Simple lifestyle adjustments such as eating healthy foods and exercising regularly are proven ways that can help you lose extra pounds and stay within your ideal weight. However, no matter how much effort you put in, some fat-stubborn areas, such as your chin, upper arm, abdomen, thighs, and upper back may not respond to diet and exercise. Fortunately, body sculpting Denver uses non-invasive treatments such as cryolipolysis to help you reduce or eliminate localized fat deposits or bulges.
The treatment uses low temperatures to destroy fat cells; these cells are more susceptible to cold damage than other types of cells. Here are some of the things you should know about this treatment.
Cryolipolysis is non-invasive
Cryolipolysis requires no anesthesia and incisions; the procedure relies on a handheld device called an applicator to freeze a layer of fat cells beneath your skin. These uniquely shaped devices deliver controlled cooling, selectively destroying fat cells without harming your skin or surrounding structures. Before the treatment, your provider applies a gel pad to the treated area to protect your skin and vacuum the fatty bulge into the applicator’s hollow opening. You may feel a tugging or pulling sensation and intense cold, but these tend to fade away as your skin becomes numb during the cooling down process.
You require multiple sessions, and results take time
It is important to have realistic expectations going into the treatment; for example, don’t expect your love handles to be gone immediately after the first session. That is because the injured or destroyed fat cells are gradually removed from the body, and it can take four to six months to achieve optimal results. Additionally, you will need more than one session to achieve your desired results; you can only have the next session six to eight weeks after the first one. This is because eliminating fat cells from the body is a gradual process that takes a long.
It causes some side effects
Cryolipolysis or fat freezing is generally safe, but you may experience side effects after treatment. The most common one is a slight pain, stinging, or aching at the treatment site due to the intense cold temperatures used during treatment. Usually, post-treatment pain lasts between three to 11 days and goes away independently. The cold temperature can also irritate your skin, causing temporary discoloration, swelling, bruising, and skin sensitivity; these side effects typically resolve within weeks.
Cryolipolysis is not suitable for everyone
Although this treatment is generally safe, it is not ideal for individuals above their healthy weight. The treatment aims to reduce or eliminate localized fat deposits, so while you may look slimmer and your clothes will fit better, you won’t lose weight. Your provider may also advise against this treatment if you have abnormal cold sensitivity or intolerance. Examples of conditions that make you unsuitable for cryolipolysis include cold urticaria, cold agglutinin disease, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, and Raynaud’s phenomenon. The treatment may also be inappropriate if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have nerve disorders like diabetic neuropathy.
If you have been considering cryolipolysis, reserve a session with your Ice Cave Body Sculpting provider to know if you are a good candidate.