These are the questions we consistently get asked about Cryoskin treatments at TLC Medispa in McLean, VA. Read on to learn more about this amazing treatment!
When will I see my results?
For CryoSlimming, results are generally visible from the first session and are often very encouraging. However, it should be noted that the best results appear from 15 days to 3 weeks after the start of treatment and extend for several months after the end of treatment. For CryoToning, results are generally visible subtly from the first session and are at their best about 3-5 days after.
How long will my results last?
When fat cells are frozen and rupture, they are permanently killed. The number of fat cells in your body remains constant throughout your adult life and weight gain or loss occurs by increasing or decreasing the size of the existing fat cells. Therefore, the effects of CryoSlimming treatments are permanent due to the fact that the number of fat cells is reduced and as long as you don’t gain weight.
Will I gain weight somewhere else after the treatments?
If you don’t gain any weight, you won’t increase your fat in other areas of your body. If you do gain weight however, because your CryoSlimming treatments decreased the number of fat cells from your problem area, the weight gain tends to be more evenly distributed (since there now are less fat cells to fill up in your problem area.) This leads to a more favorable distribution of fat in your body and a more pleasing shape.
How much will I lose?
Cryoskin customers lose an average of 1.85 inches over 5 sessions.
Will it hurt?
Not at all. The treatment begins with 2 minutes of a warm massage that feels quite pleasant. Then during the cooling part of the treatment, the area can get very cold but not painful. Some clients have even told us that they like the sensation! The worst comments we’ve had about how the treatment feels state that the deep massaging of the cold wand into the fat pinches a bit and that the cold can feel a little too cold. We follow the cooling portion of the treatment with 2 more minutes of warm massage and then a manual massage. The entire treatment feels very comfortable.
Why can’t I get CryoSlimming treatments more frequently?
We have a rule of 15 days between treatments so as not to overload the lymphatic system. Also, it takes 15 days for 80% of the fat cells from the session to pass out of the body. The absolute minimum time between treatments is 12 days, but is not recommended on regular basis. It is okay if you’re going out of town but it’s not recommend to do often in order to get faster results.
How can I get the best results possible?
There are a few guidelines that will ensure you get the best results.
First, we don't recommend working out within 2 hours before a CryoSlimming session as this can make it difficult to cool your fat cells down. (Working out directly afterwards is fine.)
Second, you should not eat any sugar for at minimum 2 hours before and after the session. The reason for this is that sugar is a strong power source for fat cells. While the cold from the treatment weakens and retracts the fat cell, consuming sugars will give it back immediate energy so the apoptosis (cell death) effect will be less efficient and could even be canceled.
Be aware: When we talk about sugar we mean all kinds of sugars including complex carbohydrates (pasta, rice, bread, cereals) and of course simple sugars (fruit, alcohol, candy, soda, sweets.)
In practice we have noticed even more improved results when avoiding sugars for 4-5 hours before and 4-5 hours after the treatment. Additionally, it would be ideal to follow a keto diet for 72 hours after the treatment.
Third, increase lymphatic drainage by manually massaging the treatment area a few times a day plus increase your water intake to help your system flush out the fat cell waste.
What do people think about their results?
• 94% of patients are satisfied with the method
• 88% would like to engage in regular treatments
• 81% judge that their time investment was worth the results achieved
• 94% notice improvement of the skin
• 75% notice a silhouette reshaping effect
• 87% acknowledge the relaxing effect of the method
• 94% want to continue using this method and think it is more effective than other methods
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