Is Fat Freezing Effective?
If you’re considering Cryolipolysis Fat Freezing then you’re probably wondering, is fat freezing effective? A Fat Freeze treatment is a safe, non-invasive and pain-free way to eliminate unwanted fat cells. Over the last 10 years, it’s quickly gained popularity with both celebs and everyday people like you and me, who are keen to shape up without surgery or intensive dieting.
But does it really work?
The short answer? Yes. Fat freezing has shown time and time again in clinical studies to be effective. Some studies have even reported reducing the number of fat cells by up to 40%!
How Does Cryolipolysis Work?
For you to really understand why the Fat Freeze treatment is effective, first you have to first understand how it works.
Cryolipolysis or Fat Freezing uses cold temperatures to freeze your unwanted fat cells. By exposing them to extreme cold temperatures for a period of time we can induce fat cell apoptosis (fat cell death). Once the cells are dead, your body recognises they have died and clears them out naturally through the lymph system (your body’s waste removal system).
How Was Fat Freezing Discovered?
In previous decades, if you wanted a fat removal treatment then liposuction was really your only option. Or if you have had children you might even have been recommended a tummy tuck. While these procedures do offer incredible results but they are expensive. They also have long recovery times and can carry high risks such as infection, scarring, sepsis and even death.
That all changed when in 2009 two Harvard University students noticed that children who ate ice lollies would develop dimples in their cheeks. These dimples were caused by the ice lolly reducing fat in the child’s cheeks because of the cold!
Further tests showed that this cold-induced fat cell death also occurs in adult patients. But the really exciting discovery was that other tissues such as skin, nerves, blood vessels and muscles were not affected!
Cryolipolysis Fat Freezing was discovered! Giving us a safe, effective and pain-free way to eliminate unwanted fat cells.
Proven to Destroy Fat
The first Cryolipolysis device invented was called Coolsculpting and was manufactured by a company called Zeltique. Cryolipolysis procedures were approved by the EU and FDA in 2010. In the years to follow other machines and similar treatments were created as an effective alternative to the Coolsculpting device.
It wasn’t long before alternatives to the Coolsculpting device became available. Using the same Fat Freezing techniques required for Cyolipolysis and offering the same benefits.
However, as with most things, cheap imitation devices have flooded the market. In the wrong, or inexperienced hands a Fat Freeze treatment could have the potential to cause injury.
We always recommend that when you discuss treatments with a clinic, that you check that the machines used are medical grade and are CE certified. This demonstrates they are safe and effective. You should always check that your Fat Freeze treatment is carried out by a qualified and trained practitioner.
So, Is Fat Freezing Effective & Safe?
Although Fat Freeze Treatment is relatively new, research shows it to be a safe and effective procedure for removing areas of soft fat on the body.
Several studies have been completed, with no major health risk factors flagging up.
In 2015 a review of 19 previous studies showed no change in liver function or lipid levels. This suggesting that a Fat Freeze Treatment does not impact your body on more than a cosmetic level. There is limited data on long term effects, due to the fact that the procedure has only been properly developed in the last decade, but so far there are no signs of serious risk.
On average, studies show patients could lose between 20 – 40% of the fat in the areas treated by Cyolipolysis Fat Freezing, making it a safe alternative to liposuction.
So is Fat Freezing effective? Yes, it would seem that if you are looking to remove fat cells in areas of soft, squeezable body fat, then fat freezing is a safe and effective treatment.
If you’re looking for a non-invasive, effective and pain-free fat reduction treatment then Fat Freezing is probably for you. If you’d like to learn more then check out our Knowledge Base for more Fat Freeze questions and answers, or give us a call on 01562 275 971.