Does Fat Freeze or Fat Freezing Really Work?
Fat Freeze is US FDA-Approved Procedure
The FDA cleared the marketing of the fat freezing method CoolSculpting in 2010 based on results of a study showing that six months after the treatment of love handles in 60 patients, the targeted fat was reduced by an average of 19 percent. Since then, fat freezing has been catching on nationwide. It is offered by dermatologists and medical spas and is heavily promoted in television commercials. Wellaholic's WellaFreeze is premised on the same principles as CoolSculpting.
Limitations of Fat Freeze
If you’re considering the procedure, you should be aware of its limitations. CoolSculpting is intended to reduce the appearance of visible bulges, not as a treatment for obesity. The specific areas of fat targeted may also include thighs, upper arms, abdomen, breasts, and “banana handles” (fat under the buttocks).
One often-distressing condition that fat freezing appears to help is the reduction of the size of men’s breasts. (Treatment for this is the fourth-most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for men.) A small study published in September 2015 found that 95 percent of 21 men treated with freezing felt their appearance had improved and 89 percent cited less embarrassment about the appearance of their chest. Each man had two 60-minute treatments followed by another two months later. All felt their quality of life improved. Results showed that the procedure is generally safe; with minimal to no downtime for patients, and that the improvements were sustained for a year following treatment. Standard treatment to reduce breast size in men is surgery under general anesthesia or liposuction or both.
How is the Fat Freeze Procedure Like?
In Singapore, Fat Freezing is becoming more popular and common. While fat freezing is painful and has little or no downtime, it must be conducted by experienced consultants to prevent any post-treatment implications such as freeze burns, etc.
Why is it not possible to treat too many areas in a single day?
Wellaholic offers WellaFreeze Unlimited, which allows customers several treatments within a month for their body sculpting needs. Nevertheless, we do not recommend doing more than three sessions a day. This is because the process of fat freezing or cryolipolysis will freeze the fats. There will be a built-up of dead cells which your body will need to clear off (usually within 30 to 60 days). Now, acidosis happens when your body isn't able to get rid of too much acid in the body. Hence, by pacing the treatments, coupled with drinking lots of water, you will help to keep your body and kidneys in a healthy state.
Want to find out more about WellaFreeze?
Wellaholic’s WellaFreeze™ or Fat Freeze Cryolipolysis helps target the stubborn fat areas of your body that do not react well to exercise and dieting. This helps customers in Singapore who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Some key facts about our treatments:
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