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fat freezing therapy


Fat freezing OVERVIEW

Cryolipolysis, commonly referred to as fat freezing, is a nonsurgical fat reduction procedure that uses cold temperature to reduce fat deposits in certain areas of the body. The procedure is designed to reduce localized fat deposits or bulges that do not respond to diet and exercise.   A 2020 study found that cryolipolysis that uses new and better-fitting applicators are safe and effective in quickly reducing excess fat in various body areas.  This led to an overall loss of body mass particularly around the waist by an average of 3 percent. 


Cryolipolysis, uses cold temperature to break down fat cells. The fat cells are particularly susceptible to the effects of cold, unlike other types of cells. While the fat cells freeze, the skin and other structures are spared from injury.  This is one of the most popular nonsurgical fat reduction treatments, with over 450,000 procedures performed worldwide.
Patients who wish to reduce a localized fat bulge that has persisted despite diet and exercise may be interested in cryolipolysis.  Who is not a candidate for cryolipolysis?  Patients with cold-related conditions, like cryoglobulinemia, cold urticaris and paroxysmal cold hemoglobulinuria should not have cryolipolysis.  Patients with loose skin or poor tone may not be suitable candidates for the procedure.  The goal of cryolipolysis is to reduce the volume of fat in a fatty bulge.


Cryolipolysis for fat reduction and body contouring: safety and efficacy of current treatment paradigms
MJ Ingargiola, S Motakef, MT Chung… - Plastic and …, 2015 -

Cryolipolysis is an effective treatment modality for non-invasive body sculpting
J Lewis - Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 2016 -


Adipose hypertrophy following cryolipolysis
WA Stefani - Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2015 -


Of 112 participants who were treated, 74.1% were female. The mean age and BMI were 42.5 years and 24.9 kg/mg2, respectively. Of the 106 evaluable participants, 89.6% were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with treatment results. Satisfaction was high regardless of body area(s), total number of treatment cycles, or baseline BMI. Mean [standard deviation] fat volume reduction was 264.8 [411.4] mL. Overall, 90.6% reported "noticeable" or "very noticeable" fat reduction, 89.6% were "likely" or "very likely" to treat additional areas, and 93.4% would recommend cryolipolysis to a friend. Twenty-four (21.4%) participants reported treatment-emergent adverse events; 23 (20.5%) reported these as adverse device effects. No serious device-related or unanticipated adverse effects occurred.

Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 42, Issue 7, July 2022, Pages 760–770


How often should you repeat this therapy? The fat freezing therapy program at Recharge requires a once every 14 days visit to the club for 60 minutes per session.



What are the results of this therapy?  After approximately 4-7 sessions clients should see a noticeable improvement


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