Cryolipolysis

Cryolipolysis also called  Fat Freezing is one of the most popular and well documented nonsurgical fat reduction treatments available today.

The procedure involves the use of sophisticated technology to safely apply controlled cold temperatures to specific and targeted areas of the body where pockets of excess fat are commonly stored to permanently kill the fat cells .

Areas that can be treated:

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Eligibility Criteria, Before & After Care  

 

MUST NOT HAVE:

 

Cryoglobulinemia (inflammation of the blood vessels) or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (autoimmune disease – rare type of haemolytic  anaemia)

 

Known sensitivity to cold such as cold urticaria (skin reaction to cold eg. hives) or Raynaud’s disease (discoloration of the fingers and/or the toes after exposure to changes in hot or cold temperature)

 

Impaired peripheral circulation (vascular disease) in the area to be treated *

 

Neuropathic disorders such as post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles) or diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage caused by diabetes)

 

Impaired skin sensation

 

Open or infected wounds

 

Bleeding disorders (blood cannot clot properly) or concomitant use of blood thinners (prescribed to prevent blood clots and stroke)

 

Recent surgery or scar tissue in the area to be treated

 

A hernia or history of hernia in the area to be treated

 

Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, or rashes

 

Pregnant or lactating minimum 6 months

 

Active implanted device such as pacemaker or defibrillator

 

Have a liver, kidney or cancerous disease

 

Have uncontrolled diabetes or blood pressure

Not be menstruating if treating abdomen

Before Treatment 

 

Avoid taking any medications or supplements that thin your blood, such as aspirin, fish oil or St. Johns Wort. (These all have blood thinning properties that can make you more susceptible to bruising. It’s best to stop taking them at least 5 days before your session). However, before doing that please talk to your family doctor to make sure it’s okay. Your doctor may also suggest alternative medications that you can take during this time.

Drink at least 600ml of water before treatment time and at least 2L per day after treatment.

 

Areas must NOT have wounds, bruising, sunburn. Cryolipolysis involves some massaging and suctioning of the area being treated. If your skin is cut or excessively bruised, you might need to postpone your treatment to prevent your wound from getting worse.

 

Avoid tanning your skin in the target area. (Tanning can make your skin more sensitive to treatment) To minimize discomfort, it’s best to protect your skin from the sun exposure before your treatment.

 

Eat healthy before your treatment. A healthy diet will help to improve treatment results as your body be functioning at an optimal level.