Cryotherapy (fat freezing treatment) is a non-invasive (without contact) procedure in which doctors place a small
suction cup on a patient's skin. The device gradually extracts body
heat until the subcutaneous fat is frozen. During the procedure, the
epidermis remains within a normal temperature range, which
leaves the skin undamaged.
Fat cells, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School, are
very sensitive to cold. They discovered that intense, localized
freezing killed adipocytes the cells involved in forming fat tissue.
Therefore, cold destroys fat by damaging the cells: they gradually
die and are then naturally metabolized by lymphatic system.
Clinical trials have shown no side effects and the procedure is
painless and results are impressive. After the first session, fat
deposits are reduced by 25 percent. One procedure is likely to be
enough for most patients, but manufacturers do not rule out the
need for additional sessions, depending on the amount of fat a
patient wants to lose.In the machine, a specially designed cooling
applicator is applied to the desired area of fat reduction to extract
energy (cooling) from the underlying fat tissue without damage to
other tissues. The applicator cup uses a gentle vacuum pressure to
draw the tissue between the cooling panels. During the procedure,
the applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling conditions that
have been proven to target and eliminate fat cells in specific areas
of the body. When fat cells are exposed to precise cooling, they
trigger a process of natural removal that gradually reduces the
thickness of the fat layer.