What is Cryolipolysis?
Cryolipolysis is a patented technology developed by dermatologists Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, who are affiliated with the Harvard Medical School. It was discovered that under carefully controlled conditions, subcutaneous fat cells could be eliminated while leaving other tissue unharmed. As fat cells are more vulnerable to the cold than other cells, by reaching a certain temperature, these unwanted fat cells can be killed off.
How Cryolipolysis Works?
Exposure to cooling via energy extraction causes fat cell apoptosis – a natural, controlled cell death, which leads to the release of cytokines and other inflammatory mediators that gradually eliminate the affected cells. Inflammatory cells gradually digest the affected fat cells in the months after the procedure, reducing the thickness of the fat layer. Lipids from the fat cells are slowly released and transported by the lymphatic system to be processed and eliminated, much like that of fat from food. Now commonly known as Coolsculpting. Please contact us at our Coolsculpting Melbourne Clinic.