Cryolipolysis or fat freezing targets specifically the fat cells – Fat cells are more sensitive to cold than other cells. By lowering the temperature to up to -10 degrees it pinpoints the content of the fat cells, causing them to crystalize resulting in apoptosis (cell death). No other structures are affected by the process. The remaining content of the fat cells is then disposed of naturally through the body’s own lymphatic system. As your body can take a few months to process the dead fat cells results are noticeable over the next 6 – 12 weeks.
A treatment handpiece is placed over the treatment area and a vacuum is created drawing the skin into the treatment handpiece. You will feel a slight pulling sensation and then the area will go cold and then numb within a few minutes. Whilst this is not a painful treatment some clients can experience minor redness and swell immediately after the treatment, minor bruising and discomfort within the treatment area post 10 days after treatment.