WHAT IS CRYOSCULPT?
CryoSculpt is a body contouring treatment that is completed by a special fat freezing technique known as cryolipolysis. This is a method for nonsurgical body shaping and fat reduction by taking advantage of the damaging effect of extremely cold temperatures on fat cells.
WHY CRYOSCULPT AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
CryoSculpt’s success lies within the power of its unique suctioning handpieces, that suction targeted fat within their chambers and manipulate the temperature within the chamber to successfully execute the cryolipolysis. Temperatures will be dropped to -5 to -10 degrees Celsius within the chamber, and the targeted area will remain exposed to those extreme cold for up to an hour, depending on the size of the area. Subjection to coldness will eventually kill fat cells and make them undergo apoptosis (cell death) without affecting or damaging surrounding organic tissue. Dead cells will eventually be processed out of the body, and results will slowly begin to show themselves physically as well.
WHAT CAN CRYOSCULPT TREAT?
CryoSculpt is able to address about 20-30% of targeted fat cells (those suctioned into the handpiece chamber) in an given area.
CryoSculpt is able to treat any part of the body that requires contouring or fat reduction, such as the abdomen, love handles, arms, thighs, and even the neck. Further, any and all skin types are welcome to revel in the potential benefits of CryoSculpt.
However, it is important to note that CryoSculpt is not a weight loss treatment; it is exclusively a body-sculpting treatment. Therefore, the ideal candidate is a client who wants to address problem areas and stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be addressed with diet and exercise.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM CRYOSCULPT TREATMENT?
It is comforting to know what to expect with a treatment that includes intense cooling, so we have detailed pre- and post- treatment instructions below so our clients can come into their appointments confident and ready.
It is highly recommended to consult with one of our aesthetic professionals here at Lavande prior to booking your laser skin resurfacing appointment, where a personal evaluation synthesizing your medical history and aesthetic goals should be completed. This is to determine the best course of action for your aesthetic needs, determine what treatment is best for your skin type, and to prepare you for your what is to come. We here at Lavande want to make sure you are a candidate for this treatment as well as confident about your decision to proceed.
The treatment area will be examined by our skilled and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment, and private “before” pictures will be taken for comparison purposes and kept in your profile. Once examined, the treatment area will be prepared for the suctioning handpiece(s).
WHEN WILL I SEE TREATMENT RESULTS?
Patience is key when waiting for CryoSculpt results, because it takes time for affected fat cells to undergo apoptosis and be processed out of the body. Improvement will begin to become noticeable about 3-4 weeks after treatment, and full results will not become visible until about 2-3 months after treatment. Incremental improvement is noticeable even up to 6 months post treatment. Further, it is recommended to get multiple monthly treatments in order to maximize results, and witness a dramatic cumulative result after this time.
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
Results are permanent – once a fat cell dies, it cannot be revived. However, importantly, it should be noted that it is possible for weight gain to occur again, which might counteract your CryoSculpt results. Further, because only a fraction of fat cells in a given area will be disposed of in any given treatment, maintenance is key for treatment to be successful. Multiple sessions are recommended for purposes of maintenance, and diet and exercise will play a big role in upholding any favorable results.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
CryoSculpt is not considered a painful treatment, thus no anesthetic precautions are necessary. Clients will feel the gentle suctioning force of the handpieces, and slight discomfort as their skin adjusts to the intense cooling sensation, but otherwise treatment is very tolerable. Client comfort is a priority for us here at Lavande, and because clients will need to stay still for up to an hour, our treatment room is equipped with various pillows and cushions to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience.
There is no preparation that needs to be done beforehand. That being said, it is important that clients have realistic expectations for their CryoSculpt treatment and make informed decisions about how they would like to proceed. Thus, it is highly recommended that clients book a consultation appointment with one of our professional providers before booking their treatment.
Clients will be able to resume daily activities immediately following treatment, but results will take time to show. There might be slight tenderness and cold sensation at treatment sites immediately after, but these usually subside within hours.
Treatment in tandem with a healthy diet and exercise regime will ensure optimal results – clients that continue their old habits are highly likely to regain any lost fat.
It is highly recommended to have multiple treatments to attain optimal results. While a single session will impart great results, most clients have not meet their aesthetic goals with just a single session. Especially because treatment can only dispel 20-30% of fat cells that are able to be suctioned within the handpiece (a small percentage in retrospect), clients are advised to begin with 2-3 sessions and go from there.
Our knowledgeable providers here at Lavande Spa can sit down with you and create a regimen that is right for you in order to make sure you achieve and maintain that flawless shape you’re looking for.
Side effects may or may not be experienced following Erbiumtreatment, but are not abnormal. Normal side effects include tenderness, sensitivity, cool sensation, redness, swelling, and numbness. Less common side effects include bruising, slight skin laxity (for clients that already do not have much elastin in the skin), and paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (fat growth). Please contact us here at Lavande Spa if you have any concerns about side effects.