Cryolipolysis is a slimming technique that uses controlled cooling to reduce fat bulges such as love handles and tummy fat.
? What is it
The term Cryolipolysis can be divided into “cryo” which is cold or freezing, “lipo” which means fat and “lysis” which means to break apart. Therefore when combined, Cryolipolysis means the destruction of fat cells by freezing or cooling. The fat cells that are exposed to the cold will disintegrate in a process of natural cell death also known as apoptosis. The lipids that are released in this process are progressively eliminated by natural metabolic activities over the 3 months following the procedure. Regular exercise during this period helps to optimize their elimination. Cryolipolysis affects only fat cells, since they are more sensitive to cold than other cells. Hence fat is removed while sparing neighboring skin, muscles and nerves. This non-invasive technique offers an alternative to liposuction for those who wish to avoid the risks and recuperation time inherent to surgical procedures. Best results are obtained on patients that have a healthy weight and diet, but wish to get rid of resistant fat bulges. At Forever Laser Institute we perform Cryolipolysis using the ATHENALAB TM device.
What is the Procedure?The ATHENALAB TM oval hand piece is placed on the treated area. It contains a suction mechanism that will draw and hold the fatty bulge between two cooling panels. These will extract the heat out of the tissues. During the procedure, the ATHENALAB TM device maintains the treatment temperature at -5°C TO -10°C. A Cryolipolysis session lasts 1 hour per zone, and must be preceded by an aesthetic consultation with one of our doctors.
? What can be treated
( Tummy – Love handles – Back )