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What is Cryolipolysis?
Cryolipolysis is a non-surgical fat reduction method of removing unwanted fat by freezing localized fat cells. It can be used to target almost all body areas, excluding the face.
How is Cryolipolysis performed?
During the procedure, a specialized gel pad is first placed on the area to protect the skin. Then a vacuum applicator is applied to the desired area that brings the selected tissue into contact with the cooling plates inside of the applicator. The patient will feel a cooling sensation as the machine brings the targeted tissue to just above freezing temperature. Once the desired temperature is reached, the applicators will stay on for about 30-45 mins to continue freezing the fat cells, thus signalling apoptosis (fat cell death). Once the applicators are removed, the therapist will massage the targeted areas to loosen up the hardened tissues.
Who is a good candidate for Cryolipolysis?
You are a good candidate for cryolipolysis if you have stubborn fat pockets or bulges that won’t respond to diet or exercise; such as bra fat, love handles, belly fat, etc. Cryolipolysis is most effective when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise.
Is Cryolipolysis Painful?
While most clients feel little to no pain at all, some clients do experience mild discomfort. This is mostly when the applicators are applied, as it can cause slight tugging on the skin. Under no circumstance should it be painful or cause extreme discomfort. Some clients respond well to taking ibuprofen or tylenol prior to their appointment.
How many Cryolipolysis treatments do I need?
While everyone is different, most areas require 3 to 6 treatments for each targeted area for optimal results. Areas can be retargeted every 3-4 weeks.
How will I look and feel after each Cryolipolysis treatment?
After your cryolipolysis treatment, the treated area will likely still be cool to the touch. This is normal and nothing to be concerned about. The area may be pink or red in appearance, but will dissipate within a few hours. Normal activity can be resumed immediately.
What is required prior to Cryolipolysis?
No specialized care is required prior to your cryolipolysis treatment. We ask that you drink plenty of water whenever possible, and to wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment.
What care is required after Cryolipolysis?
After your cryolipolysis treatment, we encourage you to move your body to help break down the dying fat cells. Continue to drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol and caffeine for at least 24 hours (longer if possible). We have several teas and creams in the spa available for purchase that will also aid in apoptosis, which will speed up the process and enhance your results.
What are the possible side effects of Cryolipolysis?
Possible side effects may include, but are not limited to:
- Skin sensitivity at the treatment sites
- Pain or aching at the treatment sites
- Redness or irritation at the treatment sites
- Bruising or swelling at the treatment sites
- Non-immediate results as it is a gradual process
- Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (extremely rare; more common in men)
What is the cost of a Cryolipolysis treatment?
Here at Serenity Bliss Holistic Center, we have three cryolipolysis machines with different sized applications for various areas: Small, Medium, and Large Areas. Each applicator is priced individually.
- Small: $450 per application
- Medium: $550 per application
- Large: $650 per application
**Please note that most areas require two applications in one visit. For example, the stomach area usually requires two large applications, so your cost would be $650 x 2, each visit.
**For packages of 3 or more sessions, we offer a 20% discount.
How do I get started with Cryolipolysis?
If you’re interested in starting cryolipolysis treatments, we recommend sending an email to email@example.com that includes:
- First and last name
- Phone number
- Detailed description of the areas of concern
- Photos of the areas you’d like treated
- Description of your lifestyle and diet
- Available dates/times for your first appointment
After a Licensed Master Esthetician is able to review your information, we will give you a call to schedule your appointment or request more information if needed.