You might have heard of the body treatment named ‘cryolipolysis’, or ‘fat freezing’, by now. Its been around for 12 years now and the treatment is available in most larger cities around the world. Treatments are still often quite expensive in comparison to other beauty treatments, but very affordable in comparison to fat reduction surgery.
Fat freezing may sound too good to be true for many. With the amount of false advertising and strange products and services on the market that makes sense, and its good to be cynical and to do the research into any beauty treatments you may try.
With fat freezing an area of fat gets reduced in size by freezing the area for a specific amount of time, to below the temperature that fat cells naturally begin to die. The fat cells aren’t removed during the treatment and you walk out of the treatment room with the exact same size and amount of fat as you walked in. The freezing simply triggers the fat cells to die, a process called apoptosis.
The dead fat cells break down and are cleared from the body slowly over a period of approximately 6 weeks through the lymphatic system. This is why results will start to slowly begin to appear over a matter of weeks following your treatment.
When does it work and when does it not?
Although fat freezing is an amazing procedure to reduce stubborn and unwanted fat naturally without going under the knife, its not a magic pill. The only way that you will see results is when you are willing to put in the work too. If you live a healthy lifestyle, you eat well, exercise regularly and drink plenty of water and have fat freezing to help you superpower your results you will see amazing results. If you are living an unhealthy lifestyle, you don’t exercise regularly and you are gaining weight year after year, then fat freezing won’t work for you. Fat freezing might in that case temporarily reduce the fat in the area, but the body will immediately look to store new fat as you continue to overeat.
This might sound harsh but its true. There is no point to spending a lot of money and time on treatments for the body if you are not willing to put in the work as well. When it comes to your general health there simply aren’t shortcuts. Its like vitamin pills versus eating fresh fruit and vegetables. Vitamin pills are not going to help you live a long and healthy life in any way similar to how regularly eating fresh fruit and vegetables would.
If you struggle with weight gain and you can’t get your weight under control, you struggle with diets or you have health conditions that hinder your progress and ability to live healthily your first step is finding support. Fat freezing, nor any other body treatment will help you get to your goals when you are yet to control your health. During such time you may choose to treat other factors that could make you feel unhappy, such as undergo cellulite treatment, stretch marks removal and loose skin, but treating excess fat while still gaining more weight won’t be right for you.