What Is Criolipólise and Everything You Need to Know About It

The criolipólise is a type of aesthetic treatment performed for elimination of the fat. This technique is based on intolerance of fat cells at low temperatures, breaking when stimulated by the equipment. The criolipólise guarantees the elimination of approximately 44% of the localized fat in just 1 treatment session.

In this type of treatment is used a device that freezes the fat cells but for it to be effective and safe, the treatment should be performed with a device certificate, and with the maintenance in day because when this is not respected there can be burns of 2nd and 3rd grade, being necessary to the medical treatment.

Price and where to do criolipólise

Each session criolipólise costs between R$ 500 and R$ 700,00 per treatment area and can be done in beauty clinics and doctors ‘ offices specialist. In Brazil, the appliance is regulated by ANVISA is the pain free.zeltiq Aesthetic Inc, since it respects all the necessary features, making the procedure more safe, and a doctor or physiotherapist are the professionals best suited to carry out the criolipólise.

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A more affordable option for the aesthetic treatment to eliminate localized fat is the lipocavitação, that can be done in 2 to 3 sessions and costs up to$ 150.00. Understand how is done the lipocavitação.

How is it treated

The criolipólise is a simple procedure that can be performed in various parts of the body, such as thighs, abdomen, chest, hip and arms, for example. To do the technique, the professional becomes a gel protector on the skin and then positions the equipment in the region to be treated. Thus, the appliance will suck up and cool down that area until about -7 to -10ºC for 1 hour, the time necessary for there to be the freezing of the fat cells. After freezing, the fat cells break up and are eliminated naturally by the lymphatic system.

After the criolipólise is indicated to perform a massage session local to standardize the area to be treated. In addition, it is recommended that it be performed at least 1 session of lymphatic drainage or pressotherapy to facilitate the elimination of fat and speed up the results.

It is not necessary to associate any other type of cosmetic procedure to the protocol to the criolipólise because there are no scientific evidence that they are effective. In this way, simply perform the criolipólise and perform drainage regularly to have the desired result.

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Before and after the criolipólise

The results of the criolipólise begin to emerge in about 15 days but are progressive and will happening in about 8 weeks after the treatment, which is the time the body needs to completely eliminate the fat that has been frozen. After this period the individual must return to the clinic to assess the amount of fat eliminated and then verify the need to perform another session, if necessary.

The minimum interval between one session and the other is 2 months and each session eliminates approximately 4 cm of localized fat and so it is not recommended for people that are not within the ideal weight.

The criolipólise hurts?

The criolipólise can cause pain at the time that the device sucks the skin, giving the feeling of a pinch strong, but that shortly after passes due to anesthesia of the skin caused by low temperature. After application, the skin usually becomes red and swollen, and this is why it is indicated to perform a massage place to relieve discomfort and improve the appearance. The region treated may be sore during the first few hours, but this does not cause great discomfort.

Those who can’t make the criolipólise

The criolipólise is contraindicated for people with overweight, obesity, hernia at the site to be treated, and problems in relation to the cold as hives or crioglobulinemia, which is a disease related to the cold. It is also not recommended for pregnant women or changes in skin sensitivity due to diabetes.

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What are the risks

As well as any other cosmetic procedure, the criolipólise has its risks, especially when the unit is deregulated or when it is used inappropriately, which can result in severe burns that require medical evaluation. This type of complication of criolipólise is rare, but can happen and be easily circumvented. Here are some other risks of freezing of the fat.