Over the last 5 years, there has been a huge increase in fat loss treatment using non-surgical technology. One of the most common questions clients ask is, “What’s the difference between a fat fridge and a cavitation?”
Both of these are recognized treatments for non-surgical fat removal, but they use very different techniques. I will see how they work and I will also explain why it is not always your business to choose one over the other. Fat fries and cavities work well for certain types of fat and certain parts of the body.
It is a method of removing fat cells from the body without surgery. Its proper name is Cryolipolsyis and it works very well in the right area. As the name implies, it causes fat cells to clot, causing them to die. To do this you place a cryo head over the greasy area and it ‘sucks’ a handful of fat and cools it to minus 6 degrees Celsius. Before you apply the therapist’s head, protect your skin with a special membrane to prevent frostbite. For this, to work, the fat needs to be soft enough to be sucked into the applicator.
The fat pockets that suck are frozen – and about 30% of the cells then die. They are removed from your body by your own immune system.
It is suitable for a pocket of fat. You can sometimes treat 2 pockets at once.
Here’s a good little guide: If you can hold it, you can freeze it! What I mean by this is you have to be able to grab a good handful.
It is not painful, although it does feel very cold.
There are very few side effects. You may get a sore, and your skin may feel numb for a few days. On rare occasions, you may get pigmentation.
This is a closed treatment. (Although after 3 months if necessary you can do it again in the same area)
Areas you can freeze include the abdomen, side/love handle, inner thighs, back fat, upper arm, and double chin.
It takes 6-10 weeks to see complete results.
Cavitation, also known as ultrasonic cavitation, is quite different from caryopsis. It also kills fat cells, but in a completely different way. Ultrasound waves vibrate and shake fat cells until they ‘explode’, dispersing their contents and dying. Imagine that you have cracked an egg in a glass, and the yolk is whole. If you put a lid on the glass and start shaking it and shaking it, eventually the yolk will come out and the egg will no longer be whole. It occurs in fat cells during fat cavitation.
You can treat large areas, which may not be suitable for fat freezers. If the fat is too hard to hold or spread over a larger area, cavitation is probably the best choice.
Fat cells are killed by ultrasound vibrations.
You can treat a large area of fat simultaneously.
The treatment lasts about 40 minutes-1 to an hour.
It’s not painful, though you get a weird ‘cricket’ sound in your ear from the vibration.
There are very few side effects. This area will make you look a little pink, a scar, and possibly some skin irritation.
You need a course of treatment for best results, about 6-8. Overall you can lose many inches.
If you want to tighten your skin or reduce cellulite as well as fat, cavitation is a great option. Because you can combine it with other technologies like radiofrequency or dermatology on the same day.
It is suitable for the abdomen, side of the body, and back of the legs, especially if the fat is spread or very hard to hold.
You will get an instant improvement in inch reduction, though for full results you will have to wait for the body to re-absorb and flush out the fat cell residue.
Fat freeze and cavitation are both proven to kill fat cells, and both can give you good results if done properly. If you can catch a good handful of fat, it is usually suitable for freezing. Pocket fat will decrease in the third 2-3 months after treatment. If the fat is too wide or you can’t really hold it, cavitation is often a good choice. Also, if you have loose skin or cellulite as well as fat, cavitation may be better because you can combine it with other technologies. For best results, you need 6-8 treatments of cavitation, but you will see immediate improvement.