Cryolipolysis, also known as "fat freezing" or by the product name CoolSculpting, is a procedure that involves the non-invasive cooling of body fat to break down fat cells, resulting in a reduction of body fat without damage to other tissues. The effect takes several months to be seen.
A vacuum applicator is placed on the skin to bring it into contact with cooling panels.
Patients feel a cold sensation for a few minutes, as it produces an anaesthetic effect.
The fat is cooled for up to an hour.
Ideal candidates are relatively fit, but have small amounts of stubborn body fat that cannot be easily reduced just by diet or exercise.
The procedure is non-invasive.
There are no long-term or significant side effects.
Anaesthesia and pain medication are not needed afterwards.
The procedure is ideal for the abdomen, love handles and the back fats.
Before the procedure, an ASDS dermatologist will review your medical history. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure.
Cryolipolysis has no recovery time; patients can resume their normal activities the same day after the procedure.
Cryolipolysis therapy typically requires multiple treatment sessions to see results.
Patients will observe a visible decrease in fat bulges in certain areas in two to four months.
Redness in the treated area lasting no more than a few hours.
Localized bruising that usually clears within a few hours.
Other than that there are no everlasting risks to these types of treatments.