Better known as freezing fat, Cryolipolysis is proven to reduce stubborn bulges that notoriously resist diet and exercise. It is the only safe and effective way to reduce fat cells. Results are natural and long-lasting. Common treatment areas include the belly, love handles, chin, upper arms, and more. Read on to learn more about Cryolipolysis and Cold Sculpting and how freezing fat can help change your entire physique.
The Discovery of Cryolipolysis
Cryolipolysis was first discovered by two Harvard scientists when they observed cheek fat reduction in children who sucked on popsicles. By following this phenomenon, they were able to develop the science of Cryolipolysis. One of the Harvard scientists, Dr. Manstein, explained the concept by saying, “Fat freezes at a higher temperature than water. Think of butter and water in the refrigerator – one is solid, the other remains liquid.” They realized that by exposing fat cells to cold temperatures, they could freeze them without freezing or damaging skin tissue. This is possible because skin cells are composed of mostly water. They have a much lower freezing temperature than underlying fat cells.
How Cryolipolysis Works
CoolSculpting reduces stubborn bulges by inducing Cryolipolysis. An applicator is used during treatments to isolate fat deposits such as belly fat and expose them to precisely controlled cooling. The temperatures of CoolSculpting treatments are cold enough to freeze subcutaneous fat, but not cold enough to harm the surrounding tissue or skin. When the fat cells are frozen, they crystallize, and the membrane ruptures. Once the membrane ruptures, the cell can no longer do its job of storing fat. When this happens, the cell dies and eventually processes out of the body as a form of waste. Several weeks after your treatments, the body will naturally gather the dead cells and dispel them via the lymphatic system. Once they have been removed from the body, they can never regrow. CoolSculpting provides long-lasting fat reduction thanks to the innovative science of Cryolipolysis.
Cryolipolysis Risks and Side Effects
Prospective CoolSculpting patients tend to worry about Cryolipolysis risks and side effects. Luckily, CoolSculpting has one of the highest safety profiles. Treatments are virtually painless and require minimal to no downtime. Compared to invasive surgery like liposuction, Cryolipolysis is the best non-invasive choice as it has minor drawbacks. The most common side effects tend to be possible bruising, swelling, redness, or tenderness at the treatment site. If a patient experiences these side effects, they tend to dissipate quickly. Most side effects that occur are due to technician error or the use of counterfeit equipment. The best way to safeguard against risks or side effects is to select a licensed CoolSculpting provider to administer this popular fat reduction treatment.
The cost of CoolSculpting is a concern for most potential patients. The truth is that the cost of CoolSculpting with Cryolipolysis varies per person. There are several things that influence the cost of your treatment, including the treatment areas, the number of cooling sessions needed, and the size and shape of the applicators used during your treatment. The best way to receive your personalized treatment cost is to schedule a free consultation. During your visit, you can speak about the cost of CoolSculpting with a knowledgeable technician. If this treatment using Cryolipolysis is suitable for your body and needs, they create a plan that fits your needs and budget.
Is Cryolipolysis Right for Me?
To effectively reap the positive benefits of CoolSculpting, it is crucial to determine if you are the right candidate for the Cryolipolysis procedure. This fat reduction treatment works best on localized fat deposits in men and women who eat healthily and work out consistently but still struggle with stubborn fat cells. Cryolipolysis is not a weight-loss treatment and should never be used to treat obesity.
Getting Started with Cryolipolysis
The best way to determine if Cryolipolysis is right for you is so schedule a complimentary consultation with the Altman Aesthetic Center. We are a premier CoolSculpting provider. During your consultation, you will learn all about Cryolipolysis and if you are the perfect CoolSculpting candidate. To schedule your consultation, call us at (914) 600-3479.