Over the years, there have been many variations of liposuction systems looking to remove excess fat without subjecting the patient to invasive surgery. Cryolipolysis™ (Cryolipo),branded as CoolSculpting by its maker ZELTIQ™, is the latest FDA approved noninvasive liposuction treatment currently on the market.
Most noninvasive liposuction systems use various methods to destroy fat cells that the body then naturally disposes of. There was some question however, about the pace at which the liver had to work with previous system. Unlike previous methods though, Cryolipo gradually causes the body’s lymphatic system to dispose of the cells over a 2 to 4 month period post-procedure, a safer alternative.
The CoolSculpting device works by emitting cool, cryogenic energy, to the targeted area. Naturally, you body invokes its automatic inflammatory response to the rapid temperature change, damaging excess fat cells. These damaged fat cells are then disposed of naturally (as detailed above).
Cryolipolysis™ has become so popular since its launch that it was even featured on Good Morning America. But despite the hype surrounding it, it is important to remember that non-invasive liposuction techniques are only effective in removing very small amounts of fat. More dramatic results can be seen through traditional, surgical liposuction – also available at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta.
If you are interested in learning more about Cryolipolysis™, contact DAA to schedule a consultation.