Cryolipolysis, an FDA-cleared treatment is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment aimed at reducing fat in targeted areas of the body. The procedure also known as fat freezing uses cooling technology to selectively target fat bulges and eliminate fat cells permanently through a gradual process that does not harm the surrounding tissues. This procedure can reduce unwanted abdominal fat, love handles (flanks), and back fat.
For time-starved individuals, Calvin Chan Aesthetic & Laser Clinic offers DualSculpting or even QuadSculpting which is the use of two or up to four Cryolipolysis handpieces at the same time to reduce treatment times of up to 4 areas to the length of time needed for a single session.
Ideal candidates for the Cryolipolysis procedure are relatively fit, but have some modest-size fat bulges that are not easily reduced through diet and exercise. They are seeking spot reduction for specific areas of fat, but are not considering a surgical procedure. The Cryolipolysis procedure is not intended for weight loss or obesity, and it is not a substitute for invasive methods such as liposuction.
Cryolipolysis is more commonly used to treat areas such as the “muffin top”, post pregnancy pooch, love handles for men, back fat for women, saddle bags and fat on the arms and thighs of men and women. We carry a range of applicators to treat your different concerns.
Each treatment will take approximately 35 Minutes but at least an hour for initial treatment, preparation and assessment.
At Calvin Chan Aesthetic & Laser Clinic, Cryolipolysis is done only by our certified and trained therapists who will do a 360 degree assessment to determine the treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Together, you’ll look at your whole body from different angles—and then focus on specific areas where you want to eliminate fat. Every patient is unique and each of our Cryolipolysis treatment plans is customized to suit each individual patient’s needs and concerns.
Treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen) then gradually die off and leave the body through the body’s natural elimination process. That’s why the results are long-term. Untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution.
You may experience some tenderness in the areas treated but that will resolve over time. The Cryolipolysis procedure is completely non-invasive, which makes returning to normal activities afterwards a typically easy process. Often, patients even return to work after their Cryolipolysis treatment is over.
Clinical studies demonstrate that the Cryolipolysis procedure provides noticeable, measurable fat reduction in properly selected patients over the course of 2 to 4 months after the procedure. Additional procedures may be administered 2 to 4 months after the initial procedure to achieve greater fat reduction. Cryolipolysis has demonstrated fat layer reductions, across multiple treatment areas, of up to 27% at 6 months.
Patients experiencing fat layer reduction show persistent results at least 6 months after the Cryolipolysis treatment. Longer-term studies have not yet been completed. It is known that the exposure to cooling causes the fat cells to begin a process of natural removal, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer. The fat cells in the treated area are gently eliminated through the body’s normal metabolism process, like fat from food. The elimination of fat cells as a result of the Cryolipolysis Procedure is expected to last about as long as fat cells removed by invasive procedures, such as liposuction.
The Cryolipolysis applicators come in different sizes, allowing the doctor to treat even hard-to-reach areas apart from traditional capabilities for treating love handles, back or bra fat, abdomen, butt cheeks, and inner thighs.
We have large applicators designed to debulk; non-suction “flat” applicators ideal for non-pinchable fat such as outer thighs; petite applicators created to treat the unique shape of the upper arm area, which has always been one of the most challenging areas for fat reduction; mini applicators specially designed to treat smaller pockets of fat, including the submental or double chin fat area. Due to the smaller applicator head, it can also be used to target stubborn knee fat and bra fat at the arm pit areas