As it’s a nonsurgical treatment, it can perform in the doctor’s office or a clinic.
- Doctors assess the size and the shape of the fat deposits, and the area that requires a treatment gets marked up with a skin marking pencil.
- Doctors then use a device known as an applicator to freeze the layer of fat cells underneath the skin.
- Firstly, they use a gel pad and apply it to the area to protect the skin.
- Then the fatty bulge gets suctioned into the applicator’s hollow opening. During this process, you will feel a pulling sensation when suction gets applied.
- Sensations like intense cold, tingling, aching, stinging, and cramping are reduced after 5 to 10 minutes when that area gets numb during the cooling process.
- Then the layer containing fat gradually gets cooled down to the target temperature that ranges between 30.2 degrees and 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
- This whole procedure takes up to one hour to treat an area. When that area gets treated, the doctor will remove the applicator. Lastly, they massage the area for 2 to 3 minutes to assist in the breakdown of the fatty cells.