Cool Sculpting Treatment
COOL SCULPTING/ CRYOLIPOLYSIS – NON SURGICAL FAT REMOVAL
Cryolipolysis procedure is a new, non-invasive way to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of the body. Non-invasive cooling of adipose tissue to induce lipolysis – the breaking down of fat cells – to reduce body fat without damage to other tissues. The science behind the Cool Sculpting Procedure, Cryolipolysis, was discovered by world-renowned dermatologists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Their research showed that fat cells are naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cold than other surrounding tissues, and that fat cells can be safely eliminated without harming the skin. The scientific discovery led to the development of Cool Sculpting.
- Exposure to cooling via energy extraction causes fat cell apoptosis – a natural, controlled cell death, which leads to the release of cytokines and other inflammatory mediators that gradually eliminate the affected cells.
- Inflammatory cells gradually digest the affected fat cells in the months after the procedure, reducing the thickness of the fat layer.
The result of the Cool Sculpting procedure is noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in areas like the stomach, love handles, and back fat without needles, incisions, anesthesia, and pain medication with no recovery time. What makes Cool Sculpting different is that it uses advanced cooling technology to selectively target fat bulges and eliminate fat cells through a gradual process that does not harm the surrounding tissues. Fat bulges are visibly reduced in two to four months.
Why the Cool Sculpting Procedure Is Different
The Cool Sculpting Procedure using Cryolipolysis is fundamentally different from other non- or minimally invasive modalities. Other methods of fat removal primarily involve necrotic cell death by damaging fat with heat, high-intensity focused ultrasound, or chemical injections. Each approach poses potential technical challenges, particularly with respect to targeting the right tissue depth and unintended damage to other structures close to or within the fat layer. Predictability of efficacy using these other techniques is also uncertain. In contrast, the Cool Sculpting Procedure using Cryolipolysis induces apoptosis only in fat cells to gently and gradually reduce the fat layer while preserving all other tissue.
Benefits of the Cool Sculpting Procedure:
- No downtime
- Requires no anesthesia
- Targets troubling areas of fat that cannot be eliminated through diet or exercise
How Non-Invasive Cryolipolysis Works
|1||Some stubborn fat bulges are immune
to diet and exercise
|2||Cool Sculpting targets and cools fat cells to temperatures that trigger fat cell apoptosis|
|3||No damage to nerves
or other tissues
because lipids in
fat crystallize at a warmer temperature than water in other cell types
fat cells enter an apoptotic death sequence and are gradually removed in the next few weeks and months by the immune system
Fat layer thickness significantly reduced
|6||Fat layer reduction
in targeted area leads to an improvement in flank appearance