ASCP Skin Deep

MARCH | APRIL 2020

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Freeze the Fat Help your clients slim down the nonsurgical way with cryolipolysis by Maggie Staszcuk Cryolipolysis, or the freezing of fat, is not a new technology, but consumer desire for quick results with little downtime has made fat reduction procedures significant in the esthetics industry. This procedure is intended to help clients with problem areas that they just can't get rid of through diet and exercise. This modality offers a nonsurgical way to target pockets of fat and may help with loose and sagging skin. WHAT IS IT? Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive procedure that involves the cooling of body fat to break down fat cells. Also known as "fat freezing" or the brand name, CoolSculpting, it results in a reduction of body fat without damage to surrounding tissues. Since adipose (fat) tissue is more responsive to temperature changes than skin, the frozen fat cells break down and leave the skin unharmed.1 Cryolipolysis is FDA-approved for the chin, arms, back, flanks, stomach, outer thighs, and inner thighs. HOW IT WORKS Cryolipolysis was inspired and developed by scientists who observed that children who frequently ate popsicles experienced fat deterioration in their cheeks. It was noted that the cold popsicles were freezing pockets of fat.2 expertadvice ADVANCED MODALITIES

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