The term ‘Cryolipolysis’ is derived from two merged words. “Cryogenic” which means to freeze and “Lipolysis” which means the breakdown of lipids, which involves hydrolysis of triglycerides into glycerol and free fatty acids. In simple terms this means the breakdown and removal of the fat cells. Therefore, this treatment is often called “Fat Freezing”.
Cryolipolysis, also known as “fat freezing”, is a procedure that involves the non-invasive cooling of body fat to break down fat cells. The treatment creates a lipolytic action in the fat cell and can reduce overall fat by up to 40% without damage to other tissues.
It is a safe and effective treatment with no downtime for the client. It can be used to treat the flanks, upper and lower abdomen, back fat pads, inner or outer thighs, upper arms, and the chest area on male clients.
This effect can take 3 months to be seen so it is essential that clients are made aware of this time frame. This means that cryolipolysis is more suited to the clients that are struggling with certain areas of fat that are still present even after diet and exercise.
When deciding if cryolipolysis is suitable for your client it is important to understand the reasons why they have decided to book in for the treatment. A client we may deem as overweight may be happy with their overall size but struggling with achieving a flatter stomach or fat loss on the thigh area. What is important is that the client is looking to maintain or lose further weight thus allowing them to see the difference from the treatment over the three months. If the client is targeting a smoother contour on their tummy but then increase their intake of calories, they will unlikely see the results they have paid for!