Cryolipolysis is a method to reduce fat cells by cooling them down to -8 °C, thereby triggering their destruction naturally and definitively.
To protect your skin, first a gel pad is applied to the area to be treated.
A device that combines both a suction and cooling effect is placed on the area which draws the bulges between the cooling panels.
Initially, the sensation may be mildly unpleasant (cold and tingling) but that soon disappears and is replaced by numbness.
Within the space of a few minutes, the temperature, continuously controlled by the device, is lowered to about -8 °C and this intense cold is maintained for over an hour to eliminate the fat. This fat freezing treatment destroys targeted fat cells. Nearby cells and muscles, which are less sensitive to cold, are not affected. Over the course of the next few weeks, the body starts to eliminate the dead fat cells of its own accord.
- No anaesthetic required
- No recovery time
- Activities can be resumed immediately, no impact on social life
A standard session takes 1h10 (to ensure that the fatty tissue is cooled sufficiently); a chin treatment takes 45 minutes. Depending on the desired result, one to three sessions may be required. A minimum of 6 weeks must be left between two sessions.
Activities can be resumed immediately. The area that was treated will feel slightly numb for a few hours. The suctioning of the skin may cause some bruising which will disappear within a few days.
Cryolipolysis is indicated for many areas such as, but not limited to, the hips, saddlebags, the inner thighs, the chin or love handles.
The outcome will depend on the initial thickness of the fatty tissue but, as a rule, results will become apparent after 6 weeks. In function of the results, we can always book you in for an additional session. This procedure can reduce the fat layer by 20 to 40 % per session. The fat cells are removed for good and the results remain stable in the long term.
Possible side effects
You may notice some redness and minor bruising. More commonly, you may experience numbness in the treatment area but that usually disappears within a few hours.