Cryolipolysis For the perfect summer body
Getting that perfect summer body can be difficult, and sometimes diet and exercise, although they help you to lose the weight, don’t always target precisely the areas you want. Stubborn areas of fat that are likely to have been unaffected by your overall weight loss are likely to linger, particularly around the arms, abdomen and inner thighs. If you’ve been trying to tone up these areas for a while and nothing you’ve done is working, it might be time to try something new.
How about freezing your fat instead? While it might sound unusual, this new process is known as cryolipolysis, and is a non-invasive alternative to liposuction. It works by cooling specific regions of the body to between 5ºC and -11ºC, which kills the fat cells and leaves no apparent damage to the overlying skin. This is because fat cells are much more susceptible to being damaged by low temperatures than the rest of the skin. The fat cells are then naturally broken down by your body and do not need to be removed with a needle or any other surgical device.
But does it really work? The answer to this is yes. Just a single treatment of cryolipolysis has been shown to reduce the fat under the skin by up to 25%, in the clinical studies that have been carried out. 86% of treated subjects showed a reduction in the amount of fat that was present. These are very impressive numbers, and patients treated using cryolipolysis have reported only minimal discomfort, and have a high patient satisfaction rate. Side effects are minimal and generally resolve without intervention in two weeks or less. If you do experience side effects, they are most likely to be bruising and a temporary mild numbness around the treatment area.
So, how long does it take? You can expect each treatment to last for up to two hours, and depending on the area that is being treated, you may only need one session. More stubborn areas of fat (most likely to be the back or thighs), might require more. If you are having more than one treatment on the same area, it is best to wait at least eight weeks between sessions. This gives the body time to break down and remove the fat cells that were killed during your first session, and lets you see the improvement to your shape.
Cryolipolysis, often known by brand names such as CoolSculpting , is safe for all skin types and has been approved for use in fat reduction by the FDA since 2010. There is no downtime and you are able to resume your normal activities immediately. There have been no reported cases of serious side effects, making cryolipolysis the safest non-invasive option for sculpting that dream summer body. It is suitable for both men and women, targeting your specific areas of concern in a personalised plan that you will agree during your consultation. Many different regions of the body can be treated using cryolipolysis to ensure that you get the shape you want.
So, whether it’s looking good in a swimsuit or improving the fit of your clothes by removing those stubborn bulges of fat that aren’t affected by exercise or what you eat, you might find that cryolipolysis is the right solution for you.