Does Fat Freezing Work?

Fat freezing is one of the newer alternatives introduced for your problems with fat buildup and targeted fat burning. Keep in mind the key word there would be “burning.” But much like the natural peptide known as argireline, which has been pushed as an alternative to botox, fat freezing seems to take the exact opposite approach while claiming to do the same thing. So does this logic work out in your favor, or are you simply stuck up a rabbit hole?

When your muscle contract, it can stress the skin and cause premature aging. So whether you are freezing or relaxing the muscles you are stopping those potentially harmful contractions. Fat burning is not quite the same way. When your core body or outer body temperature is higher, you burn more fat.

Fat Freezing

You don’t freeze fat away. Most people gain weight as the body tries to protect itself with an extra layer of fat in the winter, and populations that live in lower temperature areas of the world tend to carry extra weight regardless of diet. On the other hand, those populations known for drinking hot teas, hot soups, consuming spicy foods, etc have a tendency to be thinner.

When you increase the core body temperature, your body literally works to burn away fat calories just as it does when your body temperature rises with exercise and a speedier heart rate. When you go into cold temperatures, yes you may get the shiver effect. But this does not actually apply when you are only freezing one area of fat.

This machine has been successfully used to reduce the temperature of the skin when using laser treatments.

  1. This will prevent serious burns.
  2. But it has never been shown to have any effect on fat, even right below the skin.
  3. The reason that this does not damage the skin cells at this time is because obviously, it is balancing out the heat of laser treatments just as the laser treatments balance out the cold of this machine.
  4. When you do not have laser treatments at hand, it will freeze the skin, possibly causing frost bite, and some would say causing cell damage that could lead to serious disease and death in the future.

There is much speculation about this particular procedure, and it is unsure if it will work or not.

It could go either way theoretically.

But as far as scientific evidence goes, there is nothing to support fat freezing technology.

Even the singular study conducted is questionable, as its success rate in athletes and professionals was just above 50%. This is not an FDA approved treatment, and it is still young. It has not been what I would call proven, and I would be more worried about both short term and long term possible side effects.