Adipocytes are much more sensitive to cold than the cells of neighbouring tissues (nerves, blood vessels, pigment cells etc.) which makes this technique extremely effective at reshaping your silhouette!
In 2011, researchers at the prestigious medical school of Harvard in the USA found that adipose cells are not resistant to cooling. After an hour of cooling the targeted upper fatty layer and subcutaneous cristallising of the adipose cells, cells exit the body naturally.
The effect of cold on the adipose tissue: 1. Although a limited number of trusted studies has shown a reduction of the fatty layer by 20-80% using cold (4°C), following a 60min cryo polishing treatment (evaluated by ultrasound measuring). The reduction of the fatty layer is progressive, generally at its most intense the 14th and 30th day after treatment and lasts for more than 60 days.
D. Manstein and R. Anderson were the first to show that locally controlled cooling of tissues would selectively eliminate fat cells (adipocytes).The treatment is non-invasive and the loss of subcutaneous fat is permanent. Dr. Dieter Manstein & Dr, Rox Anderson, 2008, Massachussets General Hospital, USA, research on the effects of cooling on adipocytes.
Documentation available: keyword = “cryolipolysis” Database: Science Direct, Medline, ProQuest, EBSCO Host 13 references, 7 complete articles (up to end of 2011).