In our beauty clinic Lux-Medicus cryolipolysis is a non-invasive fat removal procedure. It may also be known as CoolSculpting, which is a trademark of Zeltiq Aesthetics Ltd. It is the cooling of subcutaneous fat cells, which induces lipolysis, the breaking down of the fat cells, without damaging any of the surrounding tissues or the skin. Cryolipolysis works to reduce fat in specific areas of the body and is most commonly used on the stomach and back. In our beauty clnic cryolipolysis is not a permanent solution to fat loss; whilst it can reduce fat cells that are already present, it cannot prevent remaining fat cells from increasing in size so individuals will have to maintain their fat loss either through a combination of diet and exercise or further cryolipolysis procedures. There is hardly any recovery time or any side effects associated with cryolipolysis. Following the procedure, the fat breaks down over a period of two to four months, resulting in fat loss that appears entirely natural..
How does it work?
Cryolipolysis works on the basis that fat cells are more vulnerable to energy extraction – in this case, cooling, than the surrounding tissues. That means that cryolipolysis will break down the fat cells, but not the surrounding tissues.
Once cooled, the fat cells then undergo apoptosis, which is controlled cell death. When apoptosis happens, the fat cell wall breaks down causing lipids (fats) from the cells to be released.
These lipids are transported by your lymphatic drainage system to be processed and eliminated through the body in the same way that fat from your food is eliminated. This process is very gradual, meaning that there is no danger of your lymphatic system being overloaded.
How long does it last?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks following your treatment, but will experience the most signs of change between one and three months after treatment. Your body is still flushing fat cells out via your metabolism and will continue doing so for up to four to six months following treatment.
Additional treatments may be performed two to four months after the initial procedure to achieve greater fat reduction.
For example, clinical studies using the CoolSculpting device show that it provides “noticeable, measurable fat reduction in properly selected patients over the course of two to four months after the procedure”, and that “patients experiencing fat layer reduction show persistent results at least six months after the CoolSculpting treatment”.
Long-term clinical studies have not yet been completed to show exactly how long results can last, although as long as you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, long-term results are expected to remain stable.
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