WHAT IS CRYOLIPOLYSIS?
Cryolipolysis, also know as fat freezing is a thirty to forty minute non-evasive alternative to liposuction. Harvard Scientists discovered that fat cells are more vulnerable to cold temperatures than surrounding tissues, resulting in the injury and death of the fat cell while leaving other tissues unharmed. It is considered a lunch time treatment that freezes fat away.
WILL I SEE MY RESULTS IMMEDIATELY?
The short answer is no. It can take up to three weeks for the body to detect the dead fat cells in the treated area. The immune system then begins to remove the damaged fat cells from the body through inflammation and the elimination system. Clients can begin to see their results after one month and enjoy the best results four months post procedure. Like liposuction, the fat cells will not return to the treated area.
IS IT PAINFUL?
You can expect to feel discomfort during the procedure but no more than you would experience while icing a sore muscle or a swollen injury. Some areas are more prone to bruising than other areas leaving suction bruising. During the treatment, skin and underlying fat deposits are suctioned into the treatment handles. This is an odd sensation for some and can feel a little uncomfortable. There should be no significant pain.
IS THIS TREATMENT RIGHT FOR ME?
Fat Freezing is ideal for those who wish to target problem areas that do not typically respond to exercise or diet. People who have hernias, some cancers, allergies to cold temperatures, or limited fat deposits are not good candidates and cannot safely be treated with Cryolipolysis. High risk clients will be asked to consult with their doctor before a cryolipolysis treatment will be booked. We offer other treatment options for clients who fall into this category.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
- UPPER BODY: chin, chest, arms, flanks, upper abdomen, lower abdomen, upper back, lower back
- LOWER BODY: inner and outer thighs, buttocks, knees
WILL I NEED MORE THAN ONE TREATMENT?
This is a personal preference. Some clients may feel a second treatment is necessary to target a denser area, in order to achieve the desired results. One thirty to forty minute procedure can provide a client with 20% to 40% fat reduction in the treated area. Most clients are thrilled with the results after just one treatment. It is recommended that clients wait one to four months after a treatment before considering a second treatment on the same area. It is not safe to treat the same area more than once in a four to five week period.
ARE THERE RISKS?
Frost burn is a possibility, however Renew Beautiful takes every precaution to ensure your skin remains unharmed. We always use a double layer of a hypoallergenic antifreeze membrane to protect the skin from any crystallization or frost burn. The skin is monitored half way through the procedure to ensure treatment can be safely continued. If the skin appears pink or red with no hardness or crystallization, the procedure is resumed for the remaining time. In rare cases, 1 in 4000, Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (hardening of the frozen fat tissue) may occur.