What is Cryolipolysis?

Cryolipolysis is a technique that is likened to "Coolsculpting" that is said to destroy damaged cells non invasively without impacting the surrounding area.

It can be performed in a relatively short period of time and small amounts are required to affect the body in big ways. The size of the impact is very small so it can be performed in with our revolutionary technology at Calgary Laser Health. We provide cryoshaping or cryolipolysis.

This treatment is a quick and easy way to remove excess fat in the body. When treating the localized area it is completed within an hour or less.

Coolsculpting is the brand name for a medical procedure often referred to as coolsculpting. Some people call it cryoshaping or cold body sculpting when they first hear about it.

Coolsculpting is a brand name and the only one approved by the FDA for both cryolipolysis and coolsculpting. It's like a Band-Aid for freezing fat, and it's a common name. Brand identity is important, which is why it has a trademark and a patent on the use of cold to kill fat. 

The development of this popular, non-invasive fat degradation process was based on the discovery that cryolipolysis is a process that precisely controls the body's cooling temperature to trigger programmed fat cell death and fat cell breakdown. Our fat cells are affected by cold temperatures just like our other cells in the skin and other tissues.

In coolsculpting (fat freezing), a vacuum device is placed under a fat bulge and the fat cells are exposed to cold (freezing or lower) body temperatures for about an hour. The theory behind this technique is that fat cells are more sensitive to cold temperatures than other types of cells surrounding the body. During prolonged use at cool temperatures on the skin, cooled fat cells crystallize and begin to die, while other species do not.  

Fat freezing, also known as cryolipolysis is a non-invasive method of freezing fat cells to remove unwanted fat areas. It works by sucking the skin into a cup with a paddle to crystallize the fat cells underneath. It is effective, but can cause permanent dents if the treated area is not treated properly. 

It is a term that can be applied to a wide range of treatments, but uses the basic principle of fat cell removal. Coolsculpting is the only FDA-approved non-invasive fat and body contour freezing procedure performed in medical and aesthetic clinics. The technique is based on the knowledge that fat cells are more susceptible to damage by cold temperatures than other cells, such as skin cells.

Macrophages, a kind of white blood cells that are part of the body's immune system call an injury site to get rid of dead fat cells and deposits in the body. The injury triggers an inflammatory reaction throughout the body that leads to the death of fat cells. 

Cryolipolysis means that we do not damage fat cells by freezing, but freeze the fat and freeze it to the point where surrounding tissues such as nerves, skin and muscles are damaged. The procedure freezes and kills the fat cells that are part of the body you have been treating. After a few weeks of treatment, these fat cells are broken down and flushed out of the body, usually in the liver.  

A modern alternative to liposuction is cryolipolysis, a non-invasive technique that does not require surgery. It is a body contour technique that works by freezing subcutaneous adipose tissue and killing fat cells in the body which are then expelled by the body's natural processes. This is the scientific mechanism by which cooling is one of the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatments. 

It is used on the abdomen, abdomen, hips and areas for the chin and arms. Cryolipolysis can be used for excess fat in a number of different body regions. This includes placing a vacuum device under a fat bulge and exposing it to a cold (freezing or lower) body temperature for about an hour. 

Fat cells are more vulnerable to the effects of cold than other cell types. The cold causes blood vessels to narrow and blood flow to decrease, and the vacuum draws blood flow away from the accompanying inflammatory cells in the fat layer, which helps destroy fat deposits. Cryolipolysis is sometimes referred to as' cooling 'because patients use cold temperatures to break down fat cells. 

Scientists came up with the idea of cryolipolysis to investigate what happens to fat during frostbite. The theory behind this comes from an observed medical phenomenon called the so-called "popsicle panniculitis" in which infants and young children develop swelling and redness on their cheeks six to 72 hours after sucking a popsicle or ice cube. Adults do not show this phenomenon because they have less fatty acids in their cheeks. 

This is possible because skin cells consist of water, which means that they can be frozen at lower temperatures than fat cells. Following this principle, two scientists, Dr. Dieter Manstein and Dr. Rox Anderson, developed a treatment that exposes fat cells to extreme temperatures and freezes stubborn flaws without damaging the overlying skin. 

Some patients report discomfort, but it usually takes only the first few minutes of treatment before the refrigerator switches off and the tissue is cooled down in a controlled manner. The tissue in the treatment area can look frozen or curved in the first few minutes. Both Coolsculpting modelling and cryolipolysis have proven to be low-risk and highly effective. 

Patients who want to reduce localized fat deposits that persist after diet and exercise may be interested in cryolipolysis. Calgary Laser Health offers the latest coolsculpting application for body parts that are frozen in fat.  

Cool sculpting targets stubborn subcutaneous fat cells, which use cryolipolysis technology to freeze fat cells. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certifies cooling as a safe medical treatment.

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