Five must-know facts about fat freezing

Date:14 June 2021 Tags:, ,

Due to the procedure not requiring sedation or anaesthesia and being painless, it provides people who have chemical reactions to these drugs with an affordable, non-surgical and painless option to achieve their desired body.

There is no damage to nerve fibres, blood vessels, muscles, or lasting damage to the skin in most individuals. However, if you have injured skin, severe varicose veins, dermatitis, eczema, or psoriasis it is best to skip this treatment. Individuals with liver or kidney problems, Raynauds Disease, uncontrolled diabetes, epilepsy, implanted medical devices are also advised against this treatment. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have nerve disorders, inflammatory skin disorders caused by immune system disorders it is not recommended.

What are the normal side effects?

Cryolipolysis works thanks to fat cells being more sensitive to cold than skin cells allowing them to be destroyed whilst leaving the skin on top untouched. Shortly after your treatment, the macrophages (a type of white blood cell part of your immune system) respond to the ‘injured’ area to discard fat cells from the body.

If you are planning to treat visible areas such as your chin, there are a few immediate sides effects you want to be aware of. Mild side effects of treatment include redness, bruising, swelling, tingling, numbness, or darkening of the treated area which will be short-lived and disappear within a week of treatment.

What sensations can you expect to feel during this procedure?

At the Diminish clinic, they begin with an assessment to determine how many treatments are needed to achieve the desired results. Then a gel pad is applied to protect the skin of the treatment area. A handheld applicator that generates a vacuum pulls the area into the machine where cool temperatures (– 8°C to – 10°C) temporarily decreases blood flow to the fat tissue.

In the first moments of treatment, tugging, tingling, stinging, aching, cramping may be felt but should stop after 5 – 10 minutes as the area becomes numb due to the Subcutaneous fat layer being cooled to between – 8 to – 10 degrees Celsius. Each treatment lasts 45-60 minutes and your therapist may massage you for 2 to 3 minutes to assist with the breakdown of the fat cells.

There is a minor risk that the skin surface may be irregular smooth after healing and multiple sessions may be required – especially on older patients – to achieve a client’s specific outcomes.

Many of us are familiar with the dreaded jiggle of our thighs as we walk tall in high heels, exhausted with the process of finding and squeezing into jeans, and tired of not wearing beautiful blouses for fear of the dreaded bra bulge; Cryolipolysis offers an affordable way to achieve the best version of ourselves.

For more information visit https://diminishclinic.co.za/ or follow them on Instagram @diminishclinic.

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