What is Cryolipolisis aka “fat freeze” treatment?
The concept of Cryolipolisis or fat freeze utilizes the science of freezing live fat cells under the skin so that they disrupt, and release all the fat content they are holding. The bodies clean up team called macrophages do the clean-up of the debris and the rest of the body removes the fat released into the body system.
Fat freeze treatment is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Thus a controlled way of removing fat cells without liposuction is by using devices to freeze the unwanted fat in the body to a desired temperature where only the fat cells are damaged without damaging cells in the skin.
This procedure takes about half hour to an hour and is very safe and virtually painless. The device is placed in the area of interest. The patient might feel a light tugging sensation as the device uses vacuum to suck the skin into the chamber where the freezing wall in the chamber cools the skin to about 32 degrees Fahrenheit and maintain the temperature for half hour.
After the procedure the area may appear a bit red which is normal. The patient is instructed to drink plenty of water before the procedure and after the procedure so that the body can rid of the fat cell content released into body and processed. As the procedure does not involve any cutting or anesthesia, most people do not need any recovery time and can immediately resume normal activities.
Depending on the amount of fat, the number of treatments is determined by the doctor.
Call our office to schedule your complimentary one-on-one consultation with Dr. Hajarian to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment.