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CryoLipolysis technology FAQ

CryoLipolysis is a new technology that results in localized fat reduction within a selective and noninvasive procedure.

How does CryoLipolysis work ?

A specific transducer is positioned on the selected area in order to combinate vacuum action to capture the subcutaneous tissue and selective cryotechnology to cool it.
The fat cells (adipocytes) in the subcutaneous tissue (under dermis) are mostly saturated fatty acids rich cells, and as a consequence, especially sensitive to cold exposure ; on the other hand, the contiguous elements such as blood vessels, peripheral nerves, melanocytes, fibrocytes, or poor fatty cells are much less sensitive to cool exposure.

This characteristic definitely leads to adipocytes elimination without damaging the surrounding tissues.

Eliminating Fat Cells after CryoLipolysis Treatment

The elimination process of exposed adipocytes to LipoCryo action is as follows :

- Directly by cristalization, followed by apoptosis and progressive cell dissolution with gradual lipids release during the next 2 to 6 weeks following the session.
- Indirectly as a consequence of the sympathetic nervous system stimulation that will induce lipolysis.

How Many CryoLipolysis Sessions will be Needed ?

Depending on the adipose tissue thickness and the wished reduction, the patient will have 1 to 3 sessions. Preferably waiting time between 2 sessions will be aprox. 45 days.

Which Kind of Results will CryoLipolysis Bring You ?

Depending on the initial adipose tissue thickness, the average loss will be from 3 to 15 mm ; in terms of loss percentage of adipose tissue, the equivalence is 25% to 45%. Aprox. 40% of the result will be visible at 15 days, but 6 weeks is the minimum to appreciate the global improvement.
Only at that time, can the patient and his doctor decide whether there is a need for an additional session or not.

How Long Does a CryoLipolysis Session Take ?

Depending on the size of the treated area, it can be necessary more than a single application to cover the whole area. For instance we will need 2 applications for abdominal area, 1 for each “love handle”, and 2 for lower back . Each applicaton will last from 20 to 30 min, depending on the adipose tissue thickness.
Therefore, depending on the size of the treating area and the adipose tissue thickness, the time session can last from 20 to 180 min.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for CryoLipolysis Procedure ?

LipoCryo is specially indicated for local adiposities : the ideal candidate is not the obese patient with general adiposity, but the one who wants to reduce local fat concentrated for instance on abdomen, flanks, lower back, arms…

CryoLipolysis : Is it Painful ?

The procedure is not painful for the patient at all ; he will feel a slight tension close to the treated area due to the vacuum effect, and an intense cold local feeling, mainly at the beginning of the procedure.

After the session :

- Usually : Redness and numbness on the treated zone that can last a couple of hours .
- Very seldom : slight hematoma that will resorb within a few days. The patient can resume normal activity without specific discomfort immediately after the session.

Main differences between LipoContrast DUO and other Competitive Systems

The LipoCryo system for selective an controlled adipocytes cooling results in a notable and natural reduction of fat tissue, avoiding the traumatic experience of invasive methods (liposuction for example), and preventing from the risk of damage on contiguous tissues as it can occur with radiofrequency, focalized ultrasounds or lasers lipolysis.

How Long Will the Results Last ?

The adipocytes that will be eliminated by the LipoCryo procedure will gradually release their lipids first, before being definitively absorbed by the natural body metabolism.