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Cryogenic Lipolysis Vs Laser Lipolysis: A Complete Breakdown

It is common to think of weight loss in terms of calories, but the physiological ramifications of weight loss are far more baroque and unknown. A number of chemical reactions that occur have an almost opaque level of complexity. People often get frustrated with weight loss because they expect a direct conversion from activities to weight. However, the body will only lose fat when certain obligations are first met.

Enters… the ingenious fat loss treatment…’Lipolysis

What Is Lipolysis?

It is safe to assume that everyone wants the maximum fat loss with the least amount of discomfort. Lipolysis is also known as the breakdown of stored fat. This is accomplished through a chemical reaction called hydrolysis, in which one molecule is split apart-in this case a molecule called triglyceride-into two molecules. In order to make the molecules completely independent, a fragmented water molecule is added to the open ends to “cap” them off and prevent any further bonding.

Body excreting fat? Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? It is incredible to naturally excrete fat from our bodies without any physical toil.

There are a few reasons why lipolysis in induced. Hormones are a big contributor and can include epinephrine (also known as Adrenaline), norepinephrine, ghrelin, growth hormone, testosterone, and cortisol. All working for different reasons in the body, however, can all induce the breakdown of fat. With the advances in technology, it has been found that now you can trigger this breakdown of fat with damage to the fat cell itself. The aim is simply to destroy the adipocyt (fat cell) so that our bodies seek to clear the damaged cells with a natural inflammatory response and subsequently remove them.

So, What is Cryogenic Lipolysis & Laser Lipolysis?

Cryogenic lipolysis (also known as Cool Sculpting) is a procedure that uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, freezing them to the point of elimination. Laser lipolysis is a minimally invasive technology that liquefies fat for removal. It is a laser-based procedure that breaks up and removes fat cells in areas such as under the chin, neck, and jowls or areas with loose skin such as the arms. It also contracts collagen and tightens the skin.

Cryogenic Lipolysis Vs Laser Lipo

Cryogenic lipolysis

  • It is a totally non-invasive fat reduction.
  • Unlike laser liposuction, the entire procedure takes place without any local anaesthesia or needles.
  • You can drive home and resume normal activities after the procedure.

Laser lipo

  • It involves making incisions and actually doing liposuction.
  • The recovery is more involved with laser lipo.
  • Lipolysis more effective than Cryogenic lipolysis.
  • Laser lipolysis cannot be done without suctioning the fat.
  • Laser lipolysis in addition to liposuction is much more effective than Cryogenic lipolysis.

What are the Techniques Involved in Both the Procedures?

Laser Liposuction

With laser liposuction, energy from a laser travels through the skin to the fatty tissue. It melts the fat which is then removed through a suction device attached to a surgical tool called a cannula. At the same time, the laser stimulates the production of collagen. This helps tighten the tissue and skin. Because laser cauterizes the blood vessels as it works, there is minimal bleeding or bruising. It’s ideal for the abdomen, chest, chin, hips, knees, neck, and thighs.

Cryogenic Lipolysis

The technique used in Cryolipolyis freezes the fat cells to kill them. The body then naturally flushes away the destroyed fat cells over a span of one or two months. Doctors cover the skin with a gel pad. The skin is then drawn between two cooling plates where the fat cells are frozen and destroyed. You don’t feel pain. You simply feel the sensation of cold on the affected areas. Cryolipolyis is ideal for the abdomen, back, and love handles.

Side effects & risks of treatment

  • Expect minor swelling, bruising or tenderness for a few days or longer.
  • Rarely infection and haematoma (collection of blood underneath the skin) can occur following treatment.
  • Asymmetrical (lop-sided) results and minor scarring can be long-term risks associated with laser lipolysis.

What is the cost of Cryogenic Lipolysis & Laser Lipolysis?

The cost of nonsurgical fat reduction can vary. A surgeon’s cost may be based on the expertise and qualifications of the person performing the treatment, time and effort the treatment requires. Your total investment will depend on the size of the area you are treating and the number of sessions you require. We typically recommend 1-2 sessions a week across an 8-12 week period for best results.

The way ahead…

Even though treatments at Skin City are offered by only a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform the best procedure to help you achieve your goal, whether surgical or nonsurgical.

Your plastic surgeon will also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Take photographs
  • Discuss your nonsurgical fat reduction options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of nonsurgical fat reduction and any risks or potential complications

Unlike most other methods of fat reduction and weight loss, Cryolipolysis slimming treatment involves no needles, surgery, or downtime!  Skin City is the most experienced Cryolipolysis clinic in India, having treated thousands of patients with a reputation for superlative results. Enquire now about Cryolipolysis and book your preliminary consultation here.

About The Author

Skin Specialist in Pune

Dr Niteen Dhepe is a Board Certified Dermatologist and has developed himself as a pioneer in field of Cosmetic Dermatology and Lasers in India. He is the biggest entrepreneur in contemporary dermatology world of India.

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