Table of contents:
- How the treatment is done
- Before and after cryolipolysis
- Does cryolipolysis hurt?
- Possible he alth risks
- Who cannot do cryolipolysis
Cryolipolysis is a type of aesthetic treatment that can be performed to eliminate the accumulation of fat located in various parts of the body, such as thighs, abdomen, chest, hips and arms, for example.
This technique is based on the intolerance of fat cells to low temperatures, bursting when stimulated by the equipment. Cryolipolysis guarantees the elimination of around 44% of localized fat in just 1 treatment session.
Cryolipolysis uses equipment that freezes fat cells and, therefore, for it to be effective and safe, the treatment must be performed by a qualified professional, with a certified device and up to date maintenance.When this does not happen, there is a risk of serious complications, especially the appearance of 2nd or 3rd degree burns.
How the treatment is done
Cryolipolysis is a simple procedure. To perform the technique, the professional applies a protective gel to the skin and then positions the equipment in the region to be treated.
The device will suck and cool the area to about -7/-10ºC for 1 hour, which is the time required for the fat cells to freeze. After freezing, the fat cells break down and are eliminated naturally by the lymphatic system.
Care after treatment
After cryolipolysis, it is recommended to perform a local massage session to standardize the treated area. In addition, it is recommended that at least 1 session of lymphatic drainage or pressotherapy be performed to facilitate the elimination of fat and speed up the results.
It is not necessary to associate any other type of aesthetic procedure with the cryolipolysis protocol as there is no scientific evidence that they are effective. In this way, just perform cryolipolysis and perform lymphatic drainage regularly to get the desired result.
Before and after cryolipolysis
The results of cryolipolysis begin to appear in about 15 days but are progressive and take place in about 8 weeks after treatment, which is the time the body needs to completely eliminate the fat that has been frozen.
After this period, return to the clinic to assess the amount of fat eliminated and then verify the need for another session.
The minimum interval between sessions is 2 months and each session eliminates approximately 4 cm of localized fat.
Does cryolipolysis hurt?
Cryolipolysis can cause pain when the device sucks the skin, giving the sensation of a strong pinch, but that soon goes away due to the anesthesia caused by the low temperature of the device.
After treatment, the skin is usually red and swollen, so it is recommended to perform a local massage to relieve discomfort and improve appearance. The treated area may be painful for the first few hours, but usually does not cause much discomfort.
Possible he alth risks
Cryolipolysis is a safe procedure, as long as it is performed by a trained professional and that the device is properly calibrated and with the temperature adjusted. If these conditions are not respected, there is a risk of 2nd to 3rd degree burns, both because of the temperature deregulation and because of the blanket that is placed between the skin and the device, which must be intact.
Furthermore, to reduce the risks, it is recommended that the interval between sessions be more or less 90 days, otherwise there may be a very exaggerated inflammatory response by the body.
Although not many risks associated with cryolipolysis have been described, the procedure is not recommended for people who have been diagnosed with cold-related illnesses such as cryoglobulinemias, who have allergies to cold, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria or who suffer from the phenomenon of Raynaud, in addition to not being indicated for people with hernia in the region to be treated, pregnant or who have scars in the place.
Who cannot do cryolipolysis
The procedure is not recommended for people who have been diagnosed with illnesses caused by cold, such as cryoglobulinemias or cold allergy. It should also be avoided in cases of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, Raynaud's syndrome, in addition to being contraindicated for pregnant women and people with hernia in the region to be treated or with scars.