Cryolipolysis our most popular treatment. It involves freezing the fat cells in a specific area of the body. Fat cells cannot survive at these temperatures. They die and leave the body through the lymphatic system. As a result of this, fat in the target area is reduced, giving you a healthier and more toned appearance.
Targeting of the Fat Cells:
Cryolipolysis technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to the specific area targeting the fat cells underneath the skin.
The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen).
Over the next 6 months, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
During your consultation, we will discuss your goals and tailor a treatment plan that aligns with your needs. Once we have completed your consultation, you will be asked to relax on a comfortable bed while a gel pad and cooling applicator is placed on the target area.
The applicator uses suction to pull the fat into the applicator cup, you will feel a slight pulling or tugging on the area, but this is completely normal.
Next, the cooling applicator will emit cooling technology to target area and freeze the fat. You will likely feel a cooling sensation, but typically, this does not cause any pain.
Once the cooling applicator is settled, it will stay on the area for approxemately 1 hour. Any slight discomfort will typically last no more than 5 minutes. After the cooling is completed, the applicator is taken off and the area is massaged for at least 5 mins in order to break down the frozen crystals.
Some clients have discovered the next day to have some minor discomfort at the treatment site. These sensations can typically begin soon after treatment for a day or two but it's completely normal and will go away on its own.
Cryolipolysis, also known as “fat freeze”, a noninvasive treatment for fat reduction over an area of the body. The idea came from the observation of a child’s temporarily loss of cheek fat (a phenomenon called cold-panniculitis) after sucking on an ice-popsicle. The first cryolipolysis machine was first introduced in 2007. It is now used for body contouring and is an alternative to liposuction and surgical fat resection (commonly known as “tummy tuck”).
Because fat cells are vulnerable to cold it causes the fat to die over time (a process called apoptosis). Apoptosis causes the release of inflammatory molecules (cytokines) around the treatment area; this is our body’s way of “cleaning up” dead debris.
For mechanisms not entirely clear, it is hypothesized that over 5-6 months following treatment, our body naturally processes the dead cells, transporting them through the lymphatic system and eventually eliminating them.
The end result is a reduction in the thickness of the fat layer. During this period when fat cells (adipocytes) gradually disappear, there is typically no increase in blood levels of fat (lipid) or change in liver enzymes. This makes researchers believe that cryolipolysis is a safe process of metabolism.