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The Science of Fat Freezing: Here’s How It Really Works

The Science of Fat Freezing: Here’s How It Really Works

Fat freezing, also known as cryolipolysis, is arguably the most advanced non-surgical alternative to liposuction that reportedly eliminates stubborn pockets of fat naturally without any downtime. 


It sounds too good to be true: targeted fat loss without any pain, physical exertion, unsightly scars, or prolonged recovery time. Any discerning consumer would be understandably sceptical of this seemingly miraculous treatment that promises to vanish those unyielding rolls of fat.


So how does freezing fat off work? More importantly, how much of it is marketing hype and how much is based on science? Let’s break it down.


The Discovery & Evolution of Fat Freezing Science


Originally discovered by Harvard scientists in 2004, cryolipolysis was a scientific breakthrough that led to the first FDA-approved fat freezing technology in 2010. Since that initial discovery, there have been subsequent new and improved fat freezing technologies developed in response to the overwhelming demand for it. 


One of those enhanced technologies is Clatuu Alpha by Classys which features patented 360° cooling technology with dual applicators, allowing it to address two targeted areas at the same time instead of just one. This makes it a faster and more affordable treatment in comparison with the original technology. 


Does Fat Freezing Really Work? 


How much of fat freezing’s highly touted effects are proven and how much of it is marketing?


Let’s look at the research. 


A 2009 study on the clinical efficacy of noninvasive cryolipolysis published in the National Library of Medicine reported findings that cryolipolysis effectively reduced the treated fat layer by 20.4% at 2 months and 25.5% at 6 months after treatment. 


Within several weeks of treatment, the frozen, dead fat cells were excreted out of the body through the liver, revealing the full effects of the fat loss within three months.


So, the answer to the question “Does fat freezing really work?” is yes, fat freezing works, but with the caveat that it only works on subcutaneous fat


Fat cells are usually stored in three forms: essential, subcutaneous, and visceral fat. Essential fat is what the body needs to be healthy and functional, while subcutaneous fat is found under the skin and forms the bulk of our body fat. It’s also how the body stores energy for later use. 


Finally, visceral fat is the unhealthy fat that forms around our major internal organs, generally associated with obesity and health complications.


Let’s be clear: fat freezing doesn’t help with weight loss. It’s specifically a targeted fat loss treatment that only works on subcutaneous fat. 


As we age, our body’s ability to remove subcutaneous fat decreases along with our reduced metabolic rate, making it harder to burn off the excess fat. Even thin people struggle to get rid of subcutaneous fat which commonly forms around the bra strap, under the chin, and around the love handles.


It’s also important to note that while it’s meant to be a permanent fat reduction solution, the effects are only permanent if you control your weight. Any subsequent weight gain will lead to an inevitable increase in your body fat. 


Fat freezing has been proven to be an effective treatment on individuals with smaller pockets of stubborn, hard-to-shed fat, with the following added benefits:


  • No anaesthesia required and no risk of bleeding
  • Can be performed at your local medi-spa
  • Ability to resume work immediately without having to take time off
  • Visible results within 3 to 12 weeks
  • Lasting effects as long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen
  • Proven effectiveness of between 10% to 25% fat reduction from each session
  • Backed by science and patented technology

The science behind cryolipolysis has been endorsed by numerous medical professionals including board-certified dermatologist Paul Jarrod Frank, MD who opines that “If you reduce the temperature of fat to a certain degree, cells go into what’s called apoptosis, which means they kill themselves and your body digests its by-products. The magic of it is you’re cooling down the skin to a temperature where it hurts the fat, but it doesn’t hurt the skin, and that’s why it works so well.” 


How Does Freezing Fat Off Work?


In essence, fat freezing treatments use Cryolipolysis machines to target fatty areas using non-invasive cooling suction cups or applicators. The targeted fat cells are destroyed in a process called apoptosis and naturally flushed out of the body through the lymphatic system over a period of 3 to 12 weeks with visible results from the first treatment.


The Clatuu fat reduction machine offers several added benefits:


  • It uses patented 360° cooling applicators that gently cool the targeted area to a temperature low enough to cause fat apoptosis without affecting the normal cells.
  • The dual applicators allow dual sculpting of two target areas at the same time for reduced session length and number of treatments.
  • Various applicator sizes target different body parts effectively.
  • Enhanced fat freezing treatment at competitive prices.

While the machine does its magic, you can lie back and relax, catch up on the latest Netflix release, or do some work on your laptop.


For further reading, we’ve put together a careful analysis of the pros, cons, and side effects of fat freezing.


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How Much Does Fat Freezing Cost & Is It Worth It?

How Much Does Fat Freezing Cost & Is It Worth It?

Since the scientific breakthrough by Harvard scientists in 2004 kickstarted the fat freezing evolution, it has gone from being a niche treatment to the mainstream in recent years due to the technological advancements and steadily growing market demand for this phenomenal fat reduction treatment.


One of those improved fat freezing treatments is the Clatuu Alpha by Classys, which uses patented 360° cooling technology with dual applicators for double the fat freezing capabilities. This leads to faster results at a lower cost as the machine is able to dual sculpt two target areas at the same time.


How Much Does Fat Freezing Cost?


The number of treatment sessions needed depends on a couple of of factors: the target area and the specific results (i.e. amount of fat reduction) you wish to achieve, which will determine the total cost of treatment.


Fat-prone areas such as the thighs and stomach take more effort (i.e. more sessions) as those are larger areas with higher concentrations of fat, which can add up and make them more costly to treat.


Clatuu Fat Freezing is an effective non-surgical treatment to reduce fat on the following areas of the body:


  • Double Chin
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (Love handles)
  • Inner Arms
  • Inner Thighs
  • Outer Thighs
  • Bra Puff
  • Knees

Suitable for both men and women, Clatuu freezes your fat away using precisely controlled cooling technology to eliminate stubborn fat that’s unresponsive to exercise or diet. Its patented 360° applicators cool the target area enough to cause fat apoptosis, which is when the fat cells die, without affecting the normal cells. 


Treatment cost starts from $300. With the ability to treat two target areas at once with its dual applicators, Clatuu delivers visible results faster with half the usual treatment time and fewer treatment sessions.


To give you added value for money, we are currently running the following limited time promotions:


  • LIMITED TIME FREEZE SPECIAL

Session duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Price: $1350

Buy 3 Fat Freezing Treatments and Get the 4th FREE


  • CHIN FAT FREEZING + ULTRAFORMER SKIN TIGHTENING COMBO

Session duration: 1 hour

Price: $690

1 x fat freezing under the chin + 6mm/3mm Ultraformer III

*The Ultraformer 111 is the world’s number one ultrasound lifting, tightening and contouring system—the latest in non-surgical skin tightening technology.


Don’t miss out on these specials, book your spot today


Is It Worth It?


According to this 2009 study on the clinical efficacy of noninvasive cryolipolysis published in the National Library of Medicine, the researchers reported findings that cryolipolysis effectively reduced the treated fat layer by 20.4% at 2 months and 25.5% at 6 months after treatment. 


Within several weeks of treatment, the frozen, dead fat cells were excreted out of the body through the liver, revealing the full effects of the fat loss within three months.


That said, it’s important to note that fat freezing doesn’t do anything for weight loss. It’s a targeted fat loss treatment that only works on subcutaneous fat—the visible fat layers found under the skin.


Interested in finding out more about our Clatuu Fat Freezing Treatment? Give us a call at 07 5619 5499 to schedule a 30-minute complimentary consultation—we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about how fat freezing works and whether it’s right for you.



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Fat Freezing: The Pros, Cons, and Side Effects

Fat Freezing: The Pros, Cons, and Side Effects

If the idea of a non-surgical and effortless way to eliminate fat makes you sceptical, you have every right to be. After all, there are countless fat loss treatments, pills, and herbal remedies in the market that amount to nothing more than scams.

As a discerning consumer, you’ll want to do due diligence on the effectiveness and possible side effects of fat loss treatments that sound too good to be true. It’s why we’ve put together a careful analysis of the pros, cons, and side effects of fat freezing—the highly touted miracle solution for getting rid of those unsightly bulges.


What is Fat Freezing?

Known medically as cryolipolysis, which translates into cold (cryo) fat (lipo) destruction (lysis), fat freezing is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that uses cold temperatures to reduce localised fat deposits or bulges that aren’t responsive to diet or exercise. 

Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive procedure that can be done in-office with minimal pain and no downtime, in comparison with liposuction that carries risks of bleeding and serious infection. Fat freezing is not suitable for individuals who are significantly overweight or obese, as it only targets specific pockets of subcutaneous fat in certain areas of the body.

As we age, our body’s ability to remove subcutaneous fat decreases along with our reduced metabolic rate, making it harder to burn off the excess fat. Fat freezing has been proven to be an effective treatment in this regard.


Is Fat Freezing Safe?

The cryolipolysis process was first discovered by Harvard scientists in 2004. This scientific breakthrough led to the first FDA-approved fat freezing technology in 2010, which became the industry benchmark for fat freezing treatments.

Over the last decade, however, new and improved technologies such as Clatuu Alpha by Classys have been developed to meet the surge in demand for fat freezing services. Clatuu’s cryolipolysis machine has double the fat freezing capabilities, allowing it to address two targeted areas rather than one with its dual applicators. This provides a faster and more affordable solution compared to the original CoolSculpting treatment.

The FDA has approved cryolipolysis to treat fat deposits in the following areas:

  • Beneath the chin
  • Upper arms
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Hip/flank (“love handles”)
  • Upper back (“brassiere rolls”)
  • Lower back
  • Underneath the buttocks

Board-certified dermatologist Paul Jarrod Frank, MD endorses the science behind cryolipolysis: “If you reduce the temperature of fat to a certain degree, cells go into what’s called apoptosis, which means they kill themselves and your body digests its by-products. The magic of it is you’re cooling down the skin to a temperature where it hurts the fat, but it doesn’t hurt the skin, and that’s why it works so well.” 


4 Pros & Cons of Fat Freezing 

As with any treatment, there are pros and cons of fat freezing you should weigh in your decision-making.


PROS:

  • In-Office Procedure
  • Safe enough to be performed at your local medi-spa, so you won’t have to be admitted to the hospital or take time off work for it. 


  • No Pain
  • The only thing you’ll feel is the suction of the applicator and a cold sensation in the target area.


  • No Downtime
  • Because it’s non-invasive and non-surgical, you can go back to work on the same day and resume your normal activities.


  • Visible Results
  • You’ll notice the difference within a few treatments. The results will last if you maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise.


    CONS:

  • Multiple Sessions Might Be Needed
  • Depending on your desired results and how your body responds to the treatment, more than one session might be required.


  • Time Between Sessions
  • There needs to be a gap of 6 to 8 weeks between each session for the dead fat cells to be eliminated from the body.


  • Results Aren’t Immediate
  • Since cryolipolysis involves a gradual process of removing fat cells, optimal results can take between 3 to 6 months to become visible.


  • Risk of Irregular Skin Surface
  • There is a minor risk of uneven skin surface after treatments.


    Side Effects of Fat Freezing 

    As a result of exposing the skin and tissue to temperatures of approximately up-to -9°C and the suctioning action, common side effects include slight redness, tenderness, minor bruising, numbness, and tingling around the treatment areas. These side effects usually go away within a few days of treatment.

    As the body starts removing the dead fat cells, you might experience itchiness at the treatment site, a feeling of fullness, mild cramping, and some diarrhoea. This is completely natural.

    A rare side effect that has been reported is paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, where the fat cells increase in size after cryolipolysis. Men and people of Hispanic ethnicity are more likely to experience it, though there appears to be less than 1% chance of occurrence. 


    For Best Results 

    Don’t be swayed by clever marketing of cheap DIY fat freezing kits that claim to deliver the same results. 

    To prevent negative outcomes, always seek the services of professionals who are qualified and experienced in carrying out these cosmetic procedures. Do your market research, ask questions, and get recommendations from trusted friends and family members.

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