Cryolipolysis is one of the most popular procedures when it comes to localized fat treatment. The technique has loyal fans and the results are amazing!

For this reason, it has already become one of the hype of the moment. To help you stay on top of all the details surrounding cryolipolysis, we have made this super-complete article.

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What is Cryolipolysis?

Cryolipolysis freezes the adipocytes. When this happens, the lipids have their structure changed and start to be identified as foreign bodies. The natural outcome is the best possible for those who want a leaner body: the body itself eliminates the foreign cells (fat cells) through an inflammatory response.

Why is cryolipolysis so desired?

In some situations, even with a healthy diet and countless physical exercises, localized fat insists on remaining in some places. These people see in cryolipolysis a great possibility to solve their problems.

How did cryolipolysis come about?

The first studies about cryolipolysis treatment appeared in 2008 at Harvard University in the United States, after observing some types of remote rare events called popsicle panniculitis and equestrian panniculitis.

This popsicle panniculitis was characterized by a reduction in the volume of the lips of children who often came into contact with popsicles and frozen food. And in equestrian panniculitis, the reduction of the fat layer of the inner thighs of women riding in tight pants in cold climates was observed.

What are the benefits of cryolipolysis?

This magic is precisely why cryolipolysis is so loved. And it’s not for nothing, right? Just a few sessions are all it takes for amazing results to become visible. You can:

  • Model the body
  • Eliminate localized fat; and
  • Reinforce the preoperative period of liposuction.

The process of crystallization of the adipocyte cell under negative temperatures is present in several equipment available in the market.

How does cryolipolysis eliminate fat?

Cryolipolysis eliminates localized fat with the use of low temperatures. Thus, the fat cells are frozen and destroyed.

How does Cryolipolysis work?

To perform the procedure, a gel is applied to the person’s skin and then the device is positioned in the area that will be treated. After this moment, the sucking and cooling procedure begins.

The temperature goes to -10ºC, at which point the cells start to freeze. After that, the fat cells are ruptured and, subsequently, eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system.

Where can the procedure be performed?

  • The main areas in which the procedure is performed are
  • Abdomen;
  • Arms;
  • Thighs (inner and upper part);
  • Flanks.
  • What problems does cryolipolysis help solve?
  • Among the main problems that can be solved with cryolipolysis, we can mention
  • wrinkles;
  • cellulite
  • skin flaccidity
  • stretch marks and fibrosis
  • scars;
  • jowls;
  • culottes.

What are the contraindications to cryolipolysis?

The procedure should not be performed by anyone who:

  • have problems with cold (such as cryoglobulinemia);
  • have cold urticaria or hemoglobinuria;
  • have loose skin or weak tone;
  • have had recent surgery.

What are the risks of cryolipolysis?

Like any procedure, cryolipolysis also has risks, even if it is considered safe. This happens mainly when safety protocols are not followed. See what the main risks are:

  • 2nd or 3rd degree burns when the device is not calibrated;
  • burns due to problems with the blanket (it is between the patient’s skin and the device);
  • not paying attention to the recommendations (you can see them all above).
  • What are the expected results?
  • The injured cells are eliminated by the body in about 4 to 6 months. During this period, the amount of fat tissue decreases in size, by about 20%.

Cryolipolysis works: what does science say?

A study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), concluded that:

Cryolipolysis is a promising procedure for non-surgical fat reduction and body contouring and presents an attractive alternative to liposuction and other more invasive methods. This procedure appears to be safe in the short term, with a limited side effect profile and results in significant fat reduction when used for localized adiposities.

Another scientific study, published by the same institute, has proven that cryolipolysis with contrast is safe and effective in reducing the fat layer and improving body contouring.

The Harvard School of Medicine states that:

Results can be seen within three weeks, with maximum benefit in approximately three months.

What is the difference between cryolipolysis and radiofrequency?

Although the names are similar, the dynamics of radiofrequency are quite different from how cryolipolysis works. Cryo Frequency is, in fact, the evolution of another well-known treatment, radiofrequency, but with even more benefits.

The great advantage of the procedure is to associate negative and positive temperatures in a single protocol. The tip can reach up to -10ºC while its wavelength generates heat capable of reaching up to 60º C. For the patient, this means two very important things:

  • Discomfort is reduced, as the skin surface is cooled during the session;
  • The results are potentiated, considering that the heat inhibits the inflammatory process of adipose tissue, reduces the volume of fat cells, speeds up metabolism, and stimulates collagen production.

See, that’s it? Cryo Frequency is a complete, non-invasive and painless therapy. The combination of high and negative temperatures acts efficiently to treat localized fat, minimize cellulite, and promote skin rejuvenation.

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What to do after cryolipolysis?

Avoid fat, practice physical activities, and drink lots of water. These are part of the recipe for maximizing the result of the procedure.

Besides, there are several therapies you can perform to have even more amazing results. For this reason, we have carefully prepared an article telling you in detail what you should do after the cryolipolysis.

What is the best cryolipolysis equipment?

The best cryolipolysis equipment is the one that is registered with local health institutes and offers a safe application for the patient. One of the greatest examples we can cite is the Polarys Ibramed, which reduces up to 42% of the treated fat. A recent release, the 360º mini applicator, gave even more power to the cryolipolysis protocol. With this applicator, it is also possible to treat smaller regions, such as the infrascapular and intimate areas.

For patients who do not feel comfortable with the vacuum of the gauntlets, there is another great alternative: the Criodermis is a plate cryolipolysis and has the largest treatment area on the market, totaling 560 cm². There are 4 simultaneous applicators (size G) and 2 independent applicators (size M). This is also one of the safest devices for cryolipolysis on the market.

Final considerations

Did you see how interesting cryolipolysis is? Its effects are already quickly observed by the clients, isn’t it? But for everything to last longer, it is advisable to change your routine, which is why we have prepared a complete weight loss manual for you.