Does Freezing Fat Really Works?
Fat freezing, technically known as cryolipolysis, is an FDA approved non-invasive method of freezing fat cells to get rid of “love handles,” a double chin and other unwanted bulges of fat. It promises to remove 20 percent of fat in a given area, but probably not all in a single treatment. Fat freezing works by using paddles that suction your skin into a cup in order to crystallize underlying fat cells. Each procedure can last from 35 minutes to an hour, depending on the target area. The discomfort involved is said to be minimal although the area treated will first feel very cold and then numb.
Who is it for?
Above all, CoolSculpting is “for someone who is looking for mild improvements,” explaining that it’s not designed for one-stop-shop major fat removal like liposuction.
It often takes a few treatments to get to your optimum results, a single treatment will have very minimal change, sometimes imperceptible to clients. One of the downsides of CoolSculpting is there’s a range for any one person. We have clients who have tried it and did not notice any improvement . All hope is not lost, however, the more treatments you have, the more results you will see. What will happen eventually is an up to 20 percent fat reduction in a treatment area. With each treatment session costing between $800-$1500 per applicator, it makes you think if it really is worth it?
Will it make you lose weight?
Is it permanent?
Only if you can control your weight. If you gain weight it will find a place to go.
Risks include the possibility of contour irregularities due to uneven removal of fat cells, numbness of nerves lasting weeks or months, swelling, and the chance that the fat will come back. If you decide to go ahead with fat freezing, be sure to ask your doctor about specific risks for the area being treated.
We, at Novak Laser Boutique stand by every product we offer because we believe in them. Not only do we research all procedures, but we try them too. And sorry to say, this one didn’t make the cut because we didn’t “feel the magic.”
Source: Dr. Weil. Vogue Magazine