Z Lipo Fat Freezing
Are you struggling to get rid of unwanted fat in the belly, thighs, and arms? Fat freezing by ZLipo can help! This non-invasive treatment uses cold temperatures to target and permanently kill fat cells, reducing fat layer thickness. It can help you achieve your dream figure without cuts or needles.
ZLipo is made in Germany by Zimmer Aesthetics. It uses a process known as Cryolipolysis (fat freezing), a nonsurgical fat reduction procedure that utilizes controlled cooling temperatures. It is designed to minimize stubborn fat bulges or deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.
How does ZLipo work?
ZLipo cools down fat deposits over a prolonged period in a safe and controlled manner. The procedure starts with a pulsed vacuum suctioning to further break down the fat cells before the actual fat freezing begins. This brings positive effects on lymphatic drainage and metabolism.
Cryolipolysis by ZLipo works because fat has a different freezing point than surrounding tissue and skin. Therefore, the cold treatment causes apoptosis or natural cell death without damaging the surrounding skin. The complete breakdown and the natural removal of fat cells through the lymphatic system takes about 10 to 12 weeks.
ZLipo has applicators in 3 different sizes: small, medium, and large. These apply pain-free suction in the treatment areas and cool the fat deposits to the desired temperature. The classic applicators’ ability to use pulsating suction increases the positive effect on lymphatic drainage and metabolism.
The surrounding tissues do not respond to cold temperatures the same way as fatty tissue, making the treatment safe, gentle, and non-invasive.
ZLipo 360° applicators are now available at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics. These let you contour and sculpt problem areas with great results and shorter treatment time.
The 360° handpieces for ZLipo are available in 3 sizes: small, medium, and mini. These include 2 new handpieces, the small and the medium ones, as well as the ZLipo mini for chin and smaller fat deposits.
The small handpiece has a straight supporting edge, while the medium handpiece has a curved one. Both have smaller cups, which eliminate pulsation at the beginning and end of treatment. This results in shorter, safer, and more effective application.
Advantages of the 360° handpieces include:
- Full 360°cooling – the entire skin is cooled and treated (instead of just the sides)
- Enlarged treatment area – the full cup is cooled and hence the larger handpiece surface targets more fat cells and skin surface.
- Shorter treatment time – procedure duration is now reduced from one hour to just 35 minutes.
- More comfortable vacuum – the suction is dispersed throughout the handpiece, not just in a single area which results in a more gentle vacuum experience
- Two treatments simultaneously – ZLipo is able to treat and freeze away stubborn fat in two areas at the same time.
Is ZLipo painful?
The procedure is virtually pain-free. You may feel a slight pinching in the first few minutes of the treatment, but this is completely harmless. A cooling fleece is also placed on the treatment area to protect the skin and avoid damage.
How long does the result of ZLipo last?
Once the fat cells are targeted and frozen, they are naturally processed and permanently removed from the body. They are gone for good, leaving you with slimmer or a more contoured treatment area. Do take note, however, that the remaining fat cells can grow and expand if you fail to maintain good lifestyle habits.
Are there any side effects or downtime?
ZLipo has virtually no side effects. There may be some redness or slight tenderness on the treated area, but this typically heals within a week. Some also report a feeling that resembles normal muscle soreness. Patients, however, can get back to their normal routines almost immediately.
How many ZLipo sessions do I need?
This depends on a number of factors, such as:
- Your individual profile (the size or the area amount of fat reduction needed)
- The way your body responds to fat freezing
- Your needs, goals, and expectations
How long before results are visible?
Some patients notice changes after 3 weeks, but significant results are usually seen after 3 to 4 months.
Who is an ideal candidate for ZLipo fat freezing?
Good candidates include those who are within their ideal or normal weight but have excess, pinchable fat on certain areas of the body. ZLipo is also worth considering if you’re looking to reduce diet- and exercise-resistant fat without going under the knife.
Combine ZLipo and ZWave
ZWave (also by Zimmer Aesthetics) is a high-energy acoustic shockwave therapy treatment. In combination with Cryolipolysis, this non-invasive treatment is proven to be even more effective in reducing stubborn fat deposits. ZWave helps break up the frozen fat cells underneath, which results in rapid fat reduction.
It also has a large impact on collagen structures and skin connective tissue. This improves skin appearance, firmness, and cellulite through collagen regeneration. A clinical study by Jeffrey A. Hunt, D.O. R.V.S; published in October 2013 in prime-journal.com has shown a significant improvement in Cryolipolysis results when using ZWave.