Unique to the HSJ Clinic, Cryolipolysis is a medical treatment used to destroy fat cells.
Its principle relies on controlled cooling for non-invasive local reduction of fat deposits to help reshape body contours. The exposure to cooling is set so that it causes cell death of subcutaneous fat tissue without apparent damage to the overlying skin. The procedure is billed as a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction. The name Cryolipolysis is a portmanteau of “cryogenic” and “lipolysis. Cryogenic lipolysis is the process of controlled cooling to near sub-zero temperatures in order to reduce localized fat deposits.
The technique is based on the premise that fat cells are more easily damaged by cooling than skin cells. Cryolipolysis has been developed to apply a specific temperature level and exposure which is determined in such a way as to avoid frostbite. It appears that fatty tissue that is cooled below body temperature but above freezing undergoes localized cell death that gradually over the course of several months results in a reduction of the fatty tissue layer. When exposed to extreme cold, the body’s usual response is to restrict circulation to keep the core of the body at the correct temperature. Cryolipolysis makes use of a powerful vacuum which helps to protect the skin by drawing blood up to the surface layers.
An Ultrasound Cavitation treatment is used post-cryolipolysis to further breakdown and speed up the removal of the fat.
Side effects are minimal and temporary.Transient local redness, bruising and numbness of the skin are common side effects of the treatment and are expected to subside on their own.
The combination treatment time is around 1 hour 30 minutes.