Cryolipolysis involves the freezing of fat cells, and it’s used for the targeted destruction of body fat. CoolSculpting® is a cosmetic treatment that takes advantage of this concept. Many patients view the procedure as a non-invasive alternative to liposuction since incisions and tissue removal are not necessary to freeze fat cells.
With a special device, this procedure freezes the fat cells located within the target area, and the natural processes in your body break the cells down. When fat cells are cooled to a temperature that is near freezing, it gives your body a signal to get rid of the cells. Over a period of three to four months, your body naturally absorbs the unwanted cells, giving you a figure that you can be happy with.
How Cryolipolysis Works
When a significant change in body temperature occurs, the cells within your body react accordingly. When a cooling device is applied to your skin, it causes your body temperature to drop. This causes the cells to self-destruct. During this process, your old cells terminate because they must make room for new cells to regenerate.
Most people don’t know that the human body is comprised of trillions of cells, and every day, your body naturally loses between 50 to 70 billion cells. When it comes to cosmetic fat removal, the concept of destroying cells is nothing new.
Standard liposuction consists of breaking down fatty cells, which are extracted from the body. The problem with liposuction is that it quickly destroys massive amounts of cells, which isn’t great for your overall health.
Since cryolipolysis is designed to freeze fat cells in a gradual way, it terminates the cells over time, so it’s a safer form of fat reduction. Another major benefit of this treatment is the lack of anesthesia. It also doesn’t require any amount of recovery time.
The Benefits of Cryolipolysis
As a non-invasive procedure, CoolSculpting® is preferred for eliminating a large amount of fat accumulation in a small area. It’s routinely used on back rolls, love handles and potbellies.
One of the greatest benefits of freezing fat is the slow termination process. Put simply, it causes targeted cells to die over time. Liposuction causes cells to die rapidly and poses additional risks.
To see if you can experience the benefits of CoolSculpting® for yourself, make an appointment at Facial Aesthetic Concepts, with offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. During this consultation, you can learn more about why it is beneficial to freeze fat cells through this treatment.