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Cryolipolysis (coolsculpting) allows destroying the fat cells through cold temperature. Quick
and painless, this slimming technique through cold is recommended for moderate and
located (love handles, cellulite…) curves. It is possible to appreciate the visible results within
a few weeks. The goal is a remodeled and slimmer figure.
Cryolipolysis came to life about 10 years ago when it was observed that people facing
extreme cold for long periods of time were losing their fat tissues. This is cryolipolysis’
principle: cool down in depth under the skin. Basically, the machine used creates a
depression of the area to be treated, which is then cooled down below 0 degrees celsius. In
45 minutes, this cooling down process creates the apoptosis (death of cells) of the fat cells
targeted. Your organism will naturally eliminate them within 3 weeks to 2 months.
Cryolipolysis, also called coolsculpting, is designed for people who have moderate and
identified fat excess. The areas of the body on which this technique works best are:
• Love handles
• Inside of arms
• Cellulite and Backside
The advantages of this aesthetic medicine method are numerous. It eliminates painlessly,
quickly and durably, without anesthesia, a big part of the under-skin fat.
The objective of cryolipolysis is to erase the identified fat excess that usually resist a diet or
physical activity. It is designed for both men and women. It can also be suggested to do this
in addition of a liposuction.
This practice essentially targets moderate bulges, in other words disgraceful creases from 2
to 6 cm. During your first consultation, your practitioner examines and takes the necessary
measures. He is, then, able to tell you if cryolipolysis is what you need and if not, will guide
It is important to understand that cryolipolysis is not a slimming solution and does not
balance your weight. Its role is not to fight against obesity and it idées not replace a healthy
lifestyle. However, it is efficient when we want to sculpt the figure in a precise and
At first, a practitioner takes care of you and performs the complete check up of the areas
you wish to treat. After this meeting, he gives you a detailed quote and explains the
procedure. He is there for any inquiry you may have.
Cryolipolysis is not a surgical procedure and does not require anesthesia or hospitalization.
This destruction of fat cells through cold usually lasts 1 hour per session in ambulatory (the
patient goes back home on the same day). Your social life won’t be impacted, you can be
social again as soon as you leave the clinic.
Before starting the session, the practitioner applies a fabric soaked in gel to protect the skin.
After that, he puts a device on the targeted area that will suck up the fat then cool it down.
During the session, the patient can read or listen to music. At the end of it, the device is
removed and the cooled down zone massaged to retrieve its normal aspect.