Forget about feeling the heat, fat freezing or cryotherapy is revolutionising treatments for reducing obesity and taking care of those unwanted love handles. It helps trim unwanted areas of fat without any incisions.The technique uses cold temperatures to freeze and destroy fat cells, which in turn results in permanent fat reduction. However, it is important to know that the process is not for people who are looking for weight loss, but for contouring and toning the body.
Below, we tell you everything you need to know about this procedure.
What is fat freezing?
Fat freezing, technically known as cryolipolysis, is a beauty treatment approved by the FDA. It promises to remove 25 per cent of fat in an area that is being frozen, but the percentage is not achieved in a single treatment. Each procedure can last nearly from 35 minutes to an hour, depending on the target area.
How does the procedure take place?
The skin is sucked into the vacuum and is frozen to a temperature where the fat cells are left to die without harming the skin cells. Along with the cryolipolysis machine, pockets of fat are sucked out from the desired area with a vacuum cup applicator.When the process takes place one can experience a tugging pressure and feel intensely cold for a good 5 to 10 minutes. Each session takes about one to three hours, depending on the area of the body.
Pros: This is a rather painless alternative to liposuction, and is natural, safe and comfortable.
Cons: The results take about six to eight weeks to show and it is an expensive procedure. Also, it is not suitable for large areas of fat.
Things to keep in mind before you go for the procedure
Risks include the possibility of irregularities in body contouring due to uneven removal of fat cells, numbness of nerves lasting weeks or months, swelling and the chance of the fat coming back. If you do decide to go ahead with fat freezing, be sure to ask your doctor about specific risks for the area being treated.
Source: The Indian Express