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What Is Cryolipolysis?

When it comes to choosing a suitable fat removal method, you may have come across a term called cryolipolysis. It’s an innovative technique used in the CoolSculpting® Elite system.

At Physician Skin Solutions, we offer CoolSculpting® Elite cosmetic treatments to get rid of fat safely and efficiently without surgery. Dr. Shannon Maltais and her team of aestheticians provide CoolSculpting® Elite treatments in Glendale, AZ.

Cryolipolysis Definition

Cryolipolysis is a term used to describe the removal of fat by freezing it. The concept behind cryolipolysis is that freezing unwanted subcutaneous fat causes cell death.

The term cryolipolysis consists of two words: cryo (icy cold) and lipolysis (chemical fat decomposition.

Subcutaneous fat gets found at the bottom layer of skin, below the epidermis. Cryolipolysis is a safe method of fat removal because it doesn’t cause any damage to the overlying skin.

The process of cryolipolysis gets done via thermal induction processes. To avoid the potential for frostbite, the temperature for such treatments gets set below normal body temperature but above temperatures that would freeze the body.

Cryolipolysis also only gets carried out for a maximum period, such as 14°F for 45 minutes. What’s more, cryolipolysis only targets very specific areas as opposed to the entire body.

What Is CoolSculpting® Elite?

CoolSculpting® Elite is an FDA-approved cosmetic body contouring treatment that uses fat-freezing technology (cryolipolysis). In just one visit to Physician Skin Solutions, the treatment can reduce up to 20% fat in the target areas.

CoolSculpting® Elite is the result of research and development carried out by a team of both Harvard scientists and physicians. It’s a precisely controlled innovation that only attacks fat cells in specific areas.

Each CoolSculpting® Elite treatment session can last between one and three hours. After that, the body’s natural process takes over and slowly absorbs the destroyed fat cells through its metabolism processes.

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Benefits of CoolSculpting® Elite

There are many benefits to CoolSculpting® Elite. For example, CoolSculpting® Elite is a non-invasive body contouring treatment. There is no surgery, injections, or anesthesia involved in each CoolSculpting® Elite treatment session.

Another advantage of CoolSculpting® Elite is how there is no downtime after each treatment session. Patients that take advantage of CoolSculpting® Elite treatments can resume their daily routines after each session.

CoolSculpting® Elite is a safe treatment and has full FDA approval. It can target several areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, back and arms, bra fat, and underneath the chin.

Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting® Elite?

You are likely a good candidate for CoolSculpting® Elite if you lead a healthy lifestyle  but find it hard to get rid of stubborn fat pockets around your body.

All CoolSculpting® Elite candidates should be within 15 to 20 pounds of their target weight. Candidates should have realistic treatment expectations, and it should not get used as a substitute for conventional weight loss methods.


*Individual Results May Vary


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Schedule a consultation with Physician Skin Solutions at Arrowhead today by filling out the form on our website or by calling our office directly at 1-(602) 843-4040.

Physician Skin Solutions serves the greater Glendale, AZ area.

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