Can Fat Freezing Be Dangerous?

A Guide to the Risks of Fat Freezing

Fat freezing has been around for roughly ten years now and is viewed as a safer alternative to invasive surgeries such as liposuction as it involves no needles, knives or recovery time. But how much do you really know about this procedure? Is it really safe? Are there any side effects involved?


We’ll answer these questions and more by exploring the risks and any potential complications involved with freezing away your fat, so you can be confident you are choosing the safest treatment for you or your business.


How Does Fat Freezing Work?

Before we discuss the risks involved, let’s talk about what fat freezing is and how it actually works. Fat freezing uses the method of cryolipolysis which involves killing off fat cells by freezing them. During this process they are broken apart without damaging any surrounding tissue. The lymphatic system then works to flush out the dead cells. Cryoskin actually advances this technology one step further and uses a special heating and cooling technique, which aids in increasing the body’s oxygen supply and production of collagen. This produces unparalleled fat loss and skin toning results.


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  • Love handles
  • Stomach
  • Under the chin/neck
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Underside of the buttocks
  • Along the bra line
  • Upper arms
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Fat Freezing Risks and Side Effects

What are the risks involved with freezing your fat? Well, that all depends on the fat freezing machine you are using. A quick Google search about the dangers of fat freezing shows up numerous results about the risks involved with CoolSculpting. This is because CoolSculpting is the most well-known fat freezing machine on the market, but it also has the most risks involved with its procedure. According to Medical News Today there are a number of risks associated with Coolsculpting.


Coolsculpting Fat Freezing Side Effects Include:

  • Redness
  • Firmness
  • Pinching
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Tingling
  • Stinging
  • Numbness
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Mild to moderate pain
  • Cramping
  • Itchiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Fullness in the throat (for neck/chin treatments)

These side effects can reportedly last for the first few weeks after the procedure. There are also a number of rare long-term complications associated with this method of fat freezing.


Coolsculpting Fat Freezing Long-Term Side Effects Include:

  • Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (when the fat cells grow and bulge rather than getting smaller)
  • Pain which can last up to a month
  • Scarring and hyperpigmentation
  • Reduced movement of the tongue (for neck/chin treatments)
  • Reduced movement of the tongue, lower lip muscle weakness and dry mouth (for chin/neck treatments)
  • Frostbite, or first and second-degree freeze burns
  • Dizziness, light-headedness, sweating, painting, nausea, and flushing
  • Subcutaneous induration, a generalised hardness or specific hard nodules that develop in the treated area and can be painful
  • Abrupt and undesirable changes in fat layering


What are the Risks Involved with Cryoskin?

Unlike CoolSculpting and other cryolipolysis treatments, Cryoskin is a newer technology that is more precise. As a result, there are fewer side effects associated with this treatment. However, with any procedure, there are always going to be some risks involved.

For Cryoskin, side effects are not common, but can include:

  • Increased thirst and urination for up to 3 days
  • Localised redness and soreness in the treatment area which fades within a few hours
  • Itching due to the use of certain cosmetic products
  • Delayed onset muscle soreness which subsides within a few hours

These side effects are very minimal and there have been no reports of the side effects associated with traditional cryolipolysis treatments such as CoolSculpting, so customers can have peace of mind when freezing their stubborn areas of fat with Cryoskin.


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Is Fat Freezing Safe for Everyone?

So, while Cryoskin is the safest fat freezing technology available, it cannot be used by everyone. Anyone with the conditions below should not get a fat freezing treatment:

Cryoskin Slimming:

• Severe Allergy to Cold

• Progressive Diseases (MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, Neuropathy)

• Active Cancer

• Lymphatic Disorders

• Uncontrolled Diabetes (or Diabetes-related complications)

• Severe Kidney or Liver Disease

• Pregnancy/Breastfeeding

• Bacterial and viral infections of the skin

• Wound healing disorders

• Circulatory disorders

• Surgery in the past 6 months

• Pacemaker/metal implants

• Active/Severe Eczema, rashes, or dermatitis

• Use of topical antibiotics in the desired treatment area

• Silicone/other implants in the desired treatment area

• Mesh inserts in the desired treatment area

• Irremovable body piercings in the desired treatment area

• Incision scar(s) in the desired treatment area


Cryoskin Toning:

• Severe Allergy to Cold

• Progressive Diseases (MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, Neuropathy)

• Pregnancy/Breastfeeding

• Bacterial and viral infections of the skin

• Wound healing disorders

• Circulatory disorders

• Surgery in the past 6 months

• Pacemaker/metal implants

• Active/Severe Eczema, rashes, or dermatitis

• Use of topical antibiotics in the desired treatment area

• Mesh inserts in the desired treatment area

• Irremovable body piercings in the desired treatment area


Cryoskin Facial:

• Severe Allergy to Cold

• Progressive Diseases (MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, Neuropathy)

• Botox in the past 30 days

• Fillers in the past 90 days

• Bacterial and viral infections of the skin

• Wound healing disorders

• Circulatory disorders

• Metal implants

• Surgery in the past 6 months

• Active/Severe Eczema, rashes, or dermatitis

• Use of topical antibiotics in the desired treatment area

• Irremovable body piercings in the desired treatment area

The Bottom Line

If you don’t suffer from any of the aforementioned conditions, then fat freezing is a fantastic way to eliminate stubborn areas of fat on your body. However, it pays to do your research first and consider the different fat freezing treatments that are available as some may have more side effects than others. For most people, the minimal risk of side effects does not outweigh the amazing benefits that Cryoskin provides.


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