Studies have shown that 20-30% of fat reduction can be seen with a single treatment session.
When fat cells are exposed to cold temperature at -9 °C, they will be forced into programmed cell death (apoptosis) and then being removed from the body over 2-3 months.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes fat by using a suction tube inserted into the fat pocket of specific body areas, performed under general anaesthesia or sedation. The recovery time is 6-8 weeks and patient requires to wear a compressive garment for 3 months to ensure smooth skin surface.
Fat freezing, on the other hand, is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment with minimal downtime. It targets only the subcutaneous fat layer without damaging the surrounding tissues.
Clatuu Alpha, equipped with advanced 360° Surrounding Cooling Technology, is one of the latest generation cryolipolysis/fat freeze machines for body contouring and fat reduction. It comes with two applicator handpieces, which allows patient to treat both left and right side of the body simultaneously (superior than older generation of machines with single handpiece). Moreover, traditional handpiece has a smaller contact surface compared to Clatuu Alpha’s handpiece with a wider cooling contact surface to cover larger area.
In other words, Clatuu Alpha is more time and cost effective.
Picture: Different types and sizes of handpiece to target different body parts
Zimmer Cryolipolysis has been successfully used to reduce fat on thighs, hips, belly, buttocks, love handles and even men’s chests. The fat cells undergo apoptosis as a result of the focused elimination of energy provided by the cold therapy. They are then broken down and removed naturally through the lymphatic system which takes about 10-12 weeks. Since the surrounding tissue does not respond to the cold treatment the same way as fatty tissue, the treatment is considered safe, gentle and non-invasive.
During the treatment, applicators are placed on to the targeted areas and are adjusted to a controlled temperature to 4-9 degree Celcius below normal temperature. Excess fat will then be frozen while blood flow is maintained without damaging surrounding tissue. The applicators have a unique suction massage feature that activates during the treatment to ensure sufficient blood circulation and reduces any discomfort during and post treatment.
Handpiece is applied onto the treatment area with suction force applied. Fat pocket will be sucked into the handpiece and cooling process begins.
Freezing fat cells to -9 degree Celcius for 1 hour induces apoptosis (programmed cell death). These fat cells that undergo programmed cell death will be removed by the body’s metabolism over 2-3 months.
Remaining fats in the targeted area will become leaner and less dense.
It is a wonderful choice for those who have been struggling with stubborn fat that doesn’t go away with exercises and diet regimens.
20-30% fat reduction can be achieved in one session. However, patient who desire more result can repeat the procedure on the same area after 1 month. Exercise, healthy lifestyle and diet control are important for high success rate.
You may experience pinching sensation for the first 2-3 minutes, after which the sensation disappears when the skin is adapted to the suction and cooling. There will be no pain for the rest of the procedure.
You can resume daily activities or exercise immediately right after the treatment. Temporary redness or soreness are possible side effects, which will subside over 2-3 days and will not impact your daily routine.