Cryolipolysis ( lipo freeze ) is a proven non-invasive cosmetic procedure, using ice technology that results in localised fat reduction. The technology behind cryolipolysis, was designed and developed by dermatologists at Harvard Medical School, which revealed that fat cells are more responsive to the effects of cold in contrast to the surrounding tissue. Fat cells crystallise at lower temperatures than skin, muscle and nerve cells.
A special hand piece consisting of vacuum suction and cooling plates is positioned on the selected body area. the area is first warmed to help separate the blood from the fat cells, then chilled. Fat cells have a lower temperature tolerance, which means they are destroyed at lower temperatures. once crystallized they no longer function in their usual way, and breakdown via the body's natural functions. This results in the elimination of the fat cells without damage to the surrounding tissues.
Fat cells are simply destroyed and dissolved into the body via the lymphatic and immune system. The nervous system flushes fat cells from the system using the body's natural process. The area treated becomes smaller in size over the following weeks and months as this process happens.
The reason cryolipolysis has become so popular is not just down to the excellent results it achieves but that there are generally very few side effects.
No recovery period or downtime. its very rare to have extended redness or bruising post treatment. Combined with you generally are able to resume normal daily activities without
discomfort immediately after the session, its even possible to have a treatment on your lunch break.
Each treatment takes up to 45 minutes per area depending on the depth of the fat to be treated.
Additional time may be required if you require more than one area.