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5 Myths About Cryolipolysis That Are Far from The Truth

Cryolipolysis is a procedure that uses freezing to eliminate fat deposits on the body. The process works by using a handheld applicator that freezes the layer of fat cells under the skin in problem areas. Fat cells are more susceptible to damage from cold than other cells. As a result, the cold from the cryolipolysis process kills the fat cells. They are then absorbed by the body. The result is fat removable and toning in problematic areas of the body. It is a good option for those who are in good shape and who eat well and exercise, but who are unable to lose fat in certain stubborn areas.


However, since cryolipolysis is not that well known among many people, there are unfortunately some myths that persist about the treatment. Here are some of the most common misconceptions along with the truth. Understanding more about the process can help you determine if it is right for you.


Myth 1: It is a Weight Loss Alternative


Cryolipolysis is not an alternative to a healthy diet or regular exercise. It is not designed to be a weight loss alternative either. While the process can help with fat reduction and slimming, it does not cause you to lose weight overall. In fact, the process works best on those who already live a healthy lifestyle, but who are having difficulty losing fat in certain areas.


Myth 2: It is Painful


The cryolipolysis process is not considered painful by most people who get it done. You may feel some tingling, stinging, or pinching in the area while the process is occurring, but it isn’t something that is usually called painful. In fact, these potential sensations will lessen as the process happens, since the area will become numb due to the cooling. One reason why many people choose cryolipolysis over other alternatives is because it is non-invasive. This means you don’t have to go through painful surgery and you will most likely be able to resume your regular activities shortly after your session.


Myth 3: It Can Only Treat the Stomach Area


While the stomach is one of the more common areas that is targeted by cryolipolysis treatments, it certainly isn’t the only possible treatment area. For instance, in addition to the stomach, many people successfully receive treatment on their thighs, sides, chin, abdomen, arms, check, back, buttocks, legs, and many other areas of the body.


Myth 4: Results are Immediate


One very important thing to remember is that cryolipolysis do not provide immediate results. The process is safe and effective, and the results can be seen relatively quickly, but not immediately. You won’t leave looking completely different. However, you will notice changes over time. As your body goes through the process of absorbing the destroyed fat cells, you will see the effects. Typically, you’ll start to notice improvements in about three weeks and the most dramatic results will become evident in about two months. However, for about six months after your treatment, you will likely continue to see positive results.


Myth 5: You Will Not Gain Weight Afterward


The cryolipolysis treatment destroys fat cells, but it is important to continue to live a healthy lifestyle after your sessions. This is because while the current cells are destroyed, it is still possible for your body to produce new fat cells. If this happens, you could see the same problems start to reoccur in problematic areas. For more information on this process, how it can help you eliminate fat in trouble areas of your body, and much more, please give us a call at 971-246-5665 or  contact us online. We’re here to help you look and feel your best.

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