Studies have shown an average fat reduction of between 15 and 28 percent at around 4 months after initial treatment.
Are there any people for whom cryolipolysis is not recommended? (Continuation***)
Cryolipolysis should not be performed on patients who are obese or significantly overweight. Also, it should not be performed on areas of skin that are cut or injured, contain severe varicose veins, dermatitis, or other skin lesions.
People who have an abnormal cold sensitivity or cold intolerance are not suitable candidates. The procedure is not recommended for people who have the following conditions:
Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. A very rare autoimmune disease in which red blood cells are damaged during exposure to cold.
Cold urticaria. A rare condition in which the skin develops red, itchy spots (hives) after exposure to cold temperatures.
Cold agglutinin disease. A rare type of autoimmune hemolytic anemia in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys its own red blood cells. The condition is often triggered or made worse by cold temperatures.
Other conditions that pose a risk include
- Pregnancy or breast-feeding
- Nerve disorders, such as diabetic neuropathy
- Inflammatory skin disorders
- Skin conditions caused by immune system disorders, such as eczema or psoriasis