Fat Freeze Treatment
Eliminate Stubborn Fats Effectively
Fat freezing is a non-invasive body-contouring treatment that breaks down fat cells using cold temperature. It is considered as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction and can be used on areas like:
- Inner/ Outer thighs
How does fat freezing work?
Fat freeze treatment works by selectively freezing the fat tissue, without affecting the collagen and other components of the skin. It uses a controlled cooling mechanism to safely break down stubborn fat that don’t seem to go away regardless of all efforts through diet and exercise.
The medical term for fat freeze treatment is ‘cryolipolysis‘. It consists of several probes that enables the localised reduction of fatty tissue to achieve a better body contour. When the probe is placed on the targeted area, it creates a vacuum to pull the excess skin and the fatty tissue towards the inside of the probe.
The treatment typically lasts between 35 to 60 minutes, and patients may experience mild discomfort or numbness during the procedure, but generally do not require any anesthesia or pain medication.
During the treatment session, the probe brings down the temperate of the skin and fat within the temperature range of -5 to 5°C. The exposure to the freezing temperature induces death of the subcutaneous fat cells, without affecting the superficial layer of the skin and the surrounding tissue.
Results can be seen gradually over the course of several weeks to months as the body naturally eliminates the destroyed fat cells. It’s important to note that while fat freezing can reduce the number of fat cells in a targeted area, it is not a substitute for weight loss and does not prevent the accumulation of new fat cells in other areas of the body.
What happens during fat freezing treatment?
Before the fat freezing treatment
After the assessment by the doctor or the nurse therapist, the targeted area will be demarcated using a marker. A film of gel pad will be placed on the area to protect the superficial layer of the skin to prevent burns.
In the first few minutes of the treatment, you may feel uncomfortable because of the intense cold and the suction by the probe(s). After 5 to 10 minutes into the treatment, you will likely adjust and get used to the temperature and the suction. Each treatment cycle takes about 60 minutes to complete.