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How Fat Freezing Works: Demystifying Cryolipolysis


How Fat Freezing Works: Demystifying Cryolipolysis

By Admin

Oct 18, 2023


How Fat Freezing Works: Demystifying Cryolipolysis

By Admin

Oct 18, 2023

As we get closer to the summer season, one of our most popular treatments is Cryolipolysis, commonly known as fat freezing. Its non-invasive nature and the science behind it intrigue many. But what exactly is Cryolipolysis, and how does it help in reducing unwanted fat pockets? Today, we’ll break it down for you, to demystify the process of fat freezing. If you are thinking about fat freezing, schedule a free consultation with our team and we can give you a tailored plan to achieve the result you are looking for.

Cryolipolysis: Breaking Down the Term

To understand the concept, let’s break down the term. ‘Cryo’ means cold, ‘lipo’ refers to fat, and ‘lysis’ means to break down. So, in essence, Cryolipolysis is the process of breaking down fat cells using controlled cooling.

The Science Behind Fat Freezing

Human fat cells, or adipocytes, are particularly sensitive to cold temperatures. Cryolipolysis takes advantage of this characteristic. The procedure involves safely delivering controlled cooling to target the fat cells underneath the skin. These cells, once exposed to the cooling, undergo a process called apoptosis, which is a natural, controlled cell death. Over time, the body naturally processes and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted area.

Treatment areas for Fat Freezing

Fat freezing can be effectively used on various areas of the body where stubborn fat tends to accumulate. Popular treatment areas include:

  • Abdomen: This is perhaps the most requested area for fat freezing, as many people struggle with stubborn belly fat that doesn’t easily go away with diet and exercise.

  • Flanks: Also known as “love handles” or “muffin tops”, the flanks are the areas on the sides of the waist.

  • Inner Thighs: Some people have fat accumulation on the inner thighs, which can sometimes lead to discomfort due to chafing.

  • Outer Thighs: Also known as “saddlebags”, these are the fat deposits on the outer parts of the thighs.

  • Double Chin: A smaller applicator is often used for this area to target and reduce the appearance of a double chin.

  • Upper Arms: The back of the arms, especially the triceps area, can accumulate fat leading to a “batwing” appearance.

  • Back: This includes both the upper back, where “bra bulge” might appear, and the lower back.

  • Beneath the Buttocks: Also referred to as “banana rolls”, these are the areas just below the buttocks.

  • Chest: While less common, men especially might opt for this treatment if they have excess fat in the chest area.

  • Knees: The area above the knees can sometimes accumulate pockets of fat, which can be targeted with fat freezing.

While these are the common areas, it’s essential to remember that the effectiveness of fat freezing depends on individual body types, the quality of the fat (e.g., how fibrous it is), and other factors. Always consult with a professional before deciding on a treatment to ensure it’s right for you.

How does fat freezing work?

  • Target Area Identification: The first step is to identify the target area where the unwanted fat pockets reside.

  • Application of a Gel Pad: Before starting the procedure, a protective gel pad is applied to the skin to protect it.

  • Device Application: The Cryolipolysis device is then placed on the target area. It works by vacuuming the skin and fat layer into a cup-like applicator.

  • Cooling Process: Once secured, the device begins the cooling process. Patients might feel an intense cold initially, but this sensation usually subsides as the area becomes numb.

  • Final Steps: The treatment typically lasts for about an hour. Once completed, the device is removed, and the treated area is massaged for a few minutes to restore blood flow and enhance the breakdown of fat cells.

Safety and Expected Results

Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive procedure, which means there’s no surgery, no needles, and minimal if any, downtime. Side effects are generally mild and may include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, or skin sensitivity at the treatment site.

Results can start to show as early as a few weeks, with the most noticeable results appearing after two months. However, the body will continue to flush out the fat cells for up to six months after the treatment.

Is Cryolipolysis Right for Everyone?

While fat freezing offers a compelling approach to body contouring, it’s essential to note that it’s not a weight-loss treatment. Cryolipolysis is best suited for individuals close to their ideal body weight, looking to tackle specific pockets of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Consultation with professionals, such as the team at Jupiter Cosmetics, is crucial to ascertain if you’re a good candidate for the treatment.

The world of cosmetic treatments continues to advance, offering people innovative methods to achieve their desired body aesthetics. Cryolipolysis, with its unique approach to targeting and eliminating fat cells, provides an enticing option for many. By understanding the science and the process, one can make an informed decision about pursuing such treatments. If you’re curious about Cryolipolysis or have more questions, our team at Jupiter Cosmetics are always on hand to provide insights and guidance and for 1-on-1 consultations.