By Jennifer Haymer BSc| UPDATED: 11:28, 01 April 2020
Body acceptance is something we all strive for, and should do, after all we are all different shapes and sizes, and this does not define our worth. However, with summer just around the corner, we know that for some, they would like to feel a little more confident in their skin.
Cryojuvenate in Sevenoaks are offering a fat freezing treatment known as Lipofreeze treatment (what they call CRYO LIPO)
Scientific studies are now confirming the hypothesis that cryolipolysis can be an efficient method to assist with fat loss. A human study by Sasaki et al (2014) identified that the treatment was effective at promoting fat loss around the abdomen, with patients noting significant fat loss when they came back for a check-up 6 months later.
Some patients reported a fat loss of 21.5% in this study. What was also found in this study was that massaging the area after the treatment helped the treated area to return to normal body temperature quicker.
Another study published in 2009 involving ten subjects reported a 20.4% and 25.5% reduction in the fat layer 2 months and 6 months after treatment, respectively (Coleman et al., 2009). More recently, a retrospective multicentre study using patient surveys, photographic documentation, and calliper measurements.
Results concluded that 86% of 518 subjects involved in the study showed significant fat loss (Dierickx et al., 2013). Cryolipolysis has not produced any significant adverse side effects in studies to date and any noted effects have been minor and temporary (Avram & Harry., 2009).
So what is Cryolipolysis?
Cryolipolysis is a fat reduction treatment that utilises state of the art thermal cooling to freeze fat cells. Our subcutaneous fat cells are more receptive to cold temperatures than other cells under our skin.
Therefore, when the freezing treatment is applied it is solely targeting the subcutaneous fat cells. Other cells under the skin are not harmed by the cold temperature. So, when undergoing Cryolipolysis, what actually happens?
The fat cells are frozen, and this causes a temporary condition known as panniculitis, which is essentially damage to adipose tissue. Once the procedure is complete these fat cells are then pushed out of the body through the lymphatic system (Avram & Harry., 2009).
The treatment works best on:
Hips, thighs and inner legs
Under arms and back rolls
Under the chin
(Dierickx et al., 2013)
Before the procedure a 15 minute consultation takes place to ensure you are suitable for the treatment.
People who are not in good overall physical, mental and emotional health may not be good candidates for the procedure. After this the process begins and each targeted area will be treated twice for best results, however it is best to wait 4-6 weeks between treatments and ensure you massage the area daily for 5 minutes.
The procedure does not hurt however there can be a little discomfort when the suction cups are first applied and sometimes for about 10 minutes after wards until the area goes numb. After this you do not feel much throughout the rest of the treatment.
As the cups are removed at the end of the treatment the massaging of the frozen fat can sting just a little. There can also occasionally be a little tenderness for up to a week after treatment, but this is normal and will subside over the course of the week (Nelson et al., 2009). Other than that, we get feedback from clients that the procedure is quite relaxing.
Patience is key! Results are not instant and will become apparent after the second treatment on the targeted areas. You may notice initial improvements within 2 weeks of treatment, but the final results can take 8-12 weeks (Nelson et al., 2009). All good things take time remember and provided you support the treatments with a healthy balanced lifestyle you will see results.
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