We can perform non surgical fat reduction by two methods – fat freezing and fat heating. Our fat freezing machine is called Cristal, performs cryolipolysis and is the best selling machine in France (data from 2015). The skin is closely applied to freezing plates, the skin is cooled, the underlying fat freezes (while protecting the skin) and your body eliminates the crystallised fat cells slowly over a period of a few weeks.
How does Fat Freezing Work?
Fat cells can be safely and effectively eliminated from your body by a process of fat freezing. When fat cells are frozen to very low temperatures, the body automatically kills off these fat cells through a process called apoptosis, which is the medical term for “programmed cell death”. Over a period of a few months, once fat cells have been frozen, your own body will simply get rid of the frozen fat cells, removing stubborn small pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
What happens during a Cristal™ session?
Your practitioner applies a cryoprotectant gel to the skin onto the treatment area. Once the handpiece is in place, the vacuum and the cooling begins, with parameters that are
individually chosen according to your expectations and needs. While the cryolipolysis is running, you just have to relax reading a magazine, or you can plug your phone into the USB charging socket of the device. Once the session is over, your therapist will carry out a mild massage to the treated area for about ten minutes in order to accelerate the lymphatic and metabolism process.
How long does a Cristal™ session take?
A session of Cristal™ takes 50 to 60 minutes per zone. You can choose to enjoy your session reading or listening to some music. We can treat two zones in one session together, and multiple zones can be treated in a complete treatment session.
Can I carry on with my normal activities after a session?
There is no downtime required with treatment with Cristal™ as it is a non-invasive method. You can carry on with your normal activities immediately after the session.
When will I see the results?
There are no immediate results because the fat cells are gradually eliminated by the immune system. After a few months, you can start observing the results, but you will continue to lose fat in the treated area during the following months.
What are the side effects of cryolipolysis?
Cristal™ therapy is non-invasive, painless, and safe. This technique selects fat cells
and does not affect any other surrounding tissue. It is possible to experience light side effects
such as redness, bruising, swelling and a feeling of numbness or pain in the treated area. These effects naturally disappear within a few hours or a few days. There is no downtime required and you can keep going with your normal life at the end of the treatment.
How many sessions are needed for fat freezing?
The results vary from patient to patient but it is generally sufficient to conduct one to two sessions to get the results you desire.
How long do the results last?
The fat is removed from your body, the result is therefore long term. However, it is important that you care about your new body with a balanced diet and a regular physical activity. Other complementary methods may also be used to further reduce adipose tissue.
What is medical Cryolipolysis?
This technology is based on the fact that fat cells are very sensitive to cold temperatures. At a certain temperature, fat cells die and the body gradually gets rid of them through perfectly natural way.
Many areas can be treated:
- Love handles
Is Cristal treatment for me?
If you are looking for a gentle non-surgical solution to reducing pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Ask your doctor/therapist if this new technique is for you.