Cryolipolysis is advertised as a noninvasive alternative to liposuction. It asserts that it uses extremely low temperatures to kill fat cells without causing damage to the skin above. The dead cells are apparently then removed naturally through the liver.
Clinics claim results such as 50% fat reduction in the treated area in one session. But doctors are reporting cases of patients being injured such as left with burns, deep scarring; by some unqualified practitioners offering the treatment at bargain prices.
What is cryolipolysis?
Cryolipolysis is the scientific name for the fat freezing treatments that are becoming increasingly popular across the United States. There are numerous cryolipolysis methods, however, it is important to note that only one of them has been FDA approved and has a 100% safety record.
Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive procedure, therefore it is technically considered to be an aesthetic treatment versus a medical procedure. However, we would advise anyone considering these types of treatments to visit a clinic that is led by a doctor. While there are beauty salons offering fat freezing services, you can never be sure about the level of training they have. In a medical spa, doctor-led practice, you can feel more confident that you’re in qualified hands.
As we have seen from the recent news story, a non-medical treatment can have medical-grade consequences when improperly applied.
The safety of cryolipolysis
When performed by a trained professional using the appropriate equipment, cryolipolysis is quite safe. Unfortunately, with any effective aesthetic treatment, inferior products and equipment enter the market masking as qualified competitive products or equipment simply to cash in on the popularity of the treatment. These substandard, imported devices do not have a proven safety record, and have certainly not been approved for use by the FDA.
Fat reduction through lipotropic injections
At Wake Health Medical Group, we offer a physician supervised medical weight loss program. It is obvious that most diets don’t work and if you are uncertain about cryolipolysis, this may be an option for you.
What to do next?
To find out more about the products and treatments in this article or to book a complimentary consultation, call (919) 554-6754 to schedule an appointment with a Wake Health Medical Group medical provider, or schedule a consultation online