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Cryolipolysis (Fat Freezing)….Where it Began

We love to discover and share fun facts here at Skulpt Face & Body, and let’s face it, we should all have a clearer understanding of anything that will cause a reaction in our body.

Children Eating Ice Blocks & A Naked Horse Rider

Not words we would imagine to ever be within the same context. However, let’s continue…

There are many questions around cryolipolysis (fat freezing), but let’s start with how it was first discovered. Well if rumour is to be believed, doctors discovered this life-changing treatment from children eating ice blocks.

Noticing, after eating large amounts of them, they would have fat degradation in their cheeks. The freezing cold temperature from this treat, had removed tiny pockets of fat cells.

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Ice blocks helped in the discovery of fat freezing.

At the time of this discovery, there was another documented incident of a woman who experienced fat loss on her inner thighs when she rode on a horse naked in cold weather. (We at Skulpt are unsure why a woman would be riding around naked on a horse in cold weather, but it makes for interesting reading nonetheless).

The Science

These two cases pointed to a possible connection between exposing a specific body part to cold temperatures and fat loss. Further building a hypothesis that perhaps exposing body parts to extreme cold could result in, strategically, freezing fat away.
It is then that Dr. Anderson and Dr. Manstein started experimenting to determine the appropriate temperatures for a fat freeze.
During the experiments, they discovered that the adipose tissue was more sensitive to cold than the nerve endings, the muscle, skin, and other body tissue.
The doctors were also able to point to the exact temperatures that were needed to freeze fat away without harming other body structures. It is then that the concept of freezing fat away was invented.
And thankfully it was, as this discovery led to the development of the technology behind the non-invasive Cryolipolysis procedure.
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How Fat Freezing Works

Cryolipolysis uses cold energy to destroy fat cells permanently. The cooling machine works by grabbing onto fat between two plates. The fat is then held in place by a powerful vacuum that creates a suction motion; the cooling plates are set to a cold temperature which reduces the temperature of fat to -8 degrees, making it impossible for the fat cells to survive.
Most of us have relentless fat regardless of how much dieting and exercise we have tried. The award winning, 3D Lipo technology has controlled cooling to pinpoint and destroy the targeted fat cells.
Results are permanent because the treated fat cells are gone forever. Areas left untreated will have no change in fat cell distribution.

Where Does the Fat Go?

The body employs it’s natural mechanism to eliminate the dead cells through the lymphatic system over the next few weeks, leaving your body in better shape.
The important thing to remember here, is that fat cell numbers in the treatment area have been reduced and so the area will appear smaller, less bulgy and more contoured. This is a more permanent option than treatments such as laser lipolysis where the fat cells are merely emptied, because of course, they can easily re fill.

Fat Freezing Benefits

It Is Non-Invasive

One of the benefits of fat freezing is that it is non-invasive, meaning there are no incisions or needles used during the procedure. The treatment involves freezing of fat cells in the targeted body part while leaving the surrounding body tissues unharmed.

The Procedure Is Quick And Simple

Typically, a fat freezing procedure takes about 45-60 minutes, which makes it convenient even for people with busy schedules. The good thing about the procedure is that it doesn’t require any recovery time, and you can resume your normal routine shortly after the session.

It Can Treat Nearly Any Part Of The Body

Well almost… “If you can pinch it, we can freeze it”. Fat freezing can be done on any part of the body. However, most people perform the procedure to eliminate the stubborn fats of the stomach; love handles, hips and thighs. This procedure, therefore, helps our fully trained and specialised team to contour your body the way you want it to be.

Results Are Long-Lasting

Fat Freezing treatments kill a percentage of fat cells in the treatment area. Those fat cells cannot grow back. Even when fat is completely removed, as with liposuction, patients who don’t eat healthy and exercise are still subject to gain deeper, visceral fat. Therefore the key to long-lasting results is to maintain a healthy diet and consistent exercise routine.

Getting rid of fat doesn’t come any easier than fat freezing! Find out how we can accurately measure your results with our free body scan. For more information on this treatment, see our cryolipolysis treatment page.
If you are interested in fat freezing but not sure if you’re an ideal candidate, Skulpt Face & Body offer free consultations, where we can provide a treatment plan targeted specifically for you.
Get in touch with us and get started on working towards your own body shape goals.
Email hello@skulpt.co or book online here.