CRYOLIPOLYSIS

 


Cryolipolysis is a beauty treatment that relies on controlled cooling for non-invasive localised fat reduction in problematic areas of the body. It is a way to reshape your client’s contours.

The fatty tissue of any organism comprises cells called adipocytes, which are responsible for storing fat. This fat, like other types of fat (such as cooking oil), changes from a liquid state to a solid state when low temperatures are applied.

Fat solidifies at a temperature of around 5 degrees Celsius. At this temperature, the adipocyte membrane breaks without harming the surrounding tissue (comprised mostly of water, which solidifies at lower temperatures) and so the fat is slowly released from the adipocytes, which are transported by the lymphatic system to be processed and eliminated in a completely natural process. The destruction of adipocytes is therefore permanent.

 

How does cryolipolysis work?


1) by using a suction device on the treatment area, which reduces circulation and cools the subcutaneous layers of fat tissue

This method is not painful at all, and all you will notice is an intense localised cooling when the devices are applied. Coldness in the area disappears after a few minutes because the cooling itself produces an anesthetic effect, leaving a feeling of numbness when the temperature of the tissue decreases. After the treatment, the patient can go back to his/her daily routine without any side effects or residual discomfort, except for some redness in the treated area, or a slight flushing sensation which will disappear after 10 or 20 minutes.

As mentioned previously, the treatment does not produce any side effects. The only undesirable effect is that the exposure to coldness may produce a superficial burning, which will disappear in a short time. No other changes or problems occur given no substances are injected into the area and the cold application is localised. However, this procedure should not be applied to people suffering from cold allergies or cold urticaria.

Treatment results
2/3 sessions per treatment area are required for cryolipolysis to be effective, with a frequency of one session per week, although sometimes more than three sessions may be needed. The duration of each session is variable, ranging from 20 minutes to 2 hours depending on the cryolipolysis equipment used and the area of the body treated.

Results begin to be apparent from the third week of treatment, and are entirely visible two months afterwards. This is the time required for the destruction of the fat cells and their subsequent removal. The physiological destruction of the dead fat tissue can last up to four months.

What is the difference between cryolipolysis and cavitation?

Cryolipolysis and cavitation have similarities as they are both are non-invasive treatments against localised fat, have no side effects and is the effectiveness of both treatments are based on the rupture of the membrane of the adipocyte in order to remove fat.

However, their differences are far more important if we consider our client’s individual needs. First, while cavitation uses ultrasounds, cryolipolysis, as we said above, operates with controlled low temperatures focused on the problematic area.

The results of cavitation are perceived to be faster, but sometimes the effects are not as durable or definite. On the other hand, the results of cryolipolysis may take longer to be achieved and generally are only noticeable about a month after the start of the treatment, but they are more stable and durable. To get the same effects in the same area, cavitation requires a greater number of sessions compared to cryolipolysis.

Improving the effectiveness of treatment
Good results can be achieved from cryolipolysis by itself, but it is preferable to supplement this with other treatments that can optimise and refine the treatment’s effectiveness. For example, it is important for the client to:
1) maintain a proper diet to avoid gaining weight and recreating fat cells; and

2) drink an ample amount of water to aid lymphatic drainage and to remove the adipocytes destroyed.

We can optimise the results with a diet which (i) minimises the intake of carbohydrates with a high glycemic index, such as potatoes, bread, rice and pasta made with refined flour, and (ii) replaces these carbohydrates with foods rich in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids, such as fish.

As an alternative source for carbohydrates, wholemeal bread, rice and pasta are recommended. Fruit and vegetables, particularly those rich in antioxidants (e.g. tomatoes, peppers/capsicums and radishes) and should be eaten at least once a day, preferably raw. Adding protein products (e.g. protein shakes or bars) to the diet is also recommended.

It is also essential to maintain an exercise routine, especially on the following days after the first treatment session. This will help to consume the fat released from the frozen and destroyed adipocytes, as well as help the client maintain the results achieved.

It is also recommended to repeat one treatment session every six months to prevent relapse.

Although cryolipolysis on its own is highly effective, you can treat other related disorders with complementary body treatments such as radiofrequency, cold laser or LPG. These are appropriate techniques for improving cellulite, sagging and the skin’s general appearance.

Overall, cryolipolysis cannot achieve the same results as liposuction, but it is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment, perfectly effective for reducing localised fat with long lasting results, without side effects and risks associated with surgery.

 

TREATMENT PRICES

 

£425 for 1 treatment using both handles 

£750 for 2 treatments using both handles