Cryolipolysis  of “Fat Freezing” is one of the most exciting treatments for removing fat deposits from hard to target areas such as “love handles”, “bra rolls”, “flanks”  and other areas. Cryolipolysis is a non surgical treatment for permanent fat reduction. There have been 1.3 million treatments carried out so far worldwide (January 2105) and over 40 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals.

Cryolipolysis is a medical treatment which destroys fat cells. It is based on the principle that fat cells are more easily damaged by cooling then skin cells.  Harvard scientist conducted a series of experiments in 2008 which showed that fatty tissue cooled below body temperature but above freezing will develop a local inflammation (panniculitis) which leads to (fat) cell death. Cryolipolysis was developed to apply low temperatures to tissue via thermal conduction. In order to avoid frostbite, a specific temperature level and exposure is determined. Cryolipolysis makes use of a powerful vacuum which increases the inflammatory response. Fat tissue undergoes a localized cell death which takes place over a period of several months. In 2009 Coleman et al. reported results after cryolipolysis had been applied to “love handles”  in a single session to ten patients. A session takes less than an hour and does not require any anesthesia. With a single treatment  a 20% reduction after two months and 25% reduction at six months in the fat layer as assessed by ultrasound. The lipolytic effect of treatment takes place within about two to four

Treatment Examples (actual clients treated at Atlantic Beauty)