CRYOLIPOLYSIS or CoolSculpting
Cryolipolysis is the non-invasive cooling of adipose tissue to induce lipolysis – the breaking down of fat cells – to reduce body fat without damage to other tissues. You exercise. You eat right. But some stubborn fat bulges are immune to diet and exercise. You don’t feel as confident in your own skin as you should or could. Cryolipolysis is a revolutionary non-surgical contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat, which then is naturally eliminated from your body. The physicians and their team conducted research that demonstrated that under carefully controlled conditions, subcutaneous fat cells are naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cold than other surrounding tissue
Exposure to cooling via energy extraction causes fat cell apoptosis – a natural, controlled cell death, which leads to the release of cytokines and other inflammatory mediators that gradually eliminate the affected cells.
Inflammatory cells gradually digest the affected fat cells in the months after the procedure, reducing the thickness of the fat layer.
Lipids from the fat cells are slowly released and transported by the lymphatic system to be processed and eliminated, much like that of fat from food.
Based on their research findings, the investigators concluded prolonged, controlled local tissue cooling can induce selective fat cell reduction and subsequent loss of subcutaneous fat, without damaging the overlying skin. This discovery, called selective Cryolipolysis led to the development of the patented technology behind the non-invasive CoolSculpting procedure.