Fat freezing, also known as cryo-lipolysis, is a medical procedure used to destroy fat cells at a controlled temperature of -5ºC. This cold temperature propels the cell death of subcutaneous fat tissue without damaging the overlying skin, and is a form of non-invasive, non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
A New Generation of Cryo-Lipolysis
A new generation of Cryo-Lipolysis by Zimmer incorporates the use of two innovative medical machines – the Zimmer Z Lipo and Z Wave Pro. The former system uses a versatile device with three different sized applicators (small, medium and large), designed to fit different body shapes and sizes. The most commonly targeted areas are the abdomen, upper and lower back, arms, buttocks and thighs, where stubborn fat resides. A thick layer of cooling gel is applied onto the area and a protective pad (also coated with the gel) is placed on top.
The device, which looks like a large iron, is used to clip the fat in a localised region. It can feel slightly sore in the first 10 to 20 minutes as the machine will be massaging the area and temperatures will drop to -5°C. Once you’ve grown accustomed to the sensations, the area will turn numb and it’ll feel more like a soothing massage. This is then followed up with the Z Wave Pro system, an FDA-approved and German engineered treatment which involves using radial shockwave therapy to break down the fats in the targeted areas, as well as to improve skin firmness, elasticity and collagen regeneration. You can expect to feel tingly prickly sensations during this stage of the treatment. By combining these two treatments, the reported results of fat reduction is 20 percent in 2 hours, and results will continue to improve in about 4 weeks.
DURATION AND DOWNTIME:
The entire treatment will take a total of 60 minutes per area. It is common to have bruising on the treated areas, but it will just feel like a bout of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), like you’ve done a lot of exercises. There are no other side effects other than the initial soreness from the treatment.
POST TREATMENT CARE:
You can apply a cold pack onto the sore areas, and bruising could take two days and up to a week to clear up, depending on the individual. If you’re feeling particularly sore, your doctor will prescribe you some painkillers. To enhance the efficacy of this treatment, it is highly recommended to have a regular exercise regimen and to eat a healthy well-balanced diet. The number of treatments varies depending on each individual and the size of treated areas.
WHERE TO GET IT:
To book a consultation, contact The Life Clinic at +603 2856 9292. Price per treatment starts from RM1,500 depending on the area of treatment.