What is Cryosculpting?
Cryosculpting is also called cryolipolysis or CoolSculpting. Cryosculpting is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure which removes body fat by freezing the fat cells. The treatment is a clinically proven and safe method with a high success rate and the results we’ve seen in the clinic are noticeable and lasting. The reduction of subcutaneous fat in the treated area has been between 20-30% after a series of sessions.
How does Cryosculpting work?
At Skintech Medical, we use the Cryo 21 which is a proven and effective cryolipolysis technology. This advanced machine has been used extensively and safely throughout Europe for the past six years. The device uses specially designed hand pieces which are moved manually over the treatment areas to deliver controlled cooling. Specific massage techniques and topical gels specific for each treatment are used to help achieve the desired results. The fat cells are destroyed while the skin is not harmed, and the body’s natural elimination process removes these dead fat cells over the following weeks. The fat cells do not regenerate.
Unlike liposuction which uses surgery and anaesthetics, the cryosculpting or cryolipolysis procedure is non-invasive so it carries less risk. The technique is not painful and in fact, this treatment can be soothing and relaxing. You will never be left alone and the techniques used allow the treatment to be given in many areas. There is no downtime needed after treatment and we encourage patients to do what they would normally do immediately after treatment.
Cryosculpting is not a way to lose weight and it doesn’t eliminate all the fat cells. A healthy diet and regular exercise are the best ways to maintain your ideal weight. If this approach doesn’t move some of the excess fat in specific areas of your body, then cryosculpting may be a solution.
As well as the ability to permanently reduce the number of fat cell numbers, the Cryo 21 machine helps with skin firming for loose or sagging skin, toning treatments for wrinkles, and cellulite. By stimulating skin cells to produce elastin fibres and collagen, the two most essential elements that make up the supporting structure of the skin, skin can be toned and firmed.
What can Cryosculpting be used for?
Cryosculpting is effective at removing stubborn pockets of fat from localised areas of your body that are resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure is best suited to people who are weight stable or within 5-10kg of their ideal weight.
Areas that can be treated by cryosculpting:
- Upper arms
- Love handles
- Thighs (Inner & Outer)
- Under Butt (banana rolls)
- Areas of the back
- Along the bra line
- Under the chin and neckline
How long does it take to see results from Cryosculpting?
You may start to see results fairly quickly with more improvement after a few weeks as the body eliminates the dead fat cells, but the full results will be seen in a few months. We will tailor a treatment plan designed specifically to your body for best results.
How many treatments will you need?
The number of treatments varies but usually from six visits up to eight or more depending on your body type and the results you want. The Skintech Medical team will explain this in detail at your first consultation. Here’s a guide based on our experience at the clinic of typical results with an average of 6-8 treatments:
- Arms – 1-4 cm reduction
- Waist – 4-12 cm reduction
- Hips – 3-8 cm reduction
- Thighs – 2-6 cm reduction
Phone us to make an appointment at Skintech Medical for a Cryosculpting treatment
During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss a specific treatment plan for your body type and the results you want so that you’re comfortable with the cryolipolysis treatment plan before you begin.