$750 per session
Best Results 2-3 Sessions
Cryolipolysis is the general term for nonsurgical, non-medical grade fat reduction via freezing. It is very similar to Coolsculpting but without the huge price tag! Plus an added ultrasonic cavitation will help melt the solidified fat cells so they eliminate more quickly. During body-contouring treatments, practitioners suck pinchable body fat into applicators of various shapes and sizes to chill the lipid-rich tissue, inducing cell death. Once the fat cells crystalize and disintegrate, they leave the body as waste within four to six months due to a natural inflammatory response. Cryolipolysis or generic coolsculpting can be used on abdominal fat, love handles, the upper arms, the inner thighs, under the chin, below the buttocks (the so-called “banana rolls”), and on bra and back fat bulges.
The fat loss equipment utilizes the cryo and multi-frequency ultrasonic cavitations technology for body slimming. The freezing technology of cryo allows instantaneous temperature of subcutaneous adipose tissue from -60C to -100C, then the fat cells will gradually decline, and then eliminate from the body by lymphocytes. The multi-frequency ultrasonic cavitation will melt the freezing solidified fat cells, so that accelerate aging of fat cells and rapidly eliminate.
What are the pros and cons of cryolipolysis?
- The fat-freezing treatment doesn’t involve plastic surgery or leave surgical scars.
- You don’t need sedation or anesthesia.
- More than one area of the body can be treated in a single session.
- Most people can resume normal activities immediately after treatment, with no recovery time required.
- Destroyed fat cells are permanently removed from the body.
- Cryolipolysis is effective only for “spot” reduction and cannot remove significant amounts of excess fat.
- More than one session may be needed, for desired body-sculpting results.
- Weight gain is possible after cryolipolysis—both in the treated area and in other parts of the body.
- Patients with metabolic conditions or diabetes may quickly regain lost fat.
- Some RealSelf members have developed nerve pain about five days after their treatment.
HOW DOES CRYOLIPOLYSIS WORK?
During the cryolipolysis procedure, a protective gel pad over your skin before applying the paddle or applicator. Your skin and subcutaneous fat get suctioned into the paddle, which lowers the temperature of the targeted tissue. Freezing numbs the area, and you will feel an intense cooling sensation. After the provider removes the paddle, they will massage the frozen fat, to smooth things out. Treatment takes 35 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area you’re having done. Most people need a series of three cryolipolysis treatments for best results.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER CRYOLIPOLYSIS?
The results of cryolipolysis for fat reduction are not immediate. Since the fat slowly leaves the body over time, you can expect to see initial results within three to four weeks, more defined results within six to eight weeks, and final results within six months. Some practitioners recommend massaging the area for about five minutes every day, to improve results.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF CRYOLIPOLYSIS?
The extremely cold temperatures damage only fat cells, so there should be no injury to skin, nerves, muscles, or blood vessels. There’s no real downtime or recovery time; however, it’s not unusual to feel a little tender post-treatment. You may also experience redness, swelling, bruising, and/or numbness in the area—lasting from a day to a few weeks.
A rare but serious potential side effect of cryolipolysis is paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), or unwanted fat growth following treatment. It’s permanent and treatable only with liposuction. The affected fat will not recede with diet, exercise, or further cryolipolysis sessions.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “Patients with cold-related conditions, like cryoglobulinemia, cold urticaris, and paroxysmal cold hemoglobulinuria should not have cryolipolysis.”