Cryo Slimming/Toning and Cryo Facials is a non-invasive, body contouring treatment that is used for slimming, cellulite reduction, and toning. It uses the science of cryolipolysis (cell death) through the concentrated application of cold to destroy fat cells.
What is Cryolipolysis?
Cryolipolysis, commonly referred to as "CoolSculpting", uses cold temperature to break down fat cells. The fat cells are particularly susceptible to the effects of cold, unlike other types of cells. While the fat cells freeze, the skin and other structures are spared from injury.
This is one of the most popular nonsurgical fat reduction treatments, with over 450,000 procedures performed worldwide.
Reasons clients want Cryolipolysis
Clients who wish to reduce a localized fat bulge that has persisted despite diet and exercise may be interested in cryolipolysis.
Who is not a candidate for Cryolipolysis?
Clients with cold-related conditions, like cryoglobulinemia, cold urticarias and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria should not have cryolipolysis. Clients with loose skin or poor tone may not be suitable candidates for the procedure.
What does Cryolipolysis do?
The goal of cryolipolysis is to reduce the volume of fat in a fatty bulge. Some clients may opt to have more than one area treated or to retreat an area more than once.
Does Cryolipolysis require anesthesia?
This procedure is done without anesthesia.
After an assessment of the dimensions and shape of the fatty bulge to be treated, an applicator of the appropriate size and curvature is chosen. The area of concern is marked to identify the site for applicator placement. A gel pad/anti-freeze membrane is placed to protect the skin. The applicator is applied, and the bulge is vacuumed into the hollow of the applicator. The temperature inside the applicator drops, and as it does so, the area numbs. Clients sometimes experience discomfort from the vacuum's pull on their tissue, but this resolves within minutes.
Clients typically watch TV, use their smart phone or read during the procedure. After treatment, the vacuum turns off, the applicator is removed and the area is massaged, which may improve the final results.
What are the risks of cryolipolysis?
The complication rate is low, and the satisfaction rate is high. There is a risk of surface irregularities and asymmetry. Clients may not get the result they'd hoped for. Rarely, in less than 1 percent, clients may have paradoxical fat hyperplasia, which is an unexpected increase in the number of fat cells. This is three times more likely in men than in women and is seen more in those of Hispanic or Latino descent.
Recovering from cryolipolysis
There are no activity restrictions. Clients sometimes feel sore, as if they had worked out. Rarely do clients experience pain. If that happens the client should contact their physician, who may prescribe medication for a few days.
What are the results of cryolipolysis?
The injured fat cells are gradually eliminated by the body over 4 to 6 months. During that time the fatty bulge decreases in size, with an average fat reduction of about 20 percent.
The CryoSlimming uses apoptosis process to cause fat cell death. These cells will be passed out through the lymphatic system.
The treatment lasts for 20 (CryoToning) to 30 (CryoSlimming) minutes.
The CryoToning treatment works by cooling subcutaneous fat areas (fat directly underneath the skin) of the legs, arms, face, etc. which creates vasodilation or expansion of the blood vessels. This stimulates collagen production which break down the fibers that create dimpling.. Clients may return to normal activity immediately after.
For best results, no sugar should be consumed 2 hours before and after the CryoSlimming treatment. Hot Yoga right before or after both treatments is also discouraged.
Q: What are the benefits?
A: The major benefit sought is a large decrease in fat mass, measured between 15% and 40% with an average of 38% fat loss on the subjects tested.
Q: How often can it be done?
A: Slimming can be done every 14 days, so as to allow for the lymphatic system to fully cycle out cellular waste from prior sessions. Toning can be done once a day. Doing sessions outside of these guidelines would overload the natural processes in the body, producing a less desirable result.
Q: What to bring beforehand?
A: Nothing is needed. For slimming in particular, it is best to avoid sugars and carbohydrates 2 hours before and after. Facials should not be completed on clients who have had injectables (Botox/Fillers). Clients should wait for 1 month after Botox or 3 months after she/he had fillers.
Q: Is there weight loss results with this session?
A: The slimming session produces weight loss, through the destruction of fat cells and additionally the drainage (via the lymphatic system) experienced following the session.
Q: Can multiple areas be done at once?
A: You can do one slimming session at a time, in conjunction with one or more toning sessions (within reason). It is advised that upper body and lower body are treated in separate visits.
Q: Side effects?
A: Localized redness and discomfort lasting around 2-3 hours is common. It is advised that clients do not wear any products on their skin, as they may crystallize during the session. Some people may feel numbness or redness lasting for several days after the session.
Q: Ideal candidate?
A: The ideal candidate would be someone who is under 35 BMI. Maximum treatable area is half area of A4 on either side. The sessions are most effective on smaller problem areas of fat and cellulite that are stubborn against diet/exercise.
Q: How long do results last?
A: Depending on the individual, results may last several months to several years. It is advisable to have 2 to 3 maintenance sessions following the end of the treatment (3-6 sessions advised as a treatment’) for longer lasting results.
Q: How does it feel?
A: Clients will experience a localized cooling, typically experiencing some brief numbness toward the end of the session. This is completely normal, and should subside following the session.
Q: Is there anyone who cannot do the sessions?
A: Though the sessions are very low risk, sessions are not recommended for anyone under the age of 14 or if they have the following:
Cryo Slimming results are generally visible after the first treatment; however, it should be noted that the best results appear 15 days to 3 weeks after the first treatment and extend for several months afterwards. The best results occur around 3-5 sessions – average fat loss was a 38% with a sample of 100 people. We measure the area you would like to be treated before and after the first session and you can see immediate impact. Treatments take between 20 and 30 minutes.