Cryolipolysis, also referred to as fat freezing, has become a sought-after treatment amongst beauty lovers across the world – and many celebrities in the entertainment industry too. The non-invasive and non-surgical procedure is designed to target fat in various areas of the body using cooling technology.
Individuals who undergo the procedure have reported experiencing no pain or downtime and the treatments are suitable for women and men of various ages. The effects of the cryolipolysis procedure were discovered in a scientific study by Epstein and Oren in 1970, who found that cooling temperatures would help cause fat cells to die.
They identified that when children ate ice lollies they were developing dimples in their cheeks from fat loss. Clinical studies have shown reductions in pockets of fat following fat freezing, while proving it to be a safe and effective treatment.
The fat freezing procedure involves controlled cooling within the temperature range of below – 9°C. This helps to destroy the fat cells through a process called apoptosis (natural cell death), other cells are not as sensitive to fat freezing and are therefore unaffected.
As the fat cells are destroyed they leave the body through the lymphatic system. As a result, there is an average reduction of the thickness of the fat layer by approximately 25.5 per cent after six months of treatment, but results vary for each person depending on their age, health and other genetic factors.
Cryolipolysis is designed to get rid of stubborn areas of fat that may be hard to get rid of through lifestyle changes alone, for example, the stomach, back and arms among other areas of the body. Cryolipolysis i.e. fat freezing sessions last approximately one to two hours, during which time individuals can enjoy catching up on their favorite Netflix series, reading a book or even going to sleep.
The majority of clients can expect minimal discomfort during the cryolipolysis treatment. However, depending on the sensitivity of the client’s skin, some individuals may experience temporary redness, bruising and/or numbness after the procedure. These side effects are temporary and usually last no more than 7-10 days in most cases.
The benefits of undergoing a cryolipolysis treatment include no downtime for individuals. Clients can resume their normal activities immediately after their session whilst the fat begins to break down in their body.
The procedure has also resulted in effective results for many people. Some individuals have experienced as much as 25 per cent fat reduction per treatment area with impressive and natural-looking results.
Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure – it is a body treatment that aims to reduce stubborn fat cells without the need for surgery. The results can be long-lasting and clients may experience gradual changes in their body shape for months after the treatment.
How to book
Individuals who are wanting to undergo Cryoliplysis can do so with RT Aesthetics Newcastle’s fat freezing treatment. The clinic team are available on 0333 050 0575 to book an appointment, a callback can also be requested from the client services team on the website.
Although cryolipolysis is a non-invasive procedure, it is not a risk-free cosmetic treatment or a solution to personal problems, and it is not to be performed on anyone under 18 years old. Always seek independent medical advice and give the procedure careful consideration before going ahead.