fat freezing

Are There Any Side Effects to Fat Freezing?

Cryo-slimming is a non-invasive medical procedure for eliminating subcutaneous fats. It is specifically used to remove the stubborn pocket of fats that are not impacted by dieting and exercising.

Fat freezing treatments have been around for a long time now and have been widely adopted for fat removal. However, some people remain sceptical about it because they are not yet certain if it is safe.

In fact, this fat removal procedure is not dangerous. It is approved by the Food and Drugs Administration, following their thorough assessment of its safety and efficacy.


How is Fat Freezing Done?

A handheld device known as the applicator is used to remove stubborn pockets of fats underneath the skin.

This procedure is non-invasive and pain-free. The device is held over the targeted area to freeze the fat tissue. This is after a gel pad is applied over the area to protect the skin.

The dead fat cells are excreted through the lymphatic system after several weeks of treatment. The full result of treatment is seen after 2 to 3 months.


What are the Side Effects of Fat Freezing?

While fat freezing is not dangerous, it does have certain side effects. They include:

1. Bruising

Bruising is one of the common side effects of fat freezing.

It appears normally at the area where the applicator is held from the suction pressure of the device that holds it in place over the fat pocket.

The bruise goes away after 3-10 days.

2. Skin Numbness

Localized numbness of the area where the fat freezing treatment is applied is normally felt after the procedure. This is because of the cold temperature the area is subjected to.

The numbness lasts anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days or weeks. A doctor should be visited if the numbness persists longer.

3. Mild Swelling

Some patients have reported swelling of the localized area days after treatment. This skin irritation is not dangerous. None of the reported swellings is said to be painful.

It will subside a few days after the procedure. Gentle massage can help reduce the swelling and restore your skin’s appearance.

4. Redness

After the procedure, the area where stubborn fat tissue has been removed looks red.

The redness is not permanent, as it is due to the area being exposed to cold.

Your normal skin colour will return a few hours after the procedure.

5. Aches

After fat freezing, there may be mild aches or pain felt at the treated area.

This is due to the intense cold temperature that the treatment uses.

It takes a couple of days for the pain or aching sensation to go away.

6. Skin Sensitivity

Fat freezing can leave your skin highly sensitive to many other irritations.

Subjecting the targeted area to intense cold temperature reduces the skin’s defensive mechanisms. 

The heightened skin sensitivity diminishes after a couple of hours or days.

Pros of Fat Freezing

a. Zero Downtime

Because this procedure is non-invasive, you can go back to work immediately after treatment and carry on with your normal activities.

b. Highly Effective

One of the benefits of fat freezing is that the results are highly effective. Moreover, the results will last for as long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

c. Mild Pain

The only pain felt during the treatment is the cold sensation at the targeted area and suction from the applicator. The pain is mild.

Final Takeaways

As discussed above, fat freezing or cryo-slimming is not a dangerous procedure. It comes with side effects due to the applicator device used and the intense cold temperature. They are not dangerous and cease after some time.

To be sure that you are on the safe side, make sure to visit an established and certified clinic when you are looking for fat freezing services.

The Wellness People has well-trained and experienced aesthetic therapists who have extensive experience in assessing your health and determining if you are in good condition to receive this treatment.

For further information, please feel free to get in touch with our specialist for a full consultation.


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