4 Questions to Ask Cryolipolysis Specialist
In treated areas, cryolipolysis permanently eliminates approximately 25% of fat cells via its freezing process. Cryolipolysis is available at Assure Wellness Group. For more information, please feel free to contact us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Chesapeake VA, Alexandria VA and Jacksonville NC.
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Known as fat freezing, cryolipolysis is a nonsurgical fat reduction procedure that uses cold temperatures to reduce fat deposits on certain parts of the body. Using this procedure, localized fat deposits or bulges that do not respond to diet and exercise can be reduced. The product is not intended for people who are obese.
Cryolipolysis is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating fat deposits under the chin, upper arms, inner and outer thighs, abdomen, hip/flank (“love handles”), upper back (“brassiere rolls”), lower back, and underneath the buttocks.
Four months after initial treatment, studies show an average reduction of 15 to 28 percent in fat. After treatment, you may begin to notice changes as soon as three weeks later. After about 2 months, there is a dramatic improvement.
In contrast to other cells, such as skin cells, fat cells are more susceptible to damage from cold temperatures. Fat cells are injured by the cold temperature. As a result of the injury, the body triggers an inflammatory response, which kills fat cells. Macrophages, a type of white blood cell and part of the body’s immune system, are called to the injury site to rid it of dead fat cells and debris.
Cryolipolysis compromises fat cells, which are then processed by the lymphatic system and permanently eliminated from the body. There will be no regeneration of these fat cells by the body. After your cryolipolysis treatment, dead fat cells will gradually be eliminated naturally and safely, leaving you slimmer and more toned where the procedure was performed.
Despite cryolipolysis and the permanent elimination of fat cells, patients can still gain weight. As long as there are fat cells left in the body, they can expand. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly remains vital not only for your overall health but also for the continued effectiveness of the procedure. Talk to the specialists at Assure Wellness Group about the best practices to adhere to in order to maintain the results of cryolipolysis.
Your lymphatic system will flush away dead fat cells if you drink lots of water during and after the procedure. Additionally, you may want to avoid exercising aggressively. After the procedure, give your body a few days to rest.
In spite of the fact that you probably expect to see the results of your investment right away, it is not likely to happen. Rather than shrinking, your treated area will swell more. Nevertheless, let your body get rid of the dead fat cells in its own time. Your treatment will begin to show results within a month, with the most dramatic results appearing after two months.
You may only need one treatment session if you have one problematic area. In order to achieve your desired goal, you may need more than one treatment in a specific area or you may have more than one problem area that needs treatment. A treatment plan – and the number of sessions – will be designed with your doctor based on your desired outcomes.
Every person has a constant number of fat cells throughout their lifetime. It is true that fat cells expand or shrink when we gain or lose weight, but we do not gain or lose fat cells as one might think.
In treated areas, cryolipolysis permanently eliminates approximately 25% of fat cells via its freezing process. By removing fat cells permanently – due to the onset of fat cell death – the overall number of fat cells decreases and these fat cells never replace themselves.
Cryolipolysis is available at Assure Wellness Group. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Chesapeake VA, Portsmouth VA, Norfolk VA, Bethesda MD, Chillum MD, Alexandria VA, Springfield VA, Hybla Valley VA, Jacksonville NC, Half Moon NC, Piney Green NC, Forestbrook SC, Socastee SC and surrounding areas.