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.