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Clinical Trial
. 2014 Oct;16(5):209-13.
doi: 10.3109/14764172.2014.946050. Epub 2014 Aug 13.

Clinical Effectiveness of Non-Invasive Selective Cryolipolysis

Clinical Trial

Clinical Effectiveness of Non-Invasive Selective Cryolipolysis

Jiehoon Kim et al. J Cosmet Laser Ther. .


Background: Excess subcutaneous fat causes not only cosmetic issues, but also substantial systemic health problems. Cryolipolysis has been reported to provide non-invasive fat reduction that significantly reduces subcutaneous fat cells with controlled, localized cooling.

Objective: This study is intended to determine whether a cryolipolysis device can effectively reduce subcutaneous fat without damaging the overlying skin or causing significant side effects and ultimately produce improved cosmetic results.

Materials and methods: A total of 15 patients participated in this study and they were treated unilaterally in a split-body trial manner with a non-invasive cryolipolysis device (Micool(™), Hironic Co., Seongnam, Korea). The degree of improvement was assessed by both objective and subjective assessments. Complications and side effects were recorded at every visit.

Results: The results of both objective and subjective assessments showed significant improvements in subcutaneous fat reduction without any meaningful complications.

Conclusion: Non-invasive selective cryolipolysis has been reported to be a safe and effective treatment modality for the reduction of excess adipose tissue. Therefore, cryolipolysis is a promising technology that could be an appropriate and safe therapeutic option for subcutaneous fat reduction.

Keywords: cryolipolysis; fat removal.

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