Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses cooling technology to destroy fat cells. Using a cooling temperature of around 5 to -11 degrees Celsius, the device targets subcutaneous fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue. Cryolipolysis is used to effectively reduce fat in targeted areas by about 20 percent, which makes it an effective alternative to invasive liposuction.
During treatments, the physician will apply a device made to target unwanted cells using freezing technology to noticeable bulges of fat. The results will become apparent over the next two to four months when the patient might need additional treatments for the best results. Fortunately, cryolipolysis has almost no side effects. Many patients report that they experience no discomfort during their treatment, and afterward only experience minor numbness or redness in the treated area.
Cryolipolysis treatments are generally the least expensive non-invasive fat reduction methods. Ranging from 600 to 800 dollars per session, these treatments show aesthetically pleasing results with no recovery time, which makes it one of the most popular fat reduction methods for patients who have noticeable pockets of fat in unwanted areas that do not respond to diet and exercise alone. CoolSculpting and Zeltiq are the two branded technologies that are FDA approved to use cryolipolysis freezing technology for fat reduction.