Cryo Slim is a treatment that targets fat on nine specific areas of the body, including the chin, thighs, abdomen, back, and arms. Cryo Slim works by applying very cold temperatures to targeted areas to freeze fat. Scientists aren’t sure exactly why, but subcutaneous fat cells–those are the cells that grow larger in size when you gain weight–are destroyed by extremely cold temperatures. But don’t worry, the exposure to cold does not damage the overlying skin on the treatment area, it only destroys the fat cells. After Cryo Slim treatments, the fat cells rupture and die. Then the body’s lymphatic system gradually removes them. Pretty cool, right? (No pun intended. Okay, a little intended.)
So, you might be wondering: what does this have to do with you? Well, are you pretty happy with how you look, except for that one problem area that makes you self-conscious whenever you notice it in Instagram photos? Have you been putting in those hours at the gym and eating well, but you still have stubborn areas of fat you just can’t seem to budge no matter what you do? There are multiple reasons why this might be happening–it could be genetics, aging, or related to stress. No matter the reason, we know it’s super frustrating. But what if there was a treatment that painlessly removed that problem area, without you having to do any of the work? Spoiler alert: there is, and it’s called Cryo Slim. If you’re close to your ideal weight but struggle with stubborn areas of fat, read on to see why Cryo Slim is the treatment for you!
What is the treatment like? What happens and how does it feel?
Sessions usually last about 30 minutes, but they may be a little shorter or longer depending on the size of the treatment area. Your treatment provider uses a wand to apply cold temperatures evenly across the treatment area. The experience can be a little uncomfortable, but it doesn’t hurt and there’s no downtime.
How many treatment sessions are necessary before I see results?
Generally, the larger the area you’re treating, the more sessions are necessary. For example, an area like the lower belly may take up to four treatment sessions. Smaller areas require fewer sessions. If you need multiple sessions, your treatment provider will schedule them at appropriate intervals, typically once a month.
Are there any side effects?
Cryo Slim is super safe, and side effects, if you have them, are usually mild. Side effects generally include redness, swelling, tingling, bruising, or numbness at the treatment site, but these are temporary and should resolve on their own. Very rarely, patients report a more serious complication, which is called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. That means they see fat cells growing larger in the targeted area and growing hardened. This complication is fixable, physically harmless, and super rare; according to scientific studies and manufacturer data, between 0.0051 and 0.025 percent of Cryo Slim patients experience it. Even though it’s unlikely to happen, it’s smart to be aware of it so that if you notice this side effect developing, you can alert your treatment provider.
How long does it take to see results?
This treatment takes a little time before you’ll start to notice a difference, but lucky for you, the results are permanent!! Once all your sessions are completed, initial results start to show up after 4-8 weeks, with final results occurring at 8-12 weeks. Average results are a 27% reduction, or a loss of 2-3 cm in the treated area. In the meantime, be sure to keep up your diet and fitness routine to optimize your results.
Who can use it?
Like we mentioned earlier, Cryo Slim is recommended for fat loss in specific, targeted areas–not for all-over weight loss. If you’re looking for a dramatic change, Cryo Slim isn’t for you. Think of Cryo Slim sort of like you think of shapewear–it doesn’t reduce your overall body size, it just smooths over lumps and bumps in certain areas, like the tummy or the thighs. But unlike shapewear, Cryo Slim gets rid of those lumps and bumps for good! So if you are close to your ideal weight and looking to permanently eliminate stubborn fat in a specific area, Cryo Slim is the perfect treatment for you.
Where can I get Cryo Slim treatments?
By now you might be thinking–where should I go to get Cryo Slim done? Well, Cryo Slim is an advanced beauty treatment, so a trained professional should do it. Luckily, in the Upkeep app, all of our providers are screened for their qualifications and experience, so no matter who you choose, you know you’re in good hands. Plus, if you still have questions about Cryo Slim, our experts provide free consultations, so you can be sure you’re making the choice that’s right for you.
Are you ready to get your best body with Cryo Slim?
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