Cooltech Cryolipolysis Fat Freezing
It’s impossible to reduce specific areas of stubborn fat through diet and exercise alone – when losing fat, you
lose it from everywhere, and not always from where you want it to go from. If you could get rid of fat from wherever you wanted to, we’d all do it! One way to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat from your thighs, arms, stomach and buttock is through cryolipolysis, a pioneering “fat freezing” treatment that can provide dramatic inch loss through a non-invasive method that requires no scalpels or needles.
What is Cryolipolysis?
Cryolipolysis is the medical term for the destruction of fat cells, also known as lipolysis, through freezing, also known as cryo. It is sometime just abbreviated as cryolipo. Cooltech fat freezing works on the premise that fat cells are more susceptible to cold temperatures than skin cells, which means that freezing temperatures can destroy fat cells without having an impact on the outer layer of skin. The phenomenon of fat destruction caused by freezing is nothing new: it is known as “popsicle panniculitis” – so-called because scientists observed that children who regularly sucked on popsicles (the American term for ice lollies) were more likely to develop dimples in their cheeks, due to an incredibly localised inflammatory process.
During this inflammatory process, the fat cells become ruptured and damaged. This rupturing of the fat cells causes their contents to be released, whereby they will then be flushed out of your body, reducing the visible fat underneath the surface of the skin.
During treatment, the Cooltech applicator will be positioned in the treatment area. A vacuum will then be applied, “sucking” up the skin, resulting in a cold, pulling sensation. The temperature will be gradually lowered until it reaches -7 or -8°C, slowly freezing the fat cells. The treatment takes approximately 70 minutes and is usually easily tolerated, which means that clients can relax, listen to music or even work whilst the treatment takes place. Although the initial sensation will take a few minutes to get used to.
Following treatment, the treated area will likely feel hot and may be slightly swollen or bruised. The aesthetic practitioner will then massage the treated area to reduce any swelling. Any redness will typically disappear within a few hours, while bruises may take a few weeks to disappear. Some clients will experience slight numbness in the treated area for approximately one to eight weeks.
There is no down time associated with cryolipolysis and clients can return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. Treatment is generally suitable for all clients, but it can only reduce fat cells in stubborn fat pockets – it cannot remove large areas of fat and is not a weight-loss solution. “Over-removal” isn’t possible, as there will always be enough fat cells left to fill in any gaps which means that there will not be any depressions or bumps in the skin – during the two to four months following treatment, the fat layer will be reduced, although many clients report seeing a different within four weeks.
One cryolipolysis session typically results in a 20% decrease in fat in the treated area, although this will differ from client to client and will depend upon the size of the fat roll and the area being treated. Many clients achieve their desired results after one session, but some clients may require up to three.
Results of Cooltech cryolipolysis are permanent, provided that the client maintains a healthy lifestyle and diet following treatment in order to maintain their weight.
Find out if Cooltech cryolipolysis is the right treatment for you by contacting Hilton Skin Clinics to book a consultation.