- 1 Cool Sculpting Uses A Procedure Called Cryolipolysis
- 1.1 Clinical Efficacy Studies Show Shrinked Fat Deposits Are Reduced by Up to 25 Percent With Cryolipolysis
- 1.2 Fat Freezing is not for everyone
- 1.3 Red Light Therapy In Comparison To CoolSculpting
Cool Sculpting Uses A Procedure Called Cryolipolysis
The main difference between CoolSculpting and Cryotherapy is that CoolSculpting uses an exothermic process that doesn’t require a prescription.
The process also has a faster recovery time than some other types of body sculpting procedures.
Cryolipolysis is a cellular process in which sugars or fats are dissolved in order to induce cell death.
During this process, the metabolic rate of the cell increases causing it to burn energy more rapidly.
CoolSculpting works best when it is performed on larger areas such as the legs and arms. You can expect the recovery to take about two to six months. Some patients take a year or longer to heal.
There are no chemicals or anesthesia that is used. You do not have to be anesthetized during the procedure, and you can go home the same day as the session ends.
Clinical Efficacy Studies Show Shrinked Fat Deposits Are Reduced by Up to 25 Percent With Cryolipolysis
It is important to understand the paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) and CoolSculpting, to avoid confusion and misunderstanding. PAH refers to the accumulation of fat cells in the subcutaneous adipose tissue and they cause an increase in the total body weight, as well as an increase in body fat in specific localized regions of the body.
A typical treatment for this condition will include diet and exercise, but does not address the source of the fat cells, or how they came to be there in the first place.
This is the primary reason why CoolSculpting is a very effective treatment for reducing body fat and reversing its negative effects.
CoolSculpting is a fusion of cutting-edge medical technology with cutting edge cosmetic surgery to remove adipose tissue from specific body areas, safely and effectively.
A typical CoolSculpting procedure involves cryolipolysis.
Normally when you want to get rid of fat areas such as: abdomen, lower chin, upper arms, upper thigh and other areas you wanted to remove eliminate fat.
- When the coolsculpted tissue is cooled by means of an electrical current, it contracts, melting away the adipose tissue, and the surrounding skin.
- The actual procedure applies about -7 degrees C pads to the target areas that you wanted to melt. The cooling plates gently applied to the area for about 1 hour.
- When the fat cells are destroyed the body responds this as waste and will take about 2 to 6 months for the liver to eliminate in a process called apoptosis
When the fat cells are eliminated it is permanent.
Sometimes ultrasound is then used to further dissipate the heat generated during the subcutaneous cool down period, which is generally between one to three minutes.
One of the most common issues that CoolSculpting patients report experiencing is skin sensitivity or pain after the treatment.
This is not a side effect of CoolSculpting per se, but is rather a side effect of the procedure’s ultrasonic energy generation, which generates very high frequency vibrations.
While most patients do not report any skin sensitivity after the CoolSculpting process, some may experience slight redness, irritation, swelling or a general loss of sensation after the treatment.
It is best for CoolSculpting patients to consult a physician to discuss their potential skin sensitivity after CoolSculpting.
Fat Freezing is not for everyone
This procedure is not meant for everyone, and patients may have some sort of reaction to it.
If the people in your family have had diabetes, heart problems, cancer, or other serious health conditions, then this may not be the best choice for you.
CoolSculpting is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Some patients have experienced slight discomfort after CoolSculpting but this usually goes away within a few hours.
Red Light Therapy In Comparison To CoolSculpting
Have you ever heard of red light therapy benefits? Or even thought about trying this particular form of phototherapy?
The truth is that the use of this kind of therapy has been around since at least the 1950s.
In fact, it was actually developed as a way to treat patients suffering from acne.
Of course, one of the problems with treating acne has always been dealing with side effects… especially side effects that are considered “painful”.
Today, however, Red Light Therapy benefits are far less about the painful side effects and more about the side effects that can help a patient live a much healthier lifestyle.
And who knows, if it can help a patient live a healthier lifestyle, maybe it can help prevent certain types of cancers as well.
This is typically used to treat such things as cellulite. Cellulite, as you may not know, is very common in women and also happens to be one of the most embarrassing and painful conditions a woman may ever face in her lifetime… which is why this form of therapy may very well be just what you need.
Red light therapy works by using an infrared light emitter and a special LED light.
Red light therapy helps fight the root cause of the problem and not just the symptoms.
- In other words, the LED light therapy works by getting to the root of the pain without having to expose the patient to any harmful chemicals.
- Many people who have tried this type of therapy have reported great improvements in just one session.
- As an added benefit, many people have stated that they notice a dramatic decrease in pain within just days of beginning this form of therapy.
- Some doctors and naturopathic practitioners believe that it takes time for these changes to occur, however others have noted significant changes within just a few days of beginning light treatment.
- While there are several types of red light therapy devices currently on the market, some of the newer devices use a technology which is not considered invasive.
One type of such technology uses a small red light emitting diode (LED) lights to help reduce swelling and pain.
While these types of devices are not generally considered invasive, patients should remember that the LED lights emit a great deal of heat, and therefore this therapy device could cause some discomfort.
Patients with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators should also avoid these types of devices while undergoing this therapy.
There are some side effects that patients should be aware of.
One of the side effects is called ‘local burning’ – the LED light causes the skin to burn and can cause reddening and soreness.
Another side effect is that it can actually increase the skin sensitivity to light.
For most individuals, these benefits are enough to encourage them to pursue this therapy.
The truth is, however, that this particular therapy offers a wide array of advantages.
For example, it is possible to treat a variety of different tissue disorders with this particular form of therapy, and it also helps to stimulate certain areas of the body.
Further, because red light therapy uses very low levels of light energy,
it helps to increase circulation and the production of collagen in the body, which can lead to an overall increase in skin quality and appearance.