Fat Freeze 101: How Does Fat Freezing Work

Do you have a few stubborn areas of fat that just don't seem to go away, no matter how much you diet or exercise?

If so, you may be a good candidate for fat freezing. Fat freeze is a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment that is helping people all over the world lose inches off their waistlines to look and feel better about themselves. Fat freezing, also known as cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment option that helps people lose inches off their waistlines. But how does it work? Keep reading to find out.

But before we go there, here's why we know so much about Fat Freeze treatment:

At Kosme Aesthetics, we have 3 different Fat Freezing Machines and perform about 200 treatments per month. As I'm writing this article, we only have one outlet but we're performing a lot of sessions, so we know the in and outs of Fat Freezing.

How does fat freeze work?

The science behind how fat freeze works is actually quite simple. Fat cells are more sensitive to cold temperatures than other types of cells in your body. When exposed to extreme cold, the fat cells begin to die.

A membrane is laid on the areas of the body with unwanted fat and the fat freeze machine uses a suction cup to freeze the fats. The intense cold temperature will kill fat cells. The dead fat cells then get flushed out of your system in standard natural ways.

Over time, this process results in a noticeable fat loss in the treated area. Studies show that Cryolipolysis treatment can reduce stubborn fat by up to 25% after just one treatment. And, unlike other fat-reduction treatments, coolsculpting fat freezing procedure has no risk of saggy and loose skin.

How fat freezing actually works

What are the pros and cons of fat-freezing treatments?


It is non-invasive

The fat freezing cryolipolysis is a non invasive procedure. The fat freezing treatments use a device that has a number of applicators that come in different sizes to work on different parts of the body with stubborn fat pockets such as the belly, arm, inner and outer thighs. A therapist will place the applicator on the treated area and it uses cool energy to eliminate fat cells under your skin surface.

There is little to no pain associated with this treatment, as many have described their experience as tolerable as the slight discomfort involved is due to the suction from the applicators similar to a cupping treatment.

The treatment time is short

Each fat freezing session can last anywhere from 35 minutes to one hour, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.

There is a short recovery period

Clients can resume their normal activities immediately after the fat freezing treatment and there is no anaesthesia required, unlike other invasive procedures such as traditional liposuction.

On the other hand, fat freezing also has its own set of cons:

It can have side effects

Some clients do experience heightened skin sensitivity, and numbness. Others observe redness or swelling in affected areas after their fat freezing treatments which will typically recede within a few weeks. All these can also be treated or minimized with proper fat freezing do's and don'ts.

To find out more about Fat freeze treatments' do's and don'ts in our article "Aftercare Guide: What To Do After Fat Freezing (And Not To Do)"

Fat freeze treatment

It requires more than one session

For best weight loss results, doctors usually recommend between two and four sessions of fat freezing treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart. A single treatment will not yield the best results for you. This can be costly for some patients.

It is not a permanent solution

Fat cells that are frozen during the treatment will eventually be broken down and eliminated by the body. However, new fat cells can develop in the treated area if the patient does not maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise.

Who is it for?

Fat freezing is not for everyone. In order to have visible fat removal results, the ideal candidate for the procedure is someone who has more pinchable fat than the skin on stubborn areas.

If you are considering fat freezing, it is important to consult with a doctor or specialist to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does fat freezing work?

Fat freeze is a well-known medical technique that has shown a non-surgical facelift with just a few sessions and is clinically proven safe. This is a non-invasive non-surgical procedure that helps with fat reduction. It offers many benefits over conventional weight loss techniques as a noninvasive method. In 2008 an American Medical Association study found cryolipolysis reduced fat layers by 45%.

Over the following weeks, your immune system will clear off the fats in natural ways.

Is freezing fat worth it?

After one session, fat freezing has been proven in clinical trials to effectively lower subcutaneous fats by 25%. Clients who want to reduce body fats while still seeing significant results in the shortest amount of time are attracted to the treatment's effectiveness. The fat freezing cost varies from place to place and whether it's worth it also depends on how much you pay.

kill fat cells by fat freezing which helps in body contouring, the dead fat cells gets flushed through lymphatic system
Kill fat cells by fat freezing which helps in body contouring, the dead fat cells gets flushed through lymphatic system

How does fat freezing work?

It's scientifically possible in fat freezing that this effect induces apoptosis. As fat is resistant to temperatures, the freezing temperatures will make the cells freeze and die thus preventing any other damage. The treatment freezes your fat cells at -5°C, leaving surrounding tissues unharmed.

Over the following weeks, your immune system will clear off the fats in natural ways.

Is Freezing Fat Permanent?

You may still gain weight if you do not maintain your diet. Although our competitors might try to tell you that the results are permanent, we want you to know that this still depends on having the appropriate diet plan.

If you do one or two sessions but then eat 5000 calories, you're still going to experience weight gain. If you're doing the sessions and maintaining your ideal body weight, the results often last a long time.

How long does Fat Freezing last?

Many might try to tell you that the fat freezing results are permanent, we want you to know that this still depends on having the appropriate lifestyle for maintenance.

Imagine exercising everyday and eating 5 burgers right after each workout.